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Archos 80 Titanium Wi-Fi 8GB tablet available from £109

Carphone Warehouse sells the Archos 80 Titanium tablet, the French company’s rival to the Apple iPad Mini for a mere £109 including delivery.

The device shares a lot of features with Apple’s model including the screen size and resolution (7.9in, 1,024 x 768 pixel), Wi-Fi, a dual-core processor (Archos uses the dual-core Rockchip RK3066 which is clocked at 1.6GHz with a Mali-400 GPU), 1GB of RAM and a slim finish profile.

The tablet though also features some great connectivity options like HDMI, Wi-Fi and a microSD card slot although it lacks Bluetooth. Other features include 8GB onboard storage, up to six hours battery life, Android 4.1 Jelly bean and a front facing 2-megapixel camera.

Although the Archos 80 Titanium uses aluminium, weighs 440g and is a mere 9.9mm thick, it is closer in design to the original iPad because of the big bezel surrounding the display.

The iPad Mini uses a much thinner one which helps differentiate it from its bigger brother.

The Archos 80 Titanium remains one of the best entry level tablets on the market, one where it surpasses the likes of the Acer Iconia B1.

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