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  1. #1
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    May 2008

    Archos A5 Internet Tablet

    The Daily Companion

    ARCHOS, award-winning for its constant technology innovation and leadership in portable media players now introduces a new concept: the Internet Media Tablet.
    The ARCHOS 5 is the flagship of the new range, bringing the customer a new way to enjoy Internet, Media and TV…in a handheld device.

    Uncompromised Web surfing in the palm of your hand
    With its built-in capabilities, your Internet Media Tablet becomes the ultimate way to surf the web. The amazingly sharp and high-resolution screen lets you navigate effortlessly through the web just like you would on a PC.
    Browsing becomes almost seamless with the ARM Cortex processor and the Adobe Flash 9 video support. Surfing on a handheld device has never been so fast and smooth.
    The full email application lets you read, write, download and send attachments, and manage your contacts.

    Your entire digital library in a thin handheld tablet
    The ARCHOS 5 features a very high capacity internal hard drive from 60 GB to 250 GB, in slim and sleek enclosures.
    You can thus download a vast number of songs and videos from the unique selection of renowned movie and music partners assembled in the Media Club.
    You can play movies in HD or DVD quality for the richest media experience on the go.

    The ultimate TV experience at home or on the go
    Enjoy your ARCHOS contents played directly back to your TV, with the DVR Station. Schedule TV recordings from any channel on your cable or set-top box in just a few clicks. Then choose when and where you want to watch them.
    Play back all your digital content from your ARCHOS 5 to your TV, even in HD quality, at 720p.

    Have fun discovering your future daily companion.

    Feature :
    Full web browsing

    With an 800 pixels wide resolution and a 5” screen, you can browse the Web in full width just like on your PC. No need to zoom in and out, web pages are fully displayed on the ARCHOS screen. Plus, with Adobe Flash 9 video support, you can natively browse video-sharing websites such as Dailymotion or Youtube.

    Introducing the world’s first implementation of the ARM Cortex superscalar microprocessor, ARCHOS 5 offers an unrivalled web experience no more endless waiting for the page to be loaded, just grab your ARCHOS 5 and check the latest news right away. Your PC wouldn’t have finished booting up by the time you put the ARCHOS back in your pocket

    (1) Actual size 4.8''

    Addons :
    1. DVR Station

    2. GPS car holder

    3. DVR snap-on

    4. Mini Dock

    5. Battery Dock

    6. FM remote

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2008

    Re: Archos A5 Internet Tablet

    Technical Specifications

    • Display characteristics : High resolution screen, 800x480 pixels, 4.8'' TFT LCD, 16 million colors

    • User interaction : Direct by touch screen, ON/OFF, vol+ and vol- buttons, retractable virtual keyboard

    • Processor(s) :
      • Central Unit:
        • Main processor: ARM CortexTM-A8, 32 bit, In-order, dual-issue, superscalar core @ 600 MHz
        • Additional processor: 32 bit DSP @ 430 MHz

    • RAM memory : 128 MB* (Low-Power Double Data Rate SDRAM)

    • Mass storage memory :
      • Hard drive, capacity according to the product version
        • 60 GB* (stores up to 80 Movies, 600,000 photos or 30,000 songs)
        • 120 GB* (stores up to 160 Movies, 1.2 million photos or 60,000 songs)
        • 160 GB* (stores up to 210 Movies, 1.6 million photos or 80,000 songs)
        • 250 GB* (stores up to 300 Movies, 2.5 million photos or 145,000 songs)

    • Operating system : Linux

    • In its normal use mode, the ARCHOS 5 being a miniaturized Personal Computer :

    • Connectivity : On board WiFi (802.11 b/g), USB 2.0 host with optional accessories

    • PC accessories : Possible attachment of numerous standard USB PC accessories**** (keyboard, mouse, memory key, memory cards reader, camera and other future computer accessories)

    • 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)

    • With optional software plug-in :
      • HD support: MPEG-4 (ASP 720p) & WMV HD (MP 720p)
      • MPEG-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).
      • AC3 stereo audio and 5.1 sound files (via SPDIF output of DVR Station)
      • Flac and OGG Vorbis audio files
      • With optional software plug-in : AAC3 and AAC+ stereo audio files

    • 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 (compatible USB 1.1 at a lower speed): Mass Storage Class (MSC) and Media Transport Protocol (MTP)
      • USB 2.0 Host: Mass Storage Class (MSC) and Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) with optional Mini Dock, Battery Dock and DVR station

    • Connections :
      • WiFi (802.11 b/g) connection. Free Web Browser (Opera Web browser with Adobe Flash 9 video support) upon registration
      • 3.5 mm mini jack for headphones
      • Accessory connectors to connect to the DVR Station and other ARCHOS accessories

    • Miscellaneous :
      • Built-in speaker
      • Built-in leg stand

    • Battery life :
      • Music playback time: up to 22 hours
      • Video playback time: up to 7 hours

    • Power source :
      • Internal: Lithium Polymer battery
      • Device charges via computer USB port
      • External: Power adapter/charger (via optional accessories)

    • Scalability :
      • Device automatically downloads latest firmware updates when the WiFi connection is activated
      • Updates can also be downloaded at

    • 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

    • In a possible use mode, in connection with an external computer through the USB B connector available on some optional accessories :
      • 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

    • Package includes :
      • ARCHOS 5, headphones, ARCHOS USB cable, DVR Station adapter, screen cleaning cloth, Quick Start Guide (QSG), legal and safety notice.

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