Archos Releases GamePad, 97 and 80 Titanium Tablets in US


For those of you in the US that are itching to get your hands on the newest tablets from Archos; you’re in luck. The GamePad, 97 Titanium and 80 Titanium tablets are breaking US soil through various retailers. The tablets that made their debut at CES this year will be available through Adorama, Amazon, B&H Photo, Brandsmart, Beach Camera, Hastings, and J&R.

Both the 97 Titanium and 80 Titanium tablets will house a 1.6GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, dual cameras, 8GB of storage and both will run Android 4.1. The differences between the two are  what display each will have and pricing. The 97 will run a 2048×1536 9.7-inch display where the 80 will come with an 8-inch 1024×768 display. They’ll both come in under $300 with the 97 coming in at $249 and the 80 at $169.

If you don’t remember, we were able to get some hands on time with both the Titanium series and the GamePad. Unlike the other two tablets, the GamePad has dedicated gaming buttons that are mappable. It comes with a 7-inch 1024×600 display and powered by a 1.6GHz A9 dual-core processor. It will have 1GB of RAM, 4-core GPU and will also run Android 4.1. It’s priced at $179.

As you can see Archos has priced these tablets to move and while the GamePad may not be set to take on Nvidia’s Project Shield, it should peak the interest of mobile gamers out there. If you’re interested in finding out more about these tablets you can check out the source links below.

sources: Archos Titanium, Archos GamePad

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Jack is a tech enthusiast who is surviving small-town Wyoming. He's a newspaper editor by trade and a blogger for fun. His phone of choice is the Galaxy Note 4 and when he's not tinkering on that, he can be found researching new tech and wondering if his wallet can sustain a new tech purchase. When he's not in front of a computer, he's out in the mountains with his dog exploring the wilderness.