The Archos 80 Titanium tablet with its new 8 inch screen will certainly look a lot familiar with Apple’s iPad-Mini. But when it comes to price, the Archos 80 Titanium stands up as the winner at £149/$169.
The Archos 80’s chassis is made out of aluminum even though when held , it does not feel slender and luxurious as the iPad Mini, but when you take the price under consideration, it will not surprise you.
The Archos 80 Titanium has an impressive display of ports along the top which includes a Micro-SD slot, power socket, Mini HDMI, Micro USB and 3.5mm headphone jack. Archos has made sure that there users don’t fall short when they want their tablets to be connected to other devices. There is an added button which is for the home key, included on the top, we are not sure when the user would need this button as the keys of an android are always on the screen. The 8 inch 1024×786 IPS display offers decent viewing angles, also appears to be bright and very clear. Although, when compared with the 7 inch found on the Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire, it is not all that detailed.
Users will find the pure Android Jelly-Bean operating system in the Archos 80 Titanium, with the joy of all the Jelly-Bean lovers, Archos chose not to apply any overlay.
The Archos 80 Titanium is packing a serious 1.6 GHz Dual Core processor and Quad Pro GPU. So yes, it has plenty to run on. On the other hand, the Archos 80 Titanium lacks the grace or the beauty which can be found on the Nexus 7 with its Android experience, but with the price mentioned above, it certainly is pretty quick.
Users to their disappointment will find that the Archos 80 Titanium will be equipped with an 8GB, Wi-Fi only variant without any signs of larger sizes or 3G connectivity. The 8GB storage seems to be very mediocre, although users can clip in a Micro SD card to boost up the Archos 80 Titanium’s memory, but the storage unit still looks limited.
At the back, there is a 2MP camera and on the front there is a camera located at the corner which is of VGA quality, used only for video calling.
Overall, the Archos 80 Titanium will not turn a lot of heads unless you are on a budget, but it will certainly do well in the market very quietly.