2012/01/20Posted in: ARCHOS 70b IT Products
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The Archos 70b Internet Tablet (IT), a product refresh of the Archos 70 IT was demoed at the CES 2012 and is now hitting the market. It is available on Archos Store and should selling at major retailers in the coming days. The Archos 70b IT has a TI OMAP 3 processor is clocked at 1.2 GHz, 512 MB RAM, a 7 inches capacitive screen offering 1024×600 pixels resolution and is updated to run Android 3.1 Honeycomb.
When looking at the tablet casing, there does not seem to be notable difference between the 70 IT and the 70b IT, we just noted the power connector has disparead, the tablet is now being charged thru the USB connector
Like all the Archos Gen8 devices, the Archos 70b IT was initially released with Android 2.2 Froyo
Thanks to the 512 Mb of RAM, it can also run Android 3 Honeycomb
Archos currently supplies both firmwares
in Android 2.2 Froyo and Android 3.21 (Honeycomb)
The Froyo firmware does not contain any Android Market, that can still be installed thru ArcTools application.
When Android 3.21 firmware is installed, the device gets access to Android Market.
Thanks to Jbmm.fr
we have some benchmark information on the tablet.
Archos 70b Internet Tablet
Archos 70 Internet Tablet
|TI OMAP 3630 es1.2|
1024 x 600 pixels
|TI OMAP 3630 es1.1|
800 x 480 pixels
|512 Mo||256 Mo|
Different screen resolution !
|13.3|| 17.7 (nenamark1)|
|Native score: 4065|
Java score: 1426
Overall score: 2442
|Native score: 2741|
Java score: 961
Overall score: 1673
Full device specifications
|Capacity||* 8 GB* Flash Memory + Micro SD Slot (SDHC|
|Display characteristics||* High resolution screen,(WSVGA) 1024 x 600|
pixel, TFT LCD, 16 million colors
* 7â€ Capacitive multitouch screen
|Application Framework||* Androidâ„¢ 3.2 Honeycomb|
|Processor||* ARM cortex A8 1.2 GHz|
* 3D Open GL (ES 2.0)
|Video Playback1||* MPEG-42 HD (up to 720p, 30|
* MPEG-42 (ASP@L5 AVI, up to DVD resolution, 30
* H.264 HD (HP@L3.1 up to 720p, 30 fps@5Mbps)
* M-JPEG (Motion JPEG Video) in VGA resolution
With optional plug-in (downloadable on www.archos.com):
* Cinema: MPEG-2 (up to DVD resolution MP/D1, 30 fps@10 Mbps)/ AC3 for
videos using AC3 audio codec
With the above codecs, the device can play video files with the following
extensions: AVI, MP4, MOV, 3GP, MPG, PS, TS, VOB, MKV, FLV, RM, RMVB,
|Audio Playback1||* MP3 CBR & VBR|
* WAV (PCM/ADPCM)
* AAC, AAC+ 5.13
* OGG Vorbis
With optional software plug-in:
* AC3 5.1
|Photo viewer4||* JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF|
|Subtitles||* srt, .ssa, .smi, .sub formats|
|Interfaces||* USB slave 2.0: Mobile Transfer Protocol|
* Micro SD (SDHC compatible)
* USB Host: Mass Storage Class (MSC) (adapter micro B/A sold
* HDMI output5 (Mini HDMI / HDMI cable sold separately)
|Communication protocols||* WiFi (802.11 b/g/n)|
* Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR
|Miscellaneous||* Built-in speakers|
* Built-in leg stand
* Built-in Microphone
|Power source||* Internal: Lithium Polymer battery|
* External: Power adapter/charger
|Scalability6||* Device automatically downloads latest|
firmware updates when the WiFi connection is activated
* Updates can also be downloaded at www.archos.com
|Dimensions & weight||* 201 mm x 115 mm x 11.5 mm â€“ (7.91â€ x|
4.52â€ x 0.46â€)
* 330 g (11.2 oz)
|Minimum system requirements||* MicrosoftÂ® WindowsÂ® 7, Vista, XP, or|
higher and Windows Media Player 11
* Mac OS. X with Transfer Files application (not included)
* Linux with android MTP tool (not included)
* USB 2.0 interface
|Package includes||* ARCHOS 70b internet tablet,|
USB cable, USB Power adapter, Quick Start Guide (QSG), legal and safety
* 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity is less.
1/ Certain bitrates, resolutions, and/or file variations may not be
2/ MPEG-4 ASP@L5 AVI (MPEG-4: ISO standard by Moving Picture Experts Group;
AVI: audio/video file container by Microsoft) without GMC and Quarter.
3/ Does not read AAC protected files.
4/ Certain resolutions and file sizes may not be compatible.
5/ External video output disabled for MacrovisionÂ®-protected contents.
6/ Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and may
eventually need to be replaced. Battery life and number of charge cycles vary
by use and settings. Test run with low backlight.
7/ Fetches data from TMDb.
8/ Available in Android Market, AppsLib and downloadable from
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