Archos is a company from France, in case you didn’t know and they recently unveiled a new tablet model during an event in Paris. This is the Archos G10 XS I’m talking about, a new slate with “paper thin” steel, according to its maker,  that replaced aluminum with this resilient layer.

The aim here is to make a more resilient device, especially when it comes to its frame. Archos didn’t detail the specs and preferred to focus on the new design, that took the R&D section 3 years to complete. The G10 XS is 7.6mm thin, so it becomes the thinnest tablet on the planet and much thinner than the new iPad, that measures 9.39mm in waistline. There’s also a keyboard dock in the mix, making this a solid alternative to the ASUS Transformer Prime and probably a cheaper one.

Archos G10 XS is confirmed to run Android 4.0 and its price range should be around 200 to 300 euros, depending on the model of your choice. I expect a dual core Snapdragon S4 CPU here, maybe a Tegra 3 who knows, but surely not Tegra 2… I guess we’ll have to wait and see!