Archos has announced the Play Tab, an Android tablet with a 21.5 “screen that is intended, among other things, to lay flat on the table and then play digital board games together.
The tablet combines a full-HD resolution and 6mm thick layer of reinforced glass with an undisclosed system-on-a-chip with eight cores. There is also 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The press release mentions a battery capacity of 5000mAh, but on the product page Archos mentions a battery capacity of 10,000mAh.
Archos does not mention further hardware specifications at the time of writing. In any case, the tablet runs Android 9.0 Pie with an interface specially adapted for games. This gives the tablet quick access to installed games. Archos points out that games like Carcassonne, Monopoly, Scrabble and Settlers of Catan can be played.
The Play Tab will be launched in Europe this summer for 249 euros. Previously, Sony, with the Vaio Tap 20, and Lenovo, with the A720, came with large tablets, emphasizing the possibilities with board games.