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Archos 70 MTK8127 1.3GHz 16GB 7" Tablet

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MTK8127 1.3GHz Android 16GB Apr 2015
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Archos 70 Internet Tablet Review
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16 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

This tablet computer has an average expert rating of 72% based on twenty-one expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Techradar, toptenreviews.com and stuff.tv. This means that experts are not that keen on this tablet.

Reasonably Priced

Several customers who reviewed it agreed that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer mentioned “Amazing tablet for the price” . Amazon Customer also wrote “Great tablet, great price”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “This item is very good quality, good value for money”.

Seventeen Archos 70 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Archos 70 was a bargain for the price. 25078396 said in their review of the Archos 70 three years ago “With the micro usb port i have purchased a very cheap adapter” and scored it 80 out of 100. Aaron wrote in his review of this tablet “I was going to buy several of these (some months ago when ASDA were doing them very cheaply) and I'm so glad that they only had the one in stock” . Amazon Customer wrote “It's a cheap 8 inch IPS tablet with great viewing angles” however they scored the Archos 70 3 stars.

Some Archos 70 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was cheap. Three years ago Amazon Customer mentioned “Great budget tablet” in their review. Amazon Customer also wrote “That's easily solved by purchasing inexpensive external speakers”. Anonymous wrote in their review of the Archos 70 on Amazon three years ago “The price they offered for a replacement with my special offer was”.

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Good Size

A number of people who reviewed the product agreed that it was good structurally. Stathopoulos Miltiadis said “Beautiful and solid construction, great screen resolution very satisfied” in their review. One person who reviewed the product mentioned that it was heavy and bulky. Goldroversix mentioned on Amazon “The charger is pin type so dont be heavy handed with it” and rated it 5 stars.

One Archos 70 reviewer who reviewed the Archos 70 concluded that it was a good size. Philip Chapman said in his Archos 70 review on Amazon “Lovely tablet - good size and quick to respond to touch”. One customer said in their reviews that it was a good weight. Susan Jackson mentioned on Amazon “The screen is crystal clear, light weight so easy to hold, only downside wish it took a memory stick” in her review of this tablet.

One person wrote in their reviews that this tablet was easy to carry around. One person mentioned in their reviews that it was thin. Yavit Tudu mentioned “It's as thin and handy” in their review of this tablet and gave the product a very good rating.

One customer thought this tablet was lightweight. Expert website Toptenreviews.com said in their review “The Archos 70 is a lightweight, compact and beautiful tablet” and rated it 75 out of 100.

One person concluded that the Archos 70 was compact. Expert website Theregister.co.uk said in their review of this tablet “A 7in screen to keep things compact and the ability to play any video or music files you care to mention” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

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Nice Design

A few people who bought the product considered that it was good looking. Three years ago Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Lots off apps and it runs pretty quick” in their review and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Amazon Customer also wrote “Battery life seems to be pretty good, even on Wi-Fi”. Amazon Customer also wrote “It is a beautiful looking tablet with an aluminium back”.

Several Archos 70 owners considered that the product was smooth. Jonny wrote on Amazon “The actual performance is smooth, even when multitasking” in their review of this tablet. Timothy Spaven said on Amazon “The tablet itself is quick and smooth once it has started up” and scored the product 5 stars. Travelling_lite mentioned in their review on Amazon three years ago “I was pleasantly pleased by it's build quality, classy appearance, silky smooth performance, technical support”.

One person wrote that it was a good design. Theo_92 wrote on Amazon “Very nice design, strong with a long lastig battery”.

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Robust

Thirteen Archos 70 owners who bought it wrote that it was well made. Benjamin Jones said in his review on Amazon three years ago “Great performance, looks, build quality and feel”. Hmmm mentioned “A well made tablet, unfortunately very slow takes a second or two to respond” in their review of the Archos 70. Mike Spain wrote “Volume could be a bit higher! Looks and feels very well made” and rated it as very good.

A number of people agreed that this tablet was strong and durable. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this tablet on Amazon “Feels very sturdy and good in the hand”. Bookmyster81 mentioned two years ago “I have lowered my rating by a star as I really would advise buying a better quality tablet that is more robust” in their Archos 70 review but even so they gave it a rating of 1 stars. Dom said in their review of this tablet “If you want something more robust, faster and with a better wi-fi” yet they only gave this tablet a rating of 60 out of 100.

Two customers who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to damage or scratch. Mr. Barry W. Ross wrote in his review of this tablet on Amazon “The charging socket/plug needs care though as it can damaged very easily”. Quel Geek mentioned in their review on Amazon three years ago “My only slight grumble is that the power connector doesn't insert far enough to butt up against the case, making it seem vulnerable to damage”.

One Archos 70 owner said in their reviews that this tablet was reliable. Geoffrey J. wrote three years ago “This tablet is from a manufacturer I have found totally reliable in the past, before they gave up on their own technology” and scored it very highly.

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Easy to Use

Eight Archos 70 reviewers agreed that this tablet was easy to use. Jasonk wrote on Amazon three years ago “Practical, functional and appealing bit of kit”. Sa Cameron gave the Archos 70 a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this tablet “Really easy to use even for a technophobe like my Dad!”. Shirley Murphy wrote “Quick and easy to use tablet” and rated the product as excellent.

Some Archos 70 owners who reviewed this tablet reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Guffy511 gave it a score of 4 stars and said on Amazon “The tablet is sturdy and comfortable to hold”.

A few Archos 70 reviewers who bought the Archos 70 concluded that it had a good experience. Totalsurf said in their review of the Archos 70 on Amazon three years ago “The user experience quite simply doesnt match” but they only scored the product 40 out of 100. Totalsurf also wrote “Work out why it's running Android like a dog! The hardware should be more than capable of providing a great experience.”.

One Archos 70 owner who purchased this tablet concluded that it was easy to setup. Shirley N Smart said on Amazon “Also very easy to set up” in his review.

One Archos 70 owner thought this tablet was easy to use the menus. Tiktak wrote on Amazon “Access to settings easy, only a couple of taps away, camera only really any good if you've not got a decent one with you.” and rated it 5 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Several customers who bought this tablet agreed that it was good quality. Amazon Customer said “Looks good- Quality of build is good” yet they gave the product a rating of 20 out of 100. Amazon Customer also wrote “The build quality is excellent”. Amazon Customer also wrote “Found it reliable and well made, although a bit outdated at the time I bought it”.

Good Sound Quality

Eight people reckoned that the product had good sound quality. Three years ago Amazon Customer said in their review of this tablet on Amazon “I have a Kindle Fire HD which has a great screen and brilliant audio.”. Goldroversix wrote on Amazon “Newspaper apps look great on it.I myself love audio books at night”. Jasonk scored it very highly and mentioned in their Archos 70 review “The on screen keyboard and audio output work fine”.

Acceptable Noise Level

Some customers said in their reviews that this tablet was quiet. Catherine Thompson wrote in her review of the Archos 70 “A definite good buy to keep them quiet” .

Good Picture Quality

A number of Archos 70 owners who reviewed the product thought it had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review on Amazon three years ago “The screen is responsive and the colours are vibrant”. Jonny rated the product as excellent and mentioned “Its very bright, nice colours and very sharp” in their review of this tablet. Tankgirl gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this tablet “Screen is clear and colours are bright (website picture is a good representation”.

Several Archos 70 owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Eoh said “Very responsive and great graphics with very acceptable sound quality” in their review of the Archos 70. Peter said on Amazon “A pity really as the graphics/screen resolution were good” in his review of the Archos 70.

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Good Webcam

One Archos 70 owner who reviewed the product considered that it was good for making skype calls. Anthony Bennis said “Microphone does not work making it useless for Skype” although he gave the Archos 70 a rating of 60 out of 100.

Quite Large Internal Storage Capacity

Tablets of this age and type have internal storage capacity of between 8GB and 64GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Archos 70 has a fairly large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the 70.

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1080p Video Recording Mode

This tablet computer has a 1080p video recording mode, which is typical of many tablets that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The smallest maximum memory card size of similar spec tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the 70 is 32GB, the largest is 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 49GB. The Archos 70 has a quite large maximum memory card size (64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablet computers that were released one year ago.

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Very Light

At only 270 grams, the Archos 70 is quite light compared to most of the other MTK8127 processor tablets that have been available for more than a year. The average weight of MTK8127 processor tablets that are a similar age to the 70 is 480g, and the weights range from 260g to 710g.

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Very Narrow

The average width of MTK8127 processor tablets that are a similar age to the 70 is 220mm, and the widths range from 100mm to 310mm. With a width of only 108 millimeters, the Archos 70 is quite narrow compared to most of the other tablet computers of this spec and age.

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10 Reasons Against

Owner Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 458 owner reviews this tablet computer has an overall owner rating of 65 out of 100.

Poor Connectivity

Twenty-six people who reviewed it concluded that it was not wifi compatible. Amazon Customer wrote “There seems to be a lot of problems with wifi and apps like Flipboard don't work properly” in their review of the Archos 70. B. Clarke wrote on Amazon two years ago “WiFi is not that great”. Badruzaman Badawi rated it 3 stars and said “Limited wifi range very frustrating (even after software update” in their review.

Some Archos 70 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was not good in terms of USB connections. Krecco wrote on Amazon “No usb charging; -usb drivers are not out of the box; -poor battery time; -freezes once a week” in their review of the Archos 70.

One Archos 70 owner who reviewed this tablet thought it was not able to connect to the internet. Amazon Customer said “Apps that don't require internet works great” in their review of the Archos 70.

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Poor Battery Life

Several customers who bought the Archos 70 concluded that it did not have a good battery life. Aaron he wrote “Anything else is simply beyond it and even for ebooks the battery only lasts a few hours max”. Constantinos gave the Archos 70 a score of 1 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Poor wifi signal, No battery duration”. Gina Richards wrote on Amazon “Terrible battery life though - found this out with not many apps downloaded onto it” but in spite of that she gave this tablet a score of 80 out of 100.

One person who bought the Archos 70 considered that it was not quick to charge. Joe Sullivan wrote “After a year of owning this tablet the battery lasts half an hour on full charge (thats if I can get it to charge as there is no USB charging”.

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Archos Only Has Unexceptional Tablet Computer Reviews

On average Archos MTK8127 processor tablets have unexceptional ratings compared to other brands as do all tablet computers manufactured by Archos.

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Poor Support

One Archos 70 reviewer who reviewed it thought it did not have good customer support. Three years ago Anthony Bennis said in his review of this tablet “Customer support is very poor”.

Recent Price Increase of £6.38

In the last 8 days the 70 has increased in price by £6.38.

Not 4G Compatible

Most tablets of a similar age and spec to the 70 are not 4G compatible. The Archos 70 is no exception to this as it too is not 4G compatible.

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Not 3G Compatible

Most tablets that have been around for around the same time as the 70 are not 3G compatible. The Archos 70 is no exception to this as it too is not 3G compatible.

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Very Short Continuous Audio Playback Time

At only 6.25 hours, the Archos 70 has a quite short continuous audio playback time compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that are a similar age to the 70. Across all the tablet computers of a similar type and age to the 70 the continuous audio playback times range from 5h to 200h.

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Very Low Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 2,600 milliamperes * hour, the Archos 70 has a fairly low battery capacity compared to most of the other MTK8127 processor tablets that came out more than a year ago. MTK8127 processor tablets that have been around for around the same time as the 70 have battery capacities of between 2,100mAh and 6,000mAh.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Archos 70

Released Over a Year Ago

This tablet has been on the market for over a year.

Four Processor Cores

The number of processor cores on the Archos 70 is four which is average compared to the other 12 MTK8127 processor tablets that have been available for around the same time as the 70 that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.3 gigahertz, the Archos 70 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablets of a similar type and age to the 70.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 2 megapixels, the Archos 70 has a relatively typical rear camera resolution compared to most of the other MTK8127 processor tablets that have been around for more than a year.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 7 inches, the Archos 70 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other tablets of this age and type.

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Expert Reviews

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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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