Archos 5 Internet Tablet Unboxed
The local distributor of Archos in the Philippines dropped by this evening and left this pretty little Android tablet with me — it’s the Archos 5 Internet Tablet, and yes it’s finally here in the Philippines.
The Archos 5 is just one of the many internet tablets in its line. This one measures 4.8″ diagonally (my 4-inch Xperia X10 pales in comparison).
Here’s the official specs for the Archos 5 model:
4.8″ LCD display @ 800×480 pixels
ARM Cortex A8 @ 600MHz
32-bit additional DSP processor @ 480MHz
8GB or 32GB Flash Drive or 160GB and 500GB HDD storage options
WiFi 802.11 b/g
FM Tuner with RDS
3.5mm audio jack
As for battery life, Archos claims the Lithium polymer battery can do 7 hours on video playback and 22 hours with music. It supports 720p playback via TV out (using the optional cradle). Since it runs on a custom Android OS v1.6, it comes with Android Market and AppsLib Store.
My review unit is an Archos 5 with 8GB internal memory and support for up to 32GB via microSD card. It sells for Php15,500 while the 32GB sells for Php19,950. The 160GB HDD model sells for Php22,000 and the 500GB at Php24,500.
(Update: Contact V-Tech Ventures at 0917.305.08.28 for inquiries about getting one.)