SpecificationsNotebook: Archos 70b (70 Series)
Processor: Cortex A8
Graphics Adapter: unknown
Display: 7.0 inch, 5:3, 800x480 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 300 euro
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Archos 70b
Source: Laptop Mag
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%
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%
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
Cortex A8: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.
This weight is somewhat high for a smartphone. Smartphones with a big screen and small tablets weigh as much, usually.
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.
50%: This average evaluation is exceptionally bad. There exist hardly any laptops, which are rated so negative.
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