Archos Announces Three New ‘Neon’ Tablets
The popular French electronics manufacturer, Archos, has unveiled three new affordable low-end Android-powered tablets — the 90 Neon, the 97 Neon and the 101 Neon. The trio will ship running the latest build of Vanilla Android 4.2 Jelly Bean together with a full set of Google apps and services, including Gmail, Google+ and YouTube.
All three slates are pretty similar in terms of hardware, with very little variation. The most noticeable difference between them is, of course, the screen size. The 90 Neon is the smallest of the three, packing a 9-inch display with a meagre resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. The 97 Neon is slightly bigger, sporting an ‘ultraclear’ 9.7-inch screen with an increased resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. Whereas the 101 Neon is the largest of the lineup, boasting a beefy 10.1-inch display with a somewhat decreased resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels.
As far as internals go, the 90 Neon and the 101 Neon feature MediaTek A9 processors clocked at 1.4GHz, whilst the central processing unit on the 97 Neon runs at a maximum of 1.6GHz. All three tablets sport 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage (expandable up to 64GB via microSD), Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, coupled with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, but the 97 Neon is the only slate in this new lineup to also incorporate a rear facing-camera.
Unfortunately, at this stage we have no information with regards to pricing or availability for the new Neon tablets, but we’ll be sure to let you know the minute we do.