- 7-inch Capacitive points MultiTouch Screen 16 million colors; 800 x 480 screen resolution
- ANDROID 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- ARM Cortex A8 @ 1 GHz
- Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n)
- 8GB Internal Storage
- Video Playback; Audio Playback; Photo Viewer
- Micro USB slave 2.0; Micro SD slot (SDHC compatible) Up to 32 GB
- Front Camera; Built-in Speakers; Microphone; G-Sensor
- 8.1 x 4.7 x 0.5 Inches; 350 g
Archos ARNOVA 7b G3 502078 7-Inch Tablet PC Features
The ARNOVA 7b G3 is an Android tablet PC that promises much and delivers in many areas. It is also the device to be delivered with the latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, on board. This gives it an immediate advantage over the competition because this version of Android is substantially better than all that has come before.
The ARNOVA 7b G3 costs less than $150, so right away you know it is a budget tablet. However, ARNOVA does not compromise in specifications. There is 8GB of built-in memory, which is not bad at all, and a microSD card slot on the side of the device lets you add more. A 1GHz processor sits inside is supported by 1GB of RAM, which helps the multi-touch move fairly quickly, and lets the ARNOVA 7b G3 play HD 1080p video files smoothly. Plenty of video, audio or photo file formats are supported, your ARNOVA 7b G3 is compatible with all the major formats and codecs7, so you do not need any conversion software.
The build looks budget device being made of plastic, so it is not the kind of tablet to wow you with its premium looks. It is a bit heavy at 350g, but it fits nicely in one hand at 8.1 x 4.7 x 0.5 inches. The screen measure seven inches and delivers 800×480 pixels. This is low resolution for a budget tablet. The touchscreen is capacitive which is a plus point. This size of screen is good for web browsing, playing games and videos, being easy on the eyes and light enough to hold for a long while. There is G-Sensor for auto rotate support. There is no GPS or Bluetooth.
While the ARNOVA 7b G3 runs Android 4.0, it does not come with Google Play, but the AppsLib that provides a subset of the full Android Market. There are some recognisable Android apps such as email support, Gallery, and the Android music player. Whether you are after 3D games, news, social networks or productivity tools there is a whole world of apps open to you.
The new multitasking feature in Ice Cream Sandwich is designed to make switching between apps as easy as possible. The panels are large and finger friendly. One of the best reason to own an Android tablet is its adaptability. There are plenty of apps to make your ARNOVA 7b G3 your own and personalise and shape your Android experience to best suit your needs.
The speaker is not so loud, however there is a headphone connector on the edge of the tablet, so you can listen to music in private using a pair of headphones.
Wi-Fi gets you on to the internet, though there is no SIM support. The best connection is Wi-Fi connection. Just connect Wi-Fi for free internet access. You can then send and receive emails for free without using data connections and even update your status on Facebook. There is a front camera for video calls. With a front facing camera, you can use Skype for free video calls over Wi-Fi.
For business use, you can transfer files easily with the microSD card slot or even insert a USB flash drive in the USB host slot / via the USB host cable, making your tablet a portable work station without having to carry your laptop around. Find and download the best office suite for your ARNOVA 7b G3 from AppsLib, so you can create, edit and distribute Word, Excel and PowerPoint presentations, as well as create PDFs of any documents you want.
3G support is not built into the ARNOVA 7b G3, however you can add it via an optional extra dongle that slots into a compartment on the device. The tablet is fully compatible with the ARCHOS G9 3G Stick9 which is sold separately. You can slip a data SIM card into the stick, and slot it in and this can add mobile data capability at 3G speeds wherever you are.
Overall, the ARNOVA 7b G3 comes with a smart combination between Android power and a snappy processor, giving the ARNOVA 7b G3 a great tablet experience. The screen is certainly readable and not too harsh on the eye. The plastic finish is not impressive, but nice features and support for media formats make this budget tablet ideal for entertainment solution and game console.
Archos ARNOVA 7b G3 502078 7-Inch Tablet PC: Customer Reviews
Archos Arnova 7b G3 502078 7-Inch Tablet PC Specifications
|Operating System||ANDROID 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich”|
|Processor||ARM Cortex A8 1GHz|
|Storage||8GB Flash Memory
Expandable Micro SDHC card slot
|Display||7-inch – Capacitive points MultiTouch Screen 16 million colors|
|Display Resolution||800 x 480|
|Wireless LAN||Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n)
3G via optional ARCHOS G9 3G Stick
|3G||3G via optional ARCHOS G9 3G Stick|
|Video Playback||H.264 up to 1080p resolution – 30 fps
MPEG-4– 30 fps
With the above codecs, the device can play video files with the following extensions: .avi .mp4 ,mkv, .mov, and .flv
|Audio Playback||MP3, WAV, APE, OGG, FLAC|
|Photo Viewer||JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG|
|Ports||Micro USB slave 2.0
Audio Jack 3.5mm
Micro SD slot (SDHC compatible) Up to 32 GB
|Dimensions (W x D x H)||8.1 x 4.7 x 0.5 inches|
|Power/Battery||Internal: Lithium Polymer battery
5V/1.5A Power Adapter
|Compatibility||Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, XP, or higher and Windows Media Player 11
Mac OS. X with Transfer Files application (not included)
Linux with android MTP tool (not included)
|Package Includes||ARNOVA 7b G3, USB cable, Power adapter, Quick Start Guide (QSG)|
* 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity is less.
*Video/Audio Formats: Certain bitrates, resolutions, and/or file variations may not be compatible.
*MPEG-4 ASP@L5 AVI (MPEG-4: ISO standard by Moving Picture Experts Group; AVI: audio/video file container by Microsoft) without GMC and Quarter.
Photo Viewer: Certain resolutions and file sizes may not be compatible.
*Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced. Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings. Test run with low backlight.
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Date first available: June 1, 2012