There exists so many tablet PC in the market and most of them are provided with the advanced features. But there do exists few tablets in the market which are designed for the buyers who stress more on price rather than stressing on the hardware of specifications that it has.
Table of Contents:
Archos 70 Tablet Hardware & Design
Archos 70 Tablet Software & Performance
Archos 70 Tablet Camera
Archos 70 Tablet Battery Life
Archos 70 Tablet Image Gallery
Archos 70 Tablet Price
The Archos 70 is a mid-range model. It’s an affordable tablet for what you get which runs on the famous Android operating system. In some ways it is better than other tablet and in many ways it not. Anyways here goes the complete review of the Archos 70 Internet tablet. Archos 70 internet tablet comes in two variants namely Archos 70 Flash and Archos 70 Hard drive.
Archos 70 Design and Hardware
Archos 70 is equipped with 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor and 3D Open GL ES 2.0 graphic acceleration, which for me is the least requirement to have in a tablet. It runs on Android 2.2 Froyo operating system by Google. So as a result the device is capable of handling almost any media through it.
It has got super high quality of 7 inches diagonal screen with ultra slim design. They are made up of strong and resistant inner metal structure of high tensile strength stainless steel kept inside plastic enclosure. The screen is multi-touch input capacitive combined with G-Sensor which helps the users to experience a better viewing quality. The screen offers a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels with HD resolution.
Added to its hardware list is the leg stand provided with it at back so that you can enjoy movies or TV shows at the comfort without holding it and resting it with the leg stand. The Archos 70 weighs only 300 grams, almost three times less than that of bulky iPad earlier model and twice less weight than the normal tablet available in the market.
Archos 70 Software & Performance
The great advantage added to this tablet is that its Android OS based and so you can gain access to Android Marketplace. You can browse over to thousands of apps from various developers around the world with 80 % of them being free paid and other remaining 20 % are paid apps with a nominal fee. Apart from that it’s included with Archos app store but it has very limited apps.
It comes with pre-installed apps like Aldiko, Ebuddy, eBook reader, contacts organizer, Wikipedia, Avecomics, Touiteur, WordNewspaper, Fring, HubKap, Deezer, Mewbox, Raging Thunderlite (a 3D car demo game). This device can automatically download latest firmware updates when the Wi Fi is connected and alternatively updates can also be downloaded at www.archos.com.
From the entertainment point of view, this device has got built-in speakers, built-in microphone to enhance the music to its extreme. It can play 720 pixels HD videos easily and other popular formats like H.264, the famous MPEG 4, M JPEG, WMV9, MPEG-2, AVI, MP4, MKV, MOV, WMV, MPG, PS, TS, VOB, FLV, RM, RMVB, ASF, 3GP are supported. Among the audio formats playback it includes the support of MP3 CBR & VBR, WMA, WMA-Pro 5.1, WAV (PCM/ADPCM), AAC, AAC+ 5.13, OGG Vorbis, FLAC formats. And photo viewer formats supports includes from JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF. So overall a wide variety of formats are supported. The flash support for this tablet can be downloaded from AppLib. It does slow down when you play videos from YouTube and they need to be fully buffer before you play them.
You can browse over web using your home Wi Fi with included Wi Fi in it and for file sharing it does have Bluetooth v 2.1. Its provided with a mini USB port, Micro SD card slot for the flash version and a HDMI port.
The Archos 70 allows experienced developers to install Linux operating system such as Linux Angstrom distribution on it. With that you can join a community of open source developers which are adding new features, apps and drivers. It can also support the community of Linux on mobile platforms.
Archos 70 Camera
With the price that this device has got, it can be clearly noted that there might be some features which are not included. One among them is the camera that it has. It has got no rear camera but it just has one camera on the front side with just VGA capabilities and it can be only used for 3G calling with enough quality.
Archos 70 Battery Life
The Archos 70 Internet tablet is equipped and powered by a Lithium Polymer battery which offers a music playback time of up to 36 hours, video playback time of up to 7 hours and web surfing of up to 10 hours. So overall on battery is just the normal tablet possesses. The battery life can be conserved for a longer usage by ensuring that the higher power consumption is not done by WiFi or Bluetooth or audio and make sure you plugin the 3.5 mm headphone.
Price at $350 the Archos 70 tablet are very affordable tablet PC with the features that it has got. It don’t doubt that all the features are of Apple iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab but it’s equipped with considerable amount of features and hardware.
Archos 70 Gallery
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With the price tag attached to it, it can make you think when you have to choose between this tablet or the other when kept together. For price minded people this should be straight pick and for those who are looking to have featured rich tablet, can’t say.