Archos has revealed the first of three of its new entry-level Element line of Android tablets today, the 97 Carbon. The device has an aluminum finish and features a 9.7-inch IPS display, weighs in at 21.8 ounces, and is only .45-inches thick.
One of the main points that Archos is mentioning is that the tablet has Google Play pre-loaded, a big step up for Archos which would usually pre-load its own Archos app store to its devices before. Other features include a front and rear camera, 16GB of internal storage, Android 4.0 ICS, the ability to decode full 1080p HD videos and send it to to a HDTV via the HDMI port, 1GB of RAM, a 1GHz single-core processor, and some software pre-loaded including plenty of Google apps and Office Suite Viewer.
We don’t have an official date of release yet, just some point in this month of July. The 97 Carbon will retail for $249.99.If you think that the 9.7-inch screen is a little to big for you, they also have 7-inch and 8-inch models, which they have yet to release many details of, but expect similar specs. If you’re looking for an entry level tablet, would you be interested in the 97 Carbon? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.