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Redefine the way you browse the Web and enjoy your HD multimedia on the go with the ARCHOS 70b IT tablet, which boasts a high-resolution 7-inch screen, powerful 1.2 GHz ARM processor, and the Google-certified Android 3.2 Honeycomb operating system.
Ultra-portable with a high-resolution 7-inch display (see larger image).
Designed to fit in every pocket, you can carry the device in your purse or jacket and use it just as easily on your sofa as on a train, always keeping your favorite media files with you. And with a Wi-Fi connection, you'll be able to connect to the Web to check e-mail, stream media, and more.
With Android 3.2 Honeycomb, you'll enjoy faster and smoother transitions between different applications and more intuitive navigation to and from home screens. You also get a full suite of Google mobile applications plus access to the Android Market, where you can choose from more than 300,000 apps to add to the 70b IT–everything from social media and news to games and books.
Built-in stand for comfortable viewing of apps and multimedia (see larger image).
With the HDMI output, you can connect the 70b IT to your compatible HDTV to share the Android experience–not only video playback, but also 3D games, photos, and all apps. Other features include 8 GB of internal storage with additional expansion via microSD memory cards (sold separately), wide compatibility with video and music file formats, front-facing camera for video chats, Bluetooth connectivity, and a built-in leg stand for viewing comfort.
High Resolution with High-Def Output
Besides its bright and responsive 7-inch capacitive multitouch display, the Archos 70b IT tablet brings high-resolution WSVGA viewing (1024 x 600 pixels) for viewing your multimedia library. Stand it up on a table with the three-position built-in leg stand and enjoy it's brilliant 16-million-color 16:9 display to surf the Web, view your HD videos, and more.
Thanks to the mini-HDMI port, you can quickly and easily plug your tablet into your HDTV. Play HD 720p movies, experience Android, or display pictures on a bigger screen to share with friends and family.
Or use your Archos tablet as an HD media player! When combined with the Archos remote control app for Android, you can control your 70b IT tablet from your Android phone. Using UPnP and Samba protocols, streaming or downloading music and video from your computer to your 70b IT is easy and available directly within the Archos multimedia apps.
Access to Google mobile applications, including Google Maps.
Android 3.2 Honeycomb OS
Specially designed to be customizable and easy to use, the Android 3.2 Honeycomb is tailor-made for tablet devices, and it's perfect for not only web browsing but also for apps, communication, and your multimedia. With over 300 thousand applications available to download from the Android Market, you'll be sure to find plenty of apps to make your 70b IT tablet your own–including games, news, tools, and more.
Because it's a Google certified tablet, the 70b IT tablet comes with Google's suite of mobile applications including Google Talk with video chat, Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps, and Google Calendar.
Wide Multimedia Compatibility, Improved Interface, and Storage Expansion
The built-in Archos multimedia apps give you the option to browse your music and videos from automatically organized multimedia libraries. With film and TV series metadata automatically downloaded, even your video files are automatically organized by title, actor, director, year, season, episode, etc. And the 70b IT is able to decode most popular videos format up to HD 720p.
Connect to peripherals and hard drives via USB (hard drive not included).
You'll always have a movie to watch, a song to listen to, a game to play, or a picture to view thanks to the 8 GB of internal storage. You can add more space using optional microSD memory cards for up to an additional 32 GB of storage (sold separately).
And with a USB host cable (sold separately), it's easy to connect the 70b IT to USB mass storage devices–from USB hard drives and flash drives to cameras and more–making it as easy as plugging in a cable to transfer files. You an also use the USB port to connect a USB keyboard–ideal for working with office files.
Thin, Light, and Strong
The 70b IT tablet is one of the thinnest and lightest around thanks to a patented process of plastic overmolding developed by Archos. It stays strong and resistant thanks to an inner metal structure of high-tensile strength stainless steel embedded inside an injected plastic enclosure. Steel and plastic are directly bound resulting in high overall structural strength and reduced shell thickness.
Specifications Operating system: Android 3.2 Honeycomb Display: 7-inch capacitive multitouch screen (1024 x 600 pixels; 16 million colors) Processor: 1.2 GHz ARM cortex A8; 3D Open GL (ES 2.0) Storage capacity: 8 GB Memory expansion: MicroSD memory cards (up to 32 GB in size) Wireless connectivity: Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1 Audio: Built-in speakers and microphone Web camera: 1.3 MP-Front facing Power source: Internal lithium polymer battery Updates: Device automatically downloads latest firmware updates when the Wi-Fi connection is activated; can also be downloaded via archos.com Dimensions: 7.91 x 4.52 x 0.46 inches Weight: 11.2 ounces Video playback: MPEG-42 HD (up to 720p, 30 fps@6Mbps); MPEG-42 (ASP@L5 AVI, up to DVD resolution, 30 fps@8Mbps); H.264 HD (HP@L3.1 up to 720p, 30 fps@5Mbps); M-JPEG (Motion JPEG Video) in VGA resolution* Subtitles: srt, .ssa, .smi, .sub formats supported
Audio playback: MP3 CBR & VBR; WAV (PCM/ADPCM); AAC, AAC+ 5.13; OGG Vorbis; FLAC*
Photo playback: JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF
Ports: USB slave 2.0; Mobile Transfer Protocol (MTP) Micro SD (SDHC compatible) USB Host; Mass Storage Class (MSC) (adapter micro B/A sold separately) HDMI output (Mini HDMI / HDMI cable sold separately)
What's in the Box
ARCHOS 70b IT Internet tablet, USB cable, USB Power adapter, Quick Start Guide
* With optional plug-in (downloadable from archos.com), you can expand your video and audio compatibility: Video add-on: Cinema: MPEG-2 (up to DVD resolution MP/D1, 30 fps@10 Mbps)/ AC3 for videos using AC3 audio codec With the above codecs, the device can play video files with the following extensions: AVI, MP4, MOV, 3GP, MPG, PS, TS, VOB, MKV, FLV, RM, RMVB, ASF Audio add-on: AC3 5.1
-Front camera for video chat.
-Micro sd slot, I just copied my stuff (avi, jpg, etc) and this tablet can read it all.
-Size! For me 7′ is just great. 10′ is too big for carrying everywhere. It fits on any cargo pants pocket.
-Honeycom… first android made for tablets.
-I can have all my kindle books on it too!!
-Play apps… no restrictions from the vendor.
-Charger: it has an USB port. I even used it to charge my cellphone when I forgot to bring the cell charger on a trip. One charger can be used for a lot of gadgets. Moreover it came with diff connectors (forgive my English.. I don’t know if this is the proper word)so you can use the same charger on USA, Europe, South America or wherever you go. No need to have a converter.
-Connects automatically to wifi on file and downloads firmware updates automatically too.
-Can’t close apps (although this is no a tablet’s problem but android)
-Charging time (takes more than other tablets to charge)
-My kid loves it so it is hard to use it when he is around!
I thought about giving 4 starts due to the closing apps issue. But then I realized that this is an android’s issue.
Regarding the seller… it was supposed to arrive on 1st may but it didn’t. It arrived 4 days earlier!!! I’ll recommend this guys to anyone.
I have a notebook and a netbook, but I always find myself using this tablet for surfing the web and watching movies.
RECOMMENDATIONS – i would recommend this tablet for students, people who are traveling, working at a desk or seeking a cheap addition top a large laptop or for a addition to a Desktop PC. this tablet would not replace a PC! its not powerful enough to fully replace it. i use this tablet while in the library studying for my classes, in class to help with notes, and on long car trips (it takes me 9 hours to drive to school)
1 – battery life – well iv seen people saying this tablet has horrible battery life. but from my experience, when it say “low battery” (with the screen brightness low and wi-fi on) it still lasted for about 45 minutes. i think it will last about 4 – 5 hours of video. i thought it was odd that a lot of reviews say that it has bad battery life. so i say it has decent battery life not the best though.
2 – Internal and external storage – 8gb is a lot of space, but i need more so i bought a 16gb micro SD card for it. i read on some reviews that it doesn’t write it just reads i cannot say if this is true or not because i don’t need to say anything onto the tablet i just need to transfer files from my PC, such as power point word documents and movies.
3 – ease of file transfer – i never thought that this would be so easy to load movies, power-points and music onto. you just plug it into your PC, (unsure for a mac) open up my computer and open the tablet file and simply just drag and drop it.
3 – Screen Brightness – you wouldn’t think of it but the screen gets really bright, but of course it would drain the battery.
4 – apps – you can download apps from ‘google play’ (i think its called now) they have all the popular ones such as angry birds and angry birds runs very well and i’m assuming other apps would run just as well.
5 – stand – for those who are students or business men seeking simple power point viewing or entertainment, this tablet has a kick stand on the back that would be able to face it upright on a desk or table. this feature is very unique and more so useful.
1 – crashes – it can crash. Skype always crashes and barley works and the web browser crashes if you watch a lot of videos on it, or run a bunch of apps at once, i say run one or two apps at a time three at most.
2 – slow – its really slow, only if you run of apps at once. although its slow anyway but tolerable. its like the speed of an old laptop from 2001.
3 – accessories – as with most non mainstream electronics its very difficult to find accessories for them. since its not a main stream tablet there is a lack of the ‘off-band’ inexpensive cases and protectors.
4 – charge time – although i believe that this tablet has a decent battery life, despite what other reviews say, the time for it to charge takes forever. actually takes hours upon hours to charge which is very inconvenient.
I bought the 70b for the superb multimedia capabilities (video & photo viewers, music player) that Archos incorporates into their devices. There are tablets that try to be multimedia devices, and there are multimedia devices that try to be tablets. The 70b is right in the middle. One feature I love is that the 70b’s picture viewer uses “explorer”-style folder browsing rather than displaying every sub-folder in a flat list. Battery life seems to be between 2-3 hours of continuous use. WI-FI reception is very good. Screen is very bright and vivid. Speed is good. Now and then it might have a little hiccup and pause briefly, but I haven’t yet heard a tablet that doesn’t. This might not be the most state-of-the-art tablet today (Android 3.2, no built-in GPS), but for $129 the 70b beats anything at that price level for usability.
The 70b it won’t quite replace my Archos 5 Internet Tablet (which can also record video and has a GPS), so my Archos 5 will remain my portable multimedia and WI-FI device, but the Archos 70b works very well for my home wireless device.