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Archos 7 Home 7" Tablet with Android 2.1, 8GB, and WiFi - BestBuy £74.99 or £71.24 with code "TABLET5" + possible 8% QUIDCO
Archos 7 Home 7" Tablet with Android 2.1, 8GB, and WiFi - BestBuy £74.99 or £71.24 with code "TABLET5" + possible 8% QUIDCO

Archos 7 Home 7" Tablet with Android 2.1, 8GB, and WiFi - BestBuy £74.99 or £71.24 with code "TABLET5" + possible 8% QUIDCO

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** Thanks Guitargaz - "Code TABLET5 brings it down to £71.24 + 8% QUIDCO"
** Thanks Simplyjimbo - Price amended from £79.99 to £74.99

Can only be compared with the sub £100 tablet PC.

Seems a good deal - matching that of the CPW clearance (no surprise, as BestBuy now own a sizeable chunk of CPW)

Couldn't find the BestBuy deal when I searched (but I'm sure I will be informed if someone else has posted before.)

The Spec...

Mass storage memory
• Flash Memory: 2 to 8 GB*
• Extendable via micro SDHC Slot

Operating system
• Linux, ANDROID™ 2.1 (Eclair) application framework

Display characteristics
• High resolution touch screen with virtual keyboard, 800x480 pixels, 7'' TFT LCD, 16 million colors

Video Playback
• 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
• MP3, WMA (non protected), WAV3, APE, OGG, FLAC, AAC3

Photo viewer
• JPEG, BMP, GIF

Interfaces
• USB 2.0 Slave: Mass Storage Class (MSC)
• Micro SDHC card

Communication protocols
• WiFi (802.11 b/g)

Miscellaneous
• 2 built-in speakers
• Leg stand
• Microphone

Power source
• Internal: Lithium Polymer battery
• External: Power adapter/charge

Battery life
• Music playback time: up to 42 hours
• Video playback time: up to 7 hours

Dimensions & weight
• 203 mm x 107 mm x 12 mm (8” x 4.2” x 0.5”) – 388 g / 13.7 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
• ARCHOS 7 home tablet, earphones, Standard USB cable (micro B/A), power adapter, user guide, legal and safety notice.

The blurb...

Manufacturer's Description -
The ARCHOS 7 home tablet is the first 7" Android tablet to deliver the Internet and all the applications for your digital lifestyle whether you're lying on the couch or you're out and about, for a breakthrough price. The ARCHOS 7 home tablet sports a 7" touch screen and a slim form factor. The ARCHOS 7 home tablet is extremely portable and can be easily carried around the home.With the ARCHOS 7 home tablet, users will always be in touch with the world around them through easy access to information services such as news, weather and local business directories. The video player software provides a great movie and YouTube viewing experience.With built-in Wi-Fi, the ARCHOS 7 home tablet can easily be connected to a home network, while the built-in USB connection makes transferring files from a PC or a USB stick simple.

Product Description -
Perfect for enjoying and sharing your multimedia content, the Archos 7 Home Tablet boasts a built-in 8 GB hard drive and works with almost all major video, audio and photo formats. The 7 Home Tablet's integrated memory can be increased via the expansion slot where you can hook up an SDHC media card. The 7-inch touch display with high resolution (800 x 480 pixels) is great for watching 720p HD movies. The host of connectors makes it possible to hook up a variety of peripherals such as a computer mouse, keyboard or storage system. Plus, you can attach the Archos 7 Home Tablet to your TV through the composite video output. Based on Android, this media tablet gives you instant access to an entire library of applications through the AppsLib portal. You can use the web browser to catch up on news, or keep in contact with friends and family with the e-mail programme and social networks. Made for use at home, the ARCHOS 7 Home Tablet is a must-have for any technology fan!

93 Comments

You have the wrong price stated as it should be £74.99

Original Poster

simplyjimbo

You have the wrong price stated as it should be £74.99



Oops! - Price amended.
cheers Simplyjimbo!

Code TABLET 5 BRINGS IT DOWN TO 71.24 PLUS 8% QUIDCO

guitargaz

Code TABLET 5 BRINGS IT DOWN TO 71.24 PLUS 8% QUIDCO


Amazing price!

thanks ..ordered..

Could you play films from a USB stick on this? My daughter has a car DVD player in the car, but she struggles with changing disks and getting through the menus on her own, so I wondered if I could rip a load of her favourite films to a suitable format on a USB stick and play them from there.

Possible?

richlyraumi

Could you play films from a USB stick on this? My daughter has a car DVD … Could you play films from a USB stick on this? My daughter has a car DVD player in the car, but she struggles with changing disks and getting through the menus on her own, so I wondered if I could rip a load of her favourite films to a suitable format on a USB stick and play them from there.Possible?



not sure for USB stick but you will be able to copy those ripped films into sd card and play.

Original Poster

dino123

not sure for USB stick but you will be able to copy those ripped films … not sure for USB stick but you will be able to copy those ripped films into sd card and play.




Not 100% sure - but I don't see why not, maybe even a 2.5" usb powered hdd (depending on power consumption I guess)

Original Poster

guitargaz

Code TABLET 5 BRINGS IT DOWN TO 71.24 PLUS 8% QUIDCO



Excellent - thanks!

dino123

not sure for USB stick but you will be able to copy those ripped films … not sure for USB stick but you will be able to copy those ripped films into sd card and play.



You don't even need an SD card, this has 8GB built in memory.

For those who are considering buying this I would advise putting on one of the custom 2.1 or 2.2 roms onto it. They are pretty easy to find (not sure if I am allowed to link them here) and extremely easy to put onto the tablet. All you need to do is drag the rom onto your internal memory and it will prompt you to upgrade the FW.

The custom roms I have tried not only work much faster than the default FW you get with it, the 2.1 rom I am using works particularly fast, but they also allow you android market access too.

CNET Review:

The good: 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.

The bad: 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 multitouch, and previous Archos tablet accessories are incompatible. App support is hit or miss--mostly miss.

The bottom line: 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.

Read more: reviews.cnet.com/tab…tml

Original Poster

Archos 7 Home Tablet - Official Product Page
archos.com/pro…gb&

Fussy

CNET Review:The good: The Archos 7 Home Tablet delivers a large screen, … CNET Review:The good: 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.The bad: 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 multitouch, and previous Archos tablet accessories are incompatible. App support is hit or miss--mostly miss.The bottom line: 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.Read more: http://reviews.cnet.com/tablets/archos-7-home-tablet/4505-3126_7-34093843.html#ixzz1OmvG8VO5



This is a review for a Archos 7 V1 that came with android 1.5. This tablet is the V2 which is upgraded hardware wise and comes with android 2.1, a better CPU, 8GB storage space which is expandable via micro sd (hardly skimpy) and the V2 does have an accelerometer unlike the V1.

The resistive screen can be a bit fiddly, that is true, and other than simple games don't expect a lot out of this. (forget angry birds and stuff like that)

But like I said before if you want to get the best out of this put a custom rom on it.

richlyraumi

Could you play films from a USB stick on this? My daughter has a car DVD … Could you play films from a USB stick on this? My daughter has a car DVD player in the car, but she struggles with changing disks and getting through the menus on her own, so I wondered if I could rip a load of her favourite films to a suitable format on a USB stick and play them from there.Possible?



Not

Is anyone having difficulty on the website?

not sure, but I think this was at carphone warehouse the other day for the same price with £15 off quidco.

Tried to get one there as well no joy

Can't this be upgraded to Froyo?

they are really easily upgraded

ADZ1478

not sure, but I think this was at carphone warehouse the other day for … not sure, but I think this was at carphone warehouse the other day for the same price with £15 off quidco.



Best Buy and CPW are one and the same in Europe. Forget who bought who, but they are the same company.

Seems a good deal to me. note quidco and TCB state the 8.08% is for home delivery only and not reserve and collect. Shame as they've just opened a new one 5 mins from house

Ignore my last its free delivery anyway
Edited by: "steevieboy4u" 9th Jun 2011

Are these total rubbish yes or no?

I presume these aren't capacitive/multitouch?

Can these run a linux image on a bootable USB stick like the O2 Jogglers do??

Or even install Linux on the internal memory??

earwolfigz

Are these total rubbish yes or no?




Same specs as a San Fran. But no marketplace, no multitouch, no video output, resistive screen. Worth it at this price? Probably... don't expect to be blown away though!

earwolfigz

Are these total rubbish yes or no?



They are pretty good media machines for music and video with decent battery life. However the touchscreen lets it down.

So depends what you want to do with it.

Read the reviews on these from every other HUKD page - I was tempted until I did. They sound absolutely awful, slow and have an unresponsive resistive screen.....

Not a huge saving over the current CPW price either.

Besides most people picked these up for £50 (or even £25) with their CPW vouchers last week....

I want to use it partly as a PDA. Can someone confirm it will make all the right bongly-beep noises, please?

I think CPW is clearing all the returned ones through bestbuy.

ULTIMATE QUESTION, can angry birds work ok on this thing - with or without custom roms?!

Good for playing media - very, very bad for anything else. The screen is absolutely dreadful - inaccurate, slow to respond and requires a heavy-ish touch. I found the wi-fi connectivity to be unreliable. I found the lack of physical buttons (even just volume up/down and 'back' would have done) made it quite clunky to use.

Bottom line - if you want a hand-held media player, it's not bad. Decent screen, sound is OK. If you want an enjoyable experience using the web, email or just about anything else - avoid it.
Edited by: "marxandengels" 9th Jun 2011

Laubi02

ULTIMATE QUESTION, can angry birds work ok on this thing - with or … ULTIMATE QUESTION, can angry birds work ok on this thing - with or without custom roms?!



Ive read from other HUKD threads it cant play angry birds smoothly - only really good for video.... Those that got it for £50 at CPW havent said they got a bargain either - you spend £50 you get £50 worth of product

Original Poster

If you're having trouble with this then the CPW is still the same price £74.99 (as posted by Polo03 last week)
hotukdeals.com/dea…525
Edited by: "Brotherpukka" 9th Jun 2011

Laubi02

ULTIMATE QUESTION, can angry birds work ok on this thing - with or … ULTIMATE QUESTION, can angry birds work ok on this thing - with or without custom roms?!



Barely. It runs like the birds are flying through treacle. Or cement. It is geared towards playing media, not playing games - and therefore the processor in it is not up to much.

mamboboy

Same specs as a San Fran. But no marketplace, no multitouch, no video … Same specs as a San Fran. But no marketplace, no multitouch, no video output, resistive screen. Worth it at this price? Probably... don't expect to be blown away though!



Description says composite video out to connect to TV ??

nice find..

I have one, for browsing, they are ok. I am quite happy with it. Its not an Ipad but its not 400 quid so dont even bother comparing. Its great for when i am sat infront of the sofa for just readint the news, also the book reading app is pretty good.
Screen can be annoying, but i have an Iphone 4, which although works amazing, still can be annoying.
Yes angry birds runs, however the animation isnt brilliant, but more than enough if you want to pass a bit of time.

I havent upgraded yet, if anyone has any guides on this I'd appreciate it.

Have a look at the Kogan Agora on the
Kogan website. May be of interest.

This tablet runs on average 320mhz with plenty of LAG ! Heat added though !

mamboboy

Same specs as a San Fran. But no marketplace, no multitouch, no video … Same specs as a San Fran. But no marketplace, no multitouch, no video output, resistive screen. Worth it at this price? Probably... don't expect to be blown away though!



Edited by: "koalauk" 9th Jun 2011

After something like this for travelling will it be good, whats battery life like?
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