Archos Flip: the “French” hybrid PC

Archos Flip: the “French” hybrid PC

Image 1: Archos Flip: the

Archos announces the upcoming arrival of the Flip, an 11-inch convertible laptop that doesn’t look that new. Presented in an orange livery, it seems to be mistaken for Lenovo Yoga 2 11, while offering a more modest configuration allowing it a sale price of 250 euros.

Put side by side, they look like two twins. Same color, same hinge, same screen size, etc. The resemblance goes as far as the feeding port, yellow in both cases. Only the arrangement of the different ports seems to be able to differentiate the two machines, from the outside.

Image 2: Archos Flip: the

New Atom

When you plunge into the bowels of the Flip, no more doubts possible, it is a modern netbook and not a classic PC. We are welcomed by a Atom X5 Z8300, from the latest generation Cherry Trail. It comes with 2 GB of RAM and a storage space of 32 GB (possibly expandable via the machine’s SD port). A modest configuration which could however be more efficient than those of current low-cost hybrids, powered by old Atom.

The Flip also has full connectivity with HDMI and USB 3.0 ports as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules. Like any good convertible who respects himself, he can adopt different postures: classic, easel or tablet.

Delivered under Windows 10, it will be marketed next November at 249 euros.

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