Archos 5 500GB Multimedia Tablet with Android OS, Wifi, DVR, Speaker & Case £306.83 @ QVC
Archos 5 500GB Multimedia Tablet with Android OS, Wifi, DVR, Speaker & Case £306.83 @ QVC

Archos 5 500GB Multimedia Tablet with Android OS, Wifi, DVR, Speaker & Case £306.83 @ QVC

Buy forBuy forBuy for£306.83
GETGet dealVisit site and get deal
Just saw this on QVC and thought it was a good deal when you add the free extras they are given you (around £60).

Brighten up your commute with a movie or browse the web wherever you find wireless internet access with this Archos 5 internet tablet. The Android-powered device features a 4.8" TFT touch-screen, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity plus an FM radio receiver. The tablet boasts a 500GB hard drive to store all your music and videos, and comes with a DVR snap-on that will allow you to record your favourite TV shows. The Snap-on, portable speaker and an in-car charger are just some of the QVC extras to make the Archos 5 your perfect travel companion.

•Mobile web-browsing with Wi-Fi and super-fast processor
•Android operating system and a range of apps to choose from
•500GB hard drive for storing all your digital media
•Features Bluetooth for wireless hardware connections
•QVC extras allow you to record TV and more…

Watch movies or listen to music on the go
Carry all your favourite albums, movies and pictures with you thanks to the Archos 5's impressive 500GB hard drive. You can catch up with your favourite soap on the way to work or while away a long journey with music or a movie displayed on the high resolution 4.8" TFT LCD screen.

Stay connected with Wi-Fi connectivity
Find a Wi-Fi hotspot and you're ready to browse the internet straight away using the intuitive touch-screen interface. The purpose-built internet tablet makes surfing the web a smooth and fast experience thanks to its ARM Cortex processor which gives you twice the processing power of most other mobile devices.

Android operating system
Customise your Archos 5 internet tablet with handy programs from the Archos AppsLib. With its Android operating system (v1.5, Cupcake), the Archos 5 allows you to install applications and even comes with pre-installed apps to get you started such as thinkfree for viewing Microsoft Office documents, Deezer internet radio and Twidroid to keep you connected to Twitter.

Record TV shows and more with QVC's added extras
QVC are throwing in a host of great-value extra's to make sure that you get the most for your money. There's a DVR Snap-on which will allow you to record your favourite TV shows, a portable speaker to share your entertainment wherever you are, an in-car charger, a mains charger and a case to protect you Archos tablet when you're out and about.

What's in the box?

•Archos 5 Internet Tablet
•DVR station adaptor
•Quick Start Guide (QSG)
•USB cable
•Legal and safety notice
Added value

•DVR Snap-on (Archos DVR Snap-on, Video-in leads with composite video, audio left & right, user guide)
•Portable speaker
•In-car charger
•Mains charger
•Protective case

Technical specifications

•Display: high resolution touch-screen, 800 x 480 pixels, 4.8'' TFT LCD, 16 million colours
•Processors: Main processor: ARM Cortex-A8, 32 bit, in-order, dual-issue, superscalar core (800MHz); Additional processor: 32 bit DSP (430MHz)
•Memory: 128MB low-power double data rate SDRAM
•Storage memory: Hard drive: 500GB
•Operating system: Android v1.5 (Cupcake) - enabling application installation or development
•Pre-loaded applications: Web Browser, Email, Contacts, DroidIn, Ebuddy IM, Twidroid, Deezer, Dailymotion, QuickPedia, ThinkFree Mobile, Moov, CraigsPhone, Alarm clock, Calculator
•Interfaces: USB 2.0: Media Transport Protocol (MTP), USB 2.0 Host: Mass Storage Class (MSC) and Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) with optional Mini Dock, Battery Dock and DVR station
•Add-on connectors to connect to the DVR Station and other ARCHOS add-ons
•Communication protocols: Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n); Bluetooth 2.0 A2DP, EDR, ARCP, HID, dial networking; FM transmitter (requires the car-mount that features the antenna); FM receiver (RDS)

File compatibility

•Video codecs: MPEG-4 HD (up to 720p); MPEG-48 ([email protected] AVI, up to DVD resolution); H.264 HD (up to 720p); WMV ([email protected], up to DVD resolution) including WMV protected files; MKV (up to 720p, 2500kbs, 23fps); M-JPEG (Motion JPEG Video) in QVGA resolution; (with optional plug-in downloadable from your tablet or on archos.com) cinema: MPEG-2, WMV HD (720p), VOB

•Audio codecs: stereo MP3 decoding @ 30-320 Kbits/s CBR & VBR; WMA, Protected WMA, WAV (PCM/ADPCM); AAC9(except protected content); AAC+ stereo audio files; Ogg Vorbis up to 320kbs @44Hz; Flac up to 1000kbs @44Hz; (with optional software plug-ins downloadable from your tablet or on archos.com): AC3 stereo audio and 5.1 sound files (via SPDIF output of DVR station)
•Photo viewer: JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF
•Subtitles: support subtitles files with .srt, .ssa, .smi, .sub extensions

Recording formats

•Video recording: (via the optional DVR Station or DVR Snap-on) records NTSC/PAL/SECAM in MPEG-4 AVI format with stereo sound, VGA resolution (640 x 480) @ 30 or 25 f/s; (via the optional TV Snap-on) records TV in MPEG-2 TS format
•Audio recording: (via the DVR Snap-on) stereo line-in, WAV (IMA ADPCM or PCM) format
•Voice recording with the built-in microphone

Miscellaneous features

•Built-in speaker
•Built-in leg stand
•Built-in microphone
•Device automatically downloads latest firmware updates when the Wi-Fi connection is activated
•Updates can also be downloaded at archos.com
•Power source: lithium polymer battery
•Device charges via computer USB port
•Power adapter/charger (via DVR Snap-on)
•Battery life: music playback time: up to 22 hours; video playback time: up to 7 hours
•Dimensions: 14.32cm x 7.88cm x 2cm (5.6" x 3.1" x 0.8")
•Weight: 286g


I can't help but notice;
* only v1.5 of Android
* sub-1GHz CPU
* 128Mb RAM sounds low?
* sounds like there's no 3g, only wlan?
* 4.8" is probably borderline small enough that I might just as well use a phone which will poss exceed the above specs?

ok there's 500GB of storage which isn't shabby, and quite possibly this is a great deal for the specific product so I won't vote cold, but I really would consider a high-end phone as an alternative.
Post a comment