The Archos 70 is a device that builds on the history of the Archos range, weighing in at a light weight 300g and is ridiculously thin. We love the Archos 70 over all it is a great little device that gets the job done, the 250GB version is ideal for those of you that want to take all your media with you, it contains a built in hard drive meaning you will feel the drive spin while holding the device.
Slim and Light
The ARCHOS 70 internet tablet is just .55 inch thick, and weighs 14 ounces (the 8GB flash model is even smaller). It’s easy to fit in your handbag or your briefcase.
You can comfortably enjoy your movies or TV shows using the leg stand to prop up the player on your lap or table.
The wide seven-inch capacitive multi-touch screen, combined with a g-sensor for automatically switching landscape and portrait views, lets you experience fantastic viewing quality. The 800 x 480 pixel high-resolution display is plenty sharp, for enjoying the details. In addition to the HD resolution, the 16:9 aspect ratio is great for widescreen format video.
The Archos 70 can play back almost every array of video file formats (AVI, MP4, MKV, MOV, WMV, MPG, PS, TS, VOB, FLV, RM, RMVB, ASF, 3GP) it can handle pretty much anything you can throw at it.
The speakers on the edges of the 70 are quite loud and are both decent for watching a movie. Archos does include a pair of standard 3.5mm headphones in the box.
Archos has done little to no work on top of Android 2.2, meaning it’s really just an enlarged version of the phone experience.
The 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor is great and with the help of its 3D OpenGL ES 2.0 accelerator, the tablets had no issue playing 720p movies smoothly or handing a game. According to Linpack the 70 benchmarks around 9.5 MFLOPS.
The Archos 70 provides an impressive battery life. Our testing found battery life to be very good during average use, using video and WiFi and found that the 70 lasted between four and six hours per charge.
- 250 GB hard drive capacity for up to 300 movies, 2.5 million photos, or 145,000 songs
- Enjoy about 36 hours of audio, 7 hours of video, or 10 hours Web browsing on a single charge
- Support for MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, and AC3 audio formats; MPEG-4, H.264, WMV9/VC1, Motion JPEG, and MPEG-2 video codecs
- Capacitive multitouch screen Application Framework Android 2.2 Froyo Processor
- 7 inch, 16-million-color capacitive multitouch LCD with 800 x 480 WVGA pixel resolution
- Graphic accelerator: 3D OpenGL ES 2.0 Video Playback
- MPEG-4 HD (up to 720p, 30 fps@6Mbps)
- MPEG-4 (ASP@L5 AVI, up to DVD resolution, 30 fps@8Mbps)
- H.264 HD (HP@L3.1 up to 720p, 30 fps@5Mbps)
- WMV9/VC1 (AP up to 720p 30 fps@10Mbps)
- M-JPEG (Motion JPEG Video) in VGA resolution
- One-year limited warranty
- Brand Name: Archos
- Display Size: 7 inches
- Model: 501586
- Operating System: Android 2.2
- Hard Disk Size: 250 GB
- Display Technology: TFT active matrix
- Hardware Platform: PC, Mac
- Data Link Protocol: IEEE 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
- Input Device: Touch-screen
- Depth: 0.6 inches
- Weight: 14.1 Ounces
- Width: 7.9 inches
- Height: 4.5 inches
- Warranty: 1 year warranty
- Item Package Quantity: 1
What’s in the Box
ARCHOS 70 Internet Tablet (250GB), Earphones, USB Cable, Power Adapter, Quick Start Guide, Legal and Safety Notice.
Archos 70 8GB – $299.99
Archos 70 250GB – $369.99