Archos FamilyPad 2 Released in the US

First released in Europe on March 18, the 13.3″ Android tablet Archos FamilyPad 2 have at last been released in the US too. Available for order from $375.

With a 13.3-inch screen – another one of the ‘new’ screen sizes up for trial on tablets this year, this is a tablet that certainly makes an impression, compared to the most common tablet sizes in the 7- to 10-inch range. It’s like placing four Nexus 7’s next to one another.

Fortunately though, the price is not equally multiplied. Officially the MSRP is only $299, but it seems the earliest buyers might have to fork out $375 to get the FamilyPad 2 in the US at the moment. Still a value for money though.

Depending on your needs, this could can be a very useful tablet around the home. It’s got a 10-point multitouch screen like all good tablets, so it could be a fun tablet for social gaming or any other social activities one might get out of it.

For its price, the specs are surprisingly good. With a dual-core A9 processor at 1.6 GHz, and a quad-core Mali 400 MP4 graphics processor, it will give you a feeling of having a high-end performing tablet.

Archos FamilyPad 2

Archos FamilyPad 2

To cut cost, Archos is selling this tablet with 8 GB of on board memory, but with microSD card support up to 64GB, this is actually a welcome way to cut down on costs in my opinion. Tablet manufacturers typically charge $100 more for a 32GB tablet than a 16GB tablet, but on tablets with microSD support, one can get a much better value for money, considering that a 64 GB microSD card only costs a little over $50. Instant unlimited memory upgrade for a fraction of the cost in other words. Besides, it makes transferring movies and other kinds of files much easier from one device to another.

See the full presentation of the Archos FamilyPad 2 on their website or sneak a peak on Amazon.

Archos FamilyPad 2 - Front View

Archos FamilyPad 2 - Pre-Order from Amazon

Archos FamilyPad 2 - Back View

Archos FamilyPad 2 - Gaming

Archos FamilyPad 2 - Release Date

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