LinuxLinks.com
Newbies What Next ? News Forums Calendar

Search





News Sections
Home
General News (3987/0)
Reviews (637/0)
Press Releases (465/0)
Distributions (197/0)
Software (915/0)
Hardware (537/0)
Security (192/0)
Tutorials (356/0)
Off Topic (181/0)


User Functions
Username:

Password:

Don't have an account yet? Sign up as a New User


Events
There are no upcoming events




Archos 5 Internet Tablet

Archos 5 Internet Tablet

The Archos 5 Internet tablet is a high powered device which enables users to experience the internet, enjoy media and TV from a compact handheld device. Unlike Apple's iPod touch, its nearest competitor, the Archos 5 Internet tablet is powered by free and open source software. Under its bonnet purrs the Android operating system

The tablet is ultra portable weighing a mere 182g or 286g, has a black stainless steel body, and sports a remarkably vivid 4.8-inch display with a resolution of 800x480 pixels. The device lets users surf the web in the same way as a regular PC either via Wi-FI or by using a Bluetooth connection to tether a mobile phone. There is not the inconvenience of having to zoom in and out which often limits the enjoyment of surfing the net on mobile devices (especially mobile phones).

The tablet can play a wide variety of video and audio formats including MPEG-4 AVI, MJPEG, WMV, with plug-in: H.264, AAC, MPEG-2, WMV HD, MPEG-4 HD, MP3, WMA, Protected WMA, WMA 5.1, WAV, OGG, FLAC, with plug-in: AAC3, AAC+, and AC3. Flash is also supported.

Taking into consideration the fact that the device has a good set of web related features, such as web radio, email, and online videos, this helps to make the Archos 5 one of the best Web-centric devices available.

The device comes supplied with a wealth of applications including ThinkFree Mobile (for viewing Office documents), Deezer, Dailymotion, eBuddy IM, Twidroid, DroidIn, Moov, CraigsPhone, and QuickPedia. Full-page web browsing is, of course, provided effortlessly. Additional applications can be downloaded from Archos' AppLib store, and it is also possible to use Android Market (which is Google's equivalent to Apple's App Store), although this has not been properly integrated.

The Archos is equipped with an accelerometer which allows the screen to automatically switch its orientation when you rotate the device.

A recent exciting development is that the Ångström Linux distribution can now be installed on the device, opening up a complete Linux environment on the tablet.

 Archos 5

Price
£280.97 (32GB)
£306.51 (160GB)
£357.60 (500GB) - all UK prices

Manufacturer
Archos

Website
www.archos.com

Support Sites:
User Manual, FAQ, ArchosFans, Archos Lounge in French, JBMM in French, openAOS, Ångström Linux 

Selected Reviews:
Engadget, TrustedReviews, PC Advisor, T3, CNet

Specifications:

  • ARM Cortex A8 OMAP 3440 processor (800 MHz)
  • Additional processor: 32 bit DSP @ 430 MHz
  • 4.8" resistive TFT touchscreen with 800 x 480 pixels
  • Storage: 8 to 32GB flash memory; Hard Drive 160GB to 500GB
  • Built-in WiFi (802.11 b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth 2.0 A2DP, EDR, ARCP, HID, Dial Networking
  • 720p HD content
  • FM transmitter and FM receiver (RDS)
  • MicroSD card slot (8GB to 32GB)
  • Microphone
  • 3.5mm headphone jack, proprietary dock port
  • Built-in GPS receiver
  • Leg stand
  • Battery life:
    • Music playback: up to 22 hours
    • Video playback: up to 7 hours
  • Addons:
    • DVR Station
    • DVR Snap-on
    • Mini Dck
    • Battery Dock
    • FM Remote
    • Helmet cam
    • GPS Card Holder
    • HDMI Mini Dock

Return to Android Devices Home Page

Bookmark and Share


Last Updated Sunday, February 07 2010 @ 05:30 AM EST


We have written a range of guides highlighting excellent free books for popular programming languages. Check out the following guides: C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, HTML, Python, Ruby, Perl, Haskell, PHP, Lisp, R, Prolog, Scala, Scheme, Forth, SQL, Node.js (new), Fortran (new), Erlang (new), Pascal (new), and Ada (new).


Group Tests
100 Essential Apps
All Group Tests


Top Free Software
5 Office Suites
3 Lean Desktops
7 Document Processors
4 Distraction Free Tools
9 Project Management
4 Business Solutions
9 Groupware Apps
14 File Managers
10 Databases
21 Backup Tools
21 Productivity Tools
5 Note Taking Apps
9 Terminal Emulators
21 Financial Tools
5 Bitcoin Clients
21 Text Editors
21 Video Emulators
21 Home Emulators
42 Graphics Apps
6 CAD Apps
42 Scientific Apps
10 Web Browsers
42 Email Apps
12 Instant Messaging
10 IRC Clients
7 Twitter Clients
12 News Aggregators
11 VoIP Apps
42 Best Games
9 Steam Games
42 Audio Apps
5 Music Streaming
42 Video Apps
5 YouTube Tools
80 Security Apps
9 System Monitoring
8 Geometry Apps
Free Console Apps
14 Multimedia
4 Audio Grabbers
9 Internet Apps
3 HTTP Clients
5 File Managers
Programming
8 Compilers
9 IDEs
9 Debuggers
7 Revision Control Apps
6 Doc Generators
Free Web Software
21 Web CMS
14 Wiki Engines
8 Blog Apps
6 eCommerce Apps
5 Human Resource Apps
10 ERP
10 CRM
6 Data Warehouse Apps
8 Business Intelligence
6 Point-of-Sale

Other Articles
Migrating from Windows
Back up your data
20 Free Linux Books
24 Beginner Books
12 Shell Scripting Books


Older Stories
Saturday 05/16
  • 9 First Steps with Ubuntu 15.04 (0)
  • Excellent Console Log File Analyzers (0)

  • Monday 05/04
  • 100 Essential Free Apps (0)

  • Saturday 04/25
  • What are good command line HTTP clients? (0)

  • Sunday 04/12
  • First Peek at XBian on the Raspberry Pi 2 (0)

  • Saturday 04/04
  • First Look at OSMC RC on the Raspberry Pi 2 (0)

  • Sunday 03/29
  • First Steps with OpenELEC on the Raspberry Pi 2 (0)
  • Ubuntu MATE 15.04 for Raspberry Pi 2 (0)

  • Monday 03/16
  • MIPS Creator CI20 v Raspberry Pi 2 (0)
  • Raspberry Pi 2: Raspbian (ARMv6) v Linaro (ARMv7) (0)


  • Vote

    What Linux distribution do you run on your main computer?

    Debian
    Fedora
    Mint
    Slackware
    openSuSE
    Arch
    Ubuntu
    Redhat
    Mageia
    CentOS
    FreeBSD
    Results
    978 votes | 3 comments

    Built with GeekLog and phpBB
    Comments to the webmaster are welcome
    Copyright 2009 LinuxLinks.com - All rights reserved