Daily Archives: May 16, 2013

Archos Xenon 80 Tablet Confuses Me

For the second time, J&R has de-listed the Archos 80 Platinum tablet.

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And today Archos announced the 80 Xenon tablet — which will have the same price as the 80 Platinum.

The Platinum has 2GBs of RAM and 8GBs of internal storage.

The Xenon will have 1GB of RAM and 4GBs of internal storage. As well as a Snapdragon S4 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 203 GPU, GPS, and 3G SIM slot. It will lose the mini-HDMI port of the Platinum.

Is the Xenon going to replace the Platinum in the U.S.? I have no idea. Who can make any sense out of a company that creates the ChefPad?

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An Eight-Inch Surface RT Tablet In June?

Microsoft to launch 8-inch Surface in June, say Taiwan makers

That’s DigiTimes, which has a spotty record.

What’s interesting is that Chinese sites are adding that it will MSRP for US$249-$299.

Screen resolution is unknown. Would MS go for 4:3 at 1024 x 768 or stick with 16:9 and do 1280 x 800? Which would they mimic, an iPad Mini or a Galaxy Note 8.0?

I can see a “Nook RT” succeeding — but I have my doubts about a Surface RT at eight inches getting many sales.

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