Being one of the first players in tablet market, Archos has provided a good selection of tablets in various sizes and features. Here is a quick comparion guide for you to decide on which Archos tablet to buy.
Screen Size and Type:
7 inch and more:
We think 7 inch is the starting size to a get a really satisfying tablet experience. Archos 70 and Archos 101 are best sellers and our suggestions as well. Both tablets have capacitive screens which mean that your touches, swipes will be highly responsive and you can make multi-touch gestures like pinch-and-zoom. Archos 70 suits better for mobile and long usage out of home or office thanks to lightweight structure while Archos 101 will be very helpful at home or office for better Internet browsing.
There is a model tagged as Archos 7 too. It is dubbed as home tablet and runs on old Eclair 2.1 Android version and the screen is resistive (the opposite of capacitive).
Under 7 inch:
These are Archos 28, 32, 43, 48 and 5 models. They are now mostly out of competition against new Android tablets and we don’t essentially suggest buying for now with one exception. If you want a real media storage space and player with wi-fi browsing ability, you can consider buying Archos 48. It has 500GB of hard drive and play 720p HD videos flawlessly.
The price for Archos 5 tablet has recently also hugely dropped on Amazon.
Except Archos 9, all are running on a version of Android. Archos 9 runs on Windows 7 and features a fast Atom Z515 1.2 GHz processor but the display screen is resistive. It can play 1080p HD videos and has removable battery which allows around 5, 6 hrs of usage.
The other Archos tablets run on Google Android and late tablets like Archos 101 and 70 feature better tablet optimized Froyo OS. There is a chance that these tablets will be upgraded to Android Honeycomb 3.0 in the future which is fully tablet optimized.
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