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Archos 70b MT8163 1.3GHz 8GB 7" Tablet

MT8163 1.3GHz Android 5.1 8GB Feb 2016
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The ARCHOS 70b Neon is one of the most affordable tablets on the market. It includes a powerful quad-core processor running on one of the latest Android operating systems: Android 5.1 Lollipop.... More
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4 Reasons For

Very Long Continuous Video Playback Time

When compared to other similar spec tablets that were launched around the same time as the 70b that we have assessed, the continuous video playback time of the Archos 70b of 180 hours is one of the longest. The shortest continuous video playback time of latest similar spec tablet computers is 6h and the longest is 180h.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This tablet has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on tablet computers that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Light

Across all the MT8163 processor tablet computers that came out in the last year the weights range from 250g to 700g, and the average weight is 460g. With a weight of only 350 grams, the Archos 70b is quite light compared to most of the other latest MT8163 processor tablet computers.

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Very Narrow

The average width of similar spec tablets that came out in the last year is 200mm. The Archos 70b is quite narrow (only 108 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the 70b.

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13 Reasons Against

Unexceptional Brand

On average tablet computers made by Archos are rated 66 out of 100, which is in the bottom 20% of all tablet computer brands that we have looked at.

Not 4G Compatible

The Archos 70b is not 4G compatible. Most of the other MT8163 processor tablet computers that were released in the last year are also not 4G compatible.

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Not 3G Compatible

The Archos 70b is not 3G compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other MT8163 processor tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the 70b are also not 3G compatible.

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Quite Small Internal Storage Capacity

Similar spec tablet computers that have been around for a comparable time to the 70b have internal storage capacity of between 8GB and 64GB. The Archos 70b has a quite small internal storage capacity (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other new tablet computers.

If this MT8163 processor tablet computer internal storage capacity is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Acer B1-780 (16GB and cheaper).

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Very Small Screen Size

The Archos 70b has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 7 inches) amongst MT8163 processor tablet computers of this age. Recently released tablets have screen sizes of between 7" and 11", and the average screen size is 9.3".

Tablet computers with a larger screen size that might be worth considering include the Acer B1-850 (8").

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Very Low Rear Camera Resolution

The lowest rear camera resolution of tablet computers that were released in the last year is 2MP, the highest is 5MP, and the average rear camera resolution is 4.4MP. At only 2 megapixels, the Archos 70b has a fairly low rear camera resolution compared to most of the other newly released comparable spec tablet computers.

If you are looking for a tablet computer with a higher rear camera resolution then you might want to consider the Acer B1-850 (5MP).

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Very Low Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 2,200 milliamperes * hour, the Archos 70b has a quite low battery capacity compared to most of the other recently released comparable spec tablets. MT8163 processor tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the 70b have battery capacities of between 2,200mAh and 6,100mAh.

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Quite Low Pixel Density

Across all the comparable spec tablet computers that were launched in the last year the pixel densities range from 11ppi to 500ppi. With a pixel density of only 170 pixels per inch, the Archos 70b has a quite low pixel density compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the 70b.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The lowest front camera resolution of tablets that were released in the last year is 0.3MP, the highest is 2MP, and the average front camera resolution is 1.7MP. With a front camera resolution of only 0.3 megapixels, the Archos 70b has one of the lower front camera resolutions amongst tablet computers of this age.

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Only One Battery Cell

Most recently released MT8163 processor tablet computers have one battery cell, including the Archos 70b which has one battery cell.

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Only 1024 X 600 Pixels Display Resolution

The Archos 70b has a maximum display resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. That's 40% less display resolution than a 1280 x 800 pixels tablet, which is the most frequently found display resolution. Across all latest tablet computers the worst display resolution is 800 x 400 pixels and the best is 3840 x 2560 pixels.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

MT8163 processor tablet computers that were launched in the last year have maximum memory card sizes of between 16GB and 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 100GB. With a maximum memory card size of only 32 gigabytes, the Archos 70b has one of the smaller maximum memory card sizes amongst similar spec tablets of this age.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The Archos 70b has a fairly small internal memory (only 1 gigabyte) compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 70b. The internal memory of recently released comparable spec tablets range from 1GB to 2GB, and the average internal memory is 1.4GB.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Archos 70b

Four Processor Cores

Compared to the other 20 tablet computers that came out in the last 12 months that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the Archos 70b has four processor cores which is average.

We compared all the other 4 processor core tablet computers to this tablet and we think the Acer B1-780 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.3 gigahertz, the Archos 70b has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other new similar spec tablet computers.

We compared all the other 1.3GHz processor clock speed tablets to this tablet computer and we think the Acer B1-780 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Touch Screen Technology
Multi-Touch Technology
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Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
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Pixel Density
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Graphics Adapter
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording
Rear Camera
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Networking
Bluetooth
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Combo Headphone / Microphone Port
Headphone Jack Size
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Performance
Video Format
Image Format
Audio Format
GPS
Design
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Battery
Continuous Video Playback Time
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Expert Reviews

(17)
25 May 2012

The $179 price is appealing--and we dig the kickstand--but the Archos 70b simply isn't fast enough and doesn't last long enough on a charge...

Built-in kickstand
Loud speakers
Lightweight design
Access to Google Play store
Android Honeycomb 3.2
Sluggish performance including terribly slow accelerometer
Short battery life
Screen gridlines visible
Inconsistent Wi-Fi performance
Runs hot
1 February 2012

The diminuitive Archos 70b internet tablet is a mixed bag. We appreciated the look and feel of the device, as well as the Android Honeycomb operating system and battery life. But we just couldn?t...

14 September 2011

The colour screen on the Archos 70b eReader may be better for flicking through photographs then, but apart from that it brings nothing to the party. We'd rather have a traditional e-ink eReader,...

Normally, in a review, we would start with a physical overview of the device and the internals before giving you a verdict. This time however, we're going to do it the other way. And the short... Read more…

29 March 2011

With a resistive touchscreen, a cut-down version of Android and a slow processor, the 70b ereader is a master of no trade, but it is cheap...

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User Reviews

(27)
Reviewed 25 February 2011 by Preston Geoff
(Verified Purchase)

The Archos 70b Internet Tablet and eBool Reader is really good. The quoted battery life for use as an eBook Reader is about 10 hrs, but I found that that was with the backlight set at 60%. Under... Read more…

Reviewed 13 June 2011 by Brian A. Pashley

I required an eReader for occasional use only, a dedicated eReader would lagely remain only partly used. I chose the ARCHOS 7eb to give me the option of seeing my colour photos and video in colour... Read more…

Reviewed 9 March 2012 by Spikeislander

Please beware , if you are thinking about buying the Archos 70b E reader. There is a known fault on this product and although Archos ask you to send it back to them . They will not repair or... Read more…

Reviewed 19 October 2011 by Sean Woolfenden

THIS CAN BE TURNED INTO A GREAT LITTLE ANDROID TABLET WHEN USING HACKED FIRMWARE. THERE ARE TONS OF GUIDES ONLINE HOW TO DO THIS AS THE ARCHOS FIRMWARE IS OKAY BUT NOT FULLY OPEN LIKE ALL ANDROID... Read more…

Reviewed 15 August 2011 by 4personnen

Books are easily readable, video is of very nice quality, internet access quite fast. I would say average + in all situations. For that price you cannot really expect more. I think the screen... Read more…

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