Another day, another Archos tablet announcement. Recently, the company unveiled its gift to chefs and foodies, the ChefPad. Not the cleverest of names, but it does include an interesting app-filtering feature. OK, where was I? Oh, yes, a new Archos tablet, the 80 Xenon, is coming in June for $199.


  •  8-inch IPS screen
  • 1,024×768-pixel resolution
  • 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4
  • Adreno 203 chip
  • 3G (WCDMA 2100), 2G (GSM 850/900/1800/1900)
  • Wi-Fi capabilities
  •  4GB of storage
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 2-megapixel back camera
  •  GPS, Bluetooth,
  •  microSD card slot that takes cards of up to 64GB.
  • Android 4.1


just 4GB in the device. That’s expandable by a microSD card, which you’ll have to supply yourself, but the problem here is that Android 4.1 only lets you install apps on the internal memory. If you’re into games, that 4GB will fill up very quickly — Real Racing 3, for example, is about 1.8GB once it’s downloaded all its files.

“We designed the ARCHOS 80 xenon to meet the growing need and desire for large screen connectivity while on the go,” says Loïc Poirier, CEO of ARCHOS. “Taking advantage of the recent arrival of affordable 3G subscriptions, the ARCHOS 80 xenon provides a full connected tablet experience anywhere, anytime.”

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