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A 7-inch Android tablet which only costs $99 (about Php4,500) is something that’s too good to be true.  If there is something this cheap, we would immediately suspect that it is one of those cheaply made tablets from China.  But what makes it really quite unbelievable is that the tablet involved is from Arnova, a company that is related to Archos.  We know Archos produces some of the more affordable tablets but not this affordable.

The Arnova 7 is a tablet that does not skimp on features.  Although the processor is still a mystery as of this writing, the revealed specs and features already make the Arnova 7 an interesting tablet.  It has a 4GB internal memory which is expandable via a microSD slot, it has Wi-Fi capabilities, has decent display and plays HD videos up to 720p resolution.  Screen type though is resistive and not capacitive.  What makes it really interesting is that it runs Android.  Although it ships with Android 2.2 Froyo, this Android version is already very sufficient.   If this arrives in the Philippines, I may be one of the first to buy a unit.

Archos Arnova 7 Specifications

Capacity• Flash Memory: 4 GB*
• Extendable via micro SDHC Slot
Operating system• ANDROID™ 2.2 (Froyo)
Display characteristics• High resolution touch screen, 800×480 pixels, 7″ TFT LCD, 16 million colors
• Touch screen with virtual keyboard
Video Playback1 • H.264 up to 720p resolution – 30 fps / 5 Mbps.
• MPEG-42 – 30 fps / 2.5 Mbps.
• Realvideo™ up to 720p resolution – 30 fps / 2.5 Mbps
With the above codecs, the device can play video files with the following extensions: .avi, .mp4, .mkv, .mov, and .flv
Audio Playback1 • MP3, WAV3, APE, OGG, FLAC
Photo viewer4 • JPEG, BMP, GIF
Interfaces• USB 2.0 Slave: Mass Storage Class (MSC)
• USB 2.0 Host: Mass Storage Class (MSC) – Connect a mass storage device or keyboard & mouse
• Micro SDHC card
Communication protocols• WiFi (802.11 b/g)
Miscellaneous• Built-in speaker
• Microphone
Power source• Internal: Lithium Polymer battery
• External: Power adapter/charge
Battery life5• Video playback time: up to hours
• Music playback time: up to hours
Dimensions & weight• 193.3 mm x 120 mm x 12.6 mm (7.6” x 4.7” x 0.5”) – 340 g / 12 oz
Compatibility• Microsoft® Windows® XP, Vista, 7 or higher, Mac OS or Linux in mass storage mode
Computer Interface• USB 2.0 interface
Package includes• ARNOVA 7, Standard USB cable (micro B/A), power adapter, User Guide, legal and safety notice.

 

7 Comments

  1. Don’t buy it . It stinks, it doesn’t have the Google store for apps, it will not play any format of video that out there, I don’t know what videos will open. I try to return it at PC Richards (another winner) and they told me to contact the manufacturer, I sent them 5 e-mails and no answer, I don’t believe they are a real company.

  2. There’s a complete review here: http://www.arctablet.com/blog/featured/arnova-7-budget-tablet-review/

  3. Hooooly Crap! When will this come out? Okay na siguro ito for light web browsing and book reading. Pano po iyung battery life? If this one can score a battery life of above 6 hours, then it will definitely be a hit.

    You can buy archos from CMK or Villman.Nga pala, there is already an Archos 7″ tablet priced at 8,800. The Archos 7c which has 8gb internal memory and 7″ capacitve screen running with 800mhz under the hood and comes with Android 2.1 eclair out of the box. Mas okay siguro iyun considering the capacitive touch screen and the additional 4gb memory. Siguro naman upgradeable din iyun to froyo 2.2.

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