Archos announced a new range of Android tablets today. These tablets offer up to 256GB of storage and are called Archos Magnus.
The three Archos Magnus tablets will launch in Europe in April. They have different configurations based on the current tablet trends.
Archos 94 Magnus
This tablet actually features a 9.4-inch display, something we haven’t seen since the Sony Xperia Tablet S. The aspect ratio is 16:10 with a resolution of 1280 x 800. Powered by a 1.8 GHz quad-core Rockchip RK 3288 processor, it has 1.5GB of RAM, Android 4.4, and the aforementioned 256GB of storage. It still supports microSD card expansion up to 128GB.
It’s not just the size of the screen that’s similar to Sony’s Xperia Tablet S, even the magazine-like fold design is pretty similar. The price is €169.
Archos 101 Magnus + (Plus)
A 10.1-inch Full HD Android 4.4 tablet with 1920 x 1200 resolution IPS display, a 16:10 aspect ratio, 1.8 GHz quad-core Rockchip RK 3288 processor, but with 2GB of RAM. It has 128GB of storage, a 2MP front camera, and a 5MP rear camera. Price, €299.
Archos 101 Magnus
This is also a 10.1-inch Android 4.4 tablet, but it has a different 16:9 aspect ratio, and also a lower resolution IPS display at 1024 x 600. This is similar to the moves we have seen pulled by a lot of other tablet manufacturers lately.
The other specs are a 1.3 GHz quad-core MTK 8127 processor, 1GB of RAM, 64GB of storage (with 128GB microSD card support in FAT32 formatting), a 0.3MP front camera, a 2MP rear camera, and a 4000 mAh battery. The price is still €299.
– Jim Miller