Archos 101 XS 2 to launch in December in the UK

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Archos 101 XS 2

Archos, the French technology company, have announced they will release a successor to their current Gen10 devices in the Gen11, headlined by the Archos 101 XS 2. The new 10.1 inch tablet will launch in December in the UK at a price of £249.99 ($402.68/€298.11).

The Archos 101 XS 2 isn’t simply an updated version of it’s predecessor; it blows it completely out of the water. The new device sports a Quad core processor clocked at 1.6GHz with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory. It has a Micro SD slot that can support SD cards up to 64GB for a massive amount of storage.

The 10.1″ screen is an HD IPS 1280×800 resolution. It’s capable of playing full 1080p HD videos and will completely immerse you in your chosen media with two forward facing speakers.

The Archos 101 XS 2 retains the popular coverboard, launched with it’s predecessor, which secures magnetically to the tablet. Once separated, the coverboard can be flipped over, where you’ll find an integrated dock and keyboard. Simply pull out the kickstand, dock the tablet (lead by further magnets to ensure a perfect dock each time) and type away. The tablet powers the keyboard, which has integrated Android specific keys, or you can plug in the keyboard, via it’s Micro USB port, and charge the tablet.

Archos 101 XS 2 coverboard