Choose One: The Archos 7 and Archos 8 Home 'Tablets' Each Cost $200

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Archos has never made bad products, but their PMPs have definitely grown less relevant over the last few years. But now? Now two Android-wielding Archos Home Tablets will each cost only about $200.

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Illustration for article titled Choose One: The Archos 7 and Archos 8 Home Tablets Each Cost $200

The Archos 7 Home Tablet is pretty much just a refresh to their existing Archos 5 Internet Tablet—it's a 7-inch touchscreen Android tablet (or, OK, MID), loaded with Wi-Fi and USB. This April, a 2GB model (we really hope there's an SD card slot) goes on sale for about $200 overseas.

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Illustration for article titled Choose One: The Archos 7 and Archos 8 Home Tablets Each Cost $200

Meanwhile, the Archos 8 Home Tablet (or, OK, picture frame) is an 8-inch touchscreen tablet loaded with 4GB of storage, available overseas this May. The screen to case ratio isn't fantastic, but the cooking software already has me mentally placing the Archos 8 into my kitchen. It should be available overseas this May for about $200.

It should be noted that both tablets have Arm9 CPUs that won't be blazing fast. And each will probably be launched in the US, eliminating the need for an import. [UMPC Portal via SlashGear]

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Brookespeed
Brookespeed

I thought I'd have a bit of buyers remorse when I bought my Archos 5 a month ago. But I'm now convinced that I'd take the 7" version with me a lot fewer places and the 5" screen has been just about all I need for getting a better view than a phone has to offer. The Dell Mini5 has the better connectivity (I find it a bit of a pain to tether the Archos 5 when I'm out and about. It's not hard, just not instant.) but I don't really want to pay for another data plan or use something so big as a phone all the time. Though I think the Mini5 will be small enough for people to use as a phone regularly. All that may sound like some serious rationalization to avoid the buyers remorse. The price point on the Archos tablets, including this new 7" model really make the legitimate alternatives. Mark me down as a fan.