Archos Arnova 7b G2 tablet review - price, features and specs
The 7-inch capacitive multitouch screen has a resolution of 800 x 480 and offers good view but nothing exceptional. Colors are vivid but not too bright and crystal clear.
The ARM Cortex A8 processor suits great for a tablet of this price range. Processing speed is good and together with the 512MB of RAM the Arnova 7b G2 performs very well with most applications.
Archos Arnova 7b G2 uses the Android 2.3 operating system so you can enjoy most of the apps form the Android market.
The connectivity of the Arnova 7b G2 is provided by WiFi (802.11 b/g) adapter. This is a slight disappointment as most of the latest tablets support WiFi N wireless networking but 802.11 b/g will be fine for most users.
The Arnova 7b G2 is 3G ready and with the help of an additional external 3G stick you can easily have 3G connectivity.
There is a VGA camera no the front side of the tablets which together with the WiFi support makes conference calls easy.
Archos Arnova 7b G2 hosts a micro USB 2.0 port and a micro SD card slot (SDHC compatible).
The tablet has a G-sensor as well.
The Arnova 7b G2 is great for video entertainment as it supports HD (1080p) video playback.
The dimensions of the Arnova 7b G2 are not as compact as possible when talking for a 7-inch tablet. It is quite thick but it is very nice to hold and has much better feel than most of the thinnest tablets.
As for the price Archos Arnova 7b G2 is a class leader. It is very affordable offered at around a £100 in UK and about $120 in the US.
As a conclusion we should say the Archos Arnova 7b G2 is a very good budget 7-inch tablet. There's nothing exceptional in it but it offers good performance and the price is fair too.
Archos Arnova 7b G2 specifications:
- Processor: 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8
- RAM: 512MB
- Built-in memory: 8GB
- Screen: 7-inch capacitive multitouch
- Operating System: Android 2.3
- Connectivity: WiFi (802.11 b/g) wireless networking
- Operating system: Android 2.3
- Ports: 1x micro USB, micro SD card slot, audio out
- Extra: front camera, mic, speaker, G-sensor
- Battery: Lithium-Polymer battery
- Dimensions: Width 205 mm, Depth 119 mm, Height 12.6 mm
- Weight: 350 g