As we are in the middle of Tablet revolution, Archos Arnova 7 Tablet made its arrival holding on to similar specs what other budget is going to offer us. This is a low-priced Android Tablet with somewhat features you can expect from a Tablet.
Archos Arnova 7 Android Tab has resistive 7 inch 800 x 480 display whereas mainstream Tablets has capacitive touchscreen. There is a wide difference between capacitive and resistive touchscreen. Resistive touch are preferred than capacitive as it works on basis of pressure applied. It is versatile as they can be operated with a finger, finger nail, a stylus or any other object. Resistive screens are often found in cheaper devices as they cost significantly less to manufacturer.
If you have been wondering how the company maintained its cost effect then you should know that this tab does not come up with front facing camera or the rear facing camera. It also sacrifices GPS and an additional 3G modem and there is no Android market support. Hence it is called Bare-bone Archos Arnova 7 Android Tablet.
Running on Android 2.2 Froyo OS, Archos Arnova 7 tab has Appslib access instead of Android market. The tab is also designed to allow users to surf the internet over Wi-Fi, read e-books and watch videos. The tab also supports a wide range of music formats like MP3, FLAC, VAV and OGG as well as wide range of video support like MPEG-4, H.264 and real video. Archos Arnova also provides calendar, alarm and calculator facility which allows to calculate the math simple problems as well as show you the date and day and alarm to wake you up in the right time.
This cheaper tab is not so light weighted. It weighs 340 grams with 193.3 x 120 x 12.6 mm of dimensions. This device is on sale in UK since end of May and should be arriving to US although no specific date is given yet.
Archos Arnova 7 Tablet Price
Archos Arnova 7 Inch tablet’s Hong Kong pricing is HK $1,680 for 7 inch (or approximately $215 US). It is a good offer you can afford. What is your opinion on this budget Tablet device?