Archos Arnova 10 G2 Review
Finally the new variant is out in the market with a name as Archos Arnova 10 G2 tablet. The manufacturer Archos has created a powerful sibling in this family with some strong specs and features. Read further to know the Archos Arnova 10 G2 specs, price and review.
Archos Arnova 10 G2 Display and Design :
The all new Archos Arnova 10 G2 tablet sports a large 10 inches of ultra-responsive multi-touchscreen with a powerful resolution of 1024 by 600 pixels. The display also features TFT LCD with 16M colors. The resolution gives fine and crispy viewing on the screen with an aspect ratio of 16:9. This enables the device to provide fine surfing of web without any lag in process. Users get an experience like using a PC. Even if you watch a full HD video, this device will not let you down. The display is set wide throughout the front with good finishing border at all sides. The corners of the device get good curvy finish as well. Moreover, the best part about its descent design is that the device gets extra-slim feature with just 12 mm in which a powerful processor is placed. Also, it weighs 540 grams, giving light feel on the palm. Arnova 10 G2 can even slip inside your big pocket or in a carry case easily and can be taken to anywhere easily.
The design is very elegant and does not make it clustered which we see in several devices due to the ports and buttons. The device does not hold any push button; neither holds any touch button below the screen. So, everything in operated through its effective touchscreen. At the left side of this device sits all the ports including 3.5mm headset jack and USB jack. However, the back of the device is very glossy where you can even see your reflecting image. So, it could be pretty uncomfortable in hands, especially to those who have sweaty palms.
The device measures 270 mm x 150 mm x 12 mm in dimension.
Archos Arnova 10 G2 Processor :
The Archos Arnova 10 G2 is the predecessor of Archos Arnova 9 G2 and comes equipped with more features than the earlier model. The design of both the devices is almost similar and the display features same specs with only difference found in display sizes. The current new device features fast processor of 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8. The device has received amazingly powerful processor that has capacity to run almost anything smoothly. You can load various apps and stay connected to social networking sites as well. With this, even if you play your favorite games, this device will not bring any lag in process.
Archos Arnova 10 G2 Camera :
The Archos Arnova 10 G2 comes equipped with a front facing camera for video chatting (720p). The camera is placed at the top if we hold the device on portrait view. This makes most of your work done, especially if you want to attend any conference or meeting.
Archos Arnova 10 G2 Multimedia :
This tablet also features a full HD video playback of up to 1080p7. So, you can expect smooth viewing of videos even if you use H264 codec that fails to load by most of the tablets in the market. Most of the popular video file formats are supported by this device. In fact, audio and photos can also be saved in distinct file formats. It becomes easier to transfer your files into in-built or extended memory card by simply drag and drop the file from a PC via USB cable or by using a pre-installed file manager that transfers the file from a USB flash drive6. The device quickly recognizes the new files and saves them in media library.
Users can anytime share their photos with their friends even if the file size is large for say 1024 x 600 pixel. The in-built speaker is very powerful and you get great portable HD media player to transfer the files with other devices. In fact, you can enjoy listening to the sound by simply plugging in any standard headphones in the 3.5 mm jack provided by the company.
Moreover, Archos Arnova 10 G2 features excellent music application which is compatible with all major formats and codecs. It also maintains meta data which is useful for your music library and includes cover display that enables the users to find the required album quickly. The best part about this device is that it runs Google Android version so users can simply play music in the background and can use other apps on the same time. Also, you get to experience music downloads and streaming apps which are available in the huge stock of Android.
Archos Arnova 10 G2 Operating System :
The Archos Arnova 10 G2 tablet runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. Though now people demand the latest Android version, Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, the manufacturer has added the older Gingerbread which still gives fascinating experience. Thousands of apps are available to download. Even 3D games can be downloaded and played on this device as it supports pretty well and we did not find any hitch in process. Also provided are the responsive texts with all comfort features on the screen. You can browse, download flash supported games and get access to many other apps successfully.
Archos Arnova 10 G2 Connectivity and Others :
The Archos Arnova 10 G2 sports 3.5 mm headset jack, USB 2.0 interface, and the package includes power adapter, quick start guide and safety/legal notice. This tablet also comes loaded with G-sensor, microphone and built-in speaker. For effective communication, the device also comes packed with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g. Micro SD card slot (SDHC compatible) and micro USB 2.0 is also provided with this device.
The Arnova 10 G2 is also entirely compatible with the Archos G9 3G stick that gives you faster access to internet. All you need to do is to slip in a data sim card to this stick, plug in the device and start surfing the web at 3G speeds.
Archos Arnova 10 G2 Memory :
This tablet, Arnova 10 G2 has the capacity to save files via flash memory of up to 8 GB or 4 GB. You can increase the memory storage through an extendable microSDHC card slot.
Archos Arnova 10 G2 Battery :
This device sits under its cover a lithium polymer battery and comes along with USB power adapter and charger.
Archos Arnova 10 G2 Price :
Considering the price of this device with its previous model, the Arnova 9 G2 was entered in the market as the low cost tablet with a price tag of around $230. Well, the Archos Arnova 10 G2 price is not yet confirmed, but its 4G model is sold by Amazon for $216.72.
So far, we didn’t find any lag in performance though we run high quality videos, play 3D games or download apps. However, all we can say is that it is a good tablet that comes again for affordable price to cater the requirements of those users who demand fast Android OS, powerful processor and other good features.
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