Archos 7 Home Tablet now available

51RJUPRkSsL._AA300_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

Tech Specs
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
• Microphone
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.

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