With the overwhelming demand of Android platform, everyone wishes to have Android in any form whether it is in the shape of smart phone or tablets. But with the throat cutting costs of these devices not everyone is able to afford them. However, the Archos have come up with a new touch screen tablet named Archos 101 which is offered at an amazingly cheap price. The company simultaneously launched five models of the same device on the same day which was in the price range of $100 to $300. This huge gap in the price is because of the difference in features offered by the device.
Measuring about the size of a standard thumb drive, it comes in a 4 GB or 8 GB version. It provides recharging power anywhere you are. Those that travel frequently love the extra juice for any of their devices, particularly if a long flight is required during a business trip.
The package is quite complete, consisting of: the JB-200 Bluetooth Stereo Headset, Bluetooth adapter for iPod, charging dock, USB cable, AC charger, a nylon mesh carrying pouch and 3 spare pairs of ear-tips.
For media, there’s 4GB of internal storage, with 3GB free for user programs and media files, plus a side-mounted SD card slot. A standard-size 3.5mm headphone jack lets you plug in standard headphones. There’s also a microphone input, Bluetooth, and a webcam. The Webcam works with the built-in camcorder, and Bluetooth lets you use wireless stereo earbuds, but that’s it; Entourage is working on additional features for the future. The lithium-polymer battery is good for up to six hours running the LCD screen. Even when fully charged and used partially in standby mode, the battery managed to drain almost completely by the end of the day.
Its very easy to carry because of its light weight of 0.68 kg (1.5 pounds) Wi-Fi model and 0.73 kg (1.6 pounds) Wi-Fi + 3G model that can be use everywhere. It is one of the best way to experience the web, email, flick through photos or watch a film.
Feature-wise the Apple MacBook Air MC233LL/A retains a built-in non-removable custom Lithium polymer battery manufacturer for up to 5 hours or more wireless performance. The laptop can handle office applications, Internet browsing and some light gaming. In addition, its 13.3 inch screen and better graphics allow it to handle smooth 720p HD video. As usual, it’s the laptop’s Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard operating system which steals the show as it makes everything seamless and so easy to use. Regardless of how strong the uni-body is, the screen can still flex and sitting on the Apple MacBook Air MC233LL/A will definitely break it so be a bit more careful with it.
Backed by a one-year warranty, the USB Cell Drive comes with a charge and sync Mini-USB connector, a couple of adaptors (3.5-mm for iPhone/iPod and 3.5-mm Micro USB), and a small carrying case. It comes in a 4GB and 8GB version, and retails for $49.95 and $59.95.
With all the choices a consumer has, the iPod continues to be a popular MP3 player. What more does iPod hold for the future? One can only wait and see.