Archos released, worldwide, its new fifth generation players, and they are already becoming one of the best portable players distractions money can buy.
The new shiny serious comes with some novel traits and very attractive price tags.
- Archos 405 (2GB) : $149.
- Archos 605 WiFi : (4GB) $199, (30GB) $299, (80GB) $349, (160GB) for $399.
- Archos 705 : (80GB) $399, (160GB) $499.
As a result of a limited storage capacity (8/16 GB) and a mediocre screen and video capabilities from the new Apple iPod Touch, many consumers have turned to search for other alternatives, and realized there is a very strong iPod buster in the market – the Archos Gen 5 players.
Despite its bulky body, compared to the iPod, the Archos fifth generation present stellar abilities (specially the 605 series).
With a stunning 4.3 inches touch screen and an amazing resolution of 800 x 480 – pixels, the Archos is without any question, the big winner.
It has a built in WiFi, an optional Opera browser with flash 7 (plugin cost 30$ and can ran youtube and google maps easily), supports many music/video formats, and even has an optional DVR station to record any TV or DVD movie with a simple push of a button from your couch.
The new generation supports UPnP technology which allows the 605 unit to stream files and videos from your own PC, directly to your player/TV.
For more about the new Archos 605, read the following review from ArchosLounge.engadget]