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Deal: £200 Archos Titanium 97HD tablet, a decent Apple iPad 3 rival

Head over to online retailer Dabs if you want to grab a decent and affordable alternative (or dare we say an Android version of) to the Apple iPad third generation. The Archos Titanium 97HD tablet was unveiled earlier this year at CES in Las Vegas and comes with a so-called "Retina display" equivalent; that's a 9.7in IPS model with a 2,048 x 1,536 resolution.

Dabs sells it for just under £200; it runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and comes with a dual-core Rockchip RK3066 SoC clocked at 1.6GHz with 1GB of RAM, quad-core GPU, 8GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot, a rear 5-megapixel camera, a front-facing 2-megapixel one plus a 9mm profile and a weight of 640g. Other connectivity options include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and a microUSB port.

The second half of the year is likely to see an increasing number of affordable Android tablets with resolutions higher than full HD and quad-core system-on-chips based mostly on the Cortex-A7 architecture.

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