Archos 5 8GB and Archos 7 Android Update.

Updated on 10 June 2018 by

$499 too much for your next gadget purchase? Closed iPhone OS not quite your cup of tea? Looking for digital video output, video recording, micro-SD slot, USB (host and slave) capability and portability with a high-end processor?  I can’t say that the Archos 5 is as slick as an Apple iPad or iPod Touch but it’s a damn good product.


The Archos 5 8GB is now available in the US Archos store. We’ve also heard that EU versions will be shipping soon too so for some sub $250 pad action, this comes highly recommended. [Full review here]  If you prefer RadioShack, it’s also in stock there.

If you’re looking for something a bit larger though, the 7 inch version of this is, to all intents and purposes, confirmed. (See comments on this post.) We’re expecting Archos to announce this soon and wouldn’t be surprised to see a 3G version of the Internet Tablets too. Would 512MB RAM and a full Google-approved Android build be too much to ask for too? Stick a slider keyboard and 3G on a 512MB Google Android version and I’m sure a lot more people would be happy!


Thx to grnxf and Chris Street who commented on this post.

Full Archos 5 information and links page.

7 Comments For This Post

  1. Zeuxidamas says:

    ok, so now I can claim the Apple iPad a success. It may be doing just what I hoped it would do…come out a price so low that now the manufacturers of the tablets I might really want feel compelled to release their products at even lower prices. Bravo, Apple, and yippee for the rest of us. – vr/zeux..>>

  2. Chippy says:

    Totally agree. This is so unlike Apple to be first in a market and enter at a low price. Maybe they see it as ‘make or break’ but I hope it opens the doors for many now.

  3. says:

    only thing missing now is for google to green light the bundling of the services apps and market on these devices.

    btw, anyone found a free pdf viewer for android anywhere?

  4. Chippy says:

    On the Archos you get ThinkFreeMobile. That has a PDF viewer.

  5. says:

    not exactly free tho, right?

  6. leandro martins2012 says:

    Keyboard??? Are u crazy???? Nobody needs those stupid bulky keyboards. No thanks, keep this thing nice and clean.

  7. Tim says:

    The 16 GB version is currently on sale at Best Buy for $279.

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