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Archos 70b Cortex-A8 1.2GHz 8GB 7" Tablet

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Cortex-A8 1.2GHz Android 8GB Jan 2013
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Tablet Information:- Google Certified: Android 3.2 Honeycomb powered, with Google's suite of Android Applications- Slim & Fast:Portable 7" design with powerful 1.2 GHz CPU- Bright Screen: High... More
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4 Reasons For

Recent Price Drop of £19.69

In the last 43 days the 70b has dropped in price by £19.69.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 1.2 gigahertz, the Archos 70b has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that were launched around the same time as the 70b. The slowest processor clock speed of comparable spec tablets that were released more than two years ago is 1GHz and the fastest is 1.2GHz.

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Two Built-In Speakers

The Archos 70b has more built-in speakers than most of the tablet computers that were launched more than two years ago. This tablet computer is a two built-in speaker tablet compared to most of the similar spec tablet computers that were released around the same time as the 70b which only have one built-in speaker.

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Very Thin

At only 11.5 millimeters, the Archos 70b has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other tablet computers of this type and age. The average thickness of A8 processor tablets that were released more than two years ago is 84mm.

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6 Reasons Against

Archos Tablet Computers Only Have Unexceptional Reviews

On average tablet computers made by Archos are rated 66 out of 100, which is in the bottom 20% of all tablet brands that we have assessed.

Not 4G Compatible

The Archos 70b is not 4G compatible. Most of the other comparable spec tablets that were released more than two years ago are also not 4G compatible.

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Not 3G Compatible

The Archos 70b is not 3G compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other tablet computers of this age and spec are also not 3G compatible.

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Only 1024 X 600 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the Archos 70b is 1024 x 600 pixels. That's 40% less display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Across all tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the 70b the best display resolution is 3840 x 2560 pixels and the worst is 480 x 272 pixels.

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Only 2.1 Bluetooth Version

The Archos 70b supports a 2.1 Bluetooth version which is newer than the 4 Bluetooth version supported by most comparable spec tablet computers that came out around the same time as it. The worst Bluetooth version of all tablets of a similar age and type to the 70b is 2 and the best is 4.1.

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Very Low Display Colours

The Archos 70b has a fairly low display colours (only 16 million) compared to most of the other tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the 70b. The lowest display colours of A8 processor tablets that were released around the same time as the 70b is 16M and the highest is 17M.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Archos 70b

Released Over Four Years Ago

This A8 processor tablet has been on the market for over four years.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 7 inches, the Archos 70b has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar age and spec to the 70b.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

The Archos 70b has a relatively average internal storage capacity (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other A8 processor tablets that came out more than two years ago.

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Expert Reviews

(22)
25 May 2012

The $179 price is appealing--and we dig the kickstand--but the Archos 70b simply isn't fast enough and doesn't last long enough on a charge...

Built-in kickstand
Loud speakers
Lightweight design
Access to Google Play store
Android Honeycomb 3.2
Sluggish performance including terribly slow accelerometer
Short battery life
Screen gridlines visible
Inconsistent Wi-Fi performance
Runs hot
1 February 2012

The diminuitive Archos 70b internet tablet is a mixed bag. We appreciated the look and feel of the device, as well as the Android Honeycomb operating system and battery life. But we just couldn?t...

14 September 2011

The colour screen on the Archos 70b eReader may be better for flicking through photographs then, but apart from that it brings nothing to the party. We'd rather have a traditional e-ink eReader,...

Normally, in a review, we would start with a physical overview of the device and the internals before giving you a verdict. This time however, we're going to do it the other way. And the short... Read more…

29 March 2011

With a resistive touchscreen, a cut-down version of Android and a slow processor, the 70b ereader is a master of no trade, but it is cheap...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 25 February 2011 by Preston Geoff
(Verified Purchase)

The Archos 70b Internet Tablet and eBool Reader is really good. The quoted battery life for use as an eBook Reader is about 10 hrs, but I found that that was with the backlight set at 60%. Under... Read more…

Reviewed 13 June 2011 by Brian A. Pashley

I required an eReader for occasional use only, a dedicated eReader would lagely remain only partly used. I chose the ARCHOS 7eb to give me the option of seeing my colour photos and video in colour... Read more…

Reviewed 9 March 2012 by Spikeislander

Please beware , if you are thinking about buying the Archos 70b E reader. There is a known fault on this product and although Archos ask you to send it back to them . They will not repair or... Read more…

Reviewed 19 October 2011 by Sean Woolfenden

THIS CAN BE TURNED INTO A GREAT LITTLE ANDROID TABLET WHEN USING HACKED FIRMWARE. THERE ARE TONS OF GUIDES ONLINE HOW TO DO THIS AS THE ARCHOS FIRMWARE IS OKAY BUT NOT FULLY OPEN LIKE ALL ANDROID... Read more…

Reviewed 15 August 2011 by 4personnen

Books are easily readable, video is of very nice quality, internet access quite fast. I would say average + in all situations. For that price you cannot really expect more. I think the screen... Read more…

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