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Archos 79 Platinum Overview
The Archos 79 Platinum tablet, although small, certainly punches well above its weight in terms of specifications. At just 8mm thick and only 366 grams, the 79 Platinum is light and portable.
Inside you'll find 1GB of RAM and a quad-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz, so multi-tasking and moving around the device is fluid and apps respond faster. On the outside, the slim and sleek design includes an IPS LCD screen that carries a 1024 x 768 resolution, bringing out the best in detail from pictures and video.
Any snaps taken with the rear or front facing camera can also be beamed across to a big screen television thanks to the mini HDMI port (mini-HDMI to HDMI cable sold separately) capabilities as can other media and content. With the built in dual band Wi-Fi you can also connect the 79 Platinum to other Wi-Fi devices.
We've already covered the powerful processing power of the Archos 79 Platinum tablet - what makes it even more appealing is the pure Android experience it comes with. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is installed with no overlay from Archos bringing a smooth interface, multiple user accounts, and the best of Google.
That includes Google+, where you can keep your pictures and videos backed up with Google Drive, plan a trip with Google Maps and keep abreast of your favourite magazines and the news with News Stand.
Entertainment and media
The Archos 79 Platinum tablet is also a window to a world of entertainment for the whole family and the ideal companion on a long car journey, a plane, or anywhere else that you want to take it. With access to the Google Play storefront you'll be able to browse and download the latest books from top selling authors, the best in gaming and a huge selection of TV and film.
Archos' Media Centre applications for Android set them apart from the competition, building on several years' experience in the portable media industry. They are tailor made for video and music, from any source, and also offer high quality wireless streaming utilising uPnP and Samba technologies. DLNA, for compatible receiving devices on your home network, is also present.
Work and play
The Archos 79 Platinum can also become an extension of your office; the OfficeSuite app is pre-installed and opens up the possibility of working on the go. You can read files stored in the cloud or on the expandable memory - support for expandable storage via a Micro SD card up to 64GB which serves as a great way to transfer content between other devices.
Reasons to buy the Archos 79 Platinum
- Android 4.2
- Powerful quad-core processor
- Clear 7.85 inch screen with 1024 x 768 pixels
- Dual band Wi-Fi
- Expandable memory up to 64GB
- Only 8mm thick
What's in the box of the Archos 79 Platinum
|Version||4.2 Jelly Bean|
|Other||Mali 400 MP4 GPU|
|Resolution||1024 x 768 pixels|
|Type & Extras|
|Version||Dual band WiFi (2.4GHz & 5GHz)|
|Digital Compass and Gyro|
|Antenna Type||Built in|
|Formats||MP3, WAV (PCM/ADPCM), AAC3, AAC 5.13, OGG Vorbis, FLAC|
|Formats||AVI, MP4, MOV, 3GP, MPG, PS, TS, MKV, FLV|
|Dimensions||201 x 137 x 8 mm|