Archos unveils super-slim 10s netbook

Steady on, Archos. We haven’t seen your first netbook, the 10, and you’ve already made a successor called the 10s and a 9in tablet PC? We

Steady on, Archos. We haven’t seen your first netbook, the 10, and you’ve already made a successor called the 10s and a 9in tablet PC? We always suspected there was something in that French water.

Not that we’re complaining. At just 20mm thick the Archos 10s is as thin a netbook as we’ve seen, and packs the gold standard of connectivity with HSDPA and Wi-Fi built-in.

It’ll be powered by Intel’s Atom processor, and there’ll be a range of hard-drive options between 60GB and 160GB. Best of all, the 10s will have the same light metal finish as its Archos 5 PMP.

But there’s more. While the 10s is slated for an April launch, this autumn we’ll also get a 9in tablet netbook from Archos, complete with virtual keyboard and handwriting recognition. Despite being a pancake-flat 17mm thick, it’ll similarly have hard-drive options between 60GB and 160GB and an Intel Atom processor.

With the French company also promising more netbooks featuring Intel’s second-gen ‘Moorestown’ processor in 2010, it looks like Asus has a new feisty competitor for its netbook crown.

Essentials

Archos 10s

Price: £TBA

On sale: April

Contact: Archos