I just wanted to drop a quick note, letting you know that the Archos 7 Home Tablet is now available for order on Amazon.com. The product page also went live at Archos.com. I think this device has some potential. It’s certainly the right price, at $199.99. I don’t think it’s an “iPad killer” though.
Source: Archos Twitter
|Mass storage memory||• Flash Memory: 2 to 8 GB*
• Extendable via micro SDHC Slot
|Operating system||• Linux, ANDROID™ 1.5 application framework|
|Display characteristics||• High resolution touch screen with virtual keyboard, 800×480 pixels, 7” TFT LCD, 16 million colors|
|Video Playback1||• H.264 up to 720p resolution – 30 fps / 2.5 Mbps.
• MPEG-42 – 30 fps / 2.5 Mbps.
• Realvideo™ up to 720p resolution – 30 fps / 2.5 Mbps
With the above codecs, the device can play video files with the following extensions: .avi, .mp4, .mkv, .mov, and .flv
|Audio Playback1||• MP3, WMA (non protected), WAV3, APE, OGG, FLAC, AAC3|
|Photo viewer4||• JPEG, BMP, GIF|
|Interfaces||• USB 2.0 Slave: Mass Storage Class (MSC)
• USB 2.0 Host: Mass Storage Class (MSC) – Connect a mass storage device or keyboard & mouse (adapter micro B/A sold separately).
• Micro SDHC card
|Communication protocols||• WiFi (802.11 b/g)|
|Miscellaneous||• 2 built-in speakers
• Leg stand
|Power source||• Internal: Lithium Polymer battery
• External: Power adapter/charge
|Battery life5||• Music playback time: up to 42 hours
• Video playback time: up to 7 hours
|Dimensions & weight||• 203 mm x 107 mm x 12 mm (8” x 4.2” x 0.5”) – 388 g / 13.7 oz|
|Compatibility||• Microsoft® Windows® XP, Vista, 7 or higher, Mac OS or Linux in mass storage mode|
|Computer Interface||• USB 2.0 interface|
|Package includes||• ARCHOS 7 home tablet, earphones, Standard USB cable (micro B/A), power adapter, user guide, legal and safety notice.|