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Archos 32 Internet Tablet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 194 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the battery and portability are overall positive. The value for money and usability also get good comments, but the GPS navigation and storage get negative comments.

responsiveness, usability, value for money, portability, battery

screen, touch screen, camera, storage, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Archos 32 Internet Tablet is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Archos 32 Review

 

Normally, critics chuckle with maniacal glee given the chance to savage a really awful product. But we take no joy in reporting the Archos 32, the company's 3.2-inch Android-based portable media player (or, as the company pretentiously calls it, an...

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Voices in music and video sound faint or missing ; Fuzzy screen ; Limited number of Archos-optimized Android apps ; Slow processor ; Poor VGA camera ; No expandable memory

A 3.2-inch screen and Android 2.1 sound like a winning combination for $150, but poor audio quality, a dim screen and numerous other problems prevent the Archos 32 from posing any threat to Apple's iPod Touch.

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Archos 32 Internet Tablet review

 

With there now being five (oh yes, five!) Archos Android Internet Tablets on the market, it's understandably hard to keep 'em all straight, but in our minds the 32 is easy to separate from the rest – it, along with the 28, is more of an Android PMP...

Support for lots of audio and video formats ; Responsive resistive touchscreen ; Good sound quality

Lacks access to Android Market ; Awkward camera placement ; No speaker

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Archos 32 (8GB)

 

The Archos 32 delivers features such as music and video playback, e-mail, Web browsing, Bluetooth, a camcorder, and plenty of Android 2.2 goodness, in a contract-free device that fits in your pocket.

Archos uses its own app store instead of the official Google Marketplace. The touch screen is difficult to read outdoors, and the keyboard's small size makes it prone to error. The audio player choked on some podcasts and audiobooks. Storage is limited.

The Archos 32 tablet offers many of the core features of Android 2.2 at an attractive price, but its keyboard is too impractical to rely on as a productivity tool, and the Archos-managed app store limits the device's overall potential.

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Archos 32 Internet Tablet

 

This Android-based portable media player does more than the iPod nano for the same price, but is it a better deal?

For $149, the Archos 32 is a pretty good deal, so long as you're willing to live with some trade-offs. It's a solid portable media player that can also surf the web and access (some) Android apps. We especially like the wide range of supported audio...

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Gadgetell Hands On: Archos 32 Internet Tablet

 

Personally, I have been checking out these new Archos devices since we first started seeing leaks several months back. Given that, and given I was able to find one in stock I finally broke down and pulled the trigger on the Archos 32, though in truth I...

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Archos 32 Review

 

Quote from review: "Normally, critics chuckle with maniacal glee given the chance to savage a really awful product. But we take no joy in reporting the Archos 32, the company's 3.2-inch Android-based portable media player (or, as the company...

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Archos 32 Internet Tablet review

 

On the other hand, the Archos 32 has a smaller screen, a thicker body, a plastic case, a lower resolution display, a resistive touchscreen, and no speaker, which explains why it costs so much less than an iPod touch

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Archos 32 Internet Tablet

 

This tiny Android tablet has some good features, but the highlights fail to outweigh the shortcomings of this finicky device.

Good media playback; slim design

Finicky touch controls; hard-to-use virtual keyboard; no 3G option; not compatible with Android Market; freezes up after prolonged non-use; no maps or GPS functionality

If you’re in love with Android, just wait: More devices will be coming out soon. For the time being, though, if you need to buy a little media player for around If you’re in love with Android, just wait: More devices will be coming out soon. For the...

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Amazing device as mp3 player, not so good tablet

 

The reason I bought this device was because my previous MP3 died on me recently. I needed to find something that had bluetooth on it. This was literally the cheapest mp3 player I could find at the time that supported bluetooth. Little did I know this...

Comes with Android, Hackable to include whole Android Market, bluetooth is great, feels unbreakable, perfect size, uses standard micro-usb connector

Touch screen responsive issues, battery could be better (!!!), Camera in a whacky spot., no multi-touch

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"Amazing device as mp3 player, not so good tablet"

 

The reason I bought this device was because my previous MP3 died on me recently. I needed to find something that had bluetooth on it. This was literally the cheapest mp3 player I could find at the time that supported bluetooth. Little did I know this...

Comes with Android, Hackable to include whole Android Market, bluetooth is great, feels unbreakable, perfect size, uses standard micro-usb connector

Touch screen responsive issues, battery could be better (!!!), Camera in a whacky spot., no multi-touch

Product Specifications

Configuration

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-In Radio: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DIGITAL RADIO: No
Direct Radio Recording: No
Direct TV Recording: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
GPS Receiver: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Keyboard: No
Radio Function: No
Web Cam: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :microSD Card (Transflash)
USB:USB 2.0
W-LAN Connection: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Technology:TFT Display
LED Backlight: No
Number of Display Colours:16 Mio
Number of Displays:1
Touchscreen:One-Point Touch

General Features

Operating System:Android
Product Type:Audio/Video Player
Storage Medium:Built-In Memory
Type:Audio/Video Player

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Not Applicable
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Not Applicable
OnBoard Graphic Chip:OnBoard Graphic

Playback / Recording

AAC Playback: Yes
AVI Playback: Yes
DivX Playback: No
H.264 Playback: Yes
MP3 Playback: Yes
MPEG 4 Playback: Yes
MPEG2 Playback: Yes
OGG Playback: Yes
WAV Playback: Yes
WMA Playback: Yes
WMV Playback: Yes

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Polymer
Replaceable Battery: No

Processor

Chipset Brand:Not Applicable
Chipset Type:Not Applicable
Processor:CORTEX
Processor Brand:ARM
Processor Number:CORTEX-A8
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