Archos 101 Saphir rugged tablet goes official

Archos joins the pre-MWC fever with the announcement of the 101 Saphir rugged tablet. It has a 10.1″ display, MediaTek chipset with 1GB of RAM, a 6,000 mAh battery, but most importantly – a drop and water-resistant body.

The 101 Saphir has a 10.1″ IPS screen of 1280x800px resolution and runs on the MT8163 chip with quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU at 1.3GHz, Mali-T720MP2 GPU, and 1GB of RAM.

The 101 Saphir has the same IP68 rating for water and dust resistance, and its design is shock-proof, too. Archos subsidiary Logic Instruments, which has a rich experience in embedded and…