Fresh from the news that the iPad is top of children’s wishlists this Christmas, Archos has released its FamilyPad device, which is designed for the whole family to use together.

Central to this is the device’s 13.3 inch display – intended for families to watch films, share pictures and play games together. Other than that, the tablet throws in a few games and can be configured “a variety of email accounts for each family member”, with Archos also playing up its role as “a family organiser”.

It’s reasonable priced too, at £274.99 in the UK, although with Nielsen research suggesting that children definitely want iPad – rather than just tablets – for Christmas, all this may well not be enough to lure children away from Apple.