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Archos 7 Home Tablet review

5.2/10 AVG.

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The Archos 7 Home Tablet currently has an Informr score of 5.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 7 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
600 MHz
Screen Size

What the Critics Are Saying...

PC Magazine

At $200, much can be forgiven of the Archos 7 Home Tablet, since it offers such a large touch screen, HD video, Web access, free apps, and a lot more. But make no mistake, with an unpolished interface and a less-than-responsive touch screen, there's a lot to forgive. The Archos 7 is a fair deal&mdas...

- Tim Gideon, PC Magazine

The Archos 7 performs a set of core tasks reasonably well, and comes at very reasonable price of $199. On the other hand, the touchscreen is hard to operate, and you can’t buy new apps at the Android Market. Many Android smartphones in the same price range (with contract) perform much better a...

- Mark Sullivan , PCWorld

Stripped to its absolute basics, the Archos 7 Home Tablet is for the user who expects the bare minimum from his gadgetry. This isn’t a smartphone without the phone — it’s a smartphone without the phone or the smart. Nothing in the tablet takes advantage of the features that even ba...

- Christopher Null, Wired

What we have in the Archos 7 is a device that feels like it has been engineered to a price. And that's the scary thing about the Archos 7: the price is biggest plus point. The fact that it runs Android isn't such a benefit as you don't get to experience what the rest of the Android world takes for g...

- Chris Hall, Pocket-lint
Laptop Mag

The $199 Archos 7 Home Tablet is not a case of “you get what you pay for.” That’s because we’d expect even a cheap Android-powered slate to recognize our touch input most of the time and to offer a larger selection of apps. Yes, this device has a bigger screen than the sma...

- K.T. Bradford, Laptop Mag

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Screen Size

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

600 MHz

There is a 9 600 MHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

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

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol) battery. Archos's performance ratings are 10 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

7 Home Tablet Specs

Release date June 15, 2010
Regions available USA, Canada
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor 9 600 MHz
Internal Storage 8 GB
RAM 128 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Headset, 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 Up to: 7 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 10 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 20.3 x 10.7 x 1.2 cm (8 x 4.2 x 0.5 in)
Weight 388 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 Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Resistive Touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
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 No
Contact Groups No
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/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Yes
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, MP4, AAC, WMA, 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 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert No
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm No
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator No
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types BMP, GIF, JPG
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
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