A pair of Russians finally did what no other reporter did at CES. Put an iPad Mini next to one of the Archos eight-inch tablets. It’s the not Archos 80 Titanium or Platinum, but the much larger 80xs. Still, the screens are nicely aligned.
I read about Michael Milken making half a billion dollars in the eighties. I saw my boomer brethren getting rich in that decade. I just thought it wasn’t my turn yet. Or to quote Led Zeppelin, my time was gonna come.
The joke was on me. As the years wore on you could only become truly rich if you were involved in finance. As for the rest of us, James McMurtry had it right, we can’t make it here anymore.
That news will come as a shock to everyone who made good in the past several decades both outside of finance and outside of the assorted technology industries.
Charbax, who has probably single-handedly kept Archos afloat by demanding all his relatives and friends buy their products, has done a video of the new 80 and 97 Platinum tablets at CES. These are worth seeing because he tries Fruit Ninja on the 97 and almost takes a picture with the camera on the 80.
These really look like the first Archos products that are worth buying. I just hope their looks are not deceiving and that quality control is finally world-class.