While it looks like much of the industry is moving toward smaller and lighter tablets like the Nexus 7 and the iPad Mini, Archos is betting there is still a market out there for a larger design. The company plans to launch a new Android tablet next month it calls the FamilyPad. This new tablet will be a 13.3-inch behemoth designed for family members to "share" simultaneously. The tablet will first go on sale in the UK next month for £274.99, and there is no word if it will come to the US. Here's a quote with the details of this new
What do you guys think? Is this something your family could actually use without causing World War III in the house?The tablet has a large 13.3-inch screen with a native resolution of 1280 x 800. The display can show 16 million colors and has an aspect ratio of 16:10. The tablet runs Android 4.0 for the operating system and has a large battery promising over 10 hours of video playback per charge.
The tablet also offers lots of connectivity options including a mini HDMI output, USB host for transferring data from the flash drive or hard drive, and integrated Wi-Fi. The tablet has 8 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for storage expansion. The tablet ships with a quick stand making it a freestanding unit.
The processor is an ARM Cortex A8 running at 1 GHz and the tablet has 1 GB of RAM. The tablet is also fitted with front and rear two-megapixel cameras, a microphone, integrated stereo speakers, and a G-sensor.