As evident by the name, 97 Carbon has got a 9.7 inch touchscreen with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.
Here are the rest of the specs:
- 9.7 inch IPS technology display with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels
- 1.1 cm thick aluminium body
- Weight: 618 grams
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- 1Ghz single-core ARM Cortex A8 processor with 1Gb RAM
- 16 Gb internal storage with a microSD card slot
- Front and rear facing cameras
- USB/HDMI ports
- Access to Google Play Store
The tablet also comes pre-loaded with Microsoft’s Office Suite Viewer for viewing MS Office files. At 97 Carbon Tablet’s announcement the Archos CEO said:
“We wanted to introduce a new series that not only combines affordability with a new slim design, but features the best that Google has to offer. With the Elements series we have done just that. It’s the perfect balance of hardware, software optimization and content through the Google Play ecosystem.”
Archos’ 97 Carbon competes with the Google Nexus 7 tablet which comes at the same $250 price tag for the 16Gb flavor while the 8Gb model can be found for as low as $200.
The Archos tablet’s biggest advantage against the Nexus 7 is it’s considerably larger 9.7 inch screen which puts it in the same 10 inch league as the ‘premium’ Ipad.
It will become an even better deal than it already is if Archos manages to update it to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean quickly and the $250 price tag will be justified even further.
Here’s the spec comparison between the Archos 97 Carbon and the Google Nexus 7:
|Archos 97 Carbon||Google Nexus 7|
|Operating System||Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich||Android 4.1 Jelly Bean|
|Display size||9.7 inch||7 inch|
|Resolution||1024 x 768 pixels||800 x 1280|
|Processor||1Ghz single-core||1.3Ghz Quad-core|
|Front-facing camera||Yes||1.2 mp, 720p HD|
The Archos 97 Carbon did managed to beat Nexus 7 in several categories but it disappoints in the CPU department thanks to its paltry single-core 1Ghz processor. Still, both of them are quite good tablets especially if we consider their prices and their features.
We are anticipating that online stores in Pakistan are likely to enlist 97 Carbon tablet on their charts soon.