Archos ArcBook Review

Archos ArcBook is one of the first Androidbook the market and will be available in June at a price of just € 149 . The category of Androidbook is yet to be discovered and looking for placement, especially compared to the Chromebook , which are also equipped with an operating system Google weblog, albeit different from Android and thought to use a type of web oriented. Compared to the latter, however, the notebook with Android still seem to be cheaper and this may appear to the true inheritors of the Netbook a few years ago that were not successful due to a platform substantially inadequate for the purpose, with an OS too heavy and complex and a hardware platform which, although nominally of type x86, was not able to better manage even simple web browsing activities, with adjoining use of streaming content.

Androidbook the other hand, while using ARM processors seem capable of providing sufficient performance and functionality for those that are the daily tasks the user’s average consumer, with the double advantage of offering them through an environment by now well-known and appreciated both on smartphones tablet, and with the possibility of using a physical keyboard.A few days after submitting therefore appeared online a video preview made ​​by French colleagues Clubic and LesMobiles , which allows us to appreciate live this product.

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The device has an economic achievement but not sloppy and careless. The design example is simple but highly stylized and clean lines are pleasing, while the cover has a brushed aluminum finish that mimics, adding a touch of elegance to a device of this price is not discounted. Also seems very good expandability, connectivity and autonomy. The Archos ArcBook in fact provides a USB host port, two microUSB 2.0, a slot for MicroSD cards, modules Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and a 8000 mAh battery that should provide up to 10 hours of continuous use.


Archos Arcbook en vidéo : le retour du Netbook ? by clubic

Inside is a Rockchip RK3168 SoC with ARM Cortex A9 processor, supported by 1GB of RAM and 8 GB of memory dedicated to the storage, to which are added 5GB of free cloud storage on Google Drive. Finally, the display is a 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 pixels. Even the supplied software is very good considering that the operating system is Android 4.2 Jelly Bean , complete Office Suite Pro 6 and access to all Google services, including Google Play, YouTube, Gmail, Translate and much more . First impressions are positive and, therefore, it seems that this kind of device will allow those who have no specific requirements to acquire a portable compact and versatile with a very small expenditure.    

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