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Archos breathes new life into its tablet lineup with the 133 Oxygen

As if announcing a trio of phones was not enough, French manufacturer Archos expanded its tablet lineup by unveiling the 133 Oxygen.

The first thing about the 133 Oxygen that quickly jumps out at you is its gargantuan 13.3-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 resolution IPS display, with a 2-megapixel camera sitting above it and a 5MP sensor with flash around back. Thanks to the large display, the 133 Oxygen is the largest tablet in Archos’ arsenal, and one of the larger Android tablets around. The size does make the tablet rather polarizing, however, particularly if you are used to toting your tablet around everywhere you go — you will feel the 2.5lb weight of the 133 Oxygen in your backpack.

The huge display does allow for an equally large 10,000mAh, but do not let the number fool you — the 133 Oxygen looks to only deliver five hours of video playback or 168 hours of standby time, rather underwhelming numbers for such a massive battery pack.

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Under the hood, a 1.5GHz octa-core Rockchip RK3368 and 2GB RAM power the 133 Oxygen, with the use of a Rockchip processor an interesting decision on Archos’ part. Even though the processor is becoming somewhat commonplace in Chrome OS devices, it is still uncommon on the Android side of things.

Elsewhere, the 133 Oxygen features 64GB of native storage, though the MicroSD card slot is there if you need up to an additional 128GB. Weirdly enough, the tablet packs two Micro USB ports. Finally, the tablet looks to run a mostly-stock version of Android Marshmallow, though it is unknown whether an update to Nougat is in the works.

According to Archos, the 133 Oxygen will be available through its website and its distribution channels around the world sometime in November for 180 British pounds (around $262), though Archos gave no specifics in regards to region availability.