ARCHOS 48 Internet Tablet – Android 2.2 (Froyo), Wi-Fi, 500GB

Archos 48_internet_tabArchos 48 internet tablet is a touch-screen synergy between smartphone and desktop PC offering full-page web browsing, wireless connectivity, portability, video and music playback alongwith 500GB of storage space for your files.

48 internet tablet has a 4.8″ touch screen with 800*480 resolution and can play videos in upto 720p HD. With Wi-Fi connectivity and Bluetooth mobile phone tethering, the user will be able to access the Internet from virtually anywhere.

For photos, music and video, the 48 internet tablet can store and playback several different file types. You’ll be able to listen to Internet radio and watch Internet TV, as well as streaming content from your home computer files without actually downloading anything. You can show Photo slideshows with background music and zoom-in without image degradation due to the tablet’s high resolution.

The 48 internet tablet comes equipped with several applications pre-programmed including an Email App that allows you to check your emails from any account and even see awaiting emails right on your screen. The 48 internet tablet also has apps for using MS Office and reading PDF files, as well as for accessing social networks. There’s even a whole library called the AppsLib, where you’ll find a huge variety of free and purchasable applications for your device.


Connectivity: The 48 internet tablet offers you an easy way to surf the Web. In fact, combining a Wi-Fi connection (802.11 b/g/n) with the new OMAP3440 processor based on the ARM Cortex A8 superscalar microprocessor and DSP running at 800 MHz, you get quick and responsive Internet.

Email Application: This application allows you to check your emails from your email accounts whenever you want. See the number of awaiting emails right on the home screen, answer back, or share attachments with anyone.

Tethering: If you own a standard mobile phone equipped with 3.5G and Bluetooth technology, simply pair it up to your 48 internet tablet via Bluetooth. This will give you easy access to the Internet directly on your device anytime and anywhere.

Huge Storage Capacity: Play HD videos, view photos and slide shows, or play Flash games. With the 500 GB hard drive you’ll have a ton of storage for all of your files.

High-Resolution Screen: With an 800-pixel-wide 4.8″ touch screen, an ultra thin design and an accelerometer, you’ll have an unequalled comfort of view from a hand held device. Whether for your personal enjoyment or to share with your friends, you’ll always be satisfied with its outstanding image quality.

HD Video Formats: The 48 internet tablet integrates the video codecs to be able to handle the widest range of video formats even at 720p HD resolution (H.264 HD, MPEG-4 HD, and WMV HD).

Music: You can upload several formats directly on your device (MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, FLAC and OGG and AC3). In addition, the unique Archos music browsing system allows you to create your playlists without using a PC. You can also make the 48 internet tablet your new music center simply by plugging it into amplified speakers.

Photos: Browse through your photos with a simple flick of your finger or play a slideshow of your latest vacation with music and transition effects. The high resolution screen perfectly reproduces each picture so you can easily zoom in to see the tiniest of details.

Content Streaming from Your PC: You can browse your computer’s hard drive wirelessly and play any file stored on it without transferring the file. Just stream it via your WiFi network (required) and play it immediately on your tablet.

Web TV and Web Radio: In less than 3 clicks, you can access nearly 1,000 Web TV channels, over 10,000 Web radio stations and 100,000 podcasts if you are connected to the Internet via WiFi or Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity.

Applications: Use the office application to read MS Office and PDF documents or contact your friends using one of the social networking applications. Find all of these applications on AppsLib, your portal to download applications. It offers one-click access to a large variety of free and purchasable applications for your device, classified by genre, ratings and date to help you find the ones you want.

Voice Recorder: In case you need to give yourself a reminder, the 48 internet tablet has a built-in microphone. You can record your thoughts and then pull them up later to hear back.

Optional TV Link: Use your HDTV as a monitor to surf the Web on a big screen through the optional HDMI DVR Station connection (sold separately). Record TV programs, make scheduled recordings, and watch them all on your HDTV


Display characteristics

  • High resolution touch screen, 800*480 pixels, 4.8″ TFT LCD, 16 million colors

User Interface

  • Touch screen, ON/OFF, vol+ and vol- buttons, retractable virtual keyboard

Processor(s) Central Unit

  • Main processor: ARM CortexTM-A8, 32 bit, In-order, dual-issue, superscalar core @ 800 MHz
  • Additional processor: 32 bit DSP @ 430 MHz

RAM Memory[advt]

  • 256 MB (Low-Power Double Data Rate SDRAM)

Mass storage Memory

  • HDD: 500 GB

Operating system

  • Android v1.6 Donut – enabling application installation or development

Program language

  • C – requires special developer-edition firmware


  • On board Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), USB 2.0 host with optional accessories

PC accessories

  • Possible attachment of numerous standard USB PC accessories (keyboard, mouse, memory key, memory cards reader, camera and other future computer accessories)

Others applications

  • Webbrowser, Email, Contacts, DroidIn, EbuddyIM, Twidroid, Deezer, Dailymotion, Quickpedia, ThinkFree Mobile, Moov, Craigsphone, Pages jaunes (only for France), High Paying Jobs (only for US and Canada), Alarm clock, Calculator


  • USB 2.0: Media Transport Protocol (MTP)
  • USB 2.0 Host: Mass Storage Class (MSC) and Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) with optional Mini Dock, Battery Dock and DVR station
  • Micro SD (SDHC compatible) on ARCHOS 5 Internet Tablet 8 to 32 GB
  • Add-on connectors to connect to the DVR Station and other ARCHOS add-ons

Communication protocols

  • Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth 2.0 A2DP, EDR, ARCP, HID, Dial Networking
  • FM transmitter (requires the Car-mount that features the antenna)
  • FM receiver (RDS)

Video Codecs

  • MPEG-4 HD (up to 720p)
  • MPEG-4 (ASP@L5 AVI, up to DVD resolution)
  • H.264 HD (up to 720p)
  • MKV (up to 720p, 2500kbs, 23fps
  • M-JPEG (Motion JPEG Video) in QVGA resolution
  • With optional plug-in (downloadable from your tablet or on Cinema: MPEG-2, WMV HD (720p), VOB

Audio codecs

  • Stereo MP3 decoding @ 30-320 Kbits/s CBR and VBR,
  • WAV (PCM/ADPCM), AAC(except protected content),
  • AAC+ stereo audio files
  • OGG Vorbis
  • FLAC
  • With optional software plug-ins (downloadable from your tablet or on AC3 stereo audio and 5.1 sound files (via SPDIF output of DVR Station )

Photo viewer



  • Support subtitles files with .srt, .ssa, .smi, .sub extensions

Video recording

  • Via the optional DVR Station or DVR Snap-on. Records NTSC/PAL/SECAM in MPEG-4 AVI format with stereo sound, VGA resolution (640*480) @ 30 or 25 f/s
  • Via the optional TV Snap-on (only available for Europe): Records TV in MPEG-2 TS format.

Audio recording

  • Voice recording with the built-in microphone


  • Built-in speaker
  • Built-in leg stand
  • Built-in Microphone

Power source

  • Internal: Lithium Polymer battery
  • Device charges via computer USB port
  • External: Power adapter/charger (via optional add-on)

Battery life

  • Music playback time: upto 22 hours
  • Video playback time: upto 7 hours


  • Device automatically downloads latest firmware updates when the Wi-Fi connection is activated
  • Updates can also be downloaded at

Dimensions and weight

  • ARCHOS 5 Internet Tablet Flash series: 1432*788*10.4 MM – 182 Grams
  • ARCHOS 5 Internet Tablet Hard Drive series: 1432*788*20 MM – 286 Grams

Minimum system requirements

  • Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, or higher (with Windows media Player 11 for MTP)
  • Linux (with Mass Storage Device Support)
  • USB 2.0 interface

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Package includes

  • ARCHOS 48 Internet Tablet
  • earphones
  • Standard USB cable
  • DVR Station adapter
  • Quick Start Guide (QSG)
  • legal and safety notice


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