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Archos 8 Home Tablet review




Operating system
Android
Processor
600 MHz
Screen Size
8"
Camera
No


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Tracy and Matt

The hardest part of reviewing this device is to try to review it as something. If the device is regarded as a digital photoframe then it is quite competent if a little expensive. As a media player it's got potential, Android 1.6 is not noted for its media handling however Archos works their magic a...

- Gareth, Tracy and Matt


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Screen Size
8"

The Archos 8 Home Tablet's screen size is 8 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
600 MHz

There is a Rockchip RK2808 - ARM 926 600 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
No
This model has no built-in camera. Sorry, no selfies.
Storage
4 GB

Internal memory is 4 GB. An external, SD expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4700mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4700 mAh battery.

8 Home Tablet Specs

Overview
Release date May 30, 2010
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
No cellular data
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System

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Secondary OS No
Processor Rockchip RK2808 - ARM 926 600 MHz
Internal Storage 4 GB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Manual, USB Power Adapter
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4700 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Up to: 8 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 26.2 x 22.1 x 1.2 cm (10.3 x 8.7 x 0.5 in)
Weight 800 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 8 inches
3D No
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Resistive Touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Unknown
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth No
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info SD
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Dual lens
No
Zoom
No
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
No
Video Recording Formats
H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, FLV, RealVideo, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, FLV, RealVideo, AVI
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers Yes
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert No
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar No
World Clock No
Alarm No
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator No
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types BMP, GIF, JPG
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps Yes
Included Software / Apps -
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Critic Reviews


Tracy and Matt

Consumer satisfaction will depend on how they will consider this as a device

from Tracy and Matt

The hardest part of reviewing this device is to try to review it as something. If the device is regarded as a digital photoframe then it is quite competent if a little expensive. As a media player it's got potential, Android 1.6 is not noted for its media handling however Archos works their magic...More

The hardest part of reviewing this device is to try to review it as something. If the device is regarded as a digital photoframe then it is quite competent if a little expensive. As a media player it's got potential, Android 1.6 is not noted for its media handling however Archos works their magic a little and it shows. Finally as an internet tablet its leagues behind the standard, the browser is old and clunky, there is no access to the Google Marketplace and for the size of the unit the screen feels a bit paltry. At £179.99 the device is hardly a steal and it's never going to be recommended over something like the iPad. No one visiting you is going to mistake this for anything but a digital photo frame and in that regard this is probably about as flexible as you can get.

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