of my recent stumble across the Augen Gen tablet. But despite its affordability, it lacks several of my and other users’ preferences. When shopping for a touchscreen tablet, I look for quality, reasonable storage accessories and peripherals and product longevity. I had to keep looking.
Being the tech freak, I always make sure to keep up with the latest trends. A perfect example is the launch of Windows 7. It didn’t take me long before I found myself purchasing a new PC from Dell which always ships with the latest OS installed on their machines.
For nearly three weeks, I continued to search the web for a touchscreen tablet that was affordable, one which met my tablet PC requirements. Honestly, I was beginning to lose hope and I was just about to give up when I came across the Archos 7 Home Tablet. I did a quick review of this product and then started to check off things on my “must-have” list. The first thing that I crossed out was affordability, since Archos 7 only costs $199. The next two items to be crossed out were, of course, quality and specs.
The Archos touchscreen has a 7-inch display. It also has a sleek design, with a 0.5-inch thickness, making it light and easy to hold, giving you an easy browsing experience. With its stylish metal back cover, it reminds me of the Archos 5. When it comes to accessories, the Archos 7 features a built-in kickstand for viewing convenience, a feature that most touchscreen tablets don’t have, including the ever-looming iPad.
As with all other Archos tablets, this one runs on Android, which means that most of your favorite applications such as Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, and everything else in the Android market will run smoothly on this machine. The peripherals include a standard mini-USB to USB cable, AC adapter, a mini headphone jack, a rechargeable battery and built in WiFi capability. Battery life can be up to 7 hours, letting you enjoy tablet PC use without being connected to the adapter. Finally, my search is ove