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Archos 7 home tablet

Archos 7 home tablet
alaScore 83

833 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 833 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and portability. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive comments about the reliability.

value for money, usability, design, portability, battery


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Archos 7 home tablet is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Archos 7 8GB Home Tablet Black Tablet Review - PCWorld


Apple looks set to shake up casual computing with a tablet that offers clever design and ease of use. But that streamlined approach may also be the iPad's weakness.

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New Archos Tablet Is a Kid's Toy, Not Suitable for Adults


Following the rather disastrous reception of its Windows-based Archos 9 PC Tablet, the company is back at the tablet game again with a wholly different approach: A cheap, Android-based tablet with a 7-inch screen.

Extremely affordable. Sharp and bright screen. Wi-Fi equipped. Keeps kids quiet better than a ball gag and a roll of duct tape. (Kidding!)

No hardware features (like an accelerometer) to speak of. Wretched typing experience on old-school resistive touchscreen. Old Android version installed (1.5 not kidding!)

Anyone at Archos who thought the 7 would give the iPad a run for its money needs a reality check.

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Archos 7 Home Tablet


This 7-inch Android slate is less than half the price of the iPad but doesn't do half as much.

The The $199 Archos 7 Home Tablet is not a case of “you get what you pay for.” That’s because we’d expect even a cheap Android-powered slate to recognize our touch input most of the time and to offer a larger selection of apps. Yes, this device has a...


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Archos 7 Home Tablet (Android, 8GB, black)


We have to give Archos credit for being the first to market with a 100 percent Android tablet and at a price ($199) that's within reach for most people. If you're looking for an iPad killer, the Archos 7 Home Tablet misses the mark, but it's not...

The Archos 7 Home Tablet delivers a large screen, slim design, microSDHC-based memory expansion, and a familiar Android operating system, all for an unbeatable price

Its resistive touch screen is clunky, the processor is sluggish, storage is skimpy, and basic buttons for home screen and volume control are missing. There's no support for Adobe Flash, Bluetooth, GPS, video output, accelerometer, digital compass, and...

The Archos 7 Home Tablet isn't going to amaze you with its specs or features, but its low price and core Android features--Web, e-mail, media playback--make it a workable iPad alternative.

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Archos 7 Home Tablet review


Upon first look is there anything not to love about the Archos 7 Home Tablet? It's .5-inches thick, has a seven-inch touchscreen, runs Android, and wait for it...only costs $199. It's all sounded pretty great to us since its CeBIT unveil, but then...

Thin and light design ; Built-in kickstand ; Nice video playback

Runs outdated version of Android ; No accelerometer ; Resistive touchscreen

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Archos 7 (160GB) - Review of the Archos 7 (160GB)


Good video playback, Responsive touchscreen, Long battery life, Available DVR accessory

Have to pay for certain codecs, CinemaNow issues

The Archos 7's wide codec compatibility gives Cowon's PMPs a run for the money-unfortunately, you'll have to shell out some of yours to unlock the full power of this tablet. It supports MP3, FLAC, OGG Vorbis, WAV, WMA (protected and unprotected) on the...

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Archos 7 160GB MP3 Player Review - Intro


The Archos 7 is currently the largest offering from Archos, with a screen that's nearly 7-inches wide (it's slightly smaller than a full 7). While this makes the Archos 7 a great device for watching videos, it makes it the least-portable media players...

Seems sturdy, nice aesthetic with impressive-looking screen.; A great screen and capacity, touch screen offers some tactile feedback ; Great media player software ; Maintains your folder structure, good equalizer ; Great photo viewing software ; Great...

Picks up smudges and scratches easily, big ; The battery life could've been better, but overall there's no real complaints ; Looks a bit plain ; Playlist creation was a bit awkward ; No podcast support ; Weak output power, bad packaged-in headphones ;...

The Archos 7 is a gigantic piece of technology. The screen is just about the best one out there for (somewhat) portable video. Sure it's not as portable as the iPod Shuffle, but the ability to view decent-sized videos is great. The Archos 7 is also...

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Archos 7 Home Tablet


Leading the way with one of the first products to make it to market in the post-iPad tablet deluge, Archos presents its inexpensive, more-compact answer to the iPad: The Archos 7 Home Tablet ($199.99 direct;8GB). The 7-inch tablet runs an Android-based...

Affordable. Sleek, compact design. Android-based OS provides means scores of free apps. Built-in kickstand. User-adjustable EQ

Poor screen sensitivity. On-screen typing is difficult. Music and video players could be improved

At $200, much can be forgiven of the Archos 7 Home Tablet, since it offers such a large touch screen, HD video, Web access, free apps, and a lot more. But make no mistake, with an unpolished interface and a less-than-responsive touch screen, there's a...

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Archos 7 Home Tablet Review


We have to give Archos credit for being the first to market with a 100 percent Android tablet and at a price ($199) that's within reach for most people. If ...

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Review: Archos 7 Home Tablet


The Archos 7 Home Tablet is an inexpensive Android tablet meant for people who want to access (not create) media like video, audio, images, e-mail, and Web.

Archos says the device will play video continuously for 7 hours before the battery runs out. I became very skeptical of Archos's claim after I noted that a fully-charged battery became 30 percent depleted after watching video for about an hour. I'm...

Product Specifications

ARCHOS, award-winning for its constant technology innovation and leadership in portable media players introduces a concept: the Internet Media Tablet. The ARCHOS 7 is the jewel of this range, redefining media on the move and offering customer uncompromised access to the Internet, media content and TV in a handheld device. With its built-in capabilities, your Internet Media Tablet becomes the ultimate way to surf the web. The amazingly sharp and high-resolution screen lets you navigate effortlessly through the web just like you would on a PC. Browsing becomes almost seamless with the ARM Cortex processor and the Adobe Flash 9 video support. Surfing on a handheld device has never been so fast and smooth. The full email application lets you read, write, download and send attachments, and manage your contacts. The ARCHOS 7 features an incredibly high capacity internal hard drive, in slim and sleek enclosures. Everything will fit in, and you can still have room for some more. You can download a vast number of music and video from the unique selection of renowned movie and music partners assembled in the Media Club. So you have plenty of movies to watch when you


Rechargeable Battery:Rechargeable

Digital Audio

Supported Audio Formats:ADPCM / MP3 / PCM / Protected WMA (DRM) / WAV / WMA

Digital Multimedia Devices

Autonomous Use: Yes
Device Type:Digital AV player
Key Features:Digital audio player / Digital photo viewer / Digital video player / External HDD function / Web browsing
PC Interfaces:Hi-Speed USB / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g

Digital Storage

HDD Capacity:160GB/320GB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:7in
Diagonal Size (metric):17.8cm
Display Type (JK):TFT
Output Type:Color


Country Kits:United States
Model:7 Internet Media Tablet
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Archos

Motion Video

Video Playback Formats:Motion JPEG / MPEG-4 / WMV

Still Images

Supported Still Images Formats:BMP / GIF / JPEG / PNG