The Archos Arnova 10 tablet is among the very few in the world that you can buy for a price as low as $199. For that amount of money, what you get is a proper tablet running Android with a 10 inch display, though the version is a rather disappointing Android 2.1. Of course it would be silly to expect a whole lot of goodies packed in a tablet with a sub $200 price tag, but the good thing is that the Arnova from the French manufacturer isn’t that hopeless either.
Built around an ARM-based processor, the Arnova 10 sports a 10.1 inch resistive touchscreen display having resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. The rest of the feature the Arnova 10 boasts of include an integrated webcam for live video chat, USB 2.0 port as well as a USB host connector along with WiFi 802.11 b/g to connect to the internet. The tablet comes with 4 GB of internal memory, though there is also a SDHC card slot to help matters if you need more.
The Arnova 10 also comes with good multimedia abilities, capable as it is of playing back 720p HD video as well as MP4, H.264, and RealVideo. Integrated mic and speaker further adds to the excellent entertainment feature of the Arnova 10. Claimed battery life for the Arnova 10 is 6 hours when playing video files though it can be as far stretched as 40 hours when playing back music files with the screen turned off.
Mertado is offering the Arnova 10 for $179.99, though you will have to hurry to make the most of the reduced price as it is valid for less than 24 hours.
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