Monday, February 28, 2011

Archos 70IT vs. Amazon Kindle 6” Dimensions

A lot of people have asked me how the Archos 7” Internet Tablet compares in size to the latest model of the Amazon Kindle, Graphite 6” .

The reported dimensions of the Archos 70 IT are:
  • 7.91” tall x 4.49” wide x .43 thick at 11 oz

dimensions of the Amazon Kindle Graphite 3:
  • 7.5” tall x 4.8” wide x .335” thick at 8.5 oz
Below you can see a photo gallery comparing the Archos 70IT and Amazon Kindle 6”.  As you can see, the Kindle is actually slightly shorter than the Archos, slightly wider and is less thick.  However, in reality, the Achos feels thinner due to a curved back.  Even though the weight is reportedly within 2.5 oz. of each other, the Archos feels substantially heaver than the Kindle.

Amazon reports a battery of up to 30 days on the Kindle, and I agree with that.  The Archos 70 reports up to 7 hours of video playback, and I am not getting anything close to that.  With Wi-Fi and Bluetooth disabled, I am lucky to get 2 hours out of video playback on the device. After the latest update, I am getting about 5+ hours of video playback in Airplane Mode.

Amazon Kindle vs. Archos 70 internet tablet Photo Gallery:

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 Read this article for a cheap carrying case for the Archos 70 IT

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