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.