Archos unveils Elements tablet series with 97 Carbon

The first in a line of entry-level tablets, the $229 Archos 97 Carbon has a 9.7-inch display, a 1GHz processor, and runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Archos 97 Carbon
Archos 97 Carbon Archos

Archos today announced new Android tablets for its new Elements series.

First in line for a July release is the Archos 97 Carbon. Though it runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and sports a 9.7-inch IPS display, the tablet's feature set is decidedly middle of the road.

Inside you'll find a 1GHz processor, 16GB of flash memory, front and back cameras, HDMI-out and USB ports, support for 1080p HD video, Office Suite Viewer, a microSD card slot, and access to the Google Play store.

With an aluminum finish, the 97 Carbon weighs 21.8 ounces and measures 0.45 inch thick. Expect to pay between $229.99 and $249.99 when it goes on sale later this month.

Archos also promised to expand the Elements line with new 7- and 8-inch tablets, though the company has yet to offer additional details.

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