Archos 70 Series

Archos 70bProcessor: Cortex A8
Graphics Adapter: unknown
Display: 7.0 inch
Weight: 0.4kg
Price: 270, 300 euro
Average Score: 67.5% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 70%, features: 70%, display: - %
mobility: 70%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 60%, emissions: - %

 

Archos 70

Specifications

Archos 70Notebook: Archos 70
Processor: Cortex A8
Graphics Adapter: unknown
Display: 7.0 inch, 16:9, 800x480 pixels
Weight: 0.4kg
Price: 270 euro
Links: Archos homepage
 70 (Model)

Average Score: 76.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

85% Archos 70 Android 7in tablet
Source: Reg Hardware English
While there are no plans from Archos to enable Android OS upgrades, if you want a tablet primarily to watch video, listen to music, read e-Books and keep on top of your e-mail and social networks, then the Archos 70 is probably all the tablet you will ever need. It’s small, light, has a decent battery life and, after a quick trip to Archos Fans, will do most of the things a tablet costing twice the price will do. Hunt around and you can find one for around £195.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 85%
70% Archos 70 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Getting the best out of the Archos 70 requires a tweak or two to both the device and how you use it. You won't need to resort to such measures if you're willing to splash out £599 on an HTC Flyer or £329 on a first-gen iPad, but for its sub-£200 price, the Archos 70 makes for a worthy budget option.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/19/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 70% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 60%
80% Archos 70 review
Source: Stuff TV English

Held back by an old version of Android and limited app access, but once upgraded could win another star.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Flachkräfte
Source: Computerbild - 6/11 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Archos 70b

Specifications

Archos 70bNotebook: Archos 70b
Processor: Cortex A8
Graphics Adapter: unknown
Display: 7.0 inch, 5:3, 800x480 pixels
Weight: 0.4kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: Archos homepage
 70b (Model)

Average Score: 50% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

40% Archos 70b Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Amazon is currently selling the Archos 70b for $179 and, at this price, it seems tempting. However, there are a number of flaws that keep us from recommending this device. The most glaring deficiencies are the maddeningly sluggish accelerometer, mediocre screen and short battery life. At this price, your money is better spent on either the Kindle Fire or the Nook Tablet, which are both available for just a few dollars more. Or wait for the rumored Asus Nexus tablet, which promises to pack Nvidia's quad-core Tegra 3 chip for $199.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/25/2012
Rating: Total score: 40%
60% Archos 70b review
Source: T3 English
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 stop ourselves being slightly underwhelmed by the performance – not to mention the troubles we experience with high definition video. Still, the inclusion of the Android Market means there’s no shortage of apps to install and this adds value to the tablet. Given the size and the price of the Archos 70b it could be an attractive purchase for anyone regularly travelling or on a budget. However, due to its shortcomings performance-wise, we’d suggest this as a secondary device rather than a first choice machine.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/23/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Comment

Archos: Archos is a French consumer electronics company that was established in 1988. The company manufactures portable media players and portable storage devices. Archos has developed a variety of products, including digital audio players, PVPs (portable video players), digital video recorders, and a personal digital assistant. The first laptop reviews appeared in 2008/2009. The global market share of Archos laptops is quite limited.


These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

unknown:

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


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7.0: This is one of the smallest formats, which is used for UMPC, Netbooks or Subotebooks. There hardly exist any models with this display format. Working for a long time is uncomfortable. This tiny display is intended for outdoor usage.
The advantage is, that the mini-notebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the tiny display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is very exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions can hardly be used.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.4 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

0.4 kg:


67.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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» HTC EVO View 7"
unknown
» Archos 70
Cortex A8

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» Kogan Agora HD Mini
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» ZTE Blade V
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» Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300
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Current Prices

Amazon.com

$19.95 Arkon Boat Helm Tablet Mount with Universal Tablet Cradle for Apple iPad 2 3 4 5, Acer Iconia A500, AOC Breeze, Archos: 101, 70, Asus EEE Pad Transformer, BlackBerry PlayBook, eLocity A7, HP: Slate, TouchPad, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Tab 10.1, SuperPad, Toshiba Thrive, Velocity Cruz T301 and ViewSonic: gTablet, ViewPad 10, ViewPad 7

Archos 70 cobalt 8GB
» 57.50 GBP (lowest price)
57.50 GBP Amazon Marketplace UK
61.47 GBP King of Gadgets
62.94 GBP Amazon.co.uk
69.99 GBP Ryman

Archos 70b internet tablet 8GB
» 69.99 GBP (lowest price)
69.99 GBP Argos
94.83 GBP Amazon Marketplace UK

Archos 70 Internet Tablet 8GB
» 124.58 GBP (lowest price)
124.58 GBP Amazon Marketplace UK

Archos 70b Titanium 8GB
» 83.46 GBP (lowest price)
83.46 GBP King of Gadgets
99.99 GBP Ryman

Archos 70 Titanium 8GB
» 106.99 GBP (lowest price)
106.99 GBP Amazon Marketplace UK
126.16 GBP Office Allsorts

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-03- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)