Archos 7

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Archos 7

Archos 7 is the name given to lots of Archos products, all with 7" screens. This page covers the 7" Home Tablet and Internet Media Tablet. The Archos 5 is also covered briefly here. It is a similar device as the Internet Media Tablet with an even smaller 4.8" TFT LCD screen (supports smaller disk drives).


[edit] Overview

In its normal use mode, the ARCHOS 7 is a miniaturized Personal Computer. It offers uncompromising web browsing and can make our entire media collection portable. It is a great travel companion. The Internet Home Tablet uses Flash Rom instead of a disk drive.

There are two versions of the Internet Home Tablet (HT), the main differences are Android 1.5 on version 1 versus Android 2.1 on version 2 as shipped and the Processor is 600 MHz versus 800 MHz. There is also a model 7c with a capacitive touchscreen which is otherwise the same as the Version 2. There are some OS upgrades available from the manufacturer and even more form the Archos community.

[edit] Specifications for HT

Version available in 2011 Internet Home Tablet.

  • Screen size: 7" Resistive Touchscreen 800 x 480 pixel.
  • Memory Capacity: 8 GB
  • Operating System: Android 2.1 (1.5-1.6 in older model)
  • Memory Type: Flash Memory 8GB
  • Storage Media Type: Micro SDHC
  • Processor: RK2918 ARM Cortex-A8 processor - various speeds 600 and 800 MHz
  • GPU/VPU: H.264 HD
  • Video Playback:
    • H.264 up to 720p resolution – 30 fps / 2.5 Mbps
    • MPEG-4 up to 720p resolution – 30 fps / 2.5 Mbps
    • Realvideo™ up to 720p resolution – 30 fps / 2.5 Mbps
    • The above codecs use the extensions: MPEG-4, AVI, MOV, MKV, FLV
  • Audio Playback: WAV, AAC, MP3, WMA, OGG, APE, FLAC, no DRM.
  • Photo Viewing: JPEG, BMP, GIF
  • Communications: Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g)
  • Ports: USB 2.0, slave or host. Host mode requires a cable adapter best found on ebay.
  • Battery Run Time: Video playback time - up to 7 hours, Music playback time - up to 42 hours
  • Battery Type: Lithium Polymer battery
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 8” x 4.2” x 0.5” (203 x 107 x 12mm)
  • Weight: 13.7 oz (388 g)
  • automatic page rotation - can be turned off.
  • microphone - not very sensitive.
Archos 7

[edit] Earlier Internet Media Tablet Specifications

  • Display characteristics: High resolution screen, 800x480 pixels, 7 TFT LCD, 16 million colors
  • User interface: Touch screen, ON/OFF, vol+ and vol- buttons, retractable virtual keyboard
  • Processor(s): Central Unit:
    • 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, capacity[1] according to the product version
    • 160 GB (stores up to 200 Movies[2], 1.6 million photos[3] or 95,000 songs[4])
    • 320 GB (stores up to 400 Movies[5] (keyboard, mouse, memory key, memory cards reader, camera and other future computer accessories)
  • Video playback[6]:
    • MPEG-4[7] (ASP@L5 AVI, up to DVD resolution)
    • WMV (MP@ML, up to DVD resolution) including WMV protected files
    • M-JPEG (Motion JPEG Video) in QVGA resolution
    • With optional plug-in (downloadable from your tablet on HD support: MPEG-4 (ASP 720p) & WMV HD (MP 720p)
    • H.264 up to DVD resolution with AAC
    • MPEG-2 MP@ML up to 10 Mbps (up to DVD resolution) and AC3 stereo sound (5.1)
  • Audio playback[6]:
    • Stereo MP3 decoding @ 30-320 Kbits/s CBR & VBR, WMA, Protected WMA, WMA pro 5.1, WAV (PCM/ADPCM).
    • AC3 stereo audio and 5.1 sound files (via SPDIF output of DVR Station)
    • Flac and OGG Vorbis audio files
    • With optional software plug-ins (downloadable from your tablet on AAC[8], AAC+ stereo audio files
  • Photo viewer[9]: JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF
  • PDF viewer: Reads PDF documents (may not implement all PDF features)
  • Video recording: Via the optional DVR Station/ DVR Snap-on: Records NTSC/PAL/SECAM in MPEG-4 AVI format with ADPCM stereo sound, VGA resolution (640 x 480) @ 30 or 25 f/s
  • Audio recording: Via the optional DVR Station or DVR Snap-on: Stereo line-in, WAV (IMA ADPCM or PCM) format
  • Voice recording via the optional FM remote and its built-in microphone in WAV format (IMA ADPCM)
  • Email client: Compatible with Email accounts supporting POP3 and IMAP services
    • Import/export of vCard contacts
  • Interfaces:
    • USB 2.0 High-Speed Device (compatible USB 1.1 at a lower speed): Mass Storage Class (MSC) and Media Transport Protocol (MTP)
    • USB 2.0 Host: Mass Storage Class (MSC) and Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) with optional Mini Dock, Battery Dock and DVR station
  • Connections:
    • WiFi (802.11b/g) connection. Free Web Browser (Opera® Web browser and Adobe Flash™ Player) upon registration
    • 3.5 mm mini jack for headphones and audio output
    • DC-in for power adapter
    • Docking connectors to connect DVR Station and other ARCHOS accessories
  • Miscellaneous:
    • 2 Built-in speaker
    • Built-in leg stand
  • Battery life[10]:
    • Music playback time: 39 hours (22 hours on the Archos 5)
    • Video playback time: 10 hours (7 hours on the Archos 5)
  • Power source: Internal: lithium Polymer battery
    • Power adapter/charger ARCHOS 5V at 1 A.
  • Scalability: Updates can be downloaded at
  • Dimensions: Approx. 190 x 110 x 16 mm; 7.48" x 4.33" x 0.629"
Archos 5
    • Archos 5: Approx 127,5 x 78,3 x 12,9 mm (for 60GB* model) – 250gr
    • Archos 5: Approx 127 x 78,8 x 19,4 mm (for 120/250GB* models) – 300gr
  • Weight: Approx. 640g; 23oz
  • Minimum system requirements:
    • Microsoft® Windows® Vista, XP, ME, 2000 or higher
    • MAC OS X and Linux (with Mass Storage Device Support) USB 2.0 interface
  • Package includes: ARCHOS 7, headphones, ARCHOS USB cable, DVR Station adapter, power adapter/charger, screen cleaning cloth, Quick Start Guide (QSG), legal and safety notice.

[edit] Footnotes

  1. 1GB= 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity is less.
  2. video based on 1000 Kbits/s MPEG-4 audio/video encoding and 1h30/movie (for near DVD Quality)
  3. photos based on JPEG, VGA.
  4. On average; songs based on 3.5 mins/song & 64 Kbits/s WMA
  5. Certain PC accessories may not be compatible.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Certain bit-rates, resolutions, and/or file variations may not be compatible.
  7. 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.
  8. Does not read AAC protected files.
  9. Certain resolutions and file sizes may not be compatible.
  10. 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 on an ARCHOS 7 320 GB with low backlight.

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