Archos 5 250GB Internet Media Tablet

The Archos 5 250GB Internet Media Tablet, that is available in several different models, is a media player that offers full Internet browsing and lots of media features. The Archos 5 is a portable device that offers a large, high-resolution touch-screen display, Wi-Fi, audio playback, photos, Flash video and game compatibility, a PDF reader, Mac and PC compatibility, built-in speaker, incorporated kickstand, and optional capabilities. With so many devices popping up around us, let’s take a closer look at the Archos 5 250GB Internet Media Tablet to find out what its features are and to see if this is the type of media player that fits your needs.

Archos 5 Internet Media Tablet

The Archos 5 250GB Internet Media Tablet offers quite a few features. Let’s take a look at each to see how this stacks up against other portable media players and older versions. Design and user friendliness is a big component of any portable media player. It appears that a lot of thought has gone into the design of the Archos 5. Enclosed in a chromed, hard plastic this has a five inch screen and the overall size of this device is 5 by 3 inches with a thickness of just ½ inch and up to ¾ inch for bigger GB versions. The weight of the Archos 5 250GB Internet Media Tablet is just a bit under nine ounces.

The Archos 5 250GB Internet Media Tablet has a kickstand that is built in, allowing a user to easily set it down taking out the need to constantly carry it. This device is completely controlled by its touch screen, with the exception of the on/off switch and the volume; both of which are located on the top edges of the device. The headphone connection is located in the middle of the left side. Speakers are on the right edge.

The screen has a glossy coat and not an antiglare screen, which does surprise some. However, let’s look at the details of this device’s capabilities and features. There is a new dock connection on the Archos 5 250GB Internet Media Tablet which is a big change from former models of this device; it is not longer compatible with accessories from older versions however new accessories are available. The only accessory that it still has capability with is the GPS cradle in cars.

Archos 5 800x600 Touch Screen

The Archos 5 250GB Internet Media Tablet offers a user video, Wi-Fi (although it does not always work on public networks), music in MP3,  PCM,  WAV,  WMA,  ADPCM and   Protected WMA (DRM) format, photos in BMP, GIF, PNG, JPEG format, video capture in MPEG-2, MPEG-4, AVI, WMV, H.264, Motion JPEG formats, flash games, a PDF viewer, E-mail client, Opera web browser , Adobe Flash 9 video support and is compatible with Macs and PCs. The storage capacity is 250 GB. It is compatible with the operation systems of Linux, MS Windows ME, MS Windows XP, Apple Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows Vista.

The Archos 5 250GB Internet Media Tablet uses one rechargeable battery, an internal and rechargeable Lithium polymer battery. Battery life for audio playback is a maxim of twelve hours and battery life for video playback is a maximum of four hours. Accessories that are included are a USB cable, a soft and helpful cleaning cloth and stereo headphones.

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