Archos has unleashed a new product, one that runs Android in a netbook form factor. The new Archos Arcbook boasts a full keyboard and trackpad for productivity, while its 10.1-inch display is touch-enabled for versatility a la a tablet.

The specs of the Archos Arcbook are nothing to be excited about (but at a price of just $169.99, you can’t complain). Running under the hood is a dual core processor with cores clocked at 1.2GHz, along with 1GB of RAM and PowerVR SGX 540 graphics. There’s 8GB of internal storage, with a 15GB cloud expansion via Google Drive. A microSD slot is also available for up to 64GB expansion. Weighing 1.28kg, the Arcbook also features a webcam, Wi-Fi, microphone, built-in speakers, and a USB port. Its Li-Po 8000mAh battery promises up to 9 hours of usage.

Low-cost netbooks (such as the recent Lenovo N20p) usually go for Chrome OS as their operating system, but the Archos Arcbook went with the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean instead. Choosing the latter makes the 1024-by-600 touchscreen a tad more useful and provides full access to Google Play. A premium version of OfficeSuite 6 is already preinstalled to get productivity going right away.

Expected availability for the Archos Arcbook is sometime next month.

[Source: Archos]

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  1. “portable netbook”? aren’t netbooks designed to be portable it the first place? redundant ata

  2. Makabasa kaya ito ng usb external hardrive mas mura ito kaysa microsoft window rt. Kaso e-printer ang need sa mga android dahil di puwede ang cable connect printer.