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Archos 79 Xenon MTK8389 1.2GHz 8GB 7.85" 3G Tablet

MTK8389 1.2GHz Android 8GB Nov 2013
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ARCHOS introduces a new tablet in its ARCHOS ELEMENTS range: the ARCHOS 79 xenon.Featuring a compact design, this tablet is made for an on-the-go experience. Featuring a powerful Quad-core CPU,... More
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7 Reasons For

Good Size

One customer who bought the product reckoned that it was a good weight. Expert Reviews wrote “Archos has crafted a well constructed tablet that has a solid weight 320g) to it in the hands” in their review of this tablet. One Archos 79 Xenon owner concluded that this tablet was thin. Expert Reviews wrote “Comes complete with thin bezels and firm aluminium shell” in their review of this tablet.

One Archos 79 Xenon owner wrote in their reviews that this tablet was compact. Expert Reviews mentioned “It measures up at 8mm deep, making it slightly thicker than Apples miniature marvel.” in their review of the Archos 79 Xenon yet they only gave it a score of 3 stars.

One person who bought it mentioned that it was a good size. Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned “It even has the almost exact same dimensions as Apple’s tiny titan” but despite that they gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

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Reasonably Priced

Two Archos 79 Xenon owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was good value for money. Two years ago Gadgetshow.channel5.com said “For the price, you’d be better served by the higher-res” in their review.

Robust

Some customers who reviewed it mentioned that it was well made. Digitalversus.com said in their review of this tablet on Digital Versus “A solid entry-level performance from the 79 Xenon.”.

Good Sound Quality

One person mentioned that the Archos 79 Xenon had good sound quality. Expert website Gadgetspeak.com mentioned “At the base of the back is a pair of reasonable speakers” in their review and gave this tablet a rating of 72 out of 100.

Nice Design

One Archos 79 Xenon reviewer concluded that the Archos 79 Xenon was good looking. Expert review site Tracyandmatt.co.uk mentioned “At £170 the Archos 79 Xenon is a good looking, good feeling Android tablet with a few eyebrow-raising specs”.

4 Bluetooth Version

This tablet computer supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on comparable spec tablet computers that are a similar age to it.

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Very Thin

At only 8 millimeters, the 79 Xenon has a quite thin depth compared to most of the other MTK8389 processor tablet computers that were released more than two years ago. The average depth of MTK8389 processor tablet computers that were released more than two years ago is 51mm.

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4 Reasons Against

Archos Only Has Poor Reviews for Its Tablets

Archos MTK8389 processor tablet computers have poor ratings on average and across all tablets Archos is one of the less good manufacturers.

Not 4G

The 79 Xenon is not 4G. Most of the other MTK8389 processor tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the 79 Xenon are also not 4G.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

At only 8 gigabytes, the 79 Xenon has a fairly small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the 79 Xenon. The average internal storage capacity of MTK8389 processor tablet computers that were released more than two years ago is 12GB, and the internal storage capacitys range from 8GB to 16GB.

If you want a larger internal storage capacity then you might want to look at the Prestigio MultiPad 4 Diamond[plb_2077129_price] (16GB), or the Lenovo Yoga Tab 10[plb_2418283_price] (16GB) which is also higher rated.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

With a front camera resolution (numeric) of only 0.3 megapixels, the Archos 79 Xenon has one of the lower front camera resolution (numeric)s amongst comparable spec tablets of this age. The average front camera resolution (numeric) of tablets of this age and spec is 1.1MP.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Archos 79 Xenon

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Four Processor Coress

Compared to the other comparable spec tablets that have been around for a similar time to the 79 Xenon that we have assessed the number of processor coress of, the number of processor coress on the 79 Xenon is four which is average.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.2 gigahertz, the 79 Xenon has a pretty typical processor frequency compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to the 79 Xenon.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

The 79 Xenon has a pretty average rear camera resolution (numeric) (2 megapixels) compared to most of the other MTK8389 processor tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the 79 Xenon.

If you want a higher rear camera resolution (numeric) then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Yoga Tab 10[plb_2418283_price] (5MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

The 79 Xenon has a relatively typical display diagonal (7.85 inches) compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and type.

If this tablet computer display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Yoga Tab 10[plb_2418283_price] (10.1") which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Touchscreen
LED Backlight
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Camera
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Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Video Recording
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
4G
3G
2G
2G Standards
3G Standards
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
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Headphone Out
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Video Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Battery
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Power
AC Adapter Output Current
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Keyboard Supplied
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Kids Tablet
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Expert Reviews

(18)
9 August 2014

This is unlike the screens on many other 7 or 8-inch Android tablets, like the Google Nexus 7 , which have wider 16:9 panels. Which is the better aspect ratio for a tablet can be a divisive issue;... Read more…

Good screenlarge viewing angles
Decent media player
3G connectivity allowing calls and texts
Fits nicely in the hand
Perfect for basic use
Screen resolution not quite enough for some uses
Battery life could be betterstandby not great
Mediocre photovideo capture
Limited processing power, especially when playing games or using resourceheavy apps
The Archos 79 Xenon might look like an iPad mini clone, but it just simply doesnt match up to the latest premium slate from Apple
31 July 2014

A solid entry-level performance from the 79 Xenon, but there's room for improvement concerning battery life and the processor, which is just a little under-powered for anything more than basic...

13 June 2014

At the base of the back is a pair of reasonable speakers. At the top of the back is a 2cm cream strip that is your way to inserting SIM and Micro SD Cards. At the left corner of this strip is the... Read more…

It may look like an iPad Mini however the Archos 79 Xenon falls at the other end of the price spectrum. At £170 the Archos 79 Xenon is a good looking, good feeling Android tablet with a few... Read more…

3 April 2014

I think the Archos 79 Xenon is certainly an interesting product but one that would need to fit a certain niche in the current £150-£200 tablet market and i'm not convinced on the size and...

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 7 May 2015 by Jose L.
(Verified Purchase)

It works as expected.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers 79xenon3g
Barcodes 00690590525665, 06905905256658

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