ARCHOS has introduced the ARCHOS 704-WiFi, the only PMP with a 7-inch touch-screen and full wireless capabilities. The new 704-WiFi presents the highest quality screen with 800x480 resolution and 5x7 dimensions-making it similar in size to a standard photograph. The ARCHOS 704-WiFi is the latest in the company's Generation 4 line-up, priced at $549.99, and is available for pre-order today from www.archos.com
The ARCHOS 704-WiFi joins the company's 604-WiFi in offering complete PMP features-video, music and photo playback-with full Internet access for surfing the Web and sending email. The new 704-WiFi features an 80GB hard drive with the capacity to store 100 hours of video, or about 70 DVD-quality movies, as well as two high-quality speakers for enhanced audio even without headphones. The 704-WiFi also supports video downloads from the new online stores of leading retailers, giving consumers the flexibility to enjoy their entertainment wherever they want, in their own place, on their own time.
Moving Digital Entertainment from the PC to the TV
With the new wireless-enabled players, ARCHOS captures a growing trend in consumer portable entertainment: the ability to watch digital media files on the TV. Digital music, photos, personal video and podcast collections are growing exponentially, but still tied to the home computer-until now. The ARCHOS DVR Station works easily with the company's new WiFi players to bridge the gap between the PC and the TV.
Through the wireless home network, the 604- and 704-WiFi allow consumers to browse their entire media collection from their living room, and begin enjoying digital music through the home stereo, viewing photo slideshows from the sofa, or watching video downloads on the TV in DVD quality. Additionally, the company's DVR Station turns all ARCHOS devices into portable digital video recorders that record content directly from the TV, DVD player or cable box.
The 704 feature list:
* Crystal-clear LCD touch screen, the size of a 5x7 photograph
* DVD quality video playback, at 800x480 resolution - the highest resolution of any Portable Media Player
* 80GB hard drive-capacity for 70 DVD-quality movies
* Internet access for Web surfing or email
* Ability to view entire PC-based digital media library on your TV
* Playback of video downloads from Amazon, AOL, CinemaNow and Wal-Mart
* Video editing on the device itself
* Photo storage and slideshows
* High-quality sound and music playback through its built-in dual speakers
* Seamless transfer of files and downloads via hard drive drag-and-drop or synchronization with Windows Media Player
Specifications, Pricing and Availability
The 704-WiFi offers 802.11g wireless networking, 80GB hard drive, 800x 480 pixel resolution with 16 million colors, a touch-screen for simple navigation using fingertips or the included stylus, and video editing capabilities for trimming recorded video directly on the device.
Battery life is approximately 25 hours for music playback and five hours for video playback and Internet browsing. The device measures 7 x 5 x 7.75 inches and weighs 22 ounces. The 80GB hard drive allows for 70 DVD-quality movies1, 40,000 songs or 800,000 photos.
The 704-WiFi is available for pre-order today from www.archos.com with a suggested retail price of $549.99 U.S. Final availability from ARCHOS and various online retailers is mid March. The DVR Station sells for a suggested retail price of $99.99 U.S. and is available today. All ARCHOS PMPs come with headphones, USB cable, DVR saddle for connecting the optional DVR Station and protective pouch.