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Archos 70 MT8732 1.5GHz 8GB 7" 4G 3G Tablet

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MT8732 1.5GHz Android 8GB Feb 2015
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Ultra-portable With 4G SpeedTake advantage of 4G/LTE speeds on a tablet with the ARCHOS 70 Helium. Powered by a quad-core processor for Android 4.4 KitKat on its 7 inch IPS screen, the ARCHOS 70... More
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4 Reasons For

4G Compatible

Like most of the other tablets that have been available for around the same time as the 70, the Archos 70 is 4G compatible.

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3G Compatible

The Archos 70 is 3G compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other MT8732 processor tablets that have been available for more than a year are not 3G compatible.

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Very Light

The average weight of tablets of this spec and age is 420g. At only 260 grams, the Archos 70 is fairly light compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the 70.

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Very Narrow

The widths of tablets of a similar type and age to the 70 range from 10mm to 270mm, and the average width is 180mm. With a width of only 10.5 millimeters, the Archos 70 is quite narrow compared to most of the other MT8732 processor tablets that are a comparable age to the 70.

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10 Reasons Against

Archos Tablets Only Have Unexceptional Reviews

Tablet computers built by Archos are fairly ok tablet computers according to average reviews from owners and experts.

Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

At only 8 gigabytes, the Archos 70 has a quite small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other MT8732 processor tablets that have been around for more than a year. Across all the comparable spec tablets that came out around the same time as the 70 the internal storage capacity range from 8GB to 16GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 13GB.

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Very Small Screen Size

Across all the MT8732 processor tablets that have been available for a comparable time to the 70 the screen sizes range from 7" to 11", and the average screen size is 9.1". With a screen size of only 7 inches, the Archos 70 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst tablet computers of this age.

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Very Low Rear Camera Resolution

The rear camera resolutions of tablet computers of this spec and age range from 5MP to 8MP. With a rear camera resolution of only 5 megapixels, the Archos 70 has one of the lower rear camera resolutions amongst MT8732 processor tablets of this age.

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Very Low Battery Capacity

The Archos 70 has a fairly low battery capacity (only 2,500 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other tablets of this type and age. The battery capacities of tablets of a similar type and age to the 70 range from 2,500mAh to 7,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 5,400mAh.

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Only One Battery Cell

The Archos 70 is a one battery cell tablet computer. Most of the other MT8732 processor tablets that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 70 have one battery cell.

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Only 1024 X 600 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the Archos 70 is 1024 x 600 pixels. That's 40% less display resolution than a 1280 x 800 pixels tablet, which is the most common display resolution. Across all comparable spec tablet computers that were released more than a year ago the worst display resolution is 800 x 400 pixels and the best is 2732 x 2048 pixels.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the similar spec tablets that were released more than a year ago the internal memory range from 1GB to 2GB, and the average internal memory is 1.6GB. The Archos 70 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 1 gigabyte) amongst tablets of this age.

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.5 gigahertz, the Archos 70 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablets that have been available for more than a year. The average processor clock speed of MT8732 processor tablets that have been around for around the same time as the 70 is 1.6GHz.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

With a front camera resolution of only 2 megapixels, the Archos 70 has one of the lower front camera resolutions amongst similar spec tablet computers of this age. Tablets that have been on the market for more than a year have front camera resolutions of between 2MP and 5MP, and the average front camera resolution is 3.8MP.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Archos 70

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Archos released the 70.

Four Processor Cores

The number of processor cores on the Archos 70 is four. That's average compared to the other five similar spec tablets that were launched around the same time as the 70 that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

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Specification

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Processor Model
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Core
Processor Family
Memory
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System
Operating System Version
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Storage Medium
Display
Screen Size
Multi-Touch Technology
Display Technology
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Built-In Flash
Rear Camera
Flash Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Networking
4G Compatible
3G Compatible
2G Compatible
2G Standard
3G Standard
4G Standard
WiFi Direct
Bluetooth
Dual SIM Support
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Jack Size
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Phone Features
Video Calls
Messaging
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service)
E-Mail
Performance
Video Format
Image Format
Audio Format
Google Applications
Proximity Sensor
Ambient Light Sensor
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS
GPS
Design
Size
Form Factor
Colour
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Battery
Battery Cell
Battery Capacity
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Output Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Thickness
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
AC Adapter
Keyboard Included
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Kids Tablet

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Expert Reviews

(33)
12 December 2012

It's been a while since we published an overview of the current tablet market. With the holidays around the corner, we collected all of the tablets we've tested and that are still available, and... Read more…

22 March 2012

The Archos 70 internet tablet is a middle of the road Honeycomb affair with a design that hardly sets our hearts alight. But, its tiny appearance and price is enticing. Touted as the first Android... Read more…

22 March 2012

The Archos 70 internet tablet is a middle of the road Honeycomb affair with a design that hardly sets our hearts alight. But, its tiny appearance and price is enticing.Touted as the first Android... Read more…

While there are no plans from Archos to enable Android OS upgrades, if you want a tablet primarily to watch video, listen to music, read e-Books and keep on top of your e-mail and social networks,...

27 April 2011

The Archos 70 offers more horsepower and features than any other tablet under S$500, but its limitations make it more of a toy than a tool...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 31 December 2010 by Mr. J. G. Temperton
(Verified Purchase)

I feel I should set the record straight on this device, since their seems to be a lot of inaccurate information around, even on professional review sites. First of, when you buy the Archos the... Read more…

Reviewed 8 February 2011 by Catman

I recieved this product on Feb 2 2011 and was a bit concerned by the mixed reviews. However after using this product for 6 days im very pleased with it. Firstly as other reviewers have already... Read more…

Reviewed 25 March 2011 by Amazon Customer

I have spent the last two weeks reading all the descriptions of,and feedback on, the very wide range of Android Tablets on the market. I kept coming back to this, but then some of the negative... Read more…

Reviewed 9 February 2011 by Charlotte Giles
(Verified Purchase)

I have had an ARCHOS 5 for 2 years and loved it, I travel a lot, away from home every week all over the world and my ARCHOS was my lifeline, 250Gb hard drive easily carried a multitude of films... Read more…

Reviewed 12 January 2011 by Vernal Scott

I received my Archos 70 250gb last week and all I can say is WOW!!! It has turned out to be a stunningly diverse gadget with tons of great features that has quickly become my new best friend,... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers archos 4, archos 4g, archos 4gl, archos 4glt, archos 4glte
Barcodes 00690590028609, 05055887321989

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