if you are interested in a direct comparison between Archos 101, Archos 70 and Samsung Galaxy TAB this is the right place!
Keep reading and enjoy.
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Archos 101 memory is 8 GB or 16 GB plus there is going to be an external Micro SD slot. This slot is SDHC compatible that means up to 32 extra GB of space (not bad at all!!!)
There are 2 versions of the same tablet. The first one with a 8 GB flash memory + Micro SD Slot (SDHC compatible). The second with a good size hard drive ( 250 GB). Yes, 250 GB!.
The Galaxy TAB is small but it has 16 GB or 32 GB plus an external Micro SD slot. This slot is SDHC compatible that means up to 32 extra GB of space (similar to the Archos 101 but nothing compared to the Archos 70 with hard disk)
2) Display characteristics
It is a 10.1” high resolution touch screen (1024×600 pixels) that looks as good as the iPad screen. Of course it is difficult to express a real opinion without a direct contact but the videos available on youtube are quite amazing!
The display is a 7 inches high resolution screen (WVGA 800 x 480 pixels) with 16 million colors. Slightly different from the 101 but still very good.
The display is a 7 inches (like the Archos 70) high resolution screen (WSVGA 1024 x 600 pixels) like the Archos 101 but better than the Archos 70
3) “Powerful” Engine = Application Framework + Processor + Graphic accelerator
The common Android (Android 2.2 Froyo) system is powering the Archos 101 and working in team with a powerful processor (ARM Cortex A8) and a 3D graphic accelerator (3D OpenGL ES 2.0)
The Archos 70 has the same engine of the Archos 101 (Processor: ARM Cortex A8 at 1 GHz with DSP. Graphic accelerator: 3D OpenGL ES 2.0
The Galaxy TAB has a 1GHz Processor with PowerVR SGX540. Not sure about a technical comparison with the Archos 70 but I have tried it today in an O2 shop and the feeling was very good!
What can you use these tablets for?
A straight answer will say that they are very similar in what you can do with them but the Galaxy TAB offers something that only the iPad offers…
…internet connectivity through EDGE or GPRS on top of the usual WiFi and this means that you can really enjoy yourself everywhere (you do not need a WiFi Spot like for the Archos)
5) SURFING: everywhere only with the Galaxy TAB (GPRS and EDGE protocols )
How long does it last?
At this point a question …very important…How long can I enjoy myself? The battery last long enough also if you are watching a video. The company declares a video playback time of 7 hours (…I really hope you do not need more to commute to work… a couple of hours guarantee you enough suffering…you do not need more…)
In a test conducted with low backlight the Archos 70 performs quite well. Music playback time is up to 36 hours but it drops to 10 hours for web surfing and even more to 7 hours for video playback.
Similar to the Archos 70 the Samsung Galaxy TAB has an autonomy of 7 hours for video playback.
Size is the main difference
Archos 101 is the larger and heavier (the 10 inches bring the weight up to 480 g)
Proportional to the reduction in size, the Archos 70 is lighter 300 (11 oz) grams for the flash memory version or 400 grams ( 14 oz) for the version with hard disk.
Weight for the Galaxy TAB is 380 g. This make the tabled almost equal to the Archos 70
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While the Archos 101 competes nicely with the iPad in term of size and apps the new Galaxy TAB is the iPads little brother in term of connectivity. The choice is difficult and knowing your needs (where you are going to use them and for what) is the only way to decide which tablet is going to be right for you.
Price …of course will have its influence (…will it not?…)
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