Archos FamilyPad 13.3-inch Android tablet launches next month

If you have kids and a tablet in your home, you've undoubtedly used the tablet with more than one person gathered around for games or watching movies. The problem is that most small seven-inch or 10-inch tablets don't give a lot of screen space to share. Archos has launched a new tablet called the FamilyPad designed to make sharing the screen with multiple people easy.

The tablet has a large 13.3-inch screen with a native resolution of 1280 x 800. The display can show 16 million colors and has an aspect ratio of 16:10. The tablet runs Android 4.0 for the operating system and has a large battery promising over 10 hours of video playback per charge.

The tablet also offers lots of connectivity options including a mini HDMI output, USB host for transferring data from the flash drive or hard drive, and integrated Wi-Fi. The tablet has 8 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for storage expansion. The tablet ships with a quick stand making it a freestanding unit.

The processor is an ARM Cortex A8 running at 1 GHz and the tablet has 1 GB of RAM. The tablet is also fitted with front and rear two-megapixel cameras, a microphone, integrated stereo speakers, and a G-sensor. The tablet will launch in the UK next month starting at £274.99.