ARCHOS 70b Internet Tablet

ARCHOS 70b Internet Tablet
Category: Android Tablet
  • Display: 7.0 inches, 600 x 1024 pixels, TFT, Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Chipset: ARM Cortex A8
  • RAM: 512MB
  • OS: Android (3.2)
  • Battery: 2400 mAh
  • Released Date: 20-12-2011



Device Type Android Tablet
Model Archos 70b Internet Tablet
Released December, 2011
Status Available


Dimensions 201 x 115 x 11.5 mm
Weight 330.0 g
Colors Black


Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) TFT
Size 7.0 inches
Resolution 600 x 1024 pixels
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 170 PPI
Features Capacitive, Multi-touch


Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android (3.2)
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. No


Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. ARM Cortex A8
CPU Single core, 1200 MHz
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Yes
RAM RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 512MB
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 8GB
Memory Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. Yes
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Accelerometer
3.5mm jack Yes
Loudspeaker Yes


Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 2400 mAh
Battery Life 206 minutes
Charging Via USB or DC Jack


Front Camera 0.3 MP
Camera Features Video calling
Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) No


Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 2.1
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. 802.11 b, g, n
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. No
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No


User Reviews 1 User Reviews We found the Archos 70b internet tablet to have decent outdoor visibility. Even in bright, direct sunlight, the display remained readable for us. This is a notable advantage over the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, which struggled more with outdoor use. It lacks the premium feel and speed of pricier slates but delivers on the essentials.
-- TechVideo
User Reviews 2 We found the Archos 70b to provide decent performance and smoothness given its budget price and single-core CPU. It was able to handle games like Shadowrun and Minecraft reasonably well without too much lag or freeze up. The tablet does get a bit warm when running graphically intensive apps.
One annoyance we encountered was an auto-rotate bug that flipped the screen upside down when enabled.
- grandmasterhack
Tabletmonkeys Reviews Tabletmonkeys Reviews Pros:
- Decent outdoor visibility, readable in bright sunlight
- Built-in kickstand for hands-free use
- Good value/budget price point at $199
- Solid performance for the price
- andles games reasonably well
- Comes with Google apps and full Play Store access

- Lacks premium feel and speed compared to pricier tablets
- Gets warm when running graphically intensive apps
- Had auto-rotate bug that flipped screen upside down

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our dedicated team and users.

  • Performance 6 / 10
  • Display 7 / 10
  • Battery 6 / 10
  • Design 6 / 10

Released back in December 2011, the Archos 70b Internet Tablet has made its mark and we've detailed its specs and performance for tech enthusiasts.

The Good Stuff

Let’s start with the positives. The 70b tablet has an easy-to-view 7-inch, 1024×600 pixel screen. We could read the display clearly even outdoors under bright sunlight. This gives it an edge over the pricier Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 which struggled more in sunlight.

Another handy feature is the built-in kickstand on the back. This lets you prop up the 70b on any flat surface for hands-free viewing. No need to buy a separate case or stand.

Overall speed and response was decent for a budget tablet running a single-core 1.2GHz processor and 512MB of RAM. We didn’t see much lag when playing games, streaming video or switching between apps.

The 70b also includes 8GB of onboard storage and a micro SD card slot to supplement that if needed.

On the software side, Archos loads the tablet with Android 3.2 and includes Google Mobile apps like Gmail, Maps and YouTube out of the box.

The full Google Play app store comes pre-installed too so you can download other Android apps you want.

The Not-So-Good Stuff

The Archos 70b isn’t perfect however. The plastic body feels a bit cheap compared to pricier iPads and Samsung tablets. Graphics performance takes a hit if running very complex 3D games. The tablet got noticeably warm for us when stressed.

We also encountered a frustrating auto-rotate display bug that flipped the screen upside down unexpectedly when enabled. And the lack of a rear camera for photos limits some functionality.

The Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Archos 70b Internet Tablet stands out as a solid budget option, ticking the boxes with its 1024×600 display, commendable outdoor visibility, and a kickstand that adds practicality to its design.

It competes well in the market, offering good performance for the price. While it may not boast the premium feel of higher-priced tablets, the Archos 70b delivers where it counts, making it a contender worth considering in the world of budget Android tablets.

As always, savvy shoppers should weigh their options against upcoming rival ARM-based Android tabs before making a final decision.


Disclaimer Note

We always try our best to keep our website content and information updated and correct. If you see wrong information, please contact us: We always check our inbox daily.