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Archos unveils 101 XS tablet

Android tablet comes with magnetic keyboard dock

Archos has announced its 101 XS tablet after months of teasing the product. See also: Archos 101 XS review.

The 101 XS is a 10in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet which comes with a magnetic Coverboard. Archos said the tablet will be released next month with a £299 price tag. See also: Group test: What's the best tablet PC?

Archos 101 XS

Henri Crohas, CEO of Archos said: "As the pioneer in the Android tablet market, we strive to continually push the technological boundaries of tablets and user experience,"

"We are taking our tablets to the next level by releasing an entirely new design that will redefine thin, while providing more functionality and a better price than any current Android tablet in the market."

Key specifications include a 1.5GHz multi-core processor, 10.1in (1280 x 800) screen, 16GB internal storage and a Mini HDMI port. The magnetic Coverboard acts as a cover, stand, and keyboard dock in one meaning it will rival the Asus Transformer range of tablets.

See also: Best Android apps

The 101 XS is just 8mm thin and the Coverboard adds a further 5mm. Archos has promised an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean before the end of the year. Accessories will include a speaker dock, docking station and carry pouches.

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