Archos 28 is a very affordable Android internet tablet from Archos in the case that you do not want to spend hard-earned cash on an advanced Archos 101 10″ tablet. But, if we compare the features of Archos 28 and the selling price (which is under $100), easily can state that it is a steal! (see the full specs)
Now, let’s look closely these hardware, software features.
Archos 28 internet tablet has 2.8″ resistive touch screen but surprisingly it is very responsive.
Lightweight, pocket-sized and very thin. (less than 10 mm and only weighs 2.4oz – 68 grams)
It has built-in WiFi and ARM Cortex A8 processor at 800 MHz which enables fast internet browsing and video playback. Plus, it featues 3D OpenGL ES 2.0 graphic accelerator which enables playing 3D games.
Runs on Android 2.2 Froyo which is a very solid OS for such devices.
It has special Archos AppsLib application market with selected applications and games.
AppsLib includes many popular applications for media playing ,social networks etc.
Also, you can activate Google Android Market for the tablet with a simple trick.
Plus, you can open and edit your office documents (excel, word, powerpoint) and adobe acrobat (pdf), ebooks etc. It can manage zip files as well.
It is possible to connect to your PC using UPnP or Samba protocols using Archos 28 and play the files on the tablet without downloading them locally.
It can even turn into a small computer via a USB keyboard. So, you can much faster write on this multi-functional Archos tablet.
File management is much easier than iPad. Simple drag and drop. No conversions, no hassles of itunes.
It supports Flash. You can manage your multiple emails with built-in Android email program.
Battery time is up to 16 hours for music, 4 hours for video and 6 hours for internet.
We have only noticed a few minor downsides with Archos 28 internet tablet. It can hang rarely if you visit very heavy websites and wifi connection also can infrequently drop but it will reconnect without a problem.