Archos FamilyPad price in UK out, launches next month with 13.3-inch display

The price in the UK for the Archos FamilyPad has been unveiled by the company and the tablet is expected to hit availability status sometime next month for under £280. The device is touted as a family-friendly slate which can be utilized for playing digital board games, watching movies as well as sharing pictures and a lot more through its large display.

The tablet can be implemented as a replacement to traditional board games for family game night. Up to 4 people will be able to play on the device owing to its 13.3-inch touch panel with 10-point multi-touch input. The screen proffers an HD resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The company has thrown in a host of pre-loaded titles and states that users will be able to download a lot more from the Google Play store.

Apart from gaming, the slate can be put to use as a family organizer or for watching movies in 1080p full HD resolution. When coupled with a stand, owners will be able to place it almost anywhere like the kitchen, living room or common area, for convenient access. The device is configurable with multiple email IDs and it provides access to social networking as well as IM applications in addition to news, financial information, traffic updates and a lot more.

Powering it up is a single core Cortex A8 processor from ARM clocked at a frequency of 1GHz. To ensure smooth multitasking and quick response times, the company has thrown in 1GB of RAM, while storage needs are take care of by an 8GB flash drive and a microSDHC expansion slot that’s compatible with a total of 32GB. Moreover, users will be able to attach various peripherals, capture images as well as videos via the 2MP rear-facing camera and conduct live-face-to-face conversations through the 2MP front snapper.

The Archos FamilyPad will be initially available for purchase in the UK for £274.99. The tablet’s release date is slated to fall sometime during the month of December, 2012.

Quick overview of specifications:

– Platform: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
– Display: 13.3-inch capacitive 1280 x 800p HD touchscreen
– Processor: 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 CPU
– RAM: 1GB
– Memory: 8GB in built-in flash storage; microSD card slot supporting up to 32GB
– Connectivity: MicroUSB 2.0 host for attaching peripherals, HDMI output