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Archos 43 Internet Tablet with Android - 8GB

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8 GB, 4.3" high resolution touch screen, 854 x 480, Android 2.2 Froyo, ARM Cortex A8 at 1 GHz with DSP, 3D OpenGL ES 2.0, built-in cam, HDMI out, Accelerometer, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, HD Video decode, Music, Photo, Web, mails, Apps

Thin, light and strong
ARCHOS Internet Tablets are the thinnest and lightest around thanks to a patented process of plastic overmolding. Through the binding of high-tensile strength stainless steel and an injected plastic enclosure, Archos Internet tablets have a stylish look that doesn't compromise between weight and strength.

Connected Android tablet
A connected mobile device with a sublime user interface, 3D graphics accelerator and WiFi connectivity.

The best portable HD video playback experience anywhere
The large and sharp 4.3" high resolution touchscreen guarantees an unequalled comfort of view for movies and TV shows in HD quality.

Built-in HD camcorder
With the ARCHOS 43 internet tablet, whether you're indoors or outdoors, you can film or take pictures of your friends or family at any time in HD quality (max. video resolution 1280 x 720 pixel). Once you've got your photos and videos, you can create a slideshow with the Photoframe application or watch your videos directly on the device. Better yet, upload your videos to Youtube or Facebook to show them to the world.
Dual boot between Linux Android and Angstrom
You can now choose to switch between the standard Linux Android or Linux Angstrom distributions. Out of the box you can switch your tablet to the application framework you prefer to work on. Whether the more mobile centric Linux Android or the developer and office centric Linux Angstrom.

Your own world of Android applications
Play the latest 3D games with the OpenGL 3D graphic acceleration, check news and social networks plus add hundreds more applications via the AppsLib store.


Product capacity  
Internal: 8 GB flash memory
External: Micro SD Slot (SDHC compatible)

Display characteristics  
High resolution touch screen, 480 x 854 pixels (FWVGA), 4.3'' TFT LCD, 16 million colors

Application Framework  
Android 2.2 Froyo

ARM Cortex A8 at 1 GHz with DSP
Graphic accelerator: 3D OpenGL ES 2.0

Video Playback 
MPEG-4 HD (up to 720p, 30 fps @ 6Mbps)
MPEG-4 (ASP @ L5 AVI, up to DVD resolution, 30 fps @ 8Mbps)
H.264 HD (HP @ L3.1 up to 720p, 30 fps @ 5Mbps)
WMV9/VC1 (AP up to 720p 30 fps @ 10Mbps)
M-JPEG (Motion JPEG Video) in VGA resolution

With optional plug-in (downloadable):
Cinema: MPEG-2 (up to DVD resolution MP/D1, 30 fps @ 10 Mbps)
With the above codecs, the device can play video files with the following extensions: AVI, MP4, MKV, MOV, WMV,

Audio Playback
Stereo MP3 CBR & VBR
AAC+ stereo audio files
OGG Vorbis

With optional software plug-ins (downloadable):
AC3 stereo audio

Photo viewer

Support subtitles files with .srt, .ssa, .smi, .sub extensions, MKV / VOB embedded subtitles

Video recording & picture taking
HD Camcorder: 2 MP - recording format: 720p H264 / AAC .MP4

Pre-installed applications
Webbrowser, Email, Contacts, Appslib, Twitter, Wikipedia, Weather Channel, Ebuddy, Deezer, Mewbox (UK), Napster
(US), Racing Thunderlight, Weather Channel, World Newspaper

USB 2.0 Device
USB 2.0 Host: Mass Storage Class (MSC) and Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) (adapter micro B/A sold separately)
HDMI output5 (Mini HDMI / HDMI cable sold separately)

Communication protocols
WiFi (802.11 b/g/n)
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Built-in speaker
Built-in leg stand
Built-in Microphone

Power source
Internal: Lithium Polymer battery
Device charges via computer USB port

Battery life
Music playback time: up to 36 hours
Video playback time: up to 10 hours
Web surfing: up to 12 hours

Device automatically downloads latest firmware updates when the WiFi connection is activated
Updates can also be downloaded and updated via USB mass storage

Dimensions & weight
135 x 65 x 9 mm ? 5.3" x 2.6" x 0.4"
130 grams ? 4.6 oz

Minimum system requirements
Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7 or higher
USB 2.0 interface

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2 out of 5 stars   Close, but no cigar...
By gregarican (Columbus, OH) January 25, 2012
Review submitted for Archos 43 Internet Tablet with Android - 8GB (ARC438GB)
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Pros: Web Browsing, WiFi, Operating System
Cons: Screen
Other Comments: This unit has the effective Android software, but lacks good touch screen responsiveness. Trying to use the on-screen keyboard resulted in 5-10 attempts just to enter in various service passwords I have. And I am a relatively proficient typist. Having the ability to use the device as an IP phone due to its coming with a built in mic and speaker was a huge benefit that pointed me toward this product. The iPod Touch doesn't possess that feature. For a business app I was looking to implement we didn't want to shell out the cost of outfitting our staff with iPhones, just for IP phone and IM functionality. If it wasn't for the poorly implemented touch screen this device would have been the magic bullet!
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4 out of 5 stars   Well worth the money
By Irishhandyman (Southern Indiana) August 16, 2011
Review submitted for Archos 43 Internet Tablet with Android - 8GB (ARC438GB)
Pros: Quality Display, Fast, Quiet, Lightweight
Other Comments: This will take yet another bite out of apple. Had one, not only will this do more but it does it better than apple. I have found an app for anything I have wanted to do so far. MOST FREE. I never heard of Archos before last week. Its a good bet there will be more of them shipped to my address in the future. If I was pressed to make a con on this it might be the speaker. If you are going to listen to music or watch video, you might want to find a set of powered speakers. If you are thinking of getting something like this and you are open minded, give a look at this. When you look at what you get for your money between this and an apple you will see this is more versitile. Make sure you FULLY charge it before you start to use it. Then let it download the latest firmware updates. Depending on when it was built it might take a few times to get all the updates installed. As each one updates, reboot, and give it a little time for the system to settle. Mine came with Froyo 2.1. After 2 downloads, and 2 reboots, it works like a champ. I was given this as a birthday present and even if I had purchased it I would be just as pleased.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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