Archos 32 3.2-Inch Internet Tablet with Android
Archos 32 3.2-Inch Internet Tablet with Android
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8 GB capacity for about 4,000 songs, 80,000 photos, or seven full-length movies
Download and install Android apps from the AppLib store while connected to a Wi-Fi network
3.2-inch TFT LCD touchscreen display with 400 x 240 pixel resolution and 16 million colors
Supports MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, OGG, and FLAC audio formats; AVI, MP4, MOV, 3GP, MPG, PS, TS, VOB, MKV, FLV, RM, RMVB, ASF, and WMV video formats; JPG, BMP, PNG, and GIF image files
One-year limited warranty
The Archos 32 501570 Android Internet Tablet is a fantastic 3.2 touch screen connected Android™ player able to play the widest range of video and music formats that you could imagine. You can download plenty of applications to extend the Archos 32 501570 Internet Tablet's fun factor, connect to the Internet via a Wi-Fi network, and even shoot videos with its built-in camera. Film fun moments of your days and share them on the Internet to get your friends reactions. Plus, with your Archos 32 501570 Internet Tablet, Surf the Web to get the latest news, send both personal and professional emails and chat with your friends. And all of this, inside a pocket-sized device. Order the Archos 32 501570 Internet Tablet today!
|Product Length:||4.13 inches|
|Product Width:||2.16 inches|
|Product Height:||0.35 inches|
|Product Weight:||0.16 pounds|
|Package Length:||6.77 inches|
|Package Width:||4.65 inches|
|Package Height:||1.81 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.44 pounds|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 88 reviews|
|Average Customer Review: ( 88 customer reviews )
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47 of 51 found the following review helpful:
Overall Great, Except for the Most Notable Part of this Product: The Wireless! Oct 30, 2010
By Dylan P.
Let's start with the Pros and Cons
-Very responsive touch screen (no multitouch)
-Good media player
-Atrocious wireless reception (Achilles heel of this device)
-No native android market
-Comes with Android 2.1 installed
Now the dirt:
The point for me in getting this device was to be able to connect to my university's wireless internet to stream Pandora internet radio, and do general web surfing while walking around campus. Unfortunately this device gets subpar wireless reception. This device will pretty much only get stable internet reception if you can see the access point. For comparison, I'm sitting here on my Lenovo laptop which gets a signal strength of excellent (full bars) from an access point a couple of floors below me, and this Archos 32 barely registers the signal. I can't get any signal if I try to hold it in any comfortable and realistic way. Having "wireless n" in no way aids this device. For this reason I'm now in the process of returning it.
Selling a device with the label "internet tablet" on it while the device gets poor wireless reception, is misleading marketing in my opinion. A customer service rep told me this when I inquired about the poor wireless reception "this is just a Portable Media Player with Internet Capabilities." Exactly, and they should market these as what Amazon puts on the product page "Archos 32 3.2-Inch Touch Screen with Android".
Supposedly there will be a software upgrade sometime in the future that will enable Android 2.2. Only problem with this is that one of the main benefits to Android 2.2 is flash support in the browser, but how is somebody supposed to experience that with limited wireless reception.
Playing media that is physically on the device is really where it accels. It has a slim form factor, has good sound quality, and can play pretty much anything you throw at it. The only real benefit to having the Android OS on it is the video games for which the accelerometer works well enough (at least for the demo racing game that comes preinstalled). Where Android hurts it is that the software can start to lag a bit at times when all you want to do is listen to some music. Of course the reason for this is when you go to the system monitor you find a bunch of programs that you've unknowingly had running in the background. Another thing is that it's not fully Android supported so there is no Marketplace. However, with a little searching online, that can be easily fixed ;)
The screen is nothing spectacular, but it has a good enough resolution that you most likely won't be bothered by it, and the image quality is decent. The touchscreen is surprisingly very responsive. It's only single touch, no multi touch, but you will find that it won't inhibit you in any way, and is quite excellent. I had no problems typing on the onscreen keyboard, even with the screen in portrait mode. The device supports screen rotation through the accelerometer, but in order for the screen to respond to a shift in the way you're holding it, it often requires a little shake, and seems to never respond immediately. It can be annoying but it's livable.
Also a note on Archos customer support; they are very quick to respond through emails. I was getting responses within a couple hours of my replies. Of course when I inquired about my wireless strength issue, all it turned into was an argument about whether or not enterprise security effects signal strength (of course it doesn't, but my support rep insisted on that being the problem). They also apparently don't support all of the functionality of the Android OS (as in my case the Android OS supports connecting to a wpa2 enterprise network, but my support rep kept insisting that I connect to a personal level network and that would somehow mysteriously solve my wireless problems-yeah right). Why ship a product with software you don't support?
To Conclude, if you're looking for a for a media player that just happens to be able to connect to the internet then this is the device for you. If you're looking for something where the main purpose is accessing the internet (my case) then this is not for you, and you will only find yourself becoming frustrated with its inadequacies.
I've had my iPod touch for a couple of months now, and where this pmp should have been getting wireless reception but didn't, my iPod is able to get a signal just fine. Really just a poor hardware design on Archos part.
23 of 23 found the following review helpful:
Great way to try the Android experience Dec 06, 2010
By Steven B. Combs
I'm an iPhone 4 user and a gadget freak. I've been wanting to try the Android experience, but didn't want to spend the money for the device and a 2-year contract to give it a shot. I'm also a runner and needed a device to take with me when running. This device fits the bill nicely. Not only do I get a great media player, but I also get a Wi-Fi connected device that will allow me to browse the web, download podcasts and check my e-mail.
As purchased the device came with Android 2.1. An update to 2.2 (FroYo) was available immediately and I installed. Glad I did. Much snappier performance. You should do this before you do anything else. I then side-loaded an app that installed several Google Apps and provided access to the Android Marketplace. A simple Google Search for "archos android marketplace install" should provide you with the instructions. It really is a simple process.
I'm a Mac user so the next thing I did was install the free DoubleTwist software. This software will sync up your iTunes library and movies. Worked well and if you want to pay for Wi-Fi syncing services, that is available also in the Android Marketplace.
Here's a small list of the free apps from the Marketplace I recommend installing immediately that will demonstrate the device's capabilities:
* Angry Birds (of course)
* Listen (Podcast manager and downloader)
* Amazon Kindle (Book Reader)
* RadioTime (Online radio streaming)
As for the resistive touch screen, don't expect multi-touch capability nor capacitive touch performance; however, it does the job. The device is fairly responsive but can get a bit sluggish when multitasking, but this is very rare. I love the size! The 3.2" screen (thus the Archos 32 moniker), is a good size for my use. If you want to watch movies, might I recommend the Archos 43 for its larger screen size and video out.
Lastly, let me discuss the price...AMAZING! I purchased this device on sale for $129.00. You can get the less expensive Archos 28 for less than $100! This makes the Archos series a very reasonable way to experience the Android experience and keep a secondary device for times when an iPhone might be a bit bulky or you don't want to risk damage. I can't say enough about this device and it comes as a highly recommended gadget!
26 of 29 found the following review helpful:
Ignore the complainers Dec 22, 2010
Ok. I hemmed and hawed for quite a while on these Archos tablets. I had my sights set on the 43, but got impatient and bought the 32. Guess what... I'm not at all disappointed. This is a sweet little piece of technology. I wish it had a speaker and an SD card slot, but for $129.99 I can't complain.
Don't worry about the touch screen being TFT. Typing is not an issue... it's about as bad as typing on your GPS device (about the same size screen!). Sometimes you miss, but it's not like the world comes to an end... that's what the backspace button is for! Don't expect it to be a full-size keyboard and you'll be fine! Whenever I have to type more than a short web address or my login information, I just tilt it 90 degrees and use it landscape. It's as simple as that.
Screen resolution? I can still read the text at font size 6 and most of the time with the websites completely zoomed out, I can make out what it's saying. Is it as good as the ipod? No... but I doubt you'll ever notice unless you scrutinize them side-by-side. Movie playback is fantastic.
No google market place access, which is not Archos' fault. But hey, look around and you'll find they've already released an apk hack for froyo to solve that. Works great. I used to have an Compaq Ipaq... this does everything that device used to do (except handwriting recognition... but hey, there's probably an app for that) but better and faster. I wouldn't call it a productivity tool, but it's pretty close once you install some of those apps that let you view office documents and pdfs (all free).
Camera isn't amazing, but once you hold this thing in your hands, you'll know why: it is sooo thin! (no room for auto-focus) It does fine, however, for the quick pic here or there and posting it right away to your facebook or attaching it to an email. It's good enough for the barcode scanner to work most of the time... just make sure you have enough light on the barcode and it'll scan it.
Wifi reception? Well, I was sitting in the middle of a parkinglot, a good 100 yards away from a Perkins and picked up their wifi signal. Come on... you can't be too upset about that??? I have reception from my wireless N router anywhere in the house.
All in all, I am really impressed with this little device... I love it! No regrets... and I am sooo happy that I didn't have to break down and get an ipod to get the PMP+internet experience I've been looking for. I didn't say anything about how it looks yet! Duh... it looks great and feels solid. Nice shiny finish to it (yeah... can't really use it in direct sunlight, but that's true for most devices...go find some shade!).
Buy it with confidence and realize that some people just gotta have something to complain about. :)
9 of 9 found the following review helpful:
Great Item for the price Nov 17, 2010
I purchased the Archos 32 for 3 reasons. (1) to play videos. (2) to listen to music. (3) to check email and do some light internet browsing. AND I wanted to do all of this without the monthly fee or contract of a cell phone. The Archos 32 does all of these things well for a very low price. I have already taken this on the road and find it is great for travel.
Video quality for the screen size is fine. More importantly for, the 32 plays a wide variety of formats. Sound quality is excellent. I find the sound quality has much more to do with your earphones and the quality of the file than the player itself. My high quality MP3s and FLACs sound just fine.
I did install the Android Marketplace with the hack you can easily find on the web. This made the 32 even better.
Bottom line: if you want to have an android phone without the phone and expensive contract, this is a great option.
8 of 8 found the following review helpful:
Great for techies. Not great for noobs Dec 29, 2010
By Denver A Man
I received the Archos 32 for Xmas but was a little worried due to mixed reviews. As someone who is a major tech nerd (video games, computers, windows/symbian/blackberry phones); I figured I'd give it a shot and try to look past the bad reviews.
I'm very very happy with this product. It does everything I want it to do.
Immediately updated the device to Froyo Android 2.2
Immediately installed the Google Market App (as well as a ton of other apps)
This took me all of 15 minutes total with no problems what so ever.
My main use for this device is to have something to do on planes and trains. I bike and it's tiny tiny size is perfect (seriously the width makes the ipod touch look like a brick).
Video playback is excellent
Audio is very good (I'm not an audiophile)
Apps run very swiftly
The touch screen can be a little finicky due to the Resistive (not capacitive) screen. However this really didn't ruin the experience for me. As a non touch screen fan I learned quickly.
I did install a swype style (Swype doesn't work on a screen this size for some reason) keyboard which made typing cake compared to the standard keyboard.
The key to Android and this device is that you need a decent tech IQ to get the most out of it. It doesn't hold your hand and if anything Archos doesn't technically support android (although it provides the updates which is nice).
If you need a certain company to walk you through installing apps/music/videos with their own special software you probably should stick to that certain company.
However, if you like to experiment and want a very competitively priced Android media player/Mini-Tablet then go for this device.
Great video playback compatibility
Droid marketplace EASILY installed via a simple google search
Apps run fast
Music and video player are really nice
Tethers via bluetooth to my Nokia N95 providing me with a 3G data connection.
Drag and drop music videos or download straight from the intertubes
WIFI Works really well not sure what a previous review was talking about (maybe 2.2 fixed it)
Screen resolution could annoy certain people (looks fine to me)
Touchscreen isn't capacitive
Volume range is a little low IMO. Probably the crappy headphones they give you
No built in speaker
Default keyboard is tough to get used to (replace it with a sliding/swype style one)
Camera is awful. Seriously it's pointless to have but hey if you need it for a quick picture of something epic I guess why not.
Overall this device is awesome. Linking it up with my n95 gives me nearly the same features as an expensive android phone (I refuse to sign a contract hence the unlocked n95 for the last 3 years). I have no complaints so far but if you are NOT technically savy then this device has a bit of a learning curve. However, the trade off is almost complete freedom with the device if you know what you are doing.
EXTRA TIP: There are droid apps on the marketplace that allow downloading of video straight to the archos. This is AWESOME for downloading some 10 minute videos to occupy me on my way home on the train. 8GB holds lots of 10 minute game/electronic reviews!
Anyways this product is good stuff enjoy! Think of it as an IPOD touch with more features and flexibility but a steeper learning curve and a cheaper price.
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