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Archos 70B E-Reader

alaTest has collected and analyzed 345 reviews of Archos 70B E-Reader. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and screen. The price and usability also get good comments. Some have doubts about the portability, while the reliability and battery get mixed reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Archos 70B E-Reader is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Archos 70B E-Reader

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 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 4.2/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and usability. The price and screen are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative reviews about the reliability and battery.

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55% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Archos 70B - WiFi, color touchscreen and Android-based eReaderArchos 70B - WiFi, color touchscreen and Android-based eReader

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Daniel Berg (laptopmag.com)

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...

May, 2012

Expert review by: Aloysius Low (hardwarezone.com)

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.

May, 2011

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Archos 70b review

 

Archos has revamped its 7-inch Android tablet with a new OS and high-def screen

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

Performance not exceptional ; Tinny speakers ; Average aesthetics

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

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...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

Archos 70b eReader review

 

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.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

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...

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: FERON (reevoo.com)

Archos 70B

 

le prix la manipulation le côté pratique

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: DEL (reevoo.com)

Archos 70B

 

Price

no mpg file

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: patrick (reevoo.com)

Archos 70B

 

very usefull

no cam

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: STEFANO (reevoo.com)

Archos 70B

 

price very nice

have not java and flash

Sep, 2011
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Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Color

Color of product:Black / Grey

Design

Color of product:Black / Grey

Display

Color: Yes
Diagonal:7
Display Diagonal:7
Display Resolution:800 x 480
Technology:TFT
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touchscreen:N / Y

Energy Management

Battery life (max):10 / 8
Battery performance:2400
Battery recharge time:3
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Features

E-mail: Yes
MP3-player: Yes
Rotating: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV
Document formats supported:ePub, FB2, PDF / epub, pdf, rtf
Image formats supported:BMP, JPG
Video compression format:AVI, DAT, FLV, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MPEG4, RM, RMVB, VOB / AVI, FLV, MOV, MP4 / AVI, FLV, MOV, MP4, RMVB
Video formats supported:AVI,DAT,FLV,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG,MPEG4,RM,RMVB,VOB / AVI,FLV,MOV,MP4 / AVI,FLV,MOV,MP4,RMVB

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD
Internal storage capacity:4
Maximum memory card size:32

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows7\nMac OS 10.4+ / Windows\nMac\nLinux
Dimensions (WxDxH):5.12 x 0.441 x 7.48 / 5.35 x 0.512 x 8.15 / 8.15 x 5.35 x 0.512

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Charger: Yes
Headphones: Yes
Headphones included:Y
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: No
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Interface Type:USB 2.0
USB connector type:Mini-USB B
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g

Power

Battery Capacity:2400
Battery life (max):10 / 8
Battery recharge time:3
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Software

Bundled software:Bookmarks Manager, Adjustable sound equalizer, calendar
Operating system installed:Android

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Technical Details

E-mail: Yes
MP3-player: Yes
Rotating: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (W x D x H):0.81 x 0.54 x 5.36
Dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):0.81 x 0.54 x 5.36
Weight:11.6 / 13.1