$170 Archos Arcbook Is A Highly Affordable Android Netbook

If you have been planning on laying your hands on a really affordable Android laptop, here is your chance. Archos Arcbook is a 10.1-inch touchscreen laptop which comes with the unbelievable price tag of $169.99.

Archos Arcbook

The rather surprising part of this Archos offering is that the laptop itself packs fairly impressive specs. It comes with a 1024 x 600 display which is a 10.1-inch touchscreen and packs ARM Cortex 1.2 GHz A9 dual-core processor under its hood. The laptop further packs 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage space.

It has a 8000mAh battery which is able to belt out power for up to 10 hours of work. Arcbook runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, which may be a tad bit disappointing for those hoping to run Android KitKat on a laptop. Despite that, the price makes this netbook a fairly sweet deal.

To give it all a more netbook-like feel, Archos is also offering a pre-loaded copy of OfficeSuite Pro 6 in the machine as well as 15GB of Google Drive storage. The Google Drive storage option may be a limited-time offer after which you may be required to pay for it.

It is very interesting to note here that right now, the major player in the netbook arena is Google with its Chromebook. And here is another competitor which has created a netbook with a more attractive price tag than is being offered on Chromebook machines. To top it, the Archos Arcbook is running Android, which is a brainchild of Google itself. The case gets more interesting because it will be a litmus test for the potential success of Android-based PCs.

Source: Archos Arcbook

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Salman Latif is a software engineer with a specific interest in social media, big data and real-world solutions using the two.Other than that, he is a bit of a gypsy. He also writes in his own blog. You can find him on Google+ and Twitter .

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