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New Archos tablet comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Archos 101 XS tablet set to rival Asus’s Transformer Prime

The first release from the French company’s new line of tablets is the Archos 101 XS.

Being touted as a competitor to Asus’s Transformer Prime, which measures 8.5mm in thickness, the Archos 101 XS comes in at 8mm (without Coverboard attached).

The new tablet features a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 pixel resolution display, a Texas Instruments OMAP 4470 dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB internal memory, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.

Support for microSD, USB2.0, mini HDMI, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct comes built-in, along with a front-facing 720p camera able to take HD video.

The tablet’s OS will be upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in November.

The 101 XS ships with a Magnetic Coverboard, which features a full keyboard, designed specifically for Android, and also doubles up as a screen cover.

Archos is set to release 8 and 9.7-inch XS tablets by the end of 2012.

The Archos 101 XS release date is mid September and will be priced at £299.99.

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