Archos 5 Personal Media Player

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Archos have recently introduced a new Personal Media Player, which also incorporates a new concept:  The Internet Media Tablet. The ARCHOS 5 is the first in a new range of Internet media tablets which is enables the customer to enjoy Internet, Media and TV in a handheld device, wherever you are.    

ARM Processor : ARM Cortex-A8 Processor

Operating System: Linux


  • Display: High resolution screen, 800x480 pixels, 4.8 inch TFT LCD, 16 million colors 
    Touch screen  
  • Main processor: ARM Cortex-A8
    RAM memory: 128 MB  
  • Mass storage memory: 
    - 60 GB* (stores up to 80 Movies, 600,000 photos or 30,000 songs1)
    - 120 GB* (stores up to 160 Movies, 1.2 million photos or 60,000 songs1)
    - 250 GB* (stores up to 300 Movies, 2.5 million photos or 145,000 songs1) 
  • Operating system: Linux
    Connectivity: Bulit-in WiFi (802.11 b/g), USB 2.0
    PC accessories: Possible attachment of - keyboard, mouse, memory key, memory cards reader, camera.  
  • Video playback:
    MPEG-42 (ASP@L5 AVI, up to DVD resolution)
    WMV (MP@ML, up to DVD resolution) included WMV protected files, M-JPEG (in QVGA resolution)
  • Optional software plug-in:
    HD support: MPEG-4 (ASP 720p) & WMV HD (MP 720p)
    PEG-2 MP@ML up to 10 Mbps (up to DVD resolution) and AC3 stereo sound (5.1)
    H.264 up to DVD resolution with AAC 
  • Audio playback: Stereo MP3 decoding @ 30-320 Kbits/s CBR & VBR, WMA, Protected WMA,
    WMA pro 5.1, WAV (PCM/ADPCM).
    With optional software plug-in:
    AAC3 and AAC+ stereo audio files
    AC3 stereo audio and 5.1 sound files (via SPDIF output of DVR Station) 
  • Photo viewer: JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF 
    PDF viewer:  Reads PDF documents (may not implement all PDF features) 
  • Video recording6:
    Via the optional DVR Station or DVR Snap-on. Records NTSC/PAL/SECAM in MPEG-4 AVI format with
    stereo sound, VGA resolution (640 x 480) @ 30 or 25 f/s 
  • Audio recording: 
    Via the optional DVR Station or DVR Snap-on: Stereo line-in, WAV (IMA ADPCM or PCM) format
    Voice recording via the optional FM remote and its built-in microphone in WAV format (IMA ADPCM) 
  • Email client: Compatible with Email accounts supporting POP3 and IMAP services Import/export of vCard contacts 
  • Interfaces: USB 2.0 High-Speed Device - Mass Storage Class (MSC) and Media Transport Protocol (MTP)
    USB 2.0 Host: Mass Storage Class (MSC) and Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP)
  • Connections: WiFi (802.11 b/g) connection. Free Web Browser (Opera® Web browser with Adobe Flash® 9 video support)
  • 3.5 mm mini jack for headphones
  • Accessory connectors to connect to the DVR Station and other ARCHOS accessories 
  • Built-in speaker
  • Built-in leg stand 
  • Battery life: Music playback time: up to 22 hours4
  • Video playback time: up to 7 hours4 
  • Power source: Internal: Lithium Polymer battery 
  • Device charges via computer USB port
  • External: Power adapter/charger (via optional accessories) 
  • Dimensions & weight:  Approx 127,5 x 78,3 x 12,9 mm (for 60GB* model) – 250gr
  • Approx 127 x 78,8 x 19,4 mm (for 120/250GB* models) – 300gr 
  • Minimum system requirements:  Microsoft® Windows® Vista, XP, ME, 2000 or higher
  • MAC OS X and Linux (with Mass Storage Device Support)
  • USB 2.0 interface

Source: Archos