Archos 28 internet tablet (4GB)

Archos 28 internet tablet (4GB)

Archos 28 internet tablet (4GB)

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Product Highlights

  • Android 2.2 Platform
  • 4GB Built-In Memory
  • USB Host
  • Music, Video, Photo Player
  • 2.8" Touch Screen Display
  • WiFi Connectivity
  • Home Streaming with UPnP and Samba
  • Apps and Games!
  • Windows, Mac, Linux Compatible
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Archos ARCHOS 28 Overview

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The 4GB Archos 28 internet tablet is an economical way to rock out, watch movies, surf the 'net, and then some. This tablet's 2.8" touch screen makes for a pocket-friendly way to carry your favorite apps, games, personal media files, and the entire Internet on your person. Called a "pocket computer", the 28 features a high-speed processor, the Android platform, and WiFi connectivity - in addition to an on-screen keyboard. In addition to the built-in 4GB flash memory, the player also features USB host connectivity for PC, Mac, and Linux systems, and home streaming using Samba and UPnP protocols. Enjoy the wonders of the web, your music, videos, photos, and more with the convenient and compact Archos 28 internet tablet!

Head-Turning Design
The 2.8" diagonal screen sits within the slim and lightweight design of the 28 internet tablet. Archos has carefully matched the power of the Android platform with this alluring design for one stylish and useful tablet
Viewing Comfort
With the adjustable viewing stand you'll always have just the right view of the screen - whether you're writing email, watching movies, or simply viewing photos
High-Resolution 2.8" Screen
Whether you're viewing the 28 internet tablet in landscape or portrait mode you'll enjoy a bright, crystal-clear 320 x 240 pixel screen. Hold it in your hands, lay it on a table, or stand it up using the built-in stand - you'll be impressed by this high quality screen
Android
Android is the application framework developed by Google for connected mobile devices, with a full pack of connected apps such as a web browser and email application. The 5 home screens of the Android user interface allow for advanced personalization: icons can be placed, moved, or erased with just a flick of a finger. Thanks to the home screen widgets, users can instantly access their favorite apps
Music Player
The 28's music application has 3D cover animation support and the ability to add a mini music widget to the home screen, in order to control your music at any time. And, because it's an Archos music player, the Archos 28 internet tablet is able to play numerous music formats to keep your digital music experience as simple as it should be
Video Player
Who doesn't have a few minutes to watch a video? The Archos 28 internet tablet answers this need with its video player application that supports all the popular video formats
Beautiful "Gallery" Application
The Archos 28 internet tablet features a nice "Gallery" application to beautifully display all your photos. You can start a slide show with transition effects, easily zoom in and out by double tapping on the screen, or share pictures with friends and family over the Internet
The Power of a Pocket Computer
The Archos 28 has a high-speed processor, convenient pre-installed apps, and WiFi connectivity. Forget needing to turn on the PC or laptop to stay connected! The 28 starts instantly and is always online - making it easy to surf anytime, anywhere
Fast Internet Browsing
Surf the web with Flash 10 support as fast as your computer. Check out what's happening on your Facebook page, do a simple Google search, or catch up on the news all from this small, handheld device
Email
With the email application you can stay in touch with all your friend and family - on all your email accounts - in one place. The Android email application handles it all, and even lets you send and receive attachments
3D Graphics Accelerator
The Archos 28 internet tablet features a graphics accelerator (3D Open GL ES 2.0) to make the most of Android's 3D capabilities, such as 3D games, animated interfaces with live wallpapers, and transitions effects. You can even enjoy the Android interface on your TV screen via the HDMI output. And when playing games on your TV the tablet becomes your gamepad
AppsLib
Just tap the AppsLib icon on the home screen of the Archos 28 internet tablet to immediately discover a large choice of Android apps - everything from the weather, to games, to social networks, communication, and more!
Games
Use the Archos 28 internet tablet to reflect your personality and style. The 43 transforms into a real game console. With the 3D open GL technology and the accelerometer you'll discover a gaming experience like no other
Unique Android Multimedia Applications
Android brings you exclusive applications, including music, video, and applications all developed by Archos to enrich the user experience. Enjoy smooth browsing album covers and widgets added to the home screen. You can also take full advantage of an Internet connected photo frame application with 3D transitions, the ability to sync your pictures with your Facebook, Picasa, or Flickr accounts. Additionally, Archos makes life easier by supporting audio and video formats beyond the standard Android formats. The tablet can even display subtitles and alternate audio tracks - all you have to do is drag, drop, and play!
In the Box
Archos 28 internet tablet (4GB)
  • Earphones
  • Standard USB Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Legal and Safety Notice
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Archos ARCHOS 28 Specs

    Internal Storage Capacity 4 GB
    Display 2.8" LCD (320 x 240 Resolution)
    FM Tuner No
    Video Recording No
    Video Playback Yes
    Formats Supported Video: MPEG4 HD, H.264 HD, WMV9/VC1, M-JPEG; With optional plug-in: MPEG2; With the above codecs device plays following extensions: AVI, MP4, MKV, MOV, WMV, MPG, PS, TS, VOB, FLV, RM, RMVB, ASF, 3GP
    Photo: JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF
    Audio: MP3, CBR, VBR, WMA, WMA-PRO 5.1, WAV (PCM/ADPCM), AAC, ACC+ 5.1, OGG Vorbis, FLAC; With optional software plug-ins: AC3 5.1
    Wireless Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
    Connections USB 2.0
    Battery Built-In Rechargeable Lithium-Polymer Battery
    System Requirements Operating System
    Windows XP, Vista, 7

    Hardware
    USB 2.0 Port

    Also Mac and Linux compatible

    Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.9 x 2.1 x 0.3" / 99.1 x 53.3 x 7.6 mm
    Weight 2.4 oz / 68.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.9 x 4.6 x 1.8"

    Archos ARCHOS 28 Reviews

    28 internet tablet (4GB) is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Average product Given as a gift. Works good with wifi however digital keyboard is difficult to use at times. Ok product for the price.
    Date published: 2011-01-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Item-Lousy Customer Support Enjoying every moment using this tablet which exceeded my expectations. I had a few questions and emailed Archos, neither reply nor an acknowledgement was received. I would recommend this tablet but would include the warning you're on your own if you need customer support!
    Date published: 2011-12-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good business card size PDA I have purchased the Archos 28 to use it exclusively as a PDA. The device is hardly larger than a business card and actually fits in my business card holder, which I always keep in my shirt's pocket. The flexibility of the Android OS and the various apps available allowed me to adapt the Archos 28 to my needs. It does a good job of replacing my good old Palm Pilot. My 2600 contacts are easily searchable (with the help of the Contact Search Fast app), I can check my email on the go (using K 9 Mail) and view / edit my calendar. All these productivity apps are sync'ed via my Google account, and I can still use my Agendus / Palm Desktop on my PC. Seamless transition. An added bonus is that the Archos 28 can be used as a dictaphone (good microphone). Of course, I also have a small family photo album and a few videos. I have no music on this device, so I am unable to comment on its MP3 player ability. The Archos 28 is one of the smallest PDAs in the world, and certainly the most powerful in its size category. For that particular use, it is a good replacement for your old Palm Pilot... The device can access Android Market only through a third-party app, and keeping the Google-branded Android Apps seems to bloat and freeze it. All in all, it is best to avoid Android Market, and find the .apk files for the apps you want to install through a Google search on your PC, then transfer them to your Archos. I am definitely going to stick to the Android OS, but I may upgrade to a larger device (probably Archos 43) only because my 52 y.-o. eyesight is not sharp enough. Strenths and weaknesses of the Archos 28 USED AS A PDA:
    Date published: 2011-04-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bang for the buck Android capabilities are unmatchable at this price.
    Date published: 2011-01-26
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