Archos 70 Internet Tablet Review

Posted by – October 16, 2010

First unboxing and review of the Archos 70 Internet Tablet, a $275 alternative to the $499 iPad and the $599 Samsung Galaxy Tab. I was amazed by how thin and light it is when I first took it out of the box, at 300 grams, it nearly feels like it’s an empty case without any electronics inside.

Archos 70 Internet Tablet

The capacitive touch screen on an Archos tablet is cool, I need to get used to that. Hopefully I will learn to type on it as fast as I do with my finger-tips/nails on my resistive screens. My plan this winter is to carry this 7″ Archos Android tablet with me everywhere in the inside of my jacket pocket. In this video, I try to show you multi-touch, web browsing speed, email, facebook, Google Maps Street View, Live wallpapers, video playback, HDMI output and more.

This review model is still running Android 2.1, while Archos is putting finishing touches to their faster and more optimized Android 2.2 firmware, hopefully to be ready in like days or so for when this device and its 101 big-brother actually ships worldwide. As I showed you in my previous video, Google Marketplace works on these Archos Android tablets using the gApps4Archos.apk one-click installation file. All codecs up to H264 high profile high bitrate 720p MKV works even on HDMI output (still to be tested and optimized in firmware). It’s only 300 grams (vs 380 grams Galaxy Tab and 680 grams iPad).

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You can discuss this video in the forum: http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=38513

  • Tom Waller

    just got my one, the 260 GB internal 2.5 inch hard drive version and after using the Archos 5 which really struggled to do anything in real time, the power of the ARM chip is very, very clear.  It is very responsive, sound quality is good enough to listen to for extended periods and the screen is just amazing.   The Camera and recorder work well but I did have problems with the sound and had to do a codec update.   I have not got a Mini HDMI Lead but will have soon and then we will see how this baby can fly.

    I remember back in the late 1980s how the ARM 200 MHZ CPU helped the now defunct Acorn Risc PC fly and this is proof if any was needed that the days of Cisc are well and truly endangered.

  • Karel Laoh

    Great tablet…nice review
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    Overall, I am happy with my Archos 70. I had to work out a few bugs when I first got it. The 250GB hard drive wasn’t showing in the OS. I did a hard reset/system restore and it seemed to fix the issue permanently.

  • G.D.L.

    you should go to Settings/Repair & Formatting/”Reset Android” (the option that doesn’t delete your PERSONAL FILES. After the device reboots, try to connect to the internet and open AppsLib. It should do the trick.

    Source: some video tutorial at Youtube.

    G.D.L.

  • Sivapuramp

    hi, i too had same problem.hope u got solved.if so please help me.
    i bought y day and not able to get any applications on clicking the appslib.after some time, it says to close it forcely.
    also i have downloaded latest version of ‘docs to go’ but still i am not able to open or view my office documents and excels
    regards
    prasad sivapuram
    sivapuramp@rediffmail.com

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    HI, 

    Archos 70 Internet Tablet is really stylish guys I was looking for this type of tablet. 

    Thanks 

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    HI, 

    the Archos 70 Internet Tablet is really so stylish guys and I liked it all features. I want to buy a tablet for using on  
    internet and I think, Its perfect for me. 

    Thanks for its review guys. 

  • Anonymous

    this tablet looks really cool and i also want to have a try.

  • Eddy Vanderheyden

    how do i put skype on my archos 70?

  • Bpmoore999

    download arctools off appslib and open it then install the 2.2.7 version then you will have android market

  • Bpmoore999

    how do u get micro sd card to work in the archos 70 onternet tablet?????
    thanks for your help!!!!!!!! really apreciated

  • matt martin

    THE HARD DISK DRIVE (250G) OF MY ARCHOS INTERNET 70 TABLET DOES NOT DETECT. IT HAPPENS SUDDENLY. WHY? AND HOW TO DETECT THE HD AGAIN?

  • matt martin

    THE HARD DISK DRIVE (250G) OF MY ARCHOS INTERNET 70 TABLET DOES NOT DETECT. IT HAPPENS SUDDENLY. WHY? AND HOW TO DETECT THE HD AGAIN?

  • Pattychiz

    what is prove your not a robot

  • Felixia

    I have one but. It. Frezee. I don know what i am. Ganna do with it. Some can help

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