Archos FamilyPad 2

Archos FamilyPad 2: the large tablet family revisited

After huge failure of its previous model, Archos launched yesterday a new version of Archos FamilyPad 2.

The “Archos FamilyPad 2” appeared yesterday on the manufacturer website, without any press realise. This new version of Archos tablet is launched less than three months after its predecessor, which is some sort of admissions that previous model was huge failure.

It effectively corrects the shortcomings of the first model by swapping the single SoC CPU Cortex-A8 clocked at 1 GHz for a more modern dual Cortex-A9 clocked at 1.6 GHz and quad-core GPU Mali 400. The passage from Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is also welcome because it will bring a lot of new features to Archos FamilyPad 2.

The rest of the specifications is similar.There is the large TN screen with 13.3-inch (33.8 cm) and definition of 1280 x 800 pixels. The tablet also has 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory expandable via microSD, a front 2 megapixel sensor, Wi-Fi (however its without Bluetooth), a mini HDMI output port and a micro USB.

Price and launch date of the “Archos FamilyPad 2” are not published but we should expect it within next few weeks or next month.