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Archos 7 Home Tablet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1303 reviews of Archos 7 Home Tablet. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the durability and size. The portability and price are also appreciated, but many are critical about the reliability and touch screen.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Archos 7 Home Tablet is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Archos 7 Home Tablet

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 253 user reviews of Archos 7 Home Tablet from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the design and portability. The durability and performance are also appreciated. Opinions about the screen and price are different. The reliability and size get negative reviews.

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68% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Feb, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Archos 7 Home Tablet

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 220 user reviews of Archos 7 Home Tablet from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

51% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Joanna Stern (engadget.com)

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

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

Runs outdated version of Android ; No accelerometer ; Resistive touchscreen

May, 2010

Expert review by : Mark Sullivan (pcworld.com)

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.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: Archos 7 Home Tablet

 

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

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!)

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Archos 7 Home Tablet

 

A finicky touch screen and unpolished UI prevent the nicely priced Archos 7 from being a cure-all tablet.

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.

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Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Donald Bell (cnet.com)

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 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.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Review Crew (reviewboard.com)

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 ...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Mark Brezinski (mediaplayerinfo.com)

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...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : MobileTechReview.com (mobiletechreview.com)

Archos 7 Home Tablet

 

Very good video playback performance

Bulky, missing Google Maps and Google YouTube player

The consumer electronics market is brutal and the trend is toward apps and ease of use. The Archos 5 Internet Tablet has the apps part down, but ease of use isn't quite there compared to the brain dead easy iPod Touch and iPhone. It's not that Android...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : intomobile.com (intomobile.com)

Archos 7 Home Tablet

 

Archos 7 Home Tablet is a 7-inch, Wi-Fi-only Android 2.1 running tablet. It comes with a 600MHz processor, stereo speakers, Bluetooth and 8GB of internal memory, which is further expandable with microSD cards.

Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape

Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Mark Sullivan (macworld.com)

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...

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2
Speaker Power:10

Battery

Battery life (max):7
Battery Technology:Li-Ion polymer / Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous audio playback time:42
Continuous video playback time:7
Standby Time:42

Camera

Built-in camera:No / Yes
Front camera:N / Y
Main camera resolution:1280 x 720
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080 / 800 x 480
Rear camera:N
Second camera: No
Video capturing speed:30
Video recording:No / Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Brown / Grey / Silver / White
Device type:Mini tablet
Fingerprint reader: No
Form Factor:Slate
RoHS compliance: No

Display

Aspect Ratio:15:9 / 16:9 / 5:3
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:10.1 / 7
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1024 x 600 / 800 x 480
Display Technology:LCD
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive / Resistive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous audio playback time:12
Continuous video playback time:4
Energy Star certified: No

Memory

Internal memory:0.25 / 0.5 / 1 / 2 / 8

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): No

Networking

3G:No / Yes
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: No
Data network:3G / No
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Other Features

Audio recording formats:WAV
Compatibility:Windows 7, Vista, XP, Windows Media Player 11
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, XP, Mac OS, Linux / Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7 \nMac OS\nLinux / Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, Mac OS, Linux / Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7\nMac OS\nLinux / Windows Vista, XP, ME, 2000\nMAC OS X\nLinux
Dimensions (WxDxH):4.21 x 0.472 x 7.99 / 7.48 x 0.63 x 4.33 / 7.99 x 4.21 x 0.472
Docking connector: No
Full HD: No
Interface:USB 2.0
Internal modem: Yes
Media types supported:MPEG-4, WMV, M-JPEG, H.264, MPEG-2, JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF, PDF
Memory layout:1 x 0.125
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 0.125
Mouse included: No
Number of products included:1
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0
Video playback: Yes
Weight:0.855
Weight (imperial):0.8554
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bag included: No
Cables included:USB / Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Headphones: Yes
Headphones included:Y
Keyboard supplied: No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, APE, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AC3, APE, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WMA, Flac / APE, FLAC, MP3, OGG / APE, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Gyroscope: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, JPG, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Orientation sensor: Yes
Position location:N
Video compression format:AVI, FLV, H.264, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG4 / AVI, H.264, MKV, MP4, MPEG4
Video compression formats:3GP, AVI, DAT, FLV, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPG, RM, RMVB, VOB / AVI, FLV, H.264, MKV, MOV, MP4 / AVI, FLV, H.264, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG4 / AVI, H.264 / H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI,FLV,H.264,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG4 / AVI,H.264,MKV,MP4,MPEG4

Phone Features

Speakerphone: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack:No / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone out:N / Y
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous audio playback time:12
Continuous video playback time:4
Energy Star certified:N

Processor

Processor:CORTEX-A8 / Cortex-A9
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A8
Processor cores:1
Processor family:Arm / ARM Cortex-A / Rockchip ARM9
Processor frequency:0.8 / 1 / 1.2
Processor model:CORTEX-A8 / Cortex-A9

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N

Radio

FM radio: Yes

Record Modes

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Software

Operating system installed:Android / No
Operating system version:2.1 / 2.2 / 4.0
Platform:Android

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / MicroSDHC / SDHC
Internal storage capacity:4 / 8
Maximum memory card size:32
Player media type:HDD
Storage media:Flash
Total Storage Capacity:160

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.394 / 0.472 / 0.48 / 0.492 / 0.512 / 0.654 / 4.21 / 4.65 / 5.59 / 5.91
Height:0.472 / 0.48 / 0.512 / 4.21 / 4.65 / 4.72 / 5 / 5.12 / 5.59 / 6.06 / 7.99
Weight:10.6 / 12 / 12.3 / 13.4 / 13.7 / 18.3 / 20.8 / 22.6 / 3.75
Width:10.7 / 11.2 / 4.21 / 7.6 / 7.87 / 7.99 / 8.78