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Archos 70b MT8163 1.3GHz 8GB 7" Tablet Best in Test 5 Star Best in Test 5 Star
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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11 Reasons For

Nice Design

Two Archos 70b owners who purchased it concluded that it was good looking. Mr Baz said on Amazon “It ran along better than expected just take it easy with tons of apps being open (which consumes memory)+ Screen is pretty good” in his review of this tablet.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was a good design. said “Lightweight design”.

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Good Product Quality

Several Archos 70b reviewers who reviewed it mentioned that it was good quality. Mr Baz said in his review of the Archos 70b “You can at least install apps to the micro SD cardSound quality is acceptable for a tablet in this price region ie you can hear it ok”.

Good Connectivity

Several customers who bought it mentioned that it was wifi compatible. said in their review of the Archos 70b “Wi-Fi wasn't entirely stable” . One Archos 70b reviewer mentioned that the product had gps.


Some Archos 70b reviewers concluded that it was well made. Mr Baz rated it 4 stars and he said on Amazon “+ Build is good with a solid case and decent quality feel to the construction+ Performance is quite nippy, this has a "dual core" 1.2 GHz processor” in his review of the Archos 70b. Five years ago mentioned “Solid build quality”.

Easy to Use

One Archos 70b owner who bought it thought it had a good experience. Mr Baz wrote “You'll get a better experience with decent headphones or speakers (wired or Blue-tooth)No custom interface this runs the normal stock Android look” .

Good Support

One customer said in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Mr Baz wrote “The instructions are simple” in his review of this tablet.

Good Picture Quality

One person who reviewed the Archos 70b considered that it was good for watching movies. mentioned in their review of the Archos 70b on expert review site Expert Reviews “With the 70b, Archos has tried to combine the two - it's an Android slate with a resistive colour touchscreen, so it's also ideal for watching movies”.

Good Battery Life

One Archos 70b owner said in their reviews that it had a good battery life. mentioned six years ago “We'd rather have a traditional e-ink eReader, with a much longer battery life and quick responses” in their review of this tablet.

Good Size

One Archos 70b reviewer said in their reviews that it was lightweight.

Very Long Continuous Video Playback Time

At 180 hours, the Archos 70b has a very long continuous video playback time compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the 70b. The shortest continuous video playback time of recently released MT8163 processor tablets is 4.5h and the longest is 180h.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 350 grams, the Archos 70b is quite light compared to most of the other MT8163 processor tablets that have been around for a comparable time to the 70b. The average weight of new comparable spec tablets is 460g.

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14 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

The average expert rating of this Archos tablet is 63% based on fourteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, and Pocket Lint.

Average User Reviews

Based on 27 user reviews this MT8163 processor tablet has an average user rating of 68%.

Archos Tablet Computers Only Have Poor Reviews

On average Archos MT8163 processor tablets have poor ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all tablet computers produced by Archos.

Inferior Sound Quality

Several Archos 70b owners who purchased this tablet thought it did not have good sound quality. In January last year Geoff-Uk mentioned “Be sensible you have to accept that a £70 tablet is not a £400 iPad or Samsung! Inbuilt speakers are tinny, cover for the sim” but in spite of that they still gave the Archos 70b a rating of 5 stars. Porkie mentioned in their Archos 70b review “Sound is not good at all I'm deaf in one ear and cannot hear this even with my speakers it was not a good sound at all”. wrote “Tinny speakers” in their review of the Archos 70b.

Not 4G

Most similar spec tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the 70b are not 4G. The Archos 70b is no exception to this as it too is not 4G.

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Not 3G

The Archos 70b is not 3G, although it is worth noting that most of the other MT8163 processor tablets that have been around for the last year are also not 3G.

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Quite Small Internal Storage Capacity

When compared to other latest MT8163 processor tablets, the Archos 70b's internal storage capacity of only 8 gigabytes is one of the smallest. New comparable spec tablets have internal storage capacitys of between 8GB and 64GB.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of tablet computers that were released in the last 12 months range from 7" to 11". The Archos 70b has a quite small display diagonal (only 7 inches) compared to most of the other tablet computers that came out around the same time as the 70b.

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Very Low Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

The Archos 70b has one of the lower rear camera resolution (numeric)s (only 2 megapixels) amongst MT8163 processor tablets of this age. Across all the tablet computers that were launched in the last 12 months the rear camera resolution (numeric)s range from 2MP to 5MP.

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Quite Low Battery Capacity

The Archos 70b has one of the lowest battery capacitys (only 2,200 milliamperes * hour) amongst MT8163 processor tablets of this age. Recently released MT8163 processor tablets have battery capacitys of between 2,200mAh and 6,100mAh, and the average battery capacity is 4,900mAh.

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Quite Low Pixel Density

The lowest pixel density of comparable spec tablets that are a similar age to the 70b is 11ppi, the highest is 360ppi, and the average pixel density is 210ppi. The Archos 70b has a fairly low pixel density (only 170 pixels per inch) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the 70b.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

Across all the tablets that were released in the last 12 months the front camera resolution (numeric)s range from 0.3MP to 2MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 1.7MP. When compared to other recently released MT8163 processor tablets, the front camera resolution (numeric) of the Archos 70b of only 0.3 megapixels is one of the lowest.

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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 73% less display resolution than a 1920 x 1200 pixels tablet, which is the most common display resolution. Across all recently released tablet computers the display resolution ranges from 800 x 400 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 2560 pixels (best).

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

Comparable spec tablets that have been available for a similar time to the 70b have maximum memory card sizes of between 16GB and 130GB. At only 32 gigabytes, the Archos 70b has a fairly small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other recently released tablets.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Archos 70b

Released Eleven Months Ago

It was eleven months ago when Archos released the 70b.

Four Processor Coress

The Archos 70b is a four processor cores tablet computer which is average compared to the other 34 latest MT8163 processor tablets that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.3 gigahertz, the Archos 70b has a relatively standard processor frequency compared to most of the other new tablet computers.

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2 Awards Best in Test 5 Star Best in Test 5 Star

Expert Reviews

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

Reviewed 25 February 2011 by Preston Geoff
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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


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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