The price of the Galaxy Tab is gradually coming down but it’s clear that it will never reach the 250 Euro price of the Archos 70. It looks the same, comes with 8GB of storage, a similar processor, similar operating system and plays back video just like the Tab. So what’s the difference?
Balazs of Ndevil unboxes the Archos 70 in the video below and Charbax has a text/video review up. You’ll hear them talk about some of the very important differences between this and the Galaxy Tab but lets list them all here so you can compare.
Galaxy Tab Extra Features:
- Phone, 3G, SMS, MMS
- 1024×600 screen
- 3.2MP Auto-focus camera and 480p video cam
- Docking port for accessories
- Stereo Speakers
- 16GB Storage
- Samsung software suite including Samsung keyboard
- Access to Google Market and Google apps suite
Archos 70 Extra features
- USB OTG (unconfirmed)
- Micro USB Charging and connecting
- HDMI out port
There may be others differences and in terms of software, some of the issues on the Archos 70 can be fixed through hacks but the summary is that on the Galaxy Tab, you’re paying 450 Euros for voice,3G, hi-res screen, auto-focus cam, 8GB storage, GPS and the Samsung Google software. That’s a lot of money for features that you probably don’t need when you’re lazing around at home and if the Archos 70 is as good as people are saying (I’m getting good feedback from owners so far) and if Archos push that V2.2 firmware out ASAP then the Archos 70 is definitely a better value product for sofa-surfing. When it comes to mobility though, the Tab has the edge although with the Viewpad 7 coming in at 399 Euros in the next few weeks, there’s quite a head-to-head building up on this 7â€ space. (Actually there’s at least 16 devices in our database, more to come soon!)
So how’s this 7â€ space shaping up for you?