avatarby Jonathan FeistSeptember 2, 20160 comments

Archos 133 Oxygen Android tablet press

Ahead of opening day of IFA 2016 in Berlin, Archos has come out swinging in a big way, that is, an octa-core powered 13.3-inch Android tablet. The Archos 133 Oxygen is a new entry in the manufacturer’s extensive line of budget tablets.

Archos has built this tablet with family and home use in mind, with a focus on a high quality display and great battery life for your entertainment and group gaming experiences. Archos tablets have traditionally been offered for more budget minded consumers, their devices are usually found in the local supermarket electronics department instead of highlighted at tech stores.

It does not appear that Archos is preparing to step out of those bounds, towing the industry line, the 133 Oxygen rocks a 1.5GHz octa-core Rockchip RK3368 processor, PowerVR SGX6110 GPU 2GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Expand that storage with up to 128GB in a microSD slot.

While equipped with pretty basic 2MP/5MP front/rear cameras, under the hood is a spec that stands out, a 10,000mAh battery keeps the lights on. In all fairness, Archos is claiming up to 5 hours of video playback on a charge, this is a largely disappointing number for such a monster of a battery.

Archos 133 Oxygen Android tablet press

Size is the name of the game here, the device itself measures 13.35-inches across, 8.6-inches tall and 0.41-inches (10.5mm) thick. This thing is just over 2.5 lbs, making us wish it had a built-in kickstand. The 13.3-inch display measures in at FHD (1920×1080) resolution and is a full multi-touch IPS panel.

Finally, you’ll be enjoying Android 6.0 Marshmallow out the gates. Archos includes a few tweaks, apps and enhancements, but offers a fairly stock Android experience.

We’ll be checking out Archos and this 133 Oxygen tablet in person at IFA, you’ll have to wait until November to see this monster tablet in stores. Archos offers up an expected price tag of £179.99 (UK), so we’re looking at about $240 here in the U.S.

What do you think, it’s not the flagship tablet you’ve been dreaming of, but is the Archos 133 Oxygen well equipped enough to live on your coffee table?

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