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: 188.8.131.52
|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
|Camera||0.3Mp (front facing)|
|Interfaces||micro USB Slave Mass Storage Class (MSC)
|Battery life||Video playing test: TBD hours
check our Archos and Arnova battery tests page
|Android Market||No (Appslib application Marketplace)|
|Dimensions||203 mm x 107 mm x 12 mm (8” x 4.2” x 0.5”)|
|Weight||370 g / 13 oz|
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 emusic.com
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.