It’s an exciting time for computer manufacturer Archos now, as the company has just announced the Archos 80 Cesium tablet – the first tablet from them to run on Windows 8.1 and not Android operating system.
Archos has traditionally been known to build Android tablets but they have shifted their focus in a major way by deciding to deliver a Windows 8.1 tablet to consumers.
It’s going to be available to buy sometime this October, but the biggest talking point is the price. The Archos 80 Cesium price is going to be just $149, an amazing price for a new tablet that will run on Microsoft’s brand new operating system.
Let that sink in for a second. If you thought the Nexus 7 was a steal at $230, then what has Archos done right here with a $150 new Windows 8.1 tablet on the market. Specs are going include an 8-inch display with an 1200×800 resolution and a 1.2Ghz Intel Quad-core processor.
Full specs were missing from the official press release, but we expect to learn more details soon. $149 for a quad-core tablet that runs on Windows 8.1 though is an instant winner in our book.
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