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Archos ARNOVA Android Tablets

Archos quietly became the favorite low-cost Android tablet maker of fanboys everywhere  and company’s Arnova brand builds upon the same formula with even cheaper tablets.Archos has launched into the market their new brand of affordable Android tablets with low-cost on either a 8-inch or a 10-inch tablet……….

 

Archos ARNOVA brand of low-cost Android tablets starts at $163 for the 8-inch ARNOVA 8 and prices start at $179.99 (limited time) for the 10-inch ARNOVA 10.Each tablet comes loaded with Android 2.1 Eclair operating system and at this time there is no indication of Android 3.0 Honeycomb coming to either model. Something else you should know about each tablet is there is only 4GB of built-in flash storage but both models do offer support for microSDHC memory cards which can go up to 32GB in capacity at an affordable price. On the product pages for each model its stated that they are powered by 800MHz presumably single-core processors.

 

ARNOVA 8 specs:

Capacity • Flash Memory: 4 GB*
• Extendable via micro SDHC Slot
Operating system • ANDROID™ 2.1 (Eclair)
Display characteristics • High resolution touch screen, 800×600 pixels, 8″ TFT LCD, 16 million colors
• Touch screen with virtual keyboard
Video Playback 1 • H.264 up to 720p resolution – 30 fps / 5 Mbps.
• MPEG-42 – 30 fps / 2.5 Mbps.
• Realvideo™ up to 720p resolution – 30 fps / 2.5 Mbps
With the above codecs, the device can play video files with the following extensions: .avi, .mp4, .mkv, .mov, and .flv
Audio Playback 1 • MP3, WAV3, APE, OGG, FLAC
Photo viewer 4 • JPEG, BMP, GIF
Interfaces • USB 2.0 Slave: Mass Storage Class (MSC)
• USB 2.0 Host: Mass Storage Class (MSC) – Connect a mass storage device or keyboard & mouse
• Micro SDHC card
Communication protocols • WiFi (802.11 b/g)
Miscellaneous • 2 built-in speakers
• Microphone
Power source • Internal: Lithium Polymer battery
• External: Power adapter/charge
Battery life 5 • Video playback time: up to 5.5 hours
• Music playback time: up to 20 hours
Dimensions & weight • 205 mm x 153 mm x 12 mm (8” x 4.2” x 0.5”) – 500 g / 17.6 oz
Compatibility • Microsoft® Windows® XP, Vista, 7 or higher, Mac OS or Linux in mass storage mode
Computer Interface • USB 2.0 interface
Package includes • ARNOVA 8, Standard USB cable, power adapter, User Guide, legal and safety notice.

 

ARNOVA 10 specs:

Capacity • Flash Memory: 4 to 8 GB*
• Extendable via micro SDHC Slot
Operating system • Linux, ANDROID™ 2.1 (Eclair) application framework
Display characteristics • High resolution touch screen, 1024×600 pixels, 10″ TFT LCD, 16 million colors
• Touch screen with virtual keyboard
Video Playback 1 • H.264 up to 720p resolution – 30 fps / 2.5 Mbps.
• MPEG-42 – 30 fps / 2.5 Mbps.
• Realvideo™ up to 720p resolution – 30 fps / 2.5 Mbps
With the above codecs, the device can play video files with the following extensions: .avi, .mp4, .mkv, .mov, and .flv
Audio Playback 1 • MP3, WAV, APE, OGG, FLAC
Photo viewer 3 • JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG
Interfaces • Micro USB 2.0 Slave: Mass Storage Class (MSC)
• Full size USB host: Mass Storage Class (MSC)
• Micro SD slot (SDHC compatible)
Communication protocols • WiFi (802.11 b/g)
Miscellaneous • Built-in speaker
• Microphone
• G-sensor
• Front VGA camera
Power source • Internal: Lithium Polymer battery
• External: Power adapter/charge
Battery life 4 • Video playback time: up to 6 hours
• Music playback time: up to 40 hours
Dimensions & weight • 272 mm x 152.3 mm x 13.5 mm (10.7” x 6” x 0.5”) – 570 g / 20.1 oz
Compatibility • Microsoft® Windows® XP, Vista, 7 or higher, Mac OS or Linux in mass storage mode
Computer Interface • USB 2.0 interface
Package includes • ARNOVA 10, Standard USB cable, power adapter, Quick Start Guide (QSG), legal and safety notice.

 

 

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