Officially announced earlier this month, the Archos 9.7 Carbon is available for purchase now both in the US, and the UK.
US customers can buy the tablet here, for only $249.99. If you’re in the UK, go here to get the device for £229.99.
Part of Archos’ new Element series of tablets, the 9.7 Carbon features a 9.7 inch IPS display with 1024 x 768 pixels, aluminum case, Wi-Fi, GPS, 1GB of RAM, 1GHz single-core processor, VGA front-facing camera, 2MP rear camera, stereo speakers, micro HDMI, full USB port, 16GB of internal memory, and MicroSD card support. It’s certainly not a bad device for its price point, but it still can’t compete with Google’s Nexus 7, which costs $199.99, and features a quad-core processor, plus a display of higher resolution (7 inch, 1280 x 800 pixels).
Archos didn’t say if it plans to update the 9.7 Carbon to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (it probably will though).