Posted by Charbax on 11th June 2010
Archos is now releasing what may look to be one of the only or cheapest Intel Atom D510 Dual Core based 13.3″ 1366×768 Netbooks with 6-cell battery, 1.6kg weight, Windows 7 Home Premium and a slim form factor. It is released now available in Europe at 399€ (including the 20% EU VAT taxes, the US dollar pricing equivalent is thus $384 in the USA for this laptop without the European VAT taxes) on Archos official web store.
Here are the specs:
PROCESSOR Intel® Atom D510 Dual Core (1 MB L2 cache)
OPERATING SYSTEM Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
SYSTEM MEMORY 1GB DDR2 667/800 MHz
SCREEN 13.3” WXGA 16:9 format
RESOLUTION 1366 x 768 pixels
HARD DRIVE Capacity : 1601 GB SATA
COMMUNICATION Ethernet : RJ 45 Fast Ethernet 10/100 port
WiFi: PCI-E card, IEEE 802.11b/g/n supported
Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR compliant)
AUDIO Intel High Definition Audio Interface
2 built-in stereo speakers
FRONT & SIDE PORTS 3×USB 2.0
1×MMC/SD/SDHC memory card reader
1×Power adapter/charger connector
BATTERY 6 cells
WEBCAM Integrated 1.3MP webcam
DIMENSIONS Avg. 333 mm x 230 mm x 27 mm (13,1” x 9,1” x 1,06”)
WEIGHT Avg. 1.6 kg
PACKAGE INCLUDES ARCHOS 133 PC (UK, DE or FR keyboard), Battery, AC Adapter with Power Cord, Quick Start Guide.
Found via: ArchosLounge.net and Slashgear.com
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Posted by Charbax on 10th June 2010
Read the review of the Archos 7 Home Tablet by Financial Times at: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/31bd6756-6f71-11df-9f43-00144feabdc0.html
the Archos 7 excels at video and music playback. Despite their tiny size, the two mini-speakers flanking the display pump out good volume and movie playback is smooth and bright. Users can download new content using the Archos 7′s built-in WiFi networking technology or over a USB cable from a desktop machine. In video playback mode I got about seven hours out of the battery between charges.
the only time I really noticed any lack of power was when I opened multiple applications at the same time – something that the iPad cannot do at present anyway.
Overall, the Archos 7 Home Tablet is good value for money
Pros: Low price, convenient size, lightweight, good battery life, runs Android OS.
You can discuss this review in the forum: http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=34345
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Posted by roylovelock on 6th June 2010
Version 2.0.15 – June 3rd, 2010
Display: add accelerated 3D openGL support
Fullscreen: add statusbar notification when an application is requesting fullscreen with ability to enable fullscreen for this application. Fullscreen enabling/disabling can be performed through power menu (on long power button press).
Archos media center: faster display
Thinkfree: v2.0 with full edit features
Thinkfree: can now be un-installed by user. Note that sometimes during this process an invalid shortcut might remain on the home screen. If this happens this shortcut can be removed by a long press and drag towards tray trash icon.
Display: add transparency to notification tray background
Version 1.9.10 – June 3rd, 2010
Video: fix some MJPG files not playing correctly
Audio: add support for .M4B files
Audio: improve speaker sound quality
Tethering: fix user password support and do not filter devices pretending not to be phones (e.g. Windows Mobile)
Internationalization: add Hebrew glyphs in font and corresponding virtual keyboard layout
Location: fix location manager sometimes preventing device suspend
System: better management of background applications under high memory pressure.
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