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Archos 80b Platinum 8 inch Android tablet

Archos 80b Platinum 8 inch Android tablet with quad-core processor and IPS dispaly -  price, specifications and quick review

Archos 80b Platinum tablet
Archos 80b Platinum 8 inch Android tablet

In today's tablet review we are taking a closer look at one of the cheap 8 inch Android tablets that is on the market for over an year now - the Archos 80b Platinum.
Archos 80b Platinum specifications:

  • CPU: Rockchip RK 3188 Quad-core @ 1.6GHz GPU; Quad-core GPU Mali 400 MP4 
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Internal storage: 8 GB; expandable storage: Micro SD card up to 64 GB
  • Diagonal Size: 8 inches (20.32 cm)Resolution1024 x 768 pixels
  • Display type: IPS
  • Software
  • Operating System: Android 4.2.2, "Jelly Bean"
  • Application Store: Google Play
  • Internet browser: Chrome
  • Voice Assistant: Google Now Google Apps preinstalled Gmail, Calendar, Hangouts, Maps, Play Music, Play Movies, Play BooksARCHOS Apps preinstalledARCHOS Media Center, Video, Music, System Monitor, Files, Media ServerEmail CompatibilitiesPOP/IMAP/ Exchange Active Synch/ SMTP/Push Mail
  • Wireless connection
  • Wireless displayYesWifiDual Band WiFi (2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz)Wifi DirectYesBluetoothYes
  • Camera
  • Front Camera: 0.3MP - webcam; rear camera: 2MP
  • Power
  •  Battery size: 5000 mAH
  • Battery Type: Li-Pol Battery 
  • Weight: 98 g; Number of cells: 2 cell; Charging Adaptor: 5.0V - 2.0 A, Mini DC-in
  • Multimedia
  • Video Playback: H.264 HD (up to 1080p @30fps), MPEG-42 HD (up to 1080p @30fps), extensions: AVI, MP4, MOV, 3GP, MPG, PS, TS, MKV, FLV
  • Audio Playback: MP3, WAV (PCM/ADPCM), AAC3, AAC+ 5.13, OGG Vorbis, FLACImage viewingJPEG, BMP, PNG, GIFuPnP /DNLAYes, via Video and Media Server applications
  • Ports and Sensors
  • Loudspeakers: Back facing speaker
  • Audio out: 3.5mm Jack 
  • Microphone: Yes
  • USB: Micro USB with USB host via OTG cable 
  • HDMI: Yes, HDMI output (Mini HDMI / HDMI cable sold separately)
  • G-sensor: Yes

Archos 80b Platinum hands-on video review

Archos 80b Platinum price

This cheap 8 inch Android tablet costs around $80. That is a pretty low price but considering it has been on the market for quite some time I think it is a fair one.