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Archos 4GB 8" Arnova 8 G2 Tablet

B&H # ARA8G2 Mfr # 501834
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Product Highlights
  • TFT 8" Capacitive Multi-Touch Screen
  • Stimulating 800 x 600 Pixel LCD Display
  • Powerful ARM Cortex A8 1.0 GHz Processor
  • MicroSD Card Reader & 4GB Flash Storage
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread Operating System
  • H.264 HD Video Playback Up to 1080 / 30p
  • Supports Photo Viewing & Audio Playback
  • USB 2.0 & WiFi 802.11 b/g Connectivity
  • Built-In Mic, Speaker & Front Camera
  • Play 3D Games & Access Android AppsLib

Outfitted with a Texas Instruments ARM Cortex A8 1 GHz Processor and Google's Android 2.3 Gingerbread Operating System, the Archos 4GB 8" Arnova 8 G2 Tablet is an amalgam of high-end processing power, user-friendly control and universal affordability. Plus, unlike previous Archos tablets with resistive touch panels, the Arnova 8 G2 is adorned with a capacitive 8" TFT LCD multi-touch screen. Operating with effortless ease, the 800 x 600 pixel display inspires creativity and innovation. It's also visually stimulating, as it supports H.264 high-definition 1080p video playback. It supports Realvideo up to 720p resolution as well. For audio, the tablet supports WAV, MP3, APE, OGG and FLAC formats. It even supports four different photo formats for maximum flexibility. Since storing plenty of media on your tablet is a must, the 8 G2 is equipped with 4GB of flash storage. If that's not enough, the MicroSD card reader affords plenty of storage expansion.

It's well-known that Archos tablets excel as digital media players. You'd be hard-pressed to find a media format that this tablet doesn't support. However, the 8 G2 is overflowing with apps as well. Not only does it afford access to the Android AppsLib, it already comes preloaded with helpful connection applications including a web browser and an email app. For users that like to put a little bit of themselves into their technology, the 8 G2 supports advanced personalization. You can choose your user-interface from five different home screens and you can also create widgets for your apps, which lets you appropriate home screen space for the apps you use the most.

The 8 G2 is designed to give you a fulfilling Internet experience as well. It's outfitted with wireless 802.11 b/g WiFi connectivity, which lets you access the Internet from any WiFi hotspot or from your home wireless network. Plus, the tablet's 800 x 600 widescreen resolution and 8" display support full-page web browsing. This means that you'll be able to scroll through websites without incessantly zooming in and out. Another Internet highlight is the 8 G2's total Flash support, which lets you experience the full web - including Flash games and videos. There are also apps for all your favorite social networking sites from YouTube to Facebook.

The Arnova 8 G2 is equipped with a micro USB slave 2.0 port (Mass Storage Class). It also features a unique kickstand for hands-free viewing and comfortable web surfing. With a simple pull, the kickstand comes out and supports the tablet at a perfect viewing angle for sharing photos and watching videos. It also comes equipped with a front-facing camera, built-in speaker, integrated microphone, long-lasting li-poly battery, and a G-Sensor for automatic adjustment between portrait and landscape orientations.

Powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread
The 8 G2 runs an Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS from Google. The operating system is tailor made for connected mobile devices and it affords a smoother interface than ever before. Plus, you'll enjoy a full pack of connected apps like the tablet's web browser and email application. Android 2.3 even provides five different home screens and allows for advanced personalization including widgets for organizing your apps
Thousands of Apps Available for Download
The Arnova 8 G2 includes a range of preloaded applications that make the tablet ready-to-go from the second your turn it on. Whenever you're ready for more apps, the Android AppsLib store has you covered with thousands of free and pay apps that you can download straight to your tablet. You'll find news apps, games, social networking apps, media apps and productivity tools all available from the AppsLib. Plus, the AppsLib even provides a stamp of approval next to the applications that will work best with your tablet
Excellent 3D Games
Thanks to the powerful 1.0 GHz processor, which boosts both speed and processing power, the Arnova 8 G2 is able to handle tons of great games. Plus, with its open GL 2.0 technology, the tablet can even facilitate 3D games. With a combination of power, speed and access to hundreds of cool 2D and 3D games, you might as well consider the 8 G2 an additional game console
A Full Internet Experience
The 8 G2 is the perfect vessel for browsing the web using the wireless 802.11 b/g WiFi. There's also no need to zoom in or out, since the tablet's 8.0" 800 x 600 pixel display makes full-page web browsing possible. The 8 G2 even has Flash capability, which enhances your Internet experience by supporting both Flash games and Flash videos. Plus, the various social networking and chat apps guarantees you'll be able to easily stay connected with friends and family
A Tablet for Work
With WiFi connectivity, you'll always be able to manage emails whenever you're connected to the Internet. The 8 G2 also lets you configure a variety of email accounts using the built-in email tool. This feature gives each member of your family the ability to quickly and easily check their messages. Another great tool for work is the AppsLib, which supports a range of document, slideshow and spreadsheet editors that are all available for download at the Android AppsLib Store. These tools will let you use your tablet as a mobile work station - instead of your laptop. Plus, any files can be quickly transferred via MicroSD card using the easy drag-and-drop interface
Full HD Video
Another benefit of the powerful 1.0 GHz processor is 1080p HD video playback. The 8 G2 has the ability to smoothly and comfortably play HD files, even in the widely-used H.264 codec that many other tablets don't support. With a reputation as an excellent media player, the Arnova 8 G2 also supports most well-known file formats for video, audio and photo. You won't need any conversion software and the drag-and-drop transfer method makes it easy to transfer files from your computer to the tablet's built-in 4GB memory or MicroSD card slot. There's even a pre-installed file manager. The tablet quickly recognizes transferred files and places them in the proper media library. The integration of a kickstand makes HD movies even better, since you'll be watching them hands-free. You can also use the kickstand to share a photo slideshow with friends
Music & Photos
The Arnova 8 G2 has an excellent music application as well. It's compatible with all major formats and codecs. Plus, it also manages meta data for your music library and comes equipped with "cover display," so you can find the album you want even faster. The Android OS even lets you play music in the background while you use other apps. There's also music download and streaming applications that will take your music experience even further
Integrated Microphone, Front-Facing Camera & G-Sensor
The 8 G2 features a built-in digital microphone for chatting and a front-facing camera for capturing stills and HD video. Plus, there's even a G-Sensor that facilitates automatic switching between landscape and portrait orientations as you turn the tablet in your hand
Multi-Touch Keyboard
However you set up your home screen and widgets, the tablet's user-interface will always afford access to the fabulously functional multi-touch virtual keyboard, which makes typing easy with several convenient features including the ability to capitalize with the shift key instead of switching between caps and lowercase letters like most other tablets
Listen via Speaker or Headphones
The powerful speaker is great for sharing your videos or music on-the-go, but there's also a 3.5 mm headphone mini-jack when privacy is needed (headphones sold separately)
Supported File Types
Video Playback Mode: H.264 up to 1080p resolution (30 fps / 5 Mbps), MPEG-4 (30 fps / 2.5 Mbps), Realvideo up to 720p resolution (30 fps / 2.5 Mbps), .avi, .mp4 .mkv, .mov, .flv
,/br>Audio Playback Mode: MP3, WAV, APE, OGG, FLAC

Photo Viewer: JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG
Performance
Operating System Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Processor 1.0 GHz ARM Cortex A8 Processor
Storage Flash 4GB
Display
Type Capacitive 1
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Multi-Touch TFT LCD

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Size 8.0" 2
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(20.3cm)

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Native Resolution 800 x 600 3
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16M Colors

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Input/Output Connectors
Ports 1x USB 2.0 - Micro
Audio 1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone
1x Integrated Speaker
1x Integrated Microphone
Flash Media Slot 1x microSD 4
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MicroSD/MicroSDHC Compatible

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Communications
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
Camera Front: 1.3 MP
General
Battery Built-In Lithium-Polymer  
Dimensions (WxHxD) 8.0 x 4.2 x 0.5" / 20.3 x 10.7 x 1.3 cm
Weight 13.05 oz / 370 g
Note: G-Sensor / Kickstand / Windows XP, Vista, 7 or higher & Mac OS or Linux in mass storage mode compatible
Archos 4GB 8" Arnova 8 G2 Tablet
  • USB Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Archos4GB 8" Arnova 8 G2 Tablet
     
    4.1

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Web browsing (4)
    • App availablity (3)
    • Battery life (3)
    • Operating system (3)
    • Screen (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Email (3)
      • Entertainment (3)
      • Social networking (3)
      • Web browsing (3)
        • Tablet Construction:
        • Feels sturdy (4)
        • Usability:
        • Simple enough (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Parent (3)

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      3.0

      It's OK

      By AnnB

      from USA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Read

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Archos 4GB 8" Arnova 8 G2 Tablet:

        Will use on vacation for viewing my photos & maybe some reading & connecting to my email.
        The fact the it is compact, yet large enough to see.
        The guy I talked to gave me the impression that it would connect to my EHD, no so! I was very disappointed in this aspect which was what I really wanted. I should have known that the price was too good for this to be true.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Excellent Product!

        By Brazilian shopper

        from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

        About Me Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Good Compatibility
        • Good Screen Quality
        • Great Software Bundle
        • Long Battery Life

        Cons

        • Poor Backlight

        Best Uses

        • Academics
        • Entertainment
        • Everyday 
        • Multimedia

        Comments about Archos 4GB 8" Arnova 8 G2 Tablet:

        I bought this tablet for my 9 year old daughter based on price and other reviews.
        Of course the quality is not comparable to an Ipad but for the amount paid it's definitely an excellent option!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        4.0

        Nice

        By James

        from Cleveland, Ohio

        About Me Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • App Availablity
        • Battery Life
        • Operating System
        • Web Browsing
        • WiFi

        Cons

        • Speaker Quality

        Best Uses

        • Email
        • Social Networking
        • Web Browsing

        Comments about Archos 4GB 8" Arnova 8 G2 Tablet:

        Very nice..

        • Tablet Size:
        • Just Right
        • Tablet Construction:
        • Feels Sturdy
        • Usability:
        • Simple Enough
        • Media:
        • Good Speaker Sound

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        5.0

        Yes yes and I would buy it again

        By pops

        from Longview, texas

        About Me Grandparent, Parent, Technically Challenged

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • App Availablity
        • Battery Life
        • Easy To Customize
        • Operating System
        • Screen
        • Web Browsing
        • WiFi

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Email
          • Entertainment
          • Games
          • Social Networking
          • Web Browsing

          Comments about Archos 4GB 8" Arnova 8 G2 Tablet:

          Works beautifully . Came to the door just as promised and couldn't have asked for a better deal. Will shop with BH again. Thx guys. Lgh

          • Tablet Construction:
          • Feels Sturdy
          • Usability:
          • Intuitive, Simple Enough
          • Media:
          • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player, External Media Controls, Fast Streaming Media, Games, Good Speaker Sound

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          4.0

          Decent Value

          By Matt

          from NY, NY

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

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            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Archos 4GB 8" Arnova 8 G2 Tablet:

                Has more features than a Kindle Fire. Comes with limited app market, and other proprietary software, but VERY East to root. Then you have a fully functioning tablet. Be warned that the internal memory is low and you will almost DEFINITELY need an SD card

                • Tablet Size:
                • Compact

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                4.0

                Good product for price

                By Bob

                from Florida

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Screen
                • Web Browsing
                • WiFi

                Cons

                • Charging time

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Archos 4GB 8" Arnova 8 G2 Tablet:

                  Used the Arnova 8 G2 for about two weeks. Good WiFi reception. Response well to touch screen. Microphone does not work well, no Android Market and camera is weak. I bought this for surfing the internet and eReader. To me, for the price of [$] was worth it.

                  • Tablet Construction:
                  • Feels Sturdy

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  I got it for my 82 yr old mother.

                  By David

                  from Branson, MO

                  About Me Business Professional, Grandparent, Parent

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • App Availablity
                  • Battery Life
                  • Easy To Customize
                  • Operating System
                  • Screen
                  • Web Browsing

                  Cons

                  • Charging time
                  • Speaker Quality

                  Best Uses

                  • Email
                  • Entertainment
                  • Games
                  • Social Networking
                  • Web Browsing

                  Comments about Archos 4GB 8" Arnova 8 G2 Tablet:

                  I wanted good 8" tablet for reading books, Facebook, email, games, etc. Also, I studied the features on most other tablets it this price range. Screen is decent, speaker could be better, some apps didn't work---but you can add them by markets...so for the price,[$], and the capacitve screen and fairly quick response, I think it a good deal for the money.

                  • Tablet Size:
                  • Just Right
                  • Tablet Construction:
                  • Feels Sturdy
                  • Usability:
                  • Intuitive, Simple Enough
                  • Media:
                  • External Media Controls, Fast Streaming Media, Games

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