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Smaller tablets are all the rage these days, but all those 7-inch slates don't exactly lend themselves to family time. Heck, even the current crop of larger size tablets are mostly geared towards single-user scenarios. [url="http://www.archos.com/"][b]Archos[/b][/url] is hoping to change that perception with its new FamilyPad, a 13.3-inch Android tablet designed to "bring back game night" and put a "digital twist on family time."

[img]http://www.maximumpc.com/files/u69/familypad.jpg[/img]

"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," [url="http://www.archos.com/corporate/press/press_releases/Family-Pad_20-11-12_UK.pdf"]Archos says (PDF)[/url]. "Families can sit down and play digital board games, watch movies, share pictures, or connect to social networks together."

Taking a peek at the technical specifications, the FamilyPad features an ARM Cortex A8 processor clocked at 1GHz, 1GB of RAM, a 1280x800 display resolution, 8GB of built-in storage (expandable up to 32GB via microSD card slot), a microUSB port, HDMI output, 2MP front-facing and rear-facing cameras, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

[img]http://www.maximumpc.com/files/u69/familypad_together.jpg[/img]

It's large, but far from in charge compared to better equipped tablets on the market. The FamilyPad will be available in U.K. next month for

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