Archos has announced a new tablet, the Elements 80 Cobalt. This mobile device has an 8-inch screen with a 1024x768 pixel resolution. It's been a habit of many manufacturers to equip their more affordable tablets with rejected Apple iPad screens, something which seems to be the case here as well. The recently launched iPad Mini has a 7.9-inch screen of the same resolution.
Archos' Cobalt tablet weighs 470 grams, has a maximum thickness of 11.5 millimetres and is powered by an unspecified 1.6 GHz dual-core processor, combined with a quad-core GPU. Archos has configured the device with 1 GB of memory and 8 GB of internal storage, which can be expanded by up to 64 GB by means of a MicroSDHC card. The tablet contains features such as WiFi, USB 2.0, a 0.3 megapixel webcam and a 2.0 megapixel rear-facing camera. Archos has installed Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. Unfortunately, the manufacturer has not mentioned an update to Android 4.1 or 4.2 Jelly Bean.
At the time of writing, no information is available regarding price and availability. Given the tablet's specifications, however, it's likely to be marketed in the lower segment.