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bascom 08-31-2010 04:31 PM

Five new Archos tablets
 
It's on their website but I don't see prices. Detailed specs are with each product. Looks like a 2", 3", 4", 7" and 10" all with Android. Says the 2" is under $100. I guess they are trying to match the new Ipod announcements Sept 1.

http://www.archos.com/home.html?lang=en

Here are specs for the 2": ---------------------------------------------------------->
4 or 8gb, Android 2.2 Froyo, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n)
Touch screen, 320x240 pixels (QVGA), 2.8'' TFT LCD, 16 million colors

Video Playback
• MPEG-4 (ASP@L5 AVI, up to DVD resolution, 30 fps @ 4 Mbps)
• H.264 (up to DVD resolution MP/D1, 30 fps @ 2 Mbps)
• WMV/VC1 (up to DVD resolution MP/D1, 30 fps @ 3 Mbps)
• M-JPEG (Motion JPEG Video) in VGA resolution

Audio Playback
• MP3 CBR & VBR
• WMA, WMA-Pro 5.1
• WAV (PCM/ADPCM)
• AAC, AAC+ 5.1
• OGG Vorbis
• FLAC

Battery life
• Music playback time: up to 16 hours
• Video playback time: up to 4 hours
• Web surfing: up to 6 hours

Here are specs for the 3": ---------------------------------------------------->
8gb flash, Android 2.2 Froyo, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n)
Touch screen, 400x240 pixels (WQVGA), 3.2'' TFT LCD, 262 000 colors
Camcorder: VGA - recording format: VGA H264 / AAC (.mp4)

Video Playback
• MPEG-4 HD (up to 720p, 30 fps@6Mbps)
• MPEG-4 (ASP@L5 AVI, up to DVD resolution, 30 fps@8Mbps)
• H.264 HD (HP@L3.1 up to 720p, 30 fps@5Mbps)
• WMV9/VC (AP up to 720p 30 fps@10Mbps)
• M-JPEG (Motion JPEG Video) in VGA resolution

Audio Playback
• Stereo MP3 CBR & VBR
• WMA, WMA-Pro 5.1
• WAV (PCM/ADPCM)
• AAC, AAC+ 5.13
• OGG Vorbis
• FLAC

Battery life
• Music playback time: up to 24 hours
• Video playback time: up to 6 hours
• Web surfing: up to 8 hours

5" specs:----------------------------------------------------------------->
Internal: 8 & 16 GB flash memory, Android 2.2 Froyo, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n)
External: Micro SD Slot (SDHC compatible)
HD Camcorder: 2 MP - recording format: 720p H264 / AAC .MP4
Speaker, kickstand
Pre-installed applications • Webbrowser, Email, Contacts, Appslib, Twitter, Wikipedia, Weather Channel, Ebuddy, Deezer, Mewbox (UK), Napster (US), Racing Thunderlight, Weather Channel, World Newspaper

Video Playback
• MPEG-4 HD (up to 720p, 30 fps@6Mbps)
• MPEG-4 (ASP@L5 AVI, up to DVD resolution, 30 fps@8Mbps)
• H.264 HD (HP@L3.1 up to 720p, 30 fps@5Mbps)
• WMV9/VC1 (AP up to 720p 30 fps@10Mbps)
• M-JPEG (Motion JPEG Video) in VGA resolution

Audio Playback
• Stereo MP3 CBR & VBR
• WMA, WAV (PCM/ADPCM), AAC3
• AAC+ stereo audio files
• OGG Vorbis
• FLAC

Battery life
• Music playback time6: up to 36 hours
• Video playback time6: up to 10 hours
• Web surfing6: up to 12 hours

lestatar 08-31-2010 04:49 PM

Thanks bascom. Man, I know diddly squat about Archos, but that sub 100USD thing looks kinda cool :D

Actually, they all look nice ATM imo...

blcistheking 08-31-2010 05:02 PM

the 28 looks pretty good for $100

bascom 08-31-2010 05:12 PM

Here are prices:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-...?tag=mncol;txt

Archos 2.8", $99
Archos 3.2", $150
Archos 4.3", $199
Archos 7.0", $275 for an 8GB model, or $350 for 250GB
Archos 10.1", $300 for 8GB and $350 for 16GB





TechyguyDR 08-31-2010 06:41 PM

Only 8GBs for the 28 and 32 w/no expandable memory. 32 is supposed to be able to playback HD videos. Don't see the point with so little memory. But I still like this range of PMPs/tablets.

xeticus 08-31-2010 08:57 PM

The 7" and 10" look very good. I have the Archos 5 Android but I was thinking of something bigger and a faster processor with built in HDMI out and flash video is very very appealing.

lem7 08-31-2010 09:23 PM

The Archos 28 looks really nice =D and under $100 bucks, damn !

deadohiosky 09-01-2010 06:40 AM

btw, they're not trying to compete with apple on this one, regarding announcement date anyhow.

the IFA (consumer electronics fair) officially starts in a few days and they're going to showcase it there. oh, and actually the devices were leaked on 24. august already so, no apple hasn't got to do anything with this.

bascom 09-01-2010 11:24 AM

OK but they look like competitors for the iPod touch and iPad. Will be interesting to see new ipods today.

G-Man76 09-02-2010 12:17 AM

Wow these devices look pretty good. I would say I am strongly interested in the 7" device. Great price points. Just hope they are coming to Canada. Best Buy hello!!

psilo110 09-02-2010 10:59 AM

I am disappointed that the 43 doesn't have a capacitive screen. there are a lot of 7" android tablets coming out, I was hoping for something a bit more... portable. I m gonna go poke around on an Archos5 and see if I can live with resistive touch.

G-Man76 09-02-2010 02:09 PM

The resistive does not bother me but I am not very happy with a 4.3 " screen. If it was a new version of the Archos 5 that would be my choice but as i want something for ereading too anything smaller than the 5 would be too small as I have tried the 5 out and it seemed adequate but borderline.

Andreas 09-04-2010 04:26 AM

Resistive screens are useless on Android devices. They are made for capacitive, and I'll go as far as say they don't work properly with resistive screens.

Archos didn't manage to get ONE Android device working properly last year (Archos 5), I don't expect them to suddenly be able to do it with 5... As awesome as their stuff looks on paper, history would suggest they fuck it up in some major way that you wouldn't be able to predict exactly beforehand. Archos is simply one of those companies that I no longer take seriously because they are as aware of their own limitations as someone who jumps off of grand canyon believing they can sprout wings if they want it enough

kobashi 09-04-2010 04:57 AM

that new video was impressive!!

blcistheking 09-04-2010 08:38 AM

does the 28 come out this month or october?

deadohiosky 09-04-2010 08:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blcistheking (Post 496857)
does the 28 come out this month or october?

according to engadget, end of this month.

oh and it seems you can order the 32 already.

liger05 09-04-2010 12:25 PM

I like that 43 video. I really like the look of that and as long as the reviews are positive I can see myself purchasing it.

JJ Ordonez 09-04-2010 01:42 PM

Archos having intergrated memory?
 
Does anyone know if the SD Card slot will be integrated with the flash memory?

blcistheking 09-04-2010 06:17 PM


wow, these things look amazing, especially the 28 for $100.

Shortly 09-05-2010 03:40 AM

I have been looking for a replacement for my Cowon O2 for about 6-months now. Mine still works, but just in case it bricks, these do look interesting.

We'll see on whether they have made these truly usable or not.


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