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Archos 70B E-Reader

We have collected and analyzed 15 expert reviews and 489 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 61/100 and users rate it 72/100. The average review date is Dec 12, 2011. We have compared these reviews to 110519 reviews from other E-book Readers. The alaScore™ for this product is 89/100 = Very good. Last update: Apr 21, 2014.

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Archos 70b

 

The $179 price is appealing--and we dig the kickstand--but the Archos 70b simply isn't fast enough and doesn't last long enough on a charge.

Click to EnlargeAmazon 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...

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Archos 70b eReader

 

Archos aims to break into the e-book reader market with this budget 7-inch Android 2.1 based device, the Archos 70b eReader. Is it any good? Let's find out.

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The Archos 70b is a middle-of-the-road Honeycomb tablet with a design that hardly sets our hearts alight. But, the small form-factor (and price) is enticing

Android Honeycomb 3.2 ; Solid build quality ; Built-in kickstand

Performance not exceptional ; Tinny speakers ; Average aesthetics

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...

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Archos 70b eReader review

 

The Archos 70b eReader cuts a line somewhere between an ebook reader and a tablet. Archos have released a number of Android devices in recent years and this latest addition offers up a 7-inch resistive display and a couple of features specifically with...

Adobe certification lets you access your protected EPUB files, SD card slot, affordable

Construction, build quality, screen isn't great, limited Android application, the screen could have been a better aspect for reading, Wi-Fi wasn't entirely stable

The build and materials leave a lot to be desired and the screen isn’t the greatest by a long shot. But the Archos 70b sort of succeeds in being a jack of all trades: it masters none, but we can see that it’s skill set will appeal to some at this price

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Archos 70b eReader

 

A cheap ereader-tablet hybrid, the Archos 70b might be a compromise too far.

Good video codec support ; Low price ; Accepts SD cards

Slow file transfer ; Poor viewing angles ; No Android Market

At 13mm thick, it's significantly thicker than the latest Kindle - which is just 8.51mm thick - but it's no thicker than the average well-designed Android tablet. It's also heavier than a Kindle 3, at 370g against 247g. Archos claims the 70B lasts for...

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Archos 70b eReader review

 

Both tablets and black-and-white e-readers are selling like hot cakes. With the 70b, Archos has tried to combine the two - it's an Android slate with a resistive colour touchscreen, so it's also ideal for watching movies.

With a resistive touchscreen, a cut-down version of Android and a slow processor, the 70b ereader is a master of no trade, but it is cheap.

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Archos 70b eReader

 

Although it's taken some convincing to get book lovers onside, eReaders like the Amazon Kindle have proved a massive success over the past couple of years. With the introduction of the tablet, however, this tiny gadgets need to do a lot more to impress...

The colour screen on the Archos 70b eReader may be better for flicking through photographs then, but apart from that it brings nothing to the party. We'd rather have a traditional e-ink eReader, with a much longer battery life and quick responses. If...

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Archos 70b eReader

 

Although it's taken some convincing to get book lovers onside, eReaders like the Amazon Kindle have proved a massive success over the past couple of years. With the introduction of the tablet, however, this tiny gadgets need to do a lot more to impress...

With tablets offering an easy way of reading eBooks on the move, while also covering off work and play, traditional eReaders are having to offer something extra to fight back

Unfortunately, that's where the good news ends, and the Archos 70b eReader is a flawed gadget. Where you'll get days of constant use from eReaders like the Kindle, the Archos 70b eReader can only muster a battery life of around five hours

The colour screen on the Archos 70b eReader may be better for flicking through photographs then, but apart from that it brings nothing to the party. We'd rather have a traditional e-ink eReader, with a much longer battery life and quick responses. If...

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Amazon review summary for Archos 70B E-Reader

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 15 user reviews of Archos 70B E-Reader from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, screen, performance, usability, battery

60% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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What do you want for the money!!!!

 

I have had the Archos 70b e-reader now for a couple of days - and yes it is not an i-pad but...

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Product Specifications

Configuration

Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
GPS Receiver: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Keyboard: No
Web Cam: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
USB:USB 2.0
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:15:9
Display Technology:TFT Display
LED Backlight: No
Number of Displays:1
Touchscreen:One-Point Touch

General Features

Operating System:Android

Graphic

OnBoard Graphic Chip:OnBoard Graphic

Processor

Processor:ARM9/9E
Processor Brand:ARM
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