Archos is always a brand that appears at big tech shows, usually bringing some original tablets. They’ve even dabbled in the area of gaming slates, not approached usually by midrange tablet makers. The newcomer that was unveiled today at IFA 2017 is called Archos Diamond Tab, or better said Archos Diamond Tab (2017), since there was already a Diamond Tab available.

We’re dealing with a metal case machine with a 10.1 inch screen and a Quad HD resolution, mighty impressive for around $300. Inside there’s a hexa core Rockchip processor, accompanied by 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, as well as a microSD card slot. The newcomer measures 8 mm in thickness, weighs 510 grams and it should be available from October.

Archos Diamond Tab (2017) packs a 10.1 inch 2560 x 1600 pixel display, that reminds us of old school models like the Samsung Nexus 10. The GPU is a Mali T860 MP4 and we’ve also got a 6600 mAh battery, a 13 MP back camera and a 5 MP front shooter. The OS of choice is Android Nougat, with some degree of customization.

I expect a microSD card slot to be here and I wonder if there’s also a 4G model.