Archos has rolled out a new series of tablet PC called Archos 7 powered by Android 1.6 OS. This 7-inch big Archos 7 was claimed as the first large-screen android tablet that has the always-on accessibility to email, website, photo and videos with dedicated Android applications.
Archos 7 inch Android tablet can display up to 800 x 480 pixel resolution, packed with 8GB of Flash memory, WiFi-equipped, and it has been pre installed with interesting applications such aas DailyPaper, eBuddy, and Aldiko.
Archos 7 Android tablet has been packed with a long life battery, where it can last for 7 hours of video playback, and up to 44 hours if you use it for audio playback. Connectivity-wise, you can find one USB port to connect to your PC or Mac easily.
Archos 7 Home Tablet Technical Details:
- Storage: 8 GB Flash as well as expandable through a microSDHC Slot
- Capacity: Up to 7 movies, 80,000 photos or 4,000 songs
- Display: High-resolution touchscreen, 800×480 pixels, 7-inch TFT LCD, 16 million colors with a virtual keyboard
- Video Playback: H.264 up to 720p resolution – 30 fps / 2.5 Mbps.; MPEG-4 up to 720p resolution – 30 fps / 6 Mbps.; Realvideo up to 720p resolution – 30 fps / 2.5 Mbps. With the aforementioned codecs, the device can play video files with the following extensions: .avi, .mp4, .mkv, .mov, and .flv M-JPEG (Motion JPEG Video) in QVGA resolution
- Audio Playback: MP3, WMA (non protected), WAV3, APE, OGG, FLAC, AAC3
- Photo Viewer: JPEG, BMP, GIF
- Interfaces: USB 2.0 Slave (Mass Storage Class [MSC]); USB 2.0 Host (Mass Storage Class [MSC] – connects a mass storage device or keyboard and mouse [adapter micro B/A sold separately]); Micro SDHC card
- Communication Protocols: Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n)
- Other Features: Two built-in speakers; built-in leg stand; built-in Microphone; composite video output (cable sold separately)
- Power source: Internal—Lithium Polymer battery; External—Power adapter/charger
- Battery Life: Music playback time—up to 42 hours; Video playback time—up to 7 hours
- Compatibility: Microsoft® Windows® XP, Vista, 7 or higher, Mac OS or Linux in mass storage mode
- Computer Interface: USB 2.0 interface
Compared to iPad, Archos 7 is definitely the winner in pricing. You can now pre-order this cool Archos 7 for $200 only if you head on over to Amazon.com. The Android tablet will be shipped in mid May 2010, so order one if you are interested.