Archos have never been one to shy away from size when it comes to it’s portable devices. Now the new Android based Archos 70 Internet Tablet cum portable media player now has a whopping 250GB HDD onboard for all your storage needs.
So what’s under the hood. Well firstly the OS is Android 2.2 Froyo giving the tablet Flash 10.1 support alongside Android’s great App marketplace goodies. Secondly it has a superfast 1GHz processor making tasking quick and simple but also has 3D graphics acceleration presumably for Android based games and for better graphical output. Following from this the Archos 70 has a HDMI out port allowing for video playback through an HDTV but also photo viewing, internet browsing and anything else you can do with it all through your TV’s screen if you so wish. What the Archos 70 has over say the Galaxy Tab or the iPad is the screen size. At 10.1” it’s bigger than both and has a responsive capacitive touchscreen.
The extras the Archos 70 also has is it’s multimedia preferences and applications. The PMP side will certainly play most video files but also has goodies like a movie information application which updates your movie thumbnails as well as other functions. There’s also great photo support with your social networking too plus the music player has a cover flow very similar to that of the iPod/iPad/iPhone.
I’ve always had a soft spot for Archos as ther products rarely disappoint. Might be worth a look if you’re after a cheaper option than an iPad. Available now at £349.99.