CeBIT 2010

Archos 7 and Archos 8 Home Tablets official: €149 but sluggish CPUs

Archos 7 and Archos 8 Home Tablets official: €149 but sluggish CPUs

Archos have officially announced their so-called Home Tablets at CeBIT 2010 this week, and there's good news and bad.  The Archos 7 Home Tablet and the Archos 8 digital photo frame each run Android, just like the Archos 5, but they have sluggish ARM9 processors rather than any of the more speedy SoC's we've seen on other tablets lately.  Archos' trick, though, is in pricing: the two devices are €149 ($203), making them reasonably budget friendly.

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Archos A70HB Family Digital Assistant tipped for CeBIT 2010

Archos A70HB Family Digital Assistant tipped for CeBIT 2010

Archos have already been pretty upfront about their plans to bring larger versions of their Android-based internet tablet to CeBIT 2010 this week, and according to the show guide they'll slot into the company's new Archos Home Slate category.  As tipped before, the tablets will prioritize family activities, such as group email and calendar access, together with the usual tablet fare such as internet access and multimedia.

AMD hexacore “Thuban” CPUs getting April 26th launch?

AMD hexacore “Thuban” CPUs getting April 26th launch?

AMD's hexacore "Thuban" processor range, the so-called AMD Phenom II X6, could make a surprise appearance at CeBIT 2010 next week, ahead of a full launch on April 26th.  That's the word from OCWorkbench, whose sources also go on to suggest that AMD are working on a rival system to Intel's Turbo Boost, which will allow the CPU to disable select cores and overclock those remaining active for bursts of speed.

Two Archos Android home-use tablets at CeBIT 2010

Two Archos Android home-use tablets at CeBIT 2010

The Archos 7 looks pretty much to be locked-in for CeBIT in around a week's time, but according to Archos' German PR team the company have a second Android-based internet tablet to bring to the show. CarryPad have heard that two new devices are in the works for the Germany-based show, both described as "good value Android Tablets that are specially designed for use in the home".

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