Archos 2 8GB specs

By Stuart Andrews


Quick Glance
Internal Storage 8 GB
Battery Life
Video 10 Hour
Internal Storage 8 GB

Adam Foreman

June 21, 2009, 6:15 pm

I'm interested in selling my old ARCHOS 605 Wi-fi 160Gb, and upgrading to the new ARCHOS Series 5 250Gb Internet Media Tablet. Trouble is, its been some time since they released Series 5 I wonder if I should wait a little longer holding out for some news on any new models? hint hint TR!


June 22, 2009, 12:23 pm

@ Adam - Archos should be releasing/announcing some new internet media tablets with android on September 15. I'm thinking of upgrading from my old Archos 404 to either that or the 5.

Adam Foreman

June 22, 2009, 7:05 pm

Thanks for the info, I definitely want to upgrade, first I need to send it back and have the battery replaced as my ARCHOS 605 has suffered a total battery collapse and no longer works without the docking station. Even the USB lead doesn’t supply enough power to sustain it. Thats one of the many design faults with the 605 series.


July 4, 2009, 8:31 am

I am having a hard time finding out if this archos2 can bookmark. Anyone know if this is an option or do I have to get a different product. this is my primary need on the mp3 I purchase. thanks

Barry Capon

September 7, 2009, 8:29 pm

I purchased on in August, and reasonably pleased with it. For reference, NO it cant bookmark, so playing audio books is a complete nighmare if the chapters are very long.

The audio quality is "OK" on headphones, but for those of you considering it as a cheap MP3 player for the car, beware! When I connected it one of those transmitters that puts out the signal on the FM band of the car radio, the HISS was terrible. It's not the fault of the FM transmitter, as it works great with the wifes Ipod. The only way I got an acceptable sound was using a Cassette Tape Converter, which seems to be a little better suited to the output of the Archos 2.

I have now puchased a futher 8Gb chip which hopefully I will be filling with more selections. The battery life was quoted at around 10 Hours, but anyone who has used Archos products before will know that that is very unlikly, mine seems about 4 - 5 hours, on reasonable volume.

All in all a great little player, and perfect for the kids for xmas.

Rated: 7 out of 10 (only because of poor battery life)

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