Among Android tablet PCs there is a new device : Archos 70b Helium – tablet PC under 4.4 version of this OS operation with 7″ multitouch IPS screen with 1024 x 600 pixels resolution, 4G LTE and 4-cores processor Mediatek MT8732, working on 1.5 GHz frequency. In it following are built-in : graphical chip Mali 760 MP2, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of on-board memory with ability to extend via Micro SD flash cards with 64 GB max size ( larger ones are, probably, also supported ) and 2 Micro SIM cards slots. Device can be used as phone with support of 2G ( GSM 850, 900, 1800 and 1900 ), 3G and 4G LTE networks; it supports satellite navigation system GPS+A-GPS and gravity and acceleration, lighting and proximity sensors are built into it.
In Archos 70b Helium two average for tablet PCs cameras are placed : 5 MP main one ( with support of Full HD 1080p video recording ) and 2 MP frontal one; it supports wireless Bluetooth ( +Bluetooth Smart Ready ) and Wi-fi ( +Direct ) connections for remote data transfers and communications with other devices, without NFC support. On external panels it has : Micro USB 2.0 port for connection to computer, external devices plugging-in and battery charging, 1/8″ mini jack headsets and headphones connector, power and volume control buttons and microphone and speaker. Device’s body is made from plastic, its sizes are 188 ( width ) x 109 ( height ) x 10 ( depth ) mm and mass is 278 g. Charge of Li-pol battery is 2500 mAh – this is a very small parameter for tablet PCs and with 4-cores processor it will be enough for maximum 2 – 4 hours of intensive work.
Package contains : Archos 70b Helium tablet PC itself, USB cable, recharger, warranty card and user’s guide. From one side : tablet has 4G, 4-cores processor and not bad cameras; from the other : it has very small battery charge, 4-cores processor with 1 GB of RAM is not needed, 2-cores here is quite enough, and cameras of tablet PCs will not give high quality photos and videos due to small sensors and lens anyway. Wherein for much smaller sum there is ability to buy Android tablet PCs with 2-cores processors, 3G ( 4G often is not needed and previous connection standard is enough ), weaker cameras and much more capacitive batteries; also for much smaller sum there is ability to buy Windows tablet PCs with 4-cores processor Intel Atom, working on 1.83 GHz frequency, 16 GB of on-board memory and much more capacitive batteries. So, overall, it is better to not buy this tablet and look on other devices.