Archos Makes FamilyPad Tablet Official, Launches Next Month

Archos introduced a new tablet designed with families in mind. Featuring a 13.3-inch display, the new FamilyPad is designed for the whole family to gather around (though large families may feel a bit crowded). The tablet's display features a 10x multitouch screen with a resolution of 1280x800.

Archos is aiming to put "a digital twist on family time" with this tablet, suggesting families use the FamilyPad to watch movies, stay organized, share pictures, and play digital board games. The company includes a range of pre-installed games with the tablet.

Archos describes the tablet as "Perfectly sized for a family to use together the FamilyPad, featuring an impressive 34cm HD screen, will become the must have family companion this holiday season. Families can sit down and play digital board games, watch movies, share pictures or connect to social networks together."

Key specs of the FamilyPad include 8GB of onboard flash memory, a microSDHC expansion slot, 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor, 1GB RAM, and 2.0MP front- and rear-facing cameras. For connectivity, the FamilyPad offers a microUSB port and HDMI output. The tablet runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The FamilyPad will launch in the UK next month for £274.99. At this time, there's no official launch date for the US, but the tablet has been spotted on the FCC.