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Archos 70B E-Reader

alaTest has collected and analyzed 346 reviews of Archos 70B E-Reader. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the design and screen are overall positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the portability. Reviews about the reliability and battery are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Archos 70B E-Reader is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Archos 70B E-Reader from The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers are impressed by the durability and usability. The price and screen are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the reliability and battery.

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55% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Archos 70B - WiFi, color touchscreen and Android-based eReaderArchos 70B - WiFi, color touchscreen and Android-based eReader

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

Archos 70b eReader


A cheap ereader-tablet hybrid, the Archos 70b might be a compromise too far.

Good video codec support ; Low price ; Accepts SD cards

Slow file transfer ; Poor viewing angles ; No Android Market

At 13mm thick, it's significantly thicker than the latest Kindle - which is just 8.51mm thick - but it's no thicker than the average well-designed Android tablet. It's also heavier than a Kindle 3, at 370g against 247g. Archos claims the 70B lasts for...

Mar, 2013

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Archos 70b review


Archos has revamped its 7-inch Android tablet with a new OS and high-def screen

Android Honeycomb 3.2 ; Solid build quality ; Built-in kickstand

Performance not exceptional ; Tinny speakers ; Average aesthetics

Expert review by : Barry de la Rosa (

Archos 70b eReader review


With a resistive touchscreen, a cut-down version of Android and a slow processor, the 70b ereader is a master of no trade, but it is cheap.

Mar, 2011

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Archos 70b eReader


Although it's taken some convincing to get book lovers onside, eReaders like the Amazon Kindle have proved a massive success over the past couple of years. With the introduction of the tablet, however, this tiny gadgets need to do a lot more to impress...

The colour screen on the Archos 70b eReader may be better for flicking through photographs then, but apart from that it brings nothing to the party. We'd rather have a traditional e-ink eReader, with a much longer battery life and quick responses. If...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Daniel Berg (

Archos 70b


The $179 price is appealing--and we dig the kickstand--but the Archos 70b simply isn't fast enough and doesn't last long enough on a charge.

Click to EnlargeAmazon is currently selling the Archos 70b for $179 and, at this price, it seems tempting. However, there are a number of flaws that keep us from recommending this device. The most glaring deficiencies are the maddeningly sluggish...

May, 2012

Expert review by : Aloysius Low (

Archos 70b eReader


Archos aims to break into the e-book reader market with this budget 7-inch Android 2.1 based device, the Archos 70b eReader. Is it any good? Let's find out.

May, 2011

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Archos 70B


le prix la manipulation le côté pratique

Oct, 2011

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no mpg file

Sep, 2011

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Archos 70B


very usefull

no cam

Sep, 2011

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Archos 70B


price very nice

have not java and flash

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications


Built-in speaker(s): Yes


Colour of product:Black / Grey


Colour of product:Black / Grey


Colour : Yes
Display diagonal:17.8
Display Resolution:800 x 480
Touchscreen:No / Yes


E-mail: Yes
MP3-player: Yes
Rotating: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV
Document formats supported:ePub, FB2, PDF / epub, pdf, rtf
Image formats supported:BMP, JPG
Video formats supported:AVI, DAT, FLV, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MPEG4, RM, RMVB, VOB / AVI, FLV, MOV, MP4 / AVI, FLV, MOV, MP4, RMVB


Compatible memory cards:SD
Internal storage capacity:4
Maximum memory card size:32

Other features

Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows7\nMac OS 10.4+ / Windows\nMac\nLinux
Dimensions (WxDxH):130 x 11.2 x 190 / 136 x 13 x 207 / 207 x 136 x 13

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Charger: Yes
Headphones included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: No
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Interface Type:USB 2.0
USB connector type:Mini-USB B
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g


Battery Capacity:2400
Battery life (max):10 / 8
Battery recharge time:3
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)


Bundled software:Bookmarks Manager, Adjustable sound equalizer, calendar
Operating system installed:Android

System requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Technical Details

E-mail: Yes
MP3-player: Yes
Rotating: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (W x D x H):20.6 x 13.7 x 136.1
Dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):20.6 x 13.7 x 136.1
Weight:330 / 370