A simple announcement is what the company has given the Archos 80 Cobalt, the 3rd tablet in the Elements range. According to the manufacturer, the device will arrive with complete access to the Google Play store and other mobile applications by the giant, all in an affordable package.
Starting off with the design, the company aims to deliver a soft-touch comfortable grip through a thin and light form factor that measures 12mm in thickness and weighs approximately 470 grams. The display employed here is an 8-inch capacitive multi-touch screen with a 4:3 aspect ratio like Apple’s iPad, and a 1024 x 768p resolution. A dual core processor with a frequency of 1.6GHz takes charge of carrying the load with help from a quad core GPU and 1GB of RAM.
The Archos device is capable of video playback in up to 1080p resolution at 30fps in H.264 encoding, or MPEG-4 at 30fps. And it comes preloaded with Flash 11 support for accessing rich media online, and OfficeSuite Viewer 6 to conveniently read MS Office documents while on the go. The integrated flash storage reads at 8GB and there’s a microSDHC card slot which supports up to 64GB of memory.
The price and release date details for the Archos 80 Cobalt tablet haven’t been disclosed as yet. However, the company does categorize it within the affordable segment. So it’s safe to assume that the slate isn’t likely to burn a hole in the pocket.
Other specifications include:
– Dimension: 153.5mm x 203mm x 11.5mm; Weight: 470 grams
– Built-in stereo speaker and microphone
– Front-facing 0.3MP camera; 2MP rear snapper