STORAGE MEMORY: (Flash series:
8GB+MicroSD, Hard Drive Series: 250GB)
WIRELESS 3G-4G (Yes/No): No
CARRIER: N/A (No 3G
Archos 70 Full Review
The Archos 70 Internet Tablet is the Archos' 7-inch tablet that runs Android 2.2 (Froyo).
The 7-inch tablet is a great size, not too small and not too large. The Archos 70 is slim and light,
only .43 inches thick and .66 pounds, it is slimmer and lighter than Samsung Galaxy Tab. It feels nice in
your hand and may even fit in a larger pocket. It is also very comfortable to hold in one hand when reading
a boos or browsing the web.
The Archos 70's display is very bright and sharp. However,
the vertical viewing angles are not really good, tilting the tablet to about 30-40 degrees causes color
distorsion and it is difficult to see what is on the screen.
There are no physical navigation buttons on the device, so
Archos has added a permanent panel with Search, Home, Back and Settings buttons. Archos has preloaded a
few applications, including Touiter for Twitter, eBuddy for chatting, and Aldiko for
Archos 70 is one of the first Android tablets to feature a
250GB hard drive under the hood. It also features a capacitive touchscreen, a 1GHz processor, an HDMI out
port and integragted Wi-Fi.
Best ARCHOS Design Yet
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
The wide seven-inch touchscreen, 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.
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 five 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.
Grab all your favorite applications with the
latest version of Android.
Exclusive applications for music, video, and
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 surf the
Internet from your couch, not to mention enjoying some immersive 3D games.
Want to be connected anywhere? Grab your mobile phone equipped with a data connection and Bluetooth technology,
pair it up to your ARCHOS 70 internet tablet via Bluetooth (or even USB cable), and enjoy easy access to the
Internet on your device anytime and anywhere. No need to pay an extra fee when you already have a data service
plan. (Note: 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 standard offerings, ARCHOS offers its own exclusive applications for music, video, and
photos. Get smooth browsing through your album covers and widgets on the home screen to give instant access to
your media. Make your own music playlists, browse your songs and music by favorites, or by files recently
played or added.
ARCHOS also makes your life easier by supporting audio and video formats beyond the
standards supported by Android. It can even display subtitles and alternate audio tracks, all you have to do is
drag, drop, and play.
Other ARCHOS offerings include an internet-connected Photo application with 3D
transitions, and the ability to sync your pictures with your Facebook, Picasa or Flickr accounts.
Portable HD Video Playback
The ARCHOS 70 internet tablet has a monster seven-inch touchscreen, for movies and TV shows in HD
Share Your Pictures
Open the new Gallery application and show your latest vacation to your friends, or even share them via a
A PC in Your Pocket
Connect the ARCHOS 70 internet tablet to your Wi-Fi network and you will be able to do just about everything
that you do on your home PC, wherever you are. You will be able to surf the full web, not a scaled-down mobile
version of the Internet thanks to Flash 10 support, which let you access to all your favorite
Surf the full web, not a scaled-down mobile
Enjoy 3D games, complete with graphics
acceleration and a speedy processor.
Display web pages quickly and at full 800 x 480 pixels with a high-speed processor
running at 1 GHz. The browsing experience is made even more intuitive with the Android browser. Tap a part of
the text that you're interested in and the display will be automatically resized to the paragraph you want to
You can also easily check your emails with the Android email client, which gives you the
ability to manage all your email accounts (Gmail, Yahoo!, etc).
3D Graphics Accelerator
The ARCHOS 70 internet tablet feature a graphics accelerator (3D OpenGL ES 2.0) to exploit Android 3D
capabilities such as 3D games, animated interface with live wallpapers and transitions effects. You will be
also able to enjoy the Android interface on your TV screen via the HDMI output. Discover a new way to play
games on TV, as your device becomes your gamepad.
All your searches are done in a simple tap on the Google search bar, which can be placed anywhere on one of the
five screens of the Android interface.
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.
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.
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.
What's in the Box
ARCHOS 70 Internet Tablet (250GB)
Quick Start Guide
Legal and Safety Notice
Archos 70 PROS AND CONS
Small and light
Capacitive touch screen
Audio and video media players (good quality)
HDMI output capability
Storage memory (up to 250GB)
MicroSDHC slot (for memory expansion)
Good battery life
Affordable tablet (great features for the money, you get more than you pay
Great traveling companion
Look and feel cheap (made of plastic)
Battery is not user replaceable
Does not come with preloaded Google applications and Market
Archos 70 Video
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• Flash Serie: 8 GB**** flash memory + Micro SD Slot (SDHC
• Hard Drive Disk Serie : Hard Drive: 250 GB**** Hard Drive
• High resolution screen, WVGA 800 x 480 pixels, 7'' TFT LCD,
16 million colors
• Capacitive multitouch screen
Android 2.2 Froyo7
• ARM Cortex A8 at 1 GHz with DSP
• Graphic accelerator: 3D OpenGL ES 2.0
• 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)
• WMV9/VC1 (AP up to 720p 30 fps@10Mbps)
• M-JPEG (Motion JPEG Video) in VGA resolution
With optional plug-in (downloadable on www.archos.com):
• Cinema: MPEG-2 (up to DVD resolution MP/D1, 30 fps@10 Mbps)
With the above codecs, the device can play video files with the following extensions: AVI, MP4,
MKV, MOV, WMV, MPG, PS, TS, VOB, FLV, RM, RMVB, ASF, 3GP
With optional software plug-ins (downloadable on www.archos.com):
• AC3 5.1
JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF
Support subtitles files with .srt, .ssa, .smi, .sub
• Aldiko, Ebuddy, Wikipedia, Avecomics, HubKap, Deezer,
Mewbox, Raging Thunderlite (a 3D car demo game), WordNewspaper, Touiteur, Fring
• USB 2.0: Mass Storage Class (MSC)
• Micro SD (SDHC compatible) on flash version
• USB Host: Mass Storage Class (MSC) (adapter micro B/A sold separately)
• HDMI output5 (Mini HDMI / HDMI cable sold separately)
• WiFi (802.11 b/g/n)
• Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
• Built-in speakers
• Built-in leg stand
• Built-in Microphone
• Front VGA Camera
• Internal: Lithium Polymer battery
• External: Power adapter/charger
• Music playback time6: up to 36 hours
• Video playback time6: up to 7 hours
• Web surfing6: up to 10 hours
• Device automatically downloads latest firmware updates when
the WiFi connection is activated
• Updates can also be downloaded at www.archos.com and updated via USB mass storage
Dimensions & weight
• ARCHOS 70 internet
tablet Flash series: 201 x 114 x 10 mm – 300 grams / (7.91 x 4.49 x 0.43 - 11
• ARCHOS 70 internet tablet Hard Drive series: 201 x 114
x 14 mm – 400 grams / (7.91 x 4.49 x 0.55 inch – 14 oz)
Minimum system requirements
• Microsoft® Windows® XP, Vista, 7 or higher
• USB 2.0 interface
ARCHOS 70 internet
tablet, earphones, Standard USB cable, Quick Start Guide (QSG), legal and safety notice,
* Maximum resolution = 1280 x 720 pixels
** Only available on Android™ 2.2 Froyo
*** The function of relaying your Internet connection may not be authorized by your cellphone
operator or may require a special data plan option. Please refer to your cellphone contract.
**** 1 GB= 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity is less.
1/ Certain bitrates, resolutions, and/or file variations may not be compatible.
2/ MPEG-4 ASP@L5 AVI (MPEG-4: ISO standard by Moving Picture Experts Group; AVI: audio/video file
container by Microsoft) without GMC and Quarter pixel.
3/ Does not read AAC protected files.
4/ Certain resolutions and file sizes may not be compatible.
5/ External video output disabled for Macrovision®-protected contents.
6/ Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and may eventually need to be
replaced. Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings.
Testing carried out using preproduction Internet Tablets and software performing the following
tasks: video playback, audio playback, and Internet browsing using Wi-Fi. Battery life depends on
device settings, usage, and many other factors; actual results may vary.
7/ Available in November 2010