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View Full Version : Archos Arnova 7 hits the FCC, on the cheap

John London
06-23-2011, 04:00 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/15/archos-arnova-7-hits-the-fcc-brings-new-hope-to-penny-pinching/' target='_blank'>http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/15/...penny-pinching/</a><br /><br /></div><p>"<em>For those who like their Android tablets cheap, it looks like Archos is ready to unleash yet another budget-friendly addition to the Arnova family stateside."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/lpt/auto/1308185500.usr56596.jpg" style="border: 0;" /></p><p>Is this tablet something that would interest you? Unfortunately, the specifications are still under wraps. I would think this will sport a 7 inch screen (18 cm). Archos has announced 8 and 10 inch screens. This is a low cost device which is targeted for the penny pincher.&nbsp; I have not used Archos equipment and limited exposure to Android, so chime in if you think this device has potential and tell me why Android is good.</p><p><strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/22/archos-unveils-bare-bones-arnova-7-android-tablet-priced-at-99/" target="_blank">Here are some further details</a> about the tablet...</p>

Craig Horlacher
06-28-2011, 06:27 PM
Well, you probably won't find anything better for the price but it has some major downsides. 800x480 resolution is low for a 7" tablet. Also, it doesn't have the Android Market on it so that would just be a pain. It probably works as a DVR as most Archos devices do but it might not be good for anything other than media recording or playback. No cameras either....Hmmmmm.