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Price Of Archos' Galaxy Tab Rival Falls To £140

Retailing behemoth Tesco has cut the price of the Archos 70, one of the more interesting Android tablets on the market to only £140, a tad more expensive than no-name or rebranded tablets that have flooded that segment lately.

The Archos 7 comes with 8GB onboard storage, a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen with a screen resolution of 800x480 pixels, a Texas Instrument OMAP 3 system on Chip which is based on the ARM Cortex A8 clocked at 1GHz, 512MB RAM, Android 2.2 (with Flash compatibility), a front facing camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a microSD card, a kickstand and a battery that provides up to 36 hours of music playback or seven hours of video playback.

At less than 300g and with a thickness of 10mm, the tablet is thinner than the Samsung Galaxy Tab. The latter however has more onboard storage, a better front facing and rear camera plus the ability to make calls and send texts although the £250 price difference is hard to swallow.

Some may argue that the Archos 7 is not the most user friendly interface around because of the French company's propensity to encourage customers to get optional plugins from its own website and application store.

The device (opens in new tab), originally costs £149.97 but entering TDX-KNA7 at check out cuts it to £139.97. Consumers can collect it for free at some Tesco or pay £5 to get it delivered.

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.