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Archos 7 160GB Internet Media Tablet WiFi 7",High Resolution Touch Screen 800x480 pixels,convenient leg stand.

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  • Web Surfing
  • Your Personal Media Library
  • view movies
  • view photos
  • listen to music
  • record TV (with optional DVR Station)
  • email
  • web tv and radio
  • stream content from your pc

Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 19 x 11 cm ; 640 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.4 Kg
  • Item model number: Archos 7 160GB Internet Media Tablet
  • ASIN: B001EJODFY
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 19 Aug 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 75,958 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Archos, award-winning for its technology innovation and leadership in portable media players now introduces a new concept: the Internet Media Tablet (IMT). The Archos 7 is the jewel product of this new line, bringing you a new way to enjoy Internet, your media, and TV- all in a handheld device. It redefines the high-end portable device with its ultra-thin design, black stainless steel body, and high-resolution 7-inch touchscreen. Plus, it boasts the horsepower of a laptop, thanks to its ARM Cortex superscalar microprocessor.

Enjoy Internet, your media, and TV in a handheld device with a 7-inch touchscreen. Click to enlarge.

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Buy or rent media from the Archos Media Club, surf the Web, and enjoy your music, photos, and videos anywhere, anytime.

Ultra-slim at just half an inch deep. Click to enlarge.

Uncompromised Web Surfing in the Palm of Your Hand
With an 800-pixels-wide resolution and a 7-inch screen, you can browse the Web just as you would on your PC--no need to zoom in and out, the web pages are fully displayed on the Archos screen. Plus, with Adobe Flash 9 video support, you can natively browse video-sharing websites, such as Dailymotion and YouTube. The Archos IMTs boast enough processing power to surf the Web on the go, giving you the same browsing experience as your laptop. No more endless waiting for the page to load; just grab your Archos 7 and check the latest news right away. Your PC wouldn't have even finished booting up by the time you've put the Archos back in your bag. Once connected to a Wi-Fi or 3.5G network, the included email software lets you to stay in touch no matter where you are. Check your email (compatible with POP/IMAP) whenever you want, view or send attachments (only compatible formats), and store them.

Download hundreds of useful and fun widget applications and then put your favorites on the Archos home screen. Check the traffic or the weather without having to start a new application. In less than three clicks, you can access nearly 1,000 Web TV channels, more than 10,000 Web radio stations, and 100,000-plus podcasts. There's no downloading wait time. Radio and TV start streaming right away from a worldwide list of traditional and independent radio and TV stations.

Your Digital Library in a Thin Handheld Tablet
The Archos Media Club remains the easiest way to get video and music content on the go. With an even richer library with new partners and the biggest industry players, the Media Club lets you discover a large library of movies, documentaries, music, and games. Buy or rent your entertainment in a couple of clicks and start watching it on your Archos 7. Enjoy a great multimedia experience on the go with the high-resolution touch screen. The 7-inch screen lets you comfortably share a movie or TV show with someone else, and with the Hi-Def Video plug-in, you can enjoy HD video support for the first time on any portable device. View your photos in high resolution and make slide shows with music and transition effects for viewing on the Archos tablet or TV. Don't leave any song from your music collection at home when you travel--the Archos 7 lets you bring along up to 190,000 songs and offers you advanced functions, such as playlist creation and album cover display. Listen to your music while surfing the Web.

You won't get bored in the train, car, or plane anymore, thanks to the fun Flash games. Premium games (strategy, sport, action) are purchasable directly from your Archos Tablet on www.archos.com. Plenty of others are downloadable for free on the Web. When you're at home and want to watch a movie or listen to music stored on your PC, just browse the device's hard drive wirelessly and enjoy the files without transferring them. Just stream it via your Wi-Fi network and play it immediately on your Archos.

Experience the Best TV at Home or on the Go
With the optional DVR Station, you have the perfect match for your Archos at home and on the go. Schedule and record TV shows and movies in one step using the included remote control. Just locate the TV show on the program guide grid and make a recording to enjoy later at home on your widescreen TV or in the palm of your hand.

It will also turn your TV into a real multimedia platform connected to the Web. Enjoy all the Archos functions on the big screen of your living room. Watch your movies in HD (with the HD plug-in), listen to your music, share your high-resolution pictures, play games, or surf the Web.

Technology Meets Design
Any difficulties with portable screens are a thing of the past with the Archos 7's large 7-inch screen. You'll be fully immersed in your movies either alone or with others. Access all of your Archos functions without having to press a single button. The touchscreen technology ensures the most instinctive and direct way to access your movies, view your pictures, listen to your music, or browse the Web. Thanks to the 160 GB capacity, you won't have to choose just a few movies to take with you when you go on vacation--take them all! Store 200 movies on the 160 GB Archos 7.

Plug-ins: Add even more capabilities to your Archos 7

Free with registration:

Web browser: Open up your Archos device to the full power of the Internet with a full-fledged Internet browser. Surf the Web via the Opera web browser with Adobe Flash 9 video support.
Web TV & Radio: Receive via the Internet nearly 1,000 Web TV channels and more than 10,000 Web radio stations. Select your stations by popularity, genre, country, etc. from the Archos video and audio browsers.
TV Program Guide: Easily schedule your recordings with the TV Program guide embedded in the tablet. A couple of clicks are enough to check the scheduler, get instant information about the program selected, and schedule the recording.
Available for purchase:
  • Hi-Def Video plug-in for playing HD movies in 720p resolution at 24 f/s MPEG4 and WMV formats.

  • Cinema plug-in for playing movies in MPEG-2/VOB format with AC3 sound (or 5.1-surround sound via the SPDIF output on the optional DVR Station). Copy/paste your DVD movies from your computer to your Archos.

  • Video Podcast plug-in for playing video podcasts in H.264 MPEG4 format and AAC audio files.

  • TVportation plug-in for broadcasting your live TV to your portable device--such as a Smartphone, laptop, or Archos Wi-Fi player--anywhere in the world via a Wi-Fi connection.

  • 3.5G Ready plug-in for enjoying Internet everywhere via the 3.5G-HSDPA GSM network by connecting a 3.5G-HSDPA dongle to a Mini Dock or Battery Dock USB port.

The new graphical interface has been designed for easy finger touch control. Reach the main functions with only a tap, return anytime to the home screen and use the search function to easily find your video or music files. Add shortcuts to your favorite files and display them directly on the Archos home screen for quick access. Additionally, you can now bring your home screen background to life with the new animated wallpapers.

Finally, you'll be sure to enjoy PC-like performance with the world's first implementation of the ARM Cortex superscalar microprocessor.

Add-ons--Enhance Your Archos 7

  • DVR Station
    Record TV, play video back to your TV, and charge your Archos device via the DVR Station. With the included TV Program Guide, scheduling and recording from your satellite receiver, cable box, Digital TV adapter has never been so easy. You also can surf the Web or stream web video to your TV while comfortably laid back on your couch using the included remote control as a keyboard and mouse pointer.
  • DVR Snap-on
    Record from most any audio or video analog source on the move with the DVR Snap-on, a small device that's no bigger than a pack of gum.
  • Mini Dock
    Transfer your files directly from USB keys, digital cameras, or other portable media players with the Mini Dock. Quickly charge your Archos with the included charger/adapter. Play video out to your TV with video output in high quality S-Video or standard quality composite.
  • Extra Battery
    Double the battery life of your Archos 7 with an extra battery.
  • Battery Dock
    Benefit from all the great features of the Mini Dock and get extended playback with the built-in backup battery.
  • Helmet Cam
    Turn your Archos into a hands-free digital camcorder with the Helmet Cam, perfect for sports and family fun.
  • FM Remote
    Built-in FM receiver and microphone to listen to radio anywhere or make voice recordings. This item is not yet available at Amazon.co.uk.
  • Protective Cases
    Protect your Archos and show your style with one of the many protective cases. This item is not yet available at Amazon.co.uk.
  • TV Snap-on (Available by end of 2008)
    Watch live digital TV right on your Archos, record, and enjoy the time-shifting function.

What's in the Box
Archos 7 160 GB Internet Media Tablet, headphones, Archos USB cable, DVR Station adapter (DVR Station is sold separately), screen cleaning cloth, quick start guide, legal and safety notice.

Product Description

ARCHOS 7 The daily companion ARCHOS award-winning for its constant technology innovation and leadership in portable media players now introduces a new concept: the Internet Media Tablet. The ARCHOS 7 is the flagship product of this new line bringing the customer a new way to enjoy Internet Media and TV… in a handheld device. It redefines the high-end portable device with its ultra-thin design and a black stainless steel body a high resolution 7” touch screen combined with the horsepower of a laptop from the world’s first implementation of the ARM® Cortex™ superscalar microprocessor. The ARCHOS 7…in a few words: Uncompromised Web surfing in the palm of your hand View full Web pages displayed just like on your PC Enjoy a Web surfing as fast as a laptop Send and receive emails with the full email application Your entire digital library in a thin handheld tablet Easy access to online content with the Media Club Playback HD quality video with the HiDef plug-in Store your entire personal media library: up to 250GB* hard drive capacity Best TV experience at home or on the go Playback all your content on TV Record TV with included TV program guide Make the world your living room by surfing the Web on your TV The ARCHOS 7 Internet Media Tablet provides instant mobile access to Internet Media and TV. Uncompromised Web surfing in the palm of your hand Full Web surfing With an 800 pixels wide resolution and a 7” screen you can browse the Web in full width just like on your PC. No need to zoom in and out web pages are fully displayed on the ARCHOS screen. Plus with Adobe Flash™ 9 video support you can natively browse video-sharing websites such as Dailymotion™ or Youtube™. High-speed browsing New processing power gives the ARCHOS Internet Media Tablet the unrivalled ability to surf the Web on the go just like you would with your laptop. No more endless waiting for the page to load just grab your ARCHOS 7 and check the latest news right away. Your PC wouldn’t have fini

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Damien on 1 Jun 2009
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I purchased this item at the start of May '09 . I received delivery within 4 days from Amazon, excellent start. opened the Archos and my first impressions were beautiful looking product. After charging the device I immediately registered my product with Archos and purchased the add-ons from Archos direct. I set up my wireless internet connection, again no problem and transferred some movies I have in various formats, they all played back perfectly and picture quality was crisp and sharp I thought to myself why are so many people giving Archos such poor reviews,afterall what could posssibly go wrong.....

Within 24 hrs just about everything that could possibly go wrong happened. First of all it suddenly failed to connect to my wireless broadband despite having initially done so. i tried resetting but to no avail, then it started to completely freeze then power off by itself for no reason and finally refused to playback the same movies it had initially played. I tried everything soft reboot followed by master reset but nothing worked. I sent an email to their "alleged" support service and recieved an automated response within seconds stating that their support team would be in contact within 48 hrs. I never heard anything back from them again to this day .I have since emailed their press relations office and euro info office and neither of these have bothered to communicate back either.
I have to say Amazon have been brilliant I have recieved a full refund and they reimbursed the rather expensive postal cost from Ireland thanks.
As for Archos I am still down the cost of the add-ons and their so called after sales is non existent and downright ignorant . NEVER AGAIN !
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57 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Dcee3 on 23 Nov 2008
Why is it companies make such bad decisions? Don't the companies decision makers get paid 6 figure salaries?
Yes, I have an Archos 7.
Here is a run down from boot up:
You have to register and create and account with Archos to be able to use the Web and Web Radio(?)"plug-in". I now go to the internet to be able to watch episodes of THE OFFICE - it will not play any episodes - you get a blank space with a Flash 9 jpg. The Archos 7/Opera is suppose to support Flash 9 -but it doesn't work on many Flash 9 websites. Well -on to YouTube -YES it plays YouTube videos and very nicely I might add! I click on a The Office video... it says can not play this video -you need to download the "Podcast AAC" plug-in! So I click on the "Buy" button and I'm taken to a page that says "Coming Soon". I go to the Archos website and after a little of a struggle I find the Buy the plugins page. There is the "Podcast" plug-in FOR $19!!!!!
NEXT... I'll try to play some of my dvd movie files on my laptop.. WUPS - I need another plug-in to do this ANOTHER $19 -WOW that added $40 to the $439 I just paid for the Archos 7! Where is the $30 for three plug-ins that everyone talks about -NO WHERE TO BE FOUND. Oh well I'll see if I can buy the "HiDef Video" plug-in -- WUPS - the "Buy" button doesn't say Buy it says "Out of Stock" now that is interesting -a software plug-in that is Out of Stock! They ran out of software! Thats scary -what will that mean in the future?
What version of Linux is run on the Archos 5 and 7? Will we be able to install or download different apps of our choosing (like the Nokia N810)?
DVR Station will be another $99... WOW... I may be up to $600 if I keep this unit...
Now if us little people see the problems so easily (especially the $19 plug-ins CHOKE!!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Malc Towers on 24 Mar 2009
I first brought my Archos 7 last November. In February the touch screen stopped working and it was sent back to Amazon under guarantee and i received a replacement with no hassle at all.I am a Lorry Driver and use my Archos when i am waiting at delivery points, which can be for a couple of hours so watching films and soaps on the 7inch screen is Magic. The extra plug-ins are a bit of a rip off so i will not be bothering with them, but you get a brilliant picture and can catch up on e-mails at wi-fi points around the country....In a word to me the Archos is MAGIC...
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By NowYouSeeMe on 1 Sep 2009
Let's get this straight - the Archos 7 is not a device for the faint-hearted. It's a full-on 'gadget', designed for the tech-savvy, who don't just want an iPod alternative. If you can accept this, you're in for a great ride.

First things first - this is a big, heavy device. You will not be taking this for a jog. I believe the screen size alone means this device is primarily designed for watching video and it excels at this. If you want a hybrid audio and video device that's a bit more pocketable go for it's smaller cousin, the Archos 5.

That being said, it's a great device to take on the move for watching movies, TV shows etc. It elicits gasps from friends and family whenever I fire it up and, paired with good speakers or headphones, is fantastic aurally and visually - you have to remember this costs roughly the same as a 16Gb iPod Touch but has TEN TIMES the storage and a much bigger screen.

I use Apple products every day. My computers at home and work are Macs and I've owned numerous iPods including the 1st gen Touch and an iPhone. Is the Apple interface better? Yes, no question, but the Archos isn't bad at all. But I'm bemused at the reviews on here berating Archos for making more money from plugins etc. For 30 Euros you can buy a plugin that allows this machine to play pretty much ANYTHING - MP3, AAC, WAV, AVI, DivX, MP4 etc etc. If you want to play anything other than MP4 video on an iPod Touch, forget it. The Apple model is designed around downloading video from iTunes - make no mistake. This can be both convenient and frustrating (trust me, I own an Apple TV).

As for extra money for DVR docks etc - so what? The iPod Touch doesn't come with a dock let alone DVR capabilities. Archos need to make money somehow!
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