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ARCHOS 70 250 GB Internet Tablet

by Archos
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  • 7” multi-touch capacitive screen
  • The perfect multimedia player at home and on the go (Plays HD video up to 720p)
  • Integrated Webcam and microphone
  • An ultra-mobile PC with WiFi-N connectivity
  • Thousands of Apps, eBooks and 3D Games
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Product Information

Technical Details
BrandArchos
Item Weight399 g
Product Dimensions1.4 x 11.4 x 20.1 cm
Batteries:1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
Item model number501586
Series70 Internet Tablet
Screen Size17.78 centimetres
Processor BrandARM
Processor Count1
RAM Size256 MB
Hard Drive Size250 GB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports1
Operating SystemAndroid
Average Battery Life (in hours)10 hours
Lithium Battery Energy Content13.135 watt_hours
Lithium Battery Packagingbatteries_contained_in_equipment
Lithium Battery Weight1.8 Grams
Number of Lithium Metal Cells2
  
Additional Information
ASINB00422XOEG
Best Sellers Rank 37,413 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight862 g
Date First Available14 Sept. 2010
  
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Product Description

Best design ever How can this high resolution 7” multi touch screen fit into such a slim and light tablet ?

Connected Android™ tablet A connected mobile device with a sublime user interface, 3D graphics accelerator, WiFi connectivity

Up to 250GB* : the best portable HD** video playback experience anywhere The ARCHOS 70 internet tablet has a wide 7” high resolution touchscreen and thus guarantees an unequalled comfort of view for movies and TV shows in HD quality.

Built-in webcam and microphone Have video chats, film important moments of your life and share them on the Internet or display them on TV with the built-in HDMI connection.

* 1GB = 1 billion bytes;Actual formatted capacity is less.

** Maximum resolution = 1280 x 720 pixels

*** Only available on Android™ 2.2 Froyo

A revolutionary tablet with built-in WiFi The Web browsing experience with the Android™ browser is intuitive and complete thanks to Flash 10™*** compatibility. Get the latest news, send both personal and professional emails and chat with your friends.

Your own world of Android™ applications Play the latest 3D games with the OpenGL 3D graphic acceleration, check news and social networks plus add hundreds more applications via the AppsLib store.

Slim and light design How can the ARCHOS 70 internet tablet be so slim and so light? Both Flash and Hard drive models’ design are extra light and flat thanks to its patented technology with overmoulded stainless steel structure: 10 mm (0.43 inch) and only 300 g (11 oz) for the Flash model, making it so easy to fit in your handbag or your briefcase.

The leg stand You can comfortably enjoy your movies or TV shows using the leg stand to prop it up on your lap or table.

High-resolution screen The wide7” touchscreen combined with a g-sensor lets you experience a never-seen-before viewing quality. The 800 x 480 pixels high-resolution display is so sharp that you can fully enjoy your pictures’ smallest details. In addition to the HD resolution, the 16:9 format is just perfect for rendering all your videos in the best quality.

Android™ Android™ is the application framework developed by Google for connected mobile devices, coming with a full pack of connected apps such as a web browser and email application. The 5 home screens of the Android user interface allow advanced personalization: icons can be placed, moved or erased with just a flick of a finger. Thanks to the home screen widgets, users can instantly access their favorite applications.Android™ on TV Basically, this is what you see on your product screen, but ten times bigger. With its TV output, the ARCHOS 70 internet tablet displays every Android™ sceen on your wide screen TV*. You can then browse your files or the Internet from your couch. And guess how immersed in your 3D games you could be using the device as a steering-wheel! This is just staggering!

Tethering (Using your portable phone as a modem)Want to be connected anywhere? Just plug your mobile phone equipped with 3.5 G & Bluetooth™ technology, simply pair it up to your ARCHOS 70 internet tablet via Bluetooth™ or even via USB cable. This will give you easy access to Internet directly on your device anytime and anywhere. There’s no need to pay an extra fee when you already have a data service plan***.

Home Streaming from your PC The ARCHOS 70 internet tablet has Samba and UPnP protocols: this means that you play your movies, videos, and photos on your ARCHOS, but these files are really located on your computer in another room. You don’t need to store everything on your ARCHOS to enjoy viewing it on your ARCHOS! Your files fly through the air over WiFi. The ARCHOS 70 internet tablet is the small and convenient portable computer that you’ve always dreamed about.

* Mini HDMI / HDMI cable sold separately.

*** The function of relaying your internet connection may not be authorized by your mobile phone operator or may require a special data plan option. Please refer to your contract.

Unique Android™ Multimedia Applications On top of Android’s latest version, ARCHOS, still at the forefront of innovation, brings you exclusive applications: The internet tablets feature music, video and photo applications, developed by ARCHOS, that enrich the user experience with smooth browsing through the album covers and with widgets added to the home screen to give instant access and control to media. These unique Android™ applications allow users to amplify their digital experience. One of these functions, 3D album cover application, allows you to glide through your music by album covers. You can also make your own music playlists or browse your songs and music by favorites, recently played or recently added.

Because you want to enjoy your videos and TV shows without re-encoding them with complicated software, ARCHOS makes your life easier by supporting audio and video formats beyond the standard ones of Android™. It can even display subtitles and alternate audio tracks, all you have to do is drag, drop, and play!

What other functions were created for you? An internet connected Photo frame application with 3D transitions, and the ability to sync your pictures with your Facebook©, Picasa© or Flickr© account.

Up to 250GB* the best portable HD** video playback experience anywhere The ARCHOS 70 internet tablet has a wide 7” high resolution touchscreen and thus guarantees an unequalled comfort of view for movies and TV shows in HD quality.

* 1GB = 1 billion bytes;Actual formatted capacity is less.

** Maximum resolution = 1280 x 720 pixels

Good vibrations The ARCHOS 70 internet tablet boasts a new music application adding 3D cover animation support and the ability to add a mini music widget to the home screen, in order to control your music at any time. And as it is an ARCHOS music player, the ARCHOS 70 internet tablet plays all the music formats you’ll need to keep your digital music experience as simple as it should be.

Sublime quality for your pictures If you’re more into personal photos, why not open the new Gallery application and show your latest vacation to your friends or even share them via a wireless network.

Read or Edit your Office Documents™ (Word™, Excel™, PowerPoint™) OfficeSuite image The ARCHOS 70 internet tablet combined with the OfficeSuite application allows users to easily create, revise or edit all of their Office documents. This office suite, compatible with Microsoft Office ™, gives users the ability to manage all of their Word™, Excel™, and PowerPoint™ documents. This application also serves a central location for managing both online and offline documents. This application has a multitude of improved features that include: extraction of ZIP files, zoom mode, downloading files, text encoding options, etc. ...The ARCHOS 70 internet tablet is also compatible with other formats such as pdf, rtf, e-books, etc.

Multiple Connections The user can easily connect accessories to the ARCHOS 70 internet tablet. By connecting a USB keyboard or Bluetooth™, the tablet turns into a real PC, ideal for working with office files. Thanks to the USB host, there is nothing easier than transfering photos or files directly from a mass storage device directly to the device. Cameras, USB keys and USB hard drives are easily accessible with the ARCHOS 70 internet tablet. Want to work on a larger screen? The ARCHOS 70 internet tablet can be connected a computer screen very easily via the HDMI port. Now you can check your email, edit your documents and practice your presentation on a computer screen, anywhere you go.

The power of a PC By connecting the tablet to WiFi, the user will be able to do everything that he used to do with a PC at home, but on the go. With Flash 10™**, users can surf the real Internet and access to all their favorite websites.

With a high resolution display (800 x 480) combined with a 1GHz ultra-powerful high speed processor, the ARCHOS 70 internet tablet can surf the web like never before. This powerful tablet uses the Android™ browser to make browsing the web easy and fun with a very intuitive user interface. For example, if you want to zoom in on the news just press the piece of text you want and the display will be automatically resized to the paragraph you want to read.The user can also easily check e-mails at any time with the Android™ email client. This application gives users the ability to manage multiple email accounts (Gmail, Hotmail, etc..) directly on their ARCHOS 70 internet tablet.

Possibilities beyond Android™ with the ‘Dual OS’ Just like a PC, the ARCHOS 70 internet tablet can be freely programmed in alternative ways. This gives developers programming options in addition to the applications that can be created for the Android platform. To have total control of your Internet Tablet, ARCHOS has opened up this device, thus allowing creative minds to program their own tablet, or create what could be the tablet of the future. ARCHOS has decided to « open » its ARCHOS 70 internet tablet by proposing to install and replace the system running Android originally installed on the machine.

Developers and programmers can choose for the operating system running under Linux distribution Ångström. Developers can install this OS on an ARCHOS 70 internet tablet and join the Linux community which is developing a new interface, new icons, drivers, programs ... dedicated to this platform.

Skilled developers and programmers can now choose to switch over to a true standard Linux environment as offered by the Ångström Linux distribution. Developers can put this on their ARCHOS 70 internet tablet devices and join other enthusiasts who are experimenting with various ideas and interfaces based on the Linux operating system.

** Only available on Android™ 2.2 Froyo

AppsLib Just tap the Appslib icon on the home screen of the ARCHOS 70 internet tablet to immediately discover a large choice of Android™ apps to download for the widest variety of needs you might have. It's so easy and quick.

Application Want to check the weather, the latest news, your social network account or read ebooks? Simply select the app and it will be available in a couple of seconds. AppsLib Just tap the Appslib icon on the home screen of the ARCHOS 70 internet tablet to immediately discover a large choice of Android™ apps to download for the widest variety of needs you might have. It's so easy and quick. Application Want to check the weather, the latest news, your social network account or read ebooks? Simply select the app and it will be available in a couple of seconds.

Games Additionally, this product has a superfast CPU with OpenGL 3D graphic acceleration and a g-sensor to offer you excellent performance for playing the latest 3D games found on the Appslib.


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Customer Reviews

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

97 of 99 people found the following review helpful By Catman on 8 Feb. 2011
I recieved this product on Feb 2 2011 and was a bit concerned by the mixed reviews. However after using this product for 6 days im very pleased with it.
Firstly as other reviewers have already said it is important to update it to the latest firmware version, this is as easy as setting up your wifi link to the unit and selecting firmware update- my unit came with 2.2 out of the box so there was only a minor update required.
So far Broadband router is located upstairs and the unit works perfectly downstairs with no disconnections. Using the unit with wifi on, watching video clip and brightness set to a third, gives 5-6 Hours (pretty good considering this is a 7" screen), You should get another half/ 1 hour on top if you disconect the wifi.
I use this unit for Hd films mainly and the quality is excellent, I purchased the combined Audio and video codec directly from archos and this costs approx £13, when you register the product they give you an additional codec for free. You dont have to buy the codec, its just i cant be bothered to convert the movies to the required format. Once the codec is installed you just drag and drop the video files into the video folder and they just play. (tried about seven different films with different codecs and they have all worked so far).
I have even tethered my external gps reciever to this unit installed co-poilot 8 and it works like a dream (looks amazing on the 7" screen).

The nice thing about this device is the 250gb hard drive and the 1.5gb for apps/ games in the system memory (the solid state version is 8gb + what sd stick you put in, but the internal memory for apps/games installs is only a third of this size- (worth bearing in mind if you want to install alot of apps/games).
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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Charlotte Giles on 9 Feb. 2011
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I have had an ARCHOS 5 for 2 years and loved it, I travel a lot, away from home every week all over the world and my ARCHOS was my lifeline, 250Gb hard drive easily carried a multitude of films and TV to keep me occupied. I have a lot of friends who are Apple fans who have been raving about the ipad but everytime I looked at it, it just seemed to have such a small memory, couldn't carry all the media I wanted it to, so what was the point?

Then I saw the ARCHOS 70, over half the price of the ipad and other tablets, and a 250Gb storage space? It was an easy choice!

The ARCHOS 70 is the same size as my Kindle and just a little thicker so packs well into my bag for on the flights. With my ARCHOS 5 I had a mini dock for connecting to the TV and charging when travelling and a DVR station for playing on the TV at home, now I just need my charger and a mini HDMI cable and everything is built into the tablet.

The screen is clear, responsive and easy to use, lots of android apps to play with, even Angry Birds and I loaded 75 films, 20 stand-up comedy shows, and 15 tv series onto mine last night with still some room for music. The HDMI output to the TV is easy to use, the touchpad is a little slow and takes some getting used to when it is displayed on your TV, but it works very well and over-rides most hotel TV systems which is perfect.

I didn't need a new ARCHOS, my version 5 worked amazingly well, but I am so glad I treated myself to this upgrade. Why bother with the other tablets like ipad and galaxy when I can carry my whole film collection on one item.

Highly recommended
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71 of 75 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 25 Mar. 2011
I have spent the last two weeks reading all the descriptions of,and feedback on, the very wide range of Android Tablets on the market. I kept coming back to this, but then some of the negative comments put me off and I bought a cheaper model. This was ok but had restricted video options so it went back. I decided to bite the bullet and get this and I am so glad I did. Maybe I was lucky to buy at the right time because the current firmware program of the tablet, of Android and of Flash all seem to work seamlessly and effectively together. The setting up was straightforward (there is a good electronic manual built in and more advice if needed on the very useful Forum.Archos site). I am no computer expert but I haven't encountered any of the many problems talked and written about and I enjoyed the process. I can now surf the web, listen to music, comfortably read some of the thousands of electronic books out there,play games and puzzles, watch a moving photo viewer, watch BBC I-player and YouTube, e-mail (even have a video conference), and get a stunning display on my HD tv. I have no problems with wi-fi connection and have paired and 'tethered' my mobile phone at the first attempt to get 3G internet access when out and about. I love the capacitive screen, the vibrancy of the colours and the massive storage of the Hard Drive. I have loaded 14,000 music tracks and 9gb of photos quickly (about 2 hours) and easily from my laptop through the included cable, and could have 'streamed ' them on my home network if needed. Links to the Android apps market and the latest flash are on the machine and it updates itself as needed.The battery lasts longer than I expected (there are lots of efficiency options available)and of course a staggering amount of 'apps' to download.Read more ›
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