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ARCHOS launch’s its new 7 inch colour eReader – the 70d


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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.
Music Playback2 MP3
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
Battery4 2100 mAH
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.

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.


  1. I was given an ARCHOS 70d
    eReader (4GB) – it was impressive
    to start with but after a month or so my computer could not connect to it, the
    USB port was very wonky. Eventually it could not be charged either so now it’s
    just a dead chunk of plastic. The worst part is Archos’ complete and utter
    denial of all responsibility – I have phoned, emailed and written to them and
    they will not, in any way, repair or replace it; once they have your money you
    are dead to them. Robbing bunch of gangsters and a sketchy product. Do not fall
    into this trap, do NOT buy any Archos products.

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