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Archos Arnova 7 review

The Archos Arnova 7 is one of the newest tablets to hit the market. This is a unique product because of its extremely low price. The Arnova 7 can be bought for $99, making it a fraction of the price of most tablets available. Although it may not have the high end features of the iPad or Motorola Xoom, the low price certainly makes up for that.

The Arnova 7 has a seven inch display, with a 800 x 480 screen resolution. This tablet weighs around 12 ounces, making it one of the lighter tablets on the market. There is 4 GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot, Wi-Fi, a built in speaker and a microphone. It comes with all the features that you would want in a tablet, such as Internet browsing, Email, a music player and and eBook Reader. The Arnova 7 also has a video player, so you can watch your favorite movies or TV shows on the go. The video player is capable of 720p HD video playback.

There are many features that are missing from the Arnova 7. There is no bluetooth, GPS or a camera. This might be a problem for a tablet that sells for $500 but not in one priced under $100. The operating system on the Arnova 7 does not support the Android Market for applications, which is a major downside. However there are hopes that a software upgrade will come in the future, allowing integration with more Android applications.

All in all, while this tablet may be missing some features there is no beating the price tag. If you are looking for an inexpensive tablet for basic internet use and causal video playback, then the Arnova 7 is definitely an option to consider.

Need To Know: Archos Arnova 7

1. Price of under $100. (The Good)

2. 720p video playback. (The Good)

3. Lack of Android Market support. (The Bad)

4. No Bluetooth or camera. (The Bad)

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Screen Size

The Archos Arnova 7's screen size is 7 inches with x pixels resolution.


There is a Rockchip 2818 processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

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

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


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

Arnova 7 Specs

Release date June 22, 2011
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor Rockchip 2818
Internal Storage 4 GB
RAM 200 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual, USB Power Adapter
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Unknown
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] 7.6 x 4.7 x 0.5 cm (3 x 1.9 x 0.2 in)
Weight 340 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 7 inches
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Resistive Touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth No
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization No
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
Main Camera
Dual lens
Additional Main Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, FLV, RealVideo, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, WAV, OGG
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, FLV, RealVideo, AVI
Streaming Video No
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack Yes
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert No
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
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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