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Archos 70b eReader review

6.5/10 AVG.
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6.5/10
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The Archos 70b eReader currently has an Informr score of 6.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 2 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Screen Size
7"
Storage
4 GB
3G
No
Reading Time
-


What the Critics Are Saying...


AppleNApps

Like with other Glu games, Contract Killer Sniper is free to play with most of the in-app purchases tied to weaponry. This one is relatively friendly for those that want to play for free with the ability to earn dollars, and gems for upgrades at a good pace to keep you playing. It’s not too mu...

- Trevor Sheridan, AppleNApps
Pocket-lint

It’s easy to misinterpret the Archos 70b eReader. Take it as a tablet, and it’s limited, it’s poor quality and it isn’t exciting. Stick to the reader remit and it shows a little more promise. Of course, the reading experience isn’t as good as it is on an E-Ink device, b...

- Chris Hall, Pocket-lint


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Screen Size
7"

The Archos 70b eReader's screen size is 7 inches with x pixels resolution.

Backlight
Yes

There is a built-in backlight for reading in the dark.

Storage
4 GB

Internal memory is 4 GB. An external, SD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

3G
No

This model has no 3G wireless capabilities.

70b eReader Specs

Overview
Release date January 7, 2011
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
No cellular data
SIM card No
Operating System
Processor 600 MHz
Internal Storage 4 GB
RAM No
ROM No
Flightmode No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headphones, Manual
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 2400 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 3 hours
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 19.0 x 13.0 x 1.1 cm (7.5 x 5.1 x 0.4 in)
Weight 370 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors Unknown
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 7 inches
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Anti Glare No
Additional Display Features Resistive Touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Page Turn Key No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth No
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info SD
PC Synchronization No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, WAV, OGG
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats MPEG-4, FLV, AVI
Streaming Video No
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack Yes
Vibration Alert No
Content Formats Supported
Content Formats Supported No
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Archos 70c eReader

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AppleNApps

Entertaining shooting action that fits mobile gaming well

from AppleNApps

Like with other Glu games, Contract Killer Sniper is free to play with most of the in-app purchases tied to weaponry. This one is relatively friendly for those that want to play for free with the ability to earn dollars, and gems for upgrades at a good pace to keep you playing. It’s not too much of a grind to keep playing for free until after you complete the first major boss, and the upgrade costs jump up considerably. There is a player vs. player component allowing you to invade bases of other users to gather diamonds, which can then be used to further the single player campaign. The only energy meter applies to the PvP mode allowing you to keep firing away with new missions. Again, after the first major boss battle culminating after three mini bosses, the game can get a bit costly with timers introduced too, so keep that in mind....

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Like with other Glu games, Contract Killer Sniper is free to play with most of the in-app purchases tied to weaponry. This one is relatively friendly for those that want to play for free with the ability to earn dollars, and gems for upgrades at a good pace to keep you playing. It’s not too much of a grind to keep playing for free until after you complete the first major boss, and the upgrade costs jump up considerably. There is a player vs. player component allowing you to invade bases of other users to gather diamonds, which can then be used to further the single player campaign. The only energy meter applies to the PvP mode allowing you to keep firing away with new missions. Again, after the first major boss battle culminating after three mini bosses, the game can get a bit costly with timers introduced too, so keep that in mind.

Contract Killer Sniper offers entertaining shooting action that fits mobile gaming well making it worth picking up.

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Pocket-lint

It will seem more promising as long as you think of it as an eReader

from Pocket-lint

It’s easy to misinterpret the Archos 70b eReader. Take it as a tablet, and it’s limited, it’s poor quality and it isn’t exciting. Stick to the reader remit and it shows a little more promise. Of course, the reading experience isn’t as good as it is on an E-Ink device...More

It’s easy to misinterpret the Archos 70b eReader. Take it as a tablet, and it’s limited, it’s poor quality and it isn’t exciting. Stick to the reader remit and it shows a little more promise. Of course, the reading experience isn’t as good as it is on an E-Ink device, but you certainly get more options. It is more expensive than the Amazon Kindle, and it won’t compare to the simplicity of buying directly through the device that the Kindle offers, but once you’re bored of reading, you can still watch a movie. It doesn’t compare to the experience of many more expensive tablets either, but then it isn’t trying too and at a price of £120, it isn’t too pricey. Many of the latest tablets - be they the iPad or something from the Android fraternity - will offer you a clearer, sharper, more responsive screen and a wider range of functions. The Archos won’t offer you the Amazon Kindle app either, which both Google-certified Android and the Apple iPad will, if that’s important to you. But you do get Adobe authentication, opening the door to your DRM’d EPUB books. Many Android devices claim to be ebook readers simply because they can display text, but make little or no provision to support protected files, the ones you are clamouring to read. At least Archos has gone a step further to add a little more substance to the name. The build and materials leave a lot to be desired and the screen isn’t the greatest by a long shot. But the Archos 70b sort of succeeds in being a jack of all trades: it masters none, but we can see that its skill set will appeal to some at this price.

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