Yesterday saw ARCHOS release it’s new 7 inch colour eReader, called the 70d.
With a vibrant colour screen and all the features you’d expect in a premium eReader, including adjustable font sizes, a low power-consumption backlit screen, and support for a wide range of open and DRM protected formats, the ARCHOS 70d already packs a punch. However, the ARCHOS 70d is much, more than just an eReader.
The high-resolution colour display is equally adept with720P HD video playback and displaying album covers from the on-board MP3 music player.With room for over a thousand eBooks or 20 movies in a device that’s the same size as a standard paperback book, the only choice facing an ARCHOS 70d user is whether to read a book or flip the device to watch a widescreen movie.
– Low consumption backlit, 7 inch colour screen and adjustable font sizes
– Wide range of formats (Adobe DRM protected EPUB and PDF) for downloading free and paid for eBooks from popular bookstores
– HD video playbook with support for multiple formats including MPEG-4, AVI, MOV
– MP3 music playback and JPEG photo playback
– G sensor for auto-screen rotation
– 4GB internal storage with expandable microSD card slot (upto 16GB)
– 11mm thick and 280g in weight
– Drag and drop capability, allowingeasytransfer of files from a PC via USB
|Internal Storage||4GB internal memory +microSDslot to extend memory (up to 16 GB* cards)|
|Display characteristics||7”(17.8 cm) Color TFT – 800 x 480 pixels – 16:9 ratio – Anti-glare surface|
|Text Formats1||PDF, EPUB (including Adobe DRM PDF and EPUB protected ebooks), TXT, FB2.|
|Photo Playback3||JPEG, BMP, GIF|
|Video Playback3||MPEG-4 AVI,FLV, MPG, RM, RMVB, FLV, MP4, DAT, VOB, MKV, MOV (up to HD 720p)|
|Other||G sensor for auto screen-rotation|
|Dimensions & weight||Dimensions: 175 mm x 125 mm x 11 mm
Weight: 280 grams
|Compatibility||Windows®, Mac® or Linux in mass storage mode|
|Computer Interface||USB 2.0 High Speed|
|Package includes||ARCHOS 70d eReader, micro USB cable for charging and file transfer, Quick Start Guide|
It’s available now for £59.99, so if you are after a cheap, colour eReader this might suit you.