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Archos 48 internet tablet

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Product Highlights
  • Amazing 500 GB Storage Capacity
  • WiFi Connectivity for Internet Access
  • Touch Screen w/ 800 x 480 Resolution
  • Large 4.8" Screen Displays Up to 720p HD
  • View Video, Photo & Listen to Music
  • AppsLib Offers Thousands of Applications
  • Bluetooth Mobile Phone Tethering
  • Access Web TV & Web Radio
  • Android 1.6 Platform
  • Compatible w/ Windows XP, Vista & 7

The Archos 48 internet tablet is a touch screen synergy between smartphone and desktop PC. You have full-page web browsing, wireless connectivity, portability, video and music playback; plus, there's a jaw-dropping 500 GB of storage space for your files. The 48 internet tablet has a 4.8" touch screen with 800 x 480 resolution and can play videos in up to 720p HD. With WiFi connectivity and Bluetooth mobile phone tethering, you'll be able to access the Internet from virtually anywhere.

For photos, music and video, the 48 internet tablet can store and play back several different file types. You'll be able to listen to Internet radio and watch Internet TV, as well as streaming content from your home computer files without actually downloading anything. You can show photo slideshows with background music and zoom in without image degradation due to the tablet's high resolution.

The 48 internet tablet comes equipped with several applications pre-programmed including an Email App that allows you to check your emails from any account and even see awaiting emails right on your screen. The 48 internet tablet also has apps for using MS Office and reading PDF files, as well as for accessing social networks. There's even a whole library called the AppsLib, where you'll find a huge variety of free and purchasable applications for your device.

Connectivity
The 48 internet tablet offers you an easy way to surf the Web. In fact, combining a WiFi connection (802.11 b/g/n) with the new OMAP3440 processor based on the ARM Cortex A8 superscalar microprocessor and DSP running at 800 MHz, you get quick and responsive Internet
Email Application
This application allows you to check your emails from your email accounts whenever you want. See the number of awaiting emails right on the home screen, answer back, or share attachments with anyone
Tethering
If you own a standard mobile phone equipped with 3.5G & Bluetooth technology, simply pair it up to your 48 internet tablet via Bluetooth. This will give you easy access to the Internet directly on your device anytime and anywhere
Huge Storage Capacity
Play HD videos, view photos and slide shows, or play Flash games. With the 500 GB hard drive you'll have a ton of storage for all of your files
High-Resolution Screen
With an 800-pixel-wide 4.8" touch screen, an ultra thin design and an accelerometer, you'll have an unequalled comfort of view from a hand held device. Whether for your personal enjoyment or to share with your friends, you'll always be satisfied with its outstanding image quality
HD Video Formats
The 48 internet tablet integrates the video codecs to be able to handle the widest range of video formats even at 720p HD resolution (H.264 HD, MPEG-4 HD, and WMV HD)
Music
You can upload several formats directly on your device (MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, FLAC & OGG and AC3). In addition, the unique Archos music browsing system allows you to create your playlists without using a PC. You can also make the 48 internet tablet your new music center simply by plugging it into amplified speakers
Photos
Browse through your photos with a simple flick of your finger or play a slideshow of your latest vacation with music and transition effects. The high resolution screen perfectly reproduces each picture so you can easily zoom in to see the tiniest of details
Content Streaming from Your PC
You can browse your computer's hard drive wirelessly and play any file stored on it without transferring the file. Just stream it via your WiFi network (required) and play it immediately on your tablet
Web TV & Web Radio
In less than 3 clicks, you can access nearly 1,000 Web TV channels, over 10,000 Web radio stations and 100,000 podcasts if you are connected to the Internet via WiFi or Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity
Applications
Use the office application to read MS Office and PDF documents or contact your friends using one of the social networking applications. Find all of these applications on AppsLib, your portal to download applications. It offers one-click access to a large variety of free and purchasable applications for your device, classified by genre, ratings and date to help you find the ones you want
Voice Recorder
In case you need to give yourself a reminder, the 48 internet tablet has a built-in microphone. You can record your thoughts and then pull them up later to hear back
Optional TV Link
Use your HDTV as a monitor to surf the Web on a big screen through the optional HDMI DVR Station connection (sold separately). Record TV programs, make scheduled recordings, and watch them all on your HDTV
Type Hard Drive
Capacity 500GB
Memory Card Slot None
Display 4.8" LCD Touchscreen
800 x 480 Pixel Resolution
FM Tuner No
FM Recording No
Voice Recording Yes
Data Storage Yes
Photo Capture Yes
Photo Viewing Yes
Video Recording Yes
Video Playback Yes
Text Reader Yes
Formats Supported Audio: MP3, WMA, protected WMA, WMA pro 5.1, WAV, OGG, FLAC, (AAC & AC3 w/ optional software plug-ins)
Video: MPEG-4 HD (up to 720p), MPEG-4 (up to DVD resolution), H.264 HD (up to 720p), WMV (including protected files), M-JPEG, MKV, (MPEG-2, VOB & WMV HD w/ optional plug-in)
Photo: JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF
Text: MS Office, PDF
Wireless Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g) 1
Please Note:

Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity

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Connections 1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Headphone
USB 2.0
Battery 1x Built-In Rechargeable Lithium-Polymer Battery
Charger USB 2.0
AC Adapter (optional)
System Requirements Operating System
Windows XP, XP (SP1), XP (SP2), XP (SP3), Vista, Vista (SP1), Vista (SP2), 7 2
Please Note:

Linux (with Mass Storage Device support)

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Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.6 x 3.1 x 0.8" / 14.3 x 7.8 x 2.0 cm
Weight 10.09 oz / 286 g
Archos 48 internet tablet
  • Earphones
  • USB Cable
  • DVR Station Adapter
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Archos48 internet tablet
     
    3.6

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attractive (6)
    • Good screen quality (5)
    • Compact (4)
    • Durable (3)
    • Easy to read (3)

    Cons

    • Short battery life (4)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (7)
    • Entertainment (6)
    • Multimedia (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (4), Gearhead (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Ok, but should be one or the other.

    Its good, dont get me wrong. But, I think it should either be an mp3/video player or the internet tablet, not both. Make one awesome product and sell a heap, instead...Read complete review

    Its good, dont get me wrong. But, I think it should either be an mp3/video player or the internet tablet, not both. Make one awesome product and sell a heap, instead of something that does not really sell itself.
    You cannot charge and load movies at the same time. So you have to recharge over and over to fill the 500GB HD.
    Battery should be 10 hours not 4-5.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    big hard disk, but...poor user interface

    lot of funcionalities and great hard disk capacity ..also supports lots of audio/video formats, but...

    - touch screen has bad response/sensibility, very difficult to use, may lose...Read complete review

    lot of funcionalities and great hard disk capacity ..also supports lots of audio/video formats, but...

    - touch screen has bad response/sensibility, very difficult to use, may lose your patience sometimes
    - slow menu response
    - menu not friendly
    - almost impossible to use it as an internet tablet/browser
    - wifi connection not stable
    - battery duration not so long, expecially if display is on (videos)

    So, just a BIG audio/video player

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    5.0

    Not a Ipad but it will make you happy!

    By mo t

    from VA

    About Me Into Gadgets

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Compact Design
    • Durable
    • Easy To Read
    • Good Screen Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Entertainment
      • Everyday 
      • Multimedia
      • Travel

      Comments about Archos 48 internet tablet:

      Awesome in everyway. Movies play in HD plus I already have 50 + movies with 389 Gigs left. You can download apps from diffrent apps stores not just applibs. Apps space is small but who cares Media is all you really need. I have about 10 apps and games on it that I installed anyway....love it! The picture size doesn't matter the quality and sound is ridiculous. My friend paid $400 to $500 for Ipad and was upset when I showed him this. Oh, by the way wifi is great too...I'm on it writing this reveiw.

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      4.0

      Excellent if treated as a media player

      By RD

      from Princeton NJ

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Execellent sound quality
      • Good Screen Quality

      Cons

      • Poor Software Bundle
      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Academics
      • Commutting
      • Entertainment
      • Multimedia
      • Travel

      Comments about Archos 48 internet tablet:

      I wanted a media player with big storage capacity and that's why zeroed in on this device. Frankly, Archos is not a very well respected brand, so I was prepared to return the product if it didn't work.

      I have been using this player since 10 days and highly impressed with it's abilities; especially the sound quality. Video quality is also very good. Touchscreen sensitivity is fine.

      I'm treating the internet capability and other goodies as bonus. If you want this device mainly for it's internet capability then you might be disappointed.

      Would have given 5 stars if the battery life was better. I'm still hoping that it will reach it's max strength in a few more recharge cycles.

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      • No

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      5.0

      I would buy this product again and again

      By dksawery

      from New York

      About Me Frequent Traveler, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Compact Design
      • Durable
      • Easy To Read
      • Good Compatibility
      • Good Screen Quality
      • Great Software Bundle
      • I love it

      Cons

      • Not too long battery life

      Best Uses

      • Commutting
      • Entertainment
      • Everyday 
      • Multimedia
      • Running
      • Syncing With Computer
      • Travel

      Comments about Archos 48 internet tablet:

      very nice

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      1.0

      This one did not function

      By Mustang

      from Lompoc, CA

      About Me Frequent Traveler, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Entertainment
        • Multimedia
        • Travel

        Comments about Archos 48 internet tablet:

        Having two other Archos products 604 WiFi and 70 which are excellent in performance, this one was "dead in the water" it did not respond to any inputs.Electronics do provide at times disappointing results, but one has to try again.

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        (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        same as archos 5 it

        By archos-owner

        from a.r

        About Me Gearhead

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Good Screen Quality
        • Long Battery Life

        Cons

        • Flash player problems
        • Limited Compatibilty

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Archos 48 internet tablet:

        this unit is very much the same as the archos 5 it which runs the android 1.6 ...biggest problem it does'nt play flash video and archos will never update cos they keep on making new systems every year and dont maintain to much support for older systems .but if you can do without flash video then its a good unit

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        2.0

        big hard disk, but...poor user interface

        By multimedia user

        from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Archos 48 internet tablet:

              lot of funcionalities and great hard disk capacity ..also supports lots of audio/video formats, but...

              - touch screen has bad response/sensibility, very difficult to use, may lose your patience sometimes
              - slow menu response
              - menu not friendly
              - almost impossible to use it as an internet tablet/browser
              - wifi connection not stable
              - battery duration not so long, expecially if display is on (videos)

              So, just a BIG audio/video player

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              this is a nice tablet to have.

              By tia

              from Yonker, NY

              About Me Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Good Screen Quality

              Cons

              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

              • Entertainment
              • Travel

              Comments about Archos 48 internet tablet:

              I use the product mostley to view videos.
              The great thing about it is that I can take it anywhere.

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              • No

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              4.0

              meets specs

              By mdv

              from lexington ky

              About Me Gearhead

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Entertainment

                  Comments about Archos 48 internet tablet:

                  does what it says it will do

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Satisfied

                  By Magoo

                  from Deep South

                  About Me Gearhead

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Read

                  Cons

                  • Limited Compatibilty
                  • Poor Software Bundle
                  • Short Battery Life

                  Best Uses

                  • Multimedia

                  Comments about Archos 48 internet tablet:

                  An excellent media player if it is stored on the Archos, does not support Flash Player so You Tube and other sites like that are out of the question. Come on Archos!

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                  • No

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great product with big hard drive

                  By illusionquest

                  from Quebec, Canada

                  About Me Avid Listener

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lots of Storage
                  • Simple Controls

                  Cons

                  • Freezes Up

                  Best Uses

                  • At Work
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Archos 48 internet tablet:

                  I use this internet tablet everyday, mostly for music that's why I choose this one, because of the 500Go hard drive space, cause I need a lot of storage for all my music library. Sometime it freeze up, when I pass too quickly from the fm radio to the music or vice versa, or from an application to an other, but it's a little computer, so if you ask him too much things in the same time, it freeze, but if you are gentle with him he never freezes. But beside this little con, I really like this machine. The movies on it is also really beautiful, it's not a big screen, but when you travel it's fun to have that and watch your favorite movie.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Ok, but should be one or the other.

                  By Scubaseven

                  from Australia.

                  About Me Audiophile

                  Pros

                  • Great Sound
                  • Lots of Storage
                  • Reliable Performance
                  • Simple Controls
                  • Sleek/Compact

                  Cons

                  • Short Battery Life

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Archos 48 internet tablet:

                    Its good, dont get me wrong. But, I think it should either be an mp3/video player or the internet tablet, not both. Make one awesome product and sell a heap, instead of something that does not really sell itself.
                    You cannot charge and load movies at the same time. So you have to recharge over and over to fill the 500GB HD.
                    Battery should be 10 hours not 4-5.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Share this review

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