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Archos 70 – 250 GB Internet Tablet (Black)
[rating:4/5]

Features:

  • 250 GB hard drive capacity for up to 300 movies, 2.5 million photos, or 145,000 songs
  • Enjoy about 36 hours of audio, 7 hours of video, or 10 hours Web browsing on a single charge
  • Seven-inch, 16-million-color capacitive multitouch LCD with 800 x 480 WVGA pixel resolution
  • Support for MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, and AC3 audio formats; MPEG-4, H.264, WMV9/VC1, Motion JPEG, and MPEG-2 video codecs
  • One-year limited warranty

List price:$349.99
Average Rate:4.0 out of 5 (118 total Customer Reviews)

Description:
Redefine the way you’ll be browsing the web and enjoying HD multimedia with your ARCHOS 70 internet tablet. At home and on the go, you will always have a good reason to use and show this beautiful “window to another world”. With the latest version of Android, enjoy fast web surfing and all your favorite applications, including games with 3D graphic acceleration (rendered with its 3D hardware accelerator) or a soothing eBook viewer.All the functions of a computer: your apps, the Internet, video chat, your photos, music and videos (up to 250GB* of storage7) actually fit inside your bag or your briefcase.

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10 Responses to “Archos 70 – 250 GB Internet Tablet (Black)”

  1. Steveaz "Steve"

    Rate:4.0 out of 5 stars
    I tried the Barnes & Noble Nook and the Huawei S7 Android tablet before settling for the Archos 70 (Gen 8)

  2. Joseph Falcione "Reliable Comments"

    Rate:4.0 out of 5 stars
    I purchased this for myself over an iPad. There were a number of things I needed to consider since I am on the road a lot as well as an independent film maker. I do love the iPad but there are things about it that could not be overcome. I’ll list just the Archos attributes here and from my chair, they are clearly not optional requirements.

  3. Jackie W. Mullins "kb5ynf"

    Rate:4.0 out of 5 stars
    I have an iPad and the Archos 70. I bought them both around the same time to test for work and to look into designing a mobile app for my company. After thoroughly testing both devices, I find myself using the Archos almost exclusively. The iPad is definitely more responsive and it’s a better designed device from a purely aesthetic point of view; but the Archos 70 does what it does well and is more comfortable to hold and use for long periods. I hold it for hours at a time and use it to browse the Internet while watching TV at night. I can stick it in my pocket when I need to. It’s easier to type on because you can two hand it just like you do your phone. I really like the 7″ form factor and I like my Archos 70.

  4. Johnny G

    Rate:4.0 out of 5 stars
    Does everything I need it to do with only a few exceptions.

  5. Eric Laffoon "ubergeek"

    Rate:5.0 out of 5 stars
    Disclosure: I have owned Archos devices from gen 5. I currently have two gen 7 tablets, the 5 IT with Android 1.6 and for gen 8 I have the Archos 101 IT and the 70 IT with 8 GB listed here. This is the second generation Android tablet produced by Archos and what I wish the previous generation had been. Some reviews here list problems or issues with this device and some reviews have minor detail issues or focus on pointless details (CPU speed limiting in this present release is less of an issue than perceived speed when using and with less RAM the chief result is that switching programs uses more CPU cycles so a recently used app might take longer to load). Frankly getting into technical discussions of minutia that require the kind of understanding I have as a programmer seems like a sure way to turn off people considering whether they should buy a tablet. So I won’t go there.

  6. Steadystate

    Rate:5.0 out of 5 stars
    I recently purchased NookColor, but then when I heard Archos just released this one at a similar price point as NookColor, I thought it doesn’t make sense not to switch. At the very least, you can just install the Nook app on this device, and it will do everything that NookColor does, plus much more. (i.e. other eBook readers like Kindle, better browser, games, Android market…etc)… Also, it’s much lighter and thinner than NookColor. So from this point of view, I am very happy with the purchase. The capacitive touch screen works very well (although it misses my touch once in a while especially when tablet is busy), and the battery lasts very long (~ 10 hrs dimmed screen w/o wifi, just reading books) My biggest issue is that the wifi connectivity sometimes drops, and so i have to restart the wifi, but it might be my problem as I haven’t heard other people complaining about this particular issue. It does have front facing camera, but it’s sluggish and resolution is not that great. This doesn’t concern me as I never need to use camera.

  7. BTX

    Rate:4.0 out of 5 stars
    I own the Archos 70 Internet Tablet with Android 2.2 Froyo installed.

  8. J. Wallen

    Rate:5.0 out of 5 stars
    I am writing my review on my 70IT…this tablet, overall, is fantastic. The capacitive touch screen is very responsive and stock applications run fast and are well designed.

  9. Chad Hensley

    Rate:5.0 out of 5 stars
    I’ve had this device for 6 days and I’ve been very pleased with all aspects of it. I did a lot of research before buying and it has met all of my expectations. Best for those who already have some experience with the Android operating system.

  10. Keith M. Thompson

    Rate:3.0 out of 5 stars
    I’ve wanted a tablet for a while now but the price of what was out there discouraged me from buying anything. I bought this tablet as a Christmas gift to my wife but I had to test it out for a couple of weeks to make sure it worked and that it was worth the money to keep it. If you want to get right to the Pros & Cons see below. Bottom line I still think the device is pretty descent overall but there are three large issues for me. 1. Bluetooth tethering does not work at all & Archos doesn’t want to do anything to help me trouble-shoot. I will say that most of the time my wife is likely to have wi-fi whereever she would whip this out but that’s besides the point 2. Dispite 8GB of internal storage the device only allows 256MB for app installation. this is still a problem even when developers allow their apps to be installed on SD and only a few apps have this feature enabled, and 3. finally I think the tech support is really really sub-par.

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