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Thanks to rejector1, it is now online on the below link. (Can a Mod edit the post link?)

http://www.tesco.com/direct/archos-80-cobalt-tablet-8-8gb-wifi/247-0605.prd?pageLevel=&skuId=247-0605&sc_cmp=aff_1018132

A New Release from Archos, the Archos 80 Cobalt. Never heard of it until last night when looking for a tablet for my Dad in my local Tesco Spytty Newport.

Spotted this in Tesco and after testing it out with browsing and watching videos I thought it was perfect for his needs of browsing Autotrader and eBay plus the 4:3 display is more user friendly for him.

Possibility of extra discounts are obviously available at Tesco, I used a £5 off £50 spend voucher so paid £94 plus Clubcard points.

HOT or COLD? You decide. Hope it helps someone.

Reveiw Here:
http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/tablet-pcs/1295728/archos-80-cobalt-android-tablet-aims-at-the-mid-range

Product Page:
http://www.archos.com/products/elements/archos_80cobalt/index.html?country=gb&lang=en&p=1#a

Specs: (No GPS or HDMI Out)

Storage
• Flash memory: 8 GB*
• Expandable via micro SDHC Slot up to 64 GB

Operating system
• ANDROID™ 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich

CPU
• Dual core @ 1.6 GHz with Quad core GPU

RAM
• 1GB

Display
• 8” capacitive multitouch screen 16 million colors
• 1024 x 768 pixels

Video playback
• H.264 up to 1080p resolution – 30 fps
• MPEG-42– 30 fps
• With the above codecs, the device can play video files with the following extensions: .avi .mp4 ,mkv, .mov, and .flv

Audio Playback
• MP3, WAV, APE, OGG, FLAC

Photo viewer
• JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG

Interfaces
• Micro USB slave 2.0
• Audio Jack 3.5mm
• Micro SD slot (SDHC compatible) Up to 64 GB

Communication protocols
• WiFi

Miscellaneous
• Built-in speaker
• Microphone
• G-sensor
• Front camera 0.3 MP
• Back Camera 2MP

Dimensions & weight
• 153.5 x 203 x 11.5 mm – 470g

Compatibility
• Microsoft® Windows® 7, Vista, XP, or higher and Windows Media Player 11
• Mac OS. X with Transfer Files application (not included)
• Linux with android MTP tool (not included)

Computer interface
• USB 2.0 interface

Package includes
• ARCHOS 80 cobalt, USB cable, Power adapter, Quick Start Guide (QSG)

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Yes it has physical buttons for power, volume up\down.

I am new to Android so prob not the best to review the device but all I can say is I am not disappointed. It is very responsive, fast and there are no screen issues. Sound is tinny so best used with headphones. And it takes about 10 seconds to boot from fully shutdown but instant from standby. It utilises active wallpapers without any impact on web browsing, playing games or streaming movies etc The screen quality overall is faultless. Playing HD movie files look very good.

I have installed a few apps such as Netflix, Skygo, iPlayer, Skype, Evernote & Dead Trigger and all work perfectly. Web browsing is faultless and at times faster than my iPad. I have not noticed any apps that say they have problems.. anything in particular you want me to install?

I have installed a 64GB SD Class 10 card and it works without issue. Taken photo's which are not the best but I suppose for a 2mp camera they are as perfect as they can be and the camera seems to be very slightly off angle by say 2mm so you have to very slightly tilt the device to get a straight picture. Video is however very good quality when recorded from the same camera.

No updates are available as yet so for now it is ISC 4.0.4

All in all I have recommended my brother in law save himself some money and buy my niece one of these instead of the samsung.

Now available online here http://www.tesco.com/direct/archos-80-cobalt-tablet-8-8gb-wifi/247-0605.prd?pageLevel=&skuId=247-0605
- rejector1
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#161
Just bought one of these via Tesco Direct and noticed parallel lines on the display about 1cm apart, they're there when it's turned off too so they're on the glass. Has anyone else noticed this ?
#162
Wooler
Just bought one of these via Tesco Direct and noticed parallel lines on the display about 1cm apart, they're there when it's turned off too so they're on the glass. Has anyone else noticed this ?


No, it must be damaged, have it exchanged.
2 Likes #163
Just so everyone knows these are going to be part of Tesco's boxing day sale.
#164
Wooler
Just bought one of these via Tesco Direct and noticed parallel lines on the display about 1cm apart, they're there when it's turned off too so they're on the glass. Has anyone else noticed this ?

sound like that's the touchscreen though you shouldn't really be able to see it when on unless you have a bright light shining on it and a dark background and even then they should only be very very thin lines
1 Like #165
movieboss257
Just so everyone knows these are going to be part of Tesco's boxing day sale.

As are must things i suspect X) what good is the boxing day sale for people that want them for christmas presents?
1 Like #166
cassie25
movieboss257
Just so everyone knows these are going to be part of Tesco's boxing day sale.

As are must things i suspect X) what good is the boxing day sale for people that want them for christmas presents?

Well "must things" that are given at Christmas could be given as a cash present- then at least they can get what they wish i.e. an Archos tablet at a sale price?
#167
rnp76junk
pleasedontmakemebuythis
We have got one of these and a USB keyboard works fine. Also for the screen colours on skin tones try Screen Adjuster

Many thanks for Screen Adjuster. I do feel though that I shouldn't have to install more software to get it to work properly, it should work out of the box.

Is it normal that when a new tablet is released, half the apps out there don't work on it?? At the moment it's feeling rather like I have a £99 paperweight and I'm becoming more inclined to return it, which is a shame.

Between "100,000 - 500,000" tablet users have installed Screen Adjuster so you are not alone. But yes, you should return the Archos asap.
#168
movieboss257
Just so everyone knows these are going to be part of Tesco's boxing day sale.

That sounds great- are you an employee? If not, how do you know ?
#169
Also how much will it be on Boxing Day?
#170
Bought the tablet as a gift, have had a play and I think it's excellent for price - I own a Nexus 7 and iPad 2 so have at least some experience with tablets. However it does have that issue with some faces looking slightly pixillated / low res - mentioned on a couple of posts above. Does the screen adjuster app really fix that?
#171
pleasedontmakemebuythis
We have got one of these and a USB keyboard works fine. Also for the screen colours on skin tones try Screen Adjuster
what have you got yours set to? Shame there is no auto screen adjustment,
3 Likes #172
Christmas Eve this product goes down to £49.99 in tesco stores. Bargain.
#173
craig21
Christmas Eve this product goes down to £49.99 in tesco stores. Bargain.

Doubt it. It's part of the one day sale on boxing day, to be advertised on Christmas eve and Christmas day. Reckon it will go down to maybe £70.
1 Like #174
craig21
Christmas Eve this product goes down to £49.99 in tesco stores. Bargain.

thats good then, ill go and buy another one then take it back with the original receipt for £99 and get it refunded
#175
How do people Get the info regarding boxing dales sales?
Do they have any evidence to back this up, im sure everybody on here would like to see ths......
#176
Sparky167
How do people Get the info regarding boxing dales sales?
Do they have any evidence to back this up, im sure everybody on here would like to see ths......

Well you will all see come boxing day who is right and who is wrong. Is there a PM function on this website?
#177
hello, sounds like a great deal !! as i dont know anything about tablet tho, need 1 for my 9y daughter, just to check her homework, google and bits :)
1 Like #178
£49 is the correct price for Boxing Day.
#179
movieboss257
Sparky167
How do people Get the info regarding boxing dales sales?Do they have any evidence to back this up, im sure everybody on here would like to see ths......
Well you will all see come boxing day who is right and who is wrong. Is there a PM function on this website?

To PM, click on the User's name in a post and it will take you to the option.
I too would like to know how some people can claim to know a price not yet released.....inside info?
#180
Constantine
£49 is the correct price for Boxing Day.

How do you know?
And when will it be that price on the Tesco website?

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