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Archos 5 is faster then an Intel powered MID

Posted by Charbax on 4th September 2008

According to this video:

The ARM Cortex processor by Texas Instruments, used in the Archos 5, Archos 5G and Archos 7 is faster then the Intel Atom processor when running Firefox 3 both on Linux at the same frequency.

The current Cortex frequency might be lower then the ones in currently sold Intel Atom processors, but you also have to consider the ARM Cortex uses much less power (0.3W) and costs much less to implement.

Found at http://umpcportal.com/2008/09/arm-cortex-browsing-test-shows-the-full-internet-experience/

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Canada.com says it’s cool

Posted by Charbax on 4th September 2008

Each new product from this personal media player maker arrives with sweet new features worthy of inclusion into the hearts and minds of gadget geeks everywhere. But it must be reaching a ceiling of ingenuity with the new Archos 5 Internet Mobile Tablet — it’s just so darn cool I cannot imagine what the company could possibly come up with next.

 

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This product is cool as cool can be — until Archos decides it will redefine cool.

Posted by Lowell Conn, For Canwest News Service at http://canada.com

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Check back for video reviews of the Archos 5 250GB here tomorrow

Posted by Charbax on 4th September 2008

The online package tracking system is saying that I should receive the Archos 5 250GB with the DVR Station IMT here tomorrow morning. Check back for my initial video impressions, DivX HD quality product demonstrations, website speed testing, including AJAX and Flash speed and compatibillity testing.

Post your requests for features to be filmed in the video reviews in the forum: http://forum.archosfans.com/viewforum.php?f=35

Forum user jakethecatuk has already received his unit and is reporting about it in this thread: http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=16868

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First reviews coming in from France…

Posted by Charbax on 4th September 2008

http://archoslounge.net should have their review up in the next few hours.

http://jbmm.fr as well.

http://svmlemag.fr has posted a short review with a video.

http://lemondeinformatique.fr says the Archos 5 demonstrates Texas Instrument’s answer to the Intel Atom processor.

http://mobinaute.com posted some nice pictures:

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