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Archos 7 320 GB Internet Media Tablet

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  • NOTE: For best experience, fully charge your device before turning it on (about 8 hours)
  • 320 GB capacity for up to 400 movies, 3.2 million photos, or 190,000 songs
  • Up to 39 hours music and 10 hours video playback time on a single charge
  • 7-inch TFT LCD touchscreen; 800 x 480 pixel resolution; 16 million colors
  • Video support: MPEG-4, WMV, and M-JPEG; Audio support: MP3, WMA, Protected WMA, WMA pro 5.1, WAV; plug-ins available for further video and audio format support
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Screen Size7 inches
Screen Resolution800 x 480
Max Screen Resolution800 x 480 pixels
Processor0.6 GHz 8803 CORTEX A8
RAMDDR
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Average Battery Life (in hours) 39 hours
Brand NameArchos
Item model number501160
Hardware PlatformPC, Mac
Operating SystemAndroid 1.5
Item Weight2.4 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H7.48 x 0.63 x 4.33 inches
Processor BrandARM
Processor Count2
Computer Memory TypeDDR SDRAM
  
Additional Information
ASINB001D0E4EE
Shipping Weight2.6 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableAugust 19, 2008
  
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Archos, award-winning for its technology innovation and leadership in portable media players now introduces a new concept: the Internet Media Tablet (IMT). The Archos 7 is the jewel product of this new line, bringing you a new way to enjoy Internet, your media, and TV--all in a handheld device. It redefines the high-end portable device with its ultra-thin design, black stainless steel body, and high-resolution 7-inch touchscreen. Plus, it boasts the horsepower of a laptop, thanks to its ARM Cortex superscalar microprocessor.

Enjoy Internet, your media, and TV in a handheld device with a 7-inch touchscreen. Click to enlarge.

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Buy or rent media from the Archos Media Club, surf the Web, and enjoy your music, photos, and videos anywhere, anytime.

Ultra-slim at just half an inch deep. Click to enlarge.

Uncompromised Web Surfing in the Palm of Your Hand
With an 800-pixels-wide resolution and a 7-inch screen, you can browse the Web just as you would on your PC--no need to zoom in and out, the web pages are fully displayed on the Archos screen. Plus, with Adobe Flash 9 video support, you can natively browse video-sharing websites, such as Dailymotion and YouTube. The Archos IMTs boast enough processing power to surf the Web on the go, giving you the same browsing experience as your laptop. No more endless waiting for the page to load; just grab your Archos 7 and check the latest news right away. Your PC wouldn't have even finished booting up by the time you've put the Archos back in your bag. Once connected to a Wi-Fi or 3.5G network, the included email software lets you to stay in touch no matter where you are. Check your email (compatible with POP/IMAP) whenever you want, view or send attachments (only compatible formats), and store them.

Download hundreds of useful and fun widget applications and then put your favorites on the Archos home screen. Check the traffic or the weather without having to start a new application. In less than three clicks, you can access nearly 1,000 Web TV channels, more than 10,000 Web radio stations, and 100,000-plus podcasts. There's no downloading wait time. Radio and TV start streaming right away from a worldwide list of traditional and independent radio and TV stations.

Your Digital Library in a Thin Handheld Tablet
The Archos Media Club remains the easiest way to get video and music content on the go. With an even richer library with new partners and the biggest industry players, the Media Club lets you discover a large library of movies, documentaries, music, and games. Buy or rent your entertainment in a couple of clicks and start watching it on your Archos 7. Enjoy a great multimedia experience on the go with the high-resolution touch screen. The 7-inch screen lets you comfortably share a movie or TV show with someone else, and with the Hi-Def Video plug-in, you can enjoy HD video support for the first time on any portable device. View your photos in high resolution and make slide shows with music and transition effects for viewing on the Archos tablet or TV. Don't leave any song from your music collection at home when you travel--the Archos 7 lets you bring along up to 190,000 songs and offers you advanced functions, such as playlist creation and album cover display. Listen to your music while surfing the Web.

You won't get bored in the train, car, or plane anymore, thanks to the fun Flash games. Premium games (strategy, sport, action) are purchasable directly from your Archos Tablet on www.archos.com. Plenty of others are downloadable for free on the Web. When you're at home and want to watch a movie or listen to music stored on your PC, just browse the device's hard drive wirelessly and enjoy the files without transferring them. Just stream it via your Wi-Fi network and play it immediately on your Archos.

Experience the Best TV at Home or on the Go
With the optional DVR Station, you have the perfect match for your Archos at home and on the go. Schedule and record TV shows and movies in one step using the included remote control. Just locate the TV show on the program guide grid and make a recording to enjoy later at home on your widescreen TV or in the palm of your hand.

It will also turn your TV into a real multimedia platform connected to the Web. Enjoy all the Archos functions on the big screen of your living room. Watch your movies in HD (with the HD plug-in), listen to your music, share your high-resolution pictures, play games, or surf the Web.

Technology Meets Design
Any difficulties with portable screens are a thing of the past with the Archos 7's large 7-inch screen. You'll be fully immersed in your movies either alone or with others. Access all of your Archos functions without having to press a single button. The touchscreen technology ensures the most instinctive and direct way to access your movies, view your pictures, listen to your music, or browse the Web. Thanks to the 320 GB capacity, you won't have to choose just a few movies to take with you when you go on vacation--take them all! Store 400 movies on the 320 GB Archos 7.

Plug-ins: Add even more capabilities to your Archos 7

Free with registration:

Web browser: Open up your Archos device to the full power of the Internet with a full-fledged Internet browser. Surf the Web via the Opera web browser with Adobe Flash 9 video support.
Web TV & Radio: Receive via the Internet nearly 1,000 Web TV channels and more than 10,000 Web radio stations. Select your stations by popularity, genre, country, etc. from the Archos video and audio browsers.
TV Program Guide: Easily schedule your recordings with the TV Program guide embedded in the tablet. A couple of clicks are enough to check the scheduler, get instant information about the program selected, and schedule the recording.
Available for purchase:
  • Hi-Def Video plug-in for playing HD movies in 720p resolution at 24 f/s MPEG4 and WMV formats.

  • Cinema plug-in for playing movies in MPEG-2/VOB format with AC3 sound (or 5.1-surround sound via the SPDIF output on the optional DVR Station). Copy/paste your DVD movies from your computer to your Archos.

  • Video Podcast plug-in for playing video podcasts in H.264 MPEG4 format and AAC audio files.

  • TVportation plug-in for broadcasting your live TV to your portable device--such as a Smartphone, laptop, or Archos Wi-Fi player--anywhere in the world via a Wi-Fi connection.

  • 3.5G Ready plug-in for enjoying Internet everywhere via the 3.5G-HSDPA GSM network by connecting a 3.5G-HSDPA dongle to a Mini Dock or Battery Dock USB port.

The new graphical interface has been designed for easy finger touch control. Reach the main functions with only a tap, return anytime to the home screen and use the search function to easily find your video or music files. Add shortcuts to your favorite files and display them directly on the Archos home screen for quick access. Additionally, you can now bring your home screen background to life with the new animated wallpapers.

Finally, you'll be sure to enjoy PC-like performance with the world's first implementation of the ARM Cortex superscalar microprocessor.

Add-ons--Enhance Your Archos 7

  • DVR Station
    Record TV, play video back to your TV, and charge your Archos device via the DVR Station. With the included TV Program Guide, scheduling and recording from your satellite receiver, cable box, Digital TV adapter has never been so easy. You also can surf the Web or stream web video to your TV while comfortably laid back on your couch using the included remote control as a keyboard and mouse pointer.
  • DVR Snap-on
    Record from most any audio or video analog source on the move with the DVR Snap-on, a small device that's no bigger than a pack of gum.
  • Mini Dock
    Transfer your files directly from USB keys, digital cameras, or other portable media players with the Mini Dock. Quickly charge your Archos with the included charger/adapter. Play video out to your TV with video output in high quality S-Video or standard quality composite.
  • Extra Battery
    Double the battery life of your Archos 7 with an extra battery.
  • Battery Dock
    Benefit from all the great features of the Mini Dock and get extended playback with the built-in backup battery.
  • Helmet Cam
    Turn your Archos into a hands-free digital camcorder with the Helmet Cam, perfect for sports and family fun.
  • FM Remote
    A built-in FM receiver and microphone on the FM Remote let you listen to radio anywhere or make voice recordings.
  • Protective Cases
    Protect your Archos and show your style with a protective case.
  • TV Snap-on (Available by end of 2008)
    Watch live digital TV right on your Archos, record, and enjoy the time-shifting function.

What's in the Box
Archos 7 320 GB Internet Media Tablet, headphones, Archos USB cable, DVR Station adapter (DVR Station is sold separately), power adapter/charger, screen cleaning cloth, quick start guide, legal and safety notice.

Product Description

Archos 7 320GB Internet Media Tablet 7" High Res Touch Screen (800x480); Built-in wifi, speakers and kick stand; Surf the web and watch online videos; Manage emails and contacts; Play videos, music, photos; Rent or purchase movies and enjoy them on your device; Stream and watch videos from your computer. ARCHOS, award-winning for its constant technology innovation and leadership in portable media players now introduces a new concept: the Internet Media Tablet. The ARCHOS 7 is the jewel of this new range, redefining media on the move and offering customer uncompromised access to the Internet, Media content and TV...in a handheld device.. Features: * Uncompromised Web surfing in the palm of your hand: With its built-in capabilities,your Internet Media Tablet becomes the ultimate way to surf the web. The amazingly sharp and high-resolution screen lets you navigate effortlessly through the web just like you would on a PC. * Browsing becomes almost seamless with the ARM Cortex processor and the Adobe Flash 9 video support. Surfing on a handheld device has never been so fast and smooth. * The full email application lets youread, write, download and send attachments, and manage your contacts. * Your entire digital library in a thin handheld tablet. The ARCHOS 7 features a incredibly high capacity internal hard drive from 160 GB to 320 GB, in slim and sleek enclosures. Everything will fit in, and you can still have room for some more. You can download a vast number of music and video from the unique selection of renowned movie and music partners assembled in the Media Club. So that you have plenty of movies to watch when you're away on a trip or in vacations. * The ultimate TV experience at home or on the go.Enjoy your ARCHOS contents played directly back to your TV, with the DVR Station. Schedule TV recordings from any channel on your cable or set-top box in just a few clicks. Then choose when and whereyou want to watch them. Play back all your digita

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Internet: Flash 10 support does not exist so sites like Hulu will not work for movie streaming.
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Who knows but I am certain that one day Archos will GET THE MESSAGE that they need to replace their quality assurance and customer service departments.
G. Miller
I would warn anyone to steer clear of archos as if any of their other products are like this one, don't waste your money.
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324 of 341 people found the following review helpful By J. Carbone on January 2, 2009
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I have not been more excited to receive a digital toy for many years, and after reading up on the capabilities of the Archos 7 according to Archos, I was eagerly anticipating its arrival. However, after playing with the device for a few days I must say that I am terribly disappointed. Perhaps, given that I have been in the tech industry for over 30 years, I have high standards, but I must say, in that 30 years no device has ever come to me so premature as the new Archos PMP.

I can understand in today's economic environment that companies are cash-strapped, and the desire to have items on the market for the Christmas season. However, Archos has lost me as a customer - this device is in no way ready to have been released from their development cycle.

Flash support. Some youtube videos work, though newer formats do not. That said, youtube was the only website from which I was able to view videos. Hulu, Joost, network websites - none of their videos would work. Technical support tells me that its a combination of Adobe flash and the Opera web browser that prevents these videos from working. Since I purchased the device primarily for this purpose, it scores a 0 here.

Connectivity. Abysmal. I can detect my wireless network, go to a website and click on another link, and the device can no longer find a wireless network. So, back completely out, reconnect, go to the website. Sometimes wireless connection stays up, but most often the behavior is as above. Another 0.

Email - crashed the device every time, I never got it to work with any mail server. 0.

Transfer of movies. Why on earth don't companies that develop hardware devices also bundle software to transfer DVDs to their device?
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By S. Anderson on August 25, 2009
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I have bought one Archos 605 wifi and two Archos 7's with the DVR Station and they all were sent back. As much as I wanted these media players to work they were just a big let down. I have three other Insignia players that have worked fine for many years. I even bought a new laptop hoping the Archos 7 would sync to the Vista Home Premium Windows media player. The DVR station using the Archos 7 would not sync to my local channel guide. After hours with tech support, which by the way is at least a 30 minute wait on the phone, I was totally unable to get the things working correctly. To add insult to injury, I had purchased the Cinema plug-in for 19.95, which you must have to view most video, and even though I sent the Archos back and showed proof with a confirmation e-mail from Amazon.com, they would not refund the purchase of the plug-in to my credit card! They would be great devices if they did half of what they say they will! I highly advise Amazon to drop Archos from their list of media players. Can I give this product no stars?!
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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Jeffrey Schnitzer on November 12, 2008
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I have the Archos 7 320 gig. The huge hard disk means I no longer have to worry if all my stuff will fit. I've never yet - it's only a month - had any problem at all with it - web surfing great, unbox works perfectly. They all work just fine. Picture is quite good and the sound level is high enough so you don't need earphones. I've even figured out a way to convert Itunes video. The wifi is neat - the other day it asked me if I wanted to upgrade my firmware - I said yes - and it did so with no connection to anything. Apparently, the battery is removable, but since I haven't seen anything from Archos about this, I haven't tried. It lasts for at least 3 movies, but it takes a while to charge it fully. The touchscreen lets you associate a click with each tap, is easy to use, simple to understand, and really works. Drawbacks - it does take fingerprints easily, but not badly enough so that it's more than a minor matter. Actually, the touchscreen really doesn't get at all smeared - unless of course you've been eating fried chicken with your hands (the only way to do it.) It's larger and heavier than any music/video player/recorder of which I know, but it fits into the inside pockets of a sports jacket, and the stand means that you don't have to hold it. It's not really portable like an Ipod or a 605, but it's not really made for that kind of portability. All-in-all a 9.5/10. Anyone who's seen it has lusted for it.
Update 3/4/09: finally they are selling saddles for the dvr stations. Before, if you bought a second station, you got no saddle. Only one comes with the Archos 7 itself and none come with the stations. Using a station without a saddle is highly discouraged as it may damage the IMT. The same problem was true of the 605 - you had to call Archos and beg them to send you a saddle. With the 7, I called and they very nicely said they would send me one, but never did. Now you can get one for 5 bucks.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By G. Miller on August 21, 2009
Ok, here's the 10 reasons NOT to buy one of these Archos devices.
I bought an Archos 605 then a 705 in Utrecht Holland while on vacation with the girlfriend.
The problems begin.

1. I paid too much for it. 270 Euros or $367 USD. Shop around, you'll save money PLUS they're available used elsewhere or for lower prices.
2. I tried to connect it to my PC AND Macbook but the Archos locked up. Had to do a hard reset to make it respond. THEN, it took 5 minutes to restart.
3. I tried to go to Archos.com for support but couldn't register the product for support because someone had already registered the product serial number, couldn't get support.
4. Fine, I'll try to download the latest firmware operating system that will probably fix it. It did nothing and the anti-intuitive (I made that word up just for this review) options in the restore process is confusing at a time when you need clarity.
5. Tried to connect it to the internet and run its version of "live update". That will fix it. I downloaded a medium-sized file which appeared to update it yet the problems got worse.
6. Now, whenever I disconnect the device from a USB port even when just charging it, it locks up and I have to do a hard reset AND plug it in to start the thing.
7. Almost always, I can't just turn it on. I have to turn it on and hope it boots. After 5 full minutes of trying to boot itself (it locks up with the disk drive activity light illuminated) it fails and shuts itself off. I must plug it into external power to try to boot and hope it works.
8. Transferring files into the thing, despite USB2's 480 Mbps speed takes forever. Not sure why.
9. Movies ripped to the Archos format _might_ play or they might jitter every single second making you regret your purchase further.
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