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Archos 70b Cortex-A8 1.2GHz 8GB 7" Tablet Best in Test 5 Star Best in Test 5 Star
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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11 Reasons For

Reasonably Priced

Six Archos 70b reviewers who purchased the Archos 70b said that it was good value for money. Alanpear gave it a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “Exactly what i was looking for at decent price”. Geoff-Uk scored it 5 stars and wrote in their Archos 70b review on Amazon “Fantastic value”. Geoff-Uk also said “What you get for the price is amazing, 4g dual sim phone, Bluetooth”.

Several customers who reviewed it concluded that it was a bargain for the price. said in their review six years ago “It is cheap”.

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Nice Design

Some people who purchased the product agreed that it was good looking. Mr Baz scored this tablet 80 out of 100 and he said in his review of the Archos 70b “It ran along better than expected just take it easy with tons of apps being open (which consumes memory)+ Screen is pretty good”.

One Archos 70b owner who bought the product considered that it was a good design. mentioned “Lightweight design” in their review nonetheless they gave the Archos 70b a rating of 40 out of 100.

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Good Product Quality

Several Archos 70b reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Archos 70b was good quality. Mr Baz wrote on Amazon two years ago “You can at least install apps to the micro SD cardSound quality is acceptable for a tablet in this price region ie you can hear it ok”.

Good Connectivity

Several Archos 70b reviewers said that this tablet was wifi compatible. Five years ago said “Wi-Fi wasn't entirely stable” in their review of the Archos 70b. One person reckoned that it had gps.


A few Archos 70b owners reckoned that it was well made. Mr Baz wrote in his review of the Archos 70b on Amazon “+ Build is good with a solid case and decent quality feel to the construction+ Performance is quite nippy, this has a "dual core" 1.2 GHz processor”. said five years ago “Solid build quality” .

Easy to Use

One customer who reviewed the product thought it had a good experience. Mr Baz said on Amazon “You'll get a better experience with decent headphones or speakers (wired or Blue-tooth)No custom interface this runs the normal stock Android look” in his Archos 70b review.

Good Support

One person wrote in their reviews that the Archos 70b had good technical guidance. Mr Baz mentioned on Amazon “The instructions are simple”.

Good Picture Quality

One person who bought the Archos 70b said that it was good for watching movies. Expert website said six years ago “With the 70b, Archos has tried to combine the two - it's an Android slate with a resistive colour touchscreen, so it's also ideal for watching movies” but in spite of that they only gave the Archos 70b a score of 3 stars.

Good Battery Life

One customer who purchased the Archos 70b wrote that it had a good battery life. wrote six years ago “We'd rather have a traditional e-ink eReader, with a much longer battery life and quick responses” but despite that they gave the Archos 70b a rating of 40 out of 100.

Good Size

One customer who reviewed the product said that it was lightweight.

Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Archos 70b is a two number of built-in speakers tablet.

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8 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this Cortex-A8 processor tablet computer is 59% based on ten expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, and Pocket Lint.

Owner Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 28 owner reviews this Archos tablet computer has an overall owner rating of 68%.

Archos Only Has Poor Tablet Computer Reviews

Whilst Archos is one of the lower rated tablet computer manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, Archos has ok ratings specifically within its Cortex-A8 processor tablets range.

Inferior Sound Quality

A few Archos 70b owners who bought this tablet considered that it did not have good sound quality. Geoff-Uk wrote on Amazon “Be sensible you have to accept that a £70 tablet is not a £400 iPad or Samsung! Inbuilt speakers are tinny, cover for the sim” in their review. Last year Porkie gave the Archos 70b a score of 60 out of 100 and wrote “Sound is not good at all I'm deaf in one ear and cannot hear this even with my speakers it was not a good sound at all”. rated the product 2 stars and said in their review of this tablet “Tinny speakers”.

Not 4G

The Archos 70b is not 4G, although keep in mind that most of the other tablet computers of a similar type and age to the 70b are also not 4G.

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Not 3G

Most tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the 70b are not 3G. The Archos 70b is no exception to this as it too is not 3G.

If you are looking for a tablet computer that is 3G then you might want to consider the ODYS Cosmo[plb_1834299_price], or the Trevi TAB 8 3G V4[plb_1911502_price].

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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 22% less display resolution than a 1024 x 768 pixels tablet, which is the most common display resolution. Across all tablet computers of this age and spec the display resolution ranges from 480 x 272 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 2560 pixels (best).

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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 tablets of a comparable age and spec to it. Across all similar spec tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the 70b the best Bluetooth version is 4.1 and the worst is 2.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Archos 70b

Released Over Four Years Ago

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

Average Processor Frequency

At 1.2 gigahertz, the Archos 70b has a pretty average processor frequency compared to most of the other tablets of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 1.2GHz processor clock speed tablets currently available including the ODYS Cosmo[plb_1834299_price], the IVIEW 754TPC[plb_1885649_price], or the Trekstor Breeze 7.0[plb_1920491_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Archos 70b has a relatively average display diagonal (7 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that were released more than two years ago.

Alternative 7" tablets currently available which you might also want to consider include the Yarvik TAB07-101 Luna 7c[plb_1552527_price], or the Archos Arnova 7 G3[plb_1855886_price] which has better reviews.

If this tablet display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Trevi TAB 8 3G V4[plb_1911502_price] (8"), the Irradio TAB 9000[plb_2323666_price] (9"), or the Archos 97 Carbon[plb_1872834_price] (9.7") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

The Archos 70b has a fairly standard internal storage capacity (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the 70b.

If this Cortex-A8 processor tablet computer internal storage capacity is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Archos 97 Carbon[plb_1872834_price] (16GB), or the Visual Land Prestige 10[plb_2104121_price] (16GB) which is also higher rated.

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2 Awards Best in Test 5 Star Best in Test 5 Star

Expert Reviews

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

Reviewed 25 February 2011 by Preston Geoff
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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


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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