Arnova 7 G2 review part 1: Introduction


The Arnova 7 G2 tablet is an awaited upgrade of the long running Archos 7 HT (Home Tablet). This new release brings a Rockchip RK2918 processor (single core) running at 1 GHz, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, capacitive screen and a front (web)camera.

The Arnova 7 G2 should not be confused with the Arnova 7c G2, which support 3G, has a slower CPU (Qualcomm MSM7627), less memory (350 Mb) and a casing a little different.

Arnova 7 G2 specifications

Operating System Android 2.3.1 (Gingerbread)
Linux Kernel Version:
CPU single core Rockchip 2918 CPU running at 1 Ghz
Integrated GPU: Vivante Corporation GC800
Flash Storage Memory Capacity 8 GB
Speed: Class 2 range (tested Read kB/s, Write kB/s)
System Memory 512 Mb (DDR2 ?)
Additional storage Micro SD slot (SDHC compatible)
Display 800×480 TFT LCD 7 inches
capacitive 2 points screen
Bluetooth No
Wifi 802.11 b/g
Gravity Sensor Yes
Camera 0.3Mp (front facing)
Interfaces micro USB Slave Mass Storage Class (MSC)
MicroSD slot
Battery life Video playing test: TBD hours

check our Archos and Arnova battery tests page
Android Market No (Appslib application Marketplace)
Kickstand Yes
Dimensions 203 mm x 107 mm x 12 mm (8” x 4.2” x 0.5”)
Weight 370 g / 13 oz
Price TBD


Packaging is very similar to other Archos and Arnova 7 inches products, you will find in the box:
– an Arnova 7 G2 tablet
– a power charger with 3 power sockets (American, English and French type)
This is the classic power charger from Archos/Arnova, input 100-240V, outputs 5V 2A
– an USB cable (micro USB format)
– 3 papers that includes: Arnova 7 G2 User Guide, Legal and Safety Notices (finally under the Arnova brand ;)) and a $10 music credit coupon at

Arnova 7 G2 pictures

This short collection of pictures highlights the connections on the device: micro USB, power supply, and headphone connector on the right side, micro SDcard, tiny microphone hole and power switch on the top, kickstand and reset pinhole in the back, and camera on the front left of the device.

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Please check back soon for the rest of this review, analyzing the device performance and applications.
You can also refer the our Arnova 10 G2 review for further info on this 10 inches model very similar to the Arnova 7 G2.


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