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About a month or so ago I looked at the Archos 5 and DVR station, a couple weeks ago Archos emailed me and asked if I wanted to take a look at their Archos 7 as well, so I said sure, why not!

Today for review I’ve got the Archos 7 320gb Internet Media Tablet, the 7 in the title meaning a 7 inch screen. It’s essentially the same as the Archos 5, but only a larger screen and hard drive capacity, I saw no real differences between the two at all except for those two things. Going from the 5 inch screen to the 7 inch screen might not seem like much, but it really is, it makes everything look so much nicer and even makes the Archos Internet Media Tablet a bit easier to use as well.

So read on to learn more about the Archos 7…

First up we’ve got the video unboxing for you, check it out and continue on for the rest of the review:

Specifications:

Archos 7 320gb Internet Media Tablet

The ARCHOS 7, with is stunning 7” screen, is the best travel companion you can imagine. With a huge disk capacity and an incredible viewing comfort, combined with Internet and TV capacity in a handheld device, it will accompany your travels and holidays and replace any other multimedia player you were using so far.

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..

Specs:
Display characteristics: High resolution screen, 800×480 pixels, 7” TFT LCD, 16 million colors
User interaction: Direct by touch screen, ON/OFF, vol+ and vol- buttons, retractable virtual keyboard

Processor(s):
- Main processor: ARM CortexTM-A8, 32 bit, In-order, dual-issue, superscalar core @ 600 MHz
- Additional processor: 32 bit DSP @ 430 MHz

RAM memory: 128 MB* (Low-Power Double Data Rate SDRAM)

Mass storage memory: Hard drive
- 320 GB (stores up to 400 Movies, 3.2 million photos or 190,000 songs1)

Operating system: Linux
In its normal use mode, the ARCHOS 5 being a miniaturized Personal Computer:
Connectivity: On board WiFi (802.11 b/g), USB 2.0 host with optional accessories
PC accessories: Possible attachment of numerous standard USB PC accessories (keyboard, mouse, memory key,
memory cards reader, camera and other future computer accessories)
Battery life:      Music playback time: 39 hours
Video playback time: 10 hours

Dimensions & weight:Approx. 190 x 110 x 16 mm ; 7.48" x 4.33" x 0.629"
Approx. 640 gr.; 23oz

Price: $449.99

That’s the basic specs, you can find full detailed specifications on the Archos website HERE

Ok, so here’s a video that is a little over 10 minutes long, it’s usage of the Archos 7 and a video review combined, so just watching and not much reading for you today.


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Conclusion:
The Archos 7 has a big beautiful screen to watch movies,play games, browse the web and generally do the basic things you can do on your PC, it’s large capacity hard drive makes it very easy to take lots of stuff with you.

The price is a bit steep, especially considering you’ve got to spend more money for the ad-ons to really get all of the functionality of the Archos 7.

Pros:
Well made
Nice large screen
Videos look great
Lots of storage space
Easy to use for basic stuff

Cons:
Resets by itself at times
Some webpages don’t work correctly (plugins?)
Expensive
Need to purchase additional things to fully make use of it

Grades:  
Overall score-9-10
Design score-10-10
Performance score-8-10