Archos Teases Super-Thin G10 XS Android Tablet


Archos delivered updates to a couple of its G9-series Android tablets last week, bringing them up to Ice Cream Sandwich. The next generation of Archos tablets will ship with Android 4.0 pre-installed, and from the sound of things, they’ll be sporting some pretty impressive hardware, as well. The company recently revealed its G10 XS tablet, which just might be thinnest-such model around.

The G10 XS measures-in at just 7.6 millimeters; that’s great for a phone, let alone a tablet. As such, it’s easily the thinnest when compared to the like of the 2012 iPad, and only models such as the Toshiba AT200 can really give it a run for its money. Archos says it’s used “paper-thin” steel in the G10’s construction to help keep things slim.

Archos shows the G10 XS alongside a keyboard accessory, which the tablet docks into. We’re seeing a lot of this type of thing on new, larger tablets, but the G10’s keyboard looks a bit unusual; instead of connecting to the tablet edge-to-edge, the G10 appears to dock with the keyboard via a groove on its face. This may mean you’ll be stuck unable to adjust the angle of the tablet as a screen.

We haven’t heard much about just what hardware might be inside the G10 XS, but consider dual-core chips a minimum. There are going to be several hardware options for the tablet, presumably with differing storage capacities, as projected prices range from around $260 to $520.

Source: UberGizmo

Via: phoneArena

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