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Archos Marries Android Tablet, Keyboard

Denver — Tablet and smartphone vendor Archos unveiled its first Android-powered tablet with integrated fold-out keyboard.

The company calls the Google-certified device a netbook because of the full keyboard and preinstalled Office Suite Pro 6, which creates and edits Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF files.

The $169 ArcBook runs Android 4.2, features a 10.1-inch 1,024 by 600 touchscreen, and accesses all Google services, including the Google Play store, YouTube, Gmail, Translate and the like. It’s also equipped with a Google Chrome web browser and comes with 15GB of free Google Drive Cloud storage.

The full keyboard features trackpad Android shortcuts keys. The device also has a full USB host port to add a mouse and a battery that lasts for more than 10 hours of continuous use.

The netbook is also equipped with 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB embedded memory, MicroSD slot, two MicroUSB ports, Wi-Fi and a front camera.