I know I moaned a bit about the potentially weak CPU (a 600Mhz ARM9-architechture Rockchip 2808) on this but credit where credit is due. This is quite the bargain if all you want to do is watch 720p videos at up to 2mbps. (Hey, that’s more resolution than I get on my PAL TV!)
Interestingly, the Archos info] has USB-Host (via miro-usb port) and composite video out for basic TV playback 2GB RAM (149 Euro version. 8GB 179 Euro version) and it weights 350gm.[
We had a quick chat online with Charbax (the guy who made the video) and we tells us that we should expect 7hrs video playback and support for most codecs.
We’d like to get a better feel for how fast the web is on this before recommending it for such use but for video, basic document reading, podcasts, mp3 and just for fun, this is really a bargain.