Archos 7 Tablet PC Review
Archos is a French technology company that began building portable media players in 1988. They ventured into the netbook and tablet pc arena several years ago and have a long list of discontinued models. However, the Series 7 Tablet PC is one that remains active and popular due to it’s features and affordability.
The Archos 7 Tablet PC is named so because it has a 7″ display, 800×480 resolution. It uses a Linux operating system and runs on a 600 MHz ARM Cortex-A8 superscalar core processor, with 256 MB of RAM. In the storage area, it has 8 or 32 GB flash memory + Micro SD Slot. The device also has bluetooth and a built-in GPS. Battery charge is impressive at 7 hours of video or 42 hours of audio on a single charge.
The real bonus with this particular Tablet PC is how much you are really getting for your dollar. By installing the proper Apps, you will be able to view Flash with this, run Android, play just about any sort of video format, read your ebooks, and go anyplace online – for $199. Wow.
The Con’s. The touchscreen is resistive and and a bit insensitive. It takes patience and training for some to get accustomed to it. The Archos 7 seems to have a function that wakes it up every few hours and drains the battery. Strange, but if you’re aware of this, I believe there are ways to look online for a fix for that or find an app to make it stop.
Otherwise, this is still a fantastic buy for anyone on a budget that is looking for a nice Tablet PC.
|Battery Life||7 Hours Video
42 Hours Music
|Display||7-inch TFT LCD touchscreen with 800×480 pixel resolution, 16m colors|
|Memory||8 GB or 32 GB Flash|
|Model||Archos 7 Home Tablet|
|Ports||Micro SD Slot|
|Processor||ARM Cortex-A8, 32 bit, dual-issue, superscalar core @ 800 MHz|
|Extras||Built in GPS