First look at the Archos Arnova 10″ tablet

I found some more info in the Archos tablets that cleared the FCC this week. Charbax got some facetime with Archos' newest tablet. It does have a 10" screen, like I though, and the resolution is 1024x600. It's going to ship with a resistive touchscreen, but a later model should ship about April with a capacitive touchscreen (and a better CPU).

I was right about Archos using RockChip designs; this baby runs on a 600Mhz RK2918 CPU, which means it will have great media abilities. It has Wifi, a VGA camera, microSD card slot, 4GB or 8GB Flash, USB Host, speaker, microphone, and an accelerometer. It weighs about 20 ounces, and has 6 hours of video battery life. It's going to sell for $199/199€, and should be on the market shortly.

It's going to ship with Android v2.1 Eclair, but it should get updates to Gingerbread.

Is it just me, or does this look a lot like Archos' other 10" tablet?


  • Price: $199 in USA, 199€ in Europe
  • 4GB (or 8GB) Flash storage
  • MicroSD slot
  • OS: Android 2.1 Eclair (on RK2818), Gingerbread (on RK2918 version available ~April), Honeycomb? (depends on Google/Rockchip)
  • 10.1"? 1024×600 touch screen (resistive now, capacitive version available ~April)
  • VGA camera on the front
  • USB Host
  • Wifi
  • speaker, microphone
  • accelerometer
  • Video: .avi, .mp4, .mkv, .mov, .flv
  • Audio: mp3, wav, ape, ogg, flac


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1 Comment on First look at the Archos Arnova 10″ tablet

  1. Martin Cleaver // 1 March, 2011 at 4:43 am // Reply

    I’m sending it straight back. The screen looks as if it is a monitor set to the wrong resolution (blurred) and it’s not a touch screen but a push-hard-and-something-may-happen screen.

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