Archos Child Pad

Announced May, 2012
  • 7"
  • 4 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.0
It costs less than a hundred pounds and is much more fun to use than a resistive touchscreen tablet (beware, there's a resistive version of the ChildPad about too), but the value equation here no longer makes enough sense.
by TrustedReviews (Aug, 2012)

Features Key features of the Archos Child Pad

screen resolution

Child Pad
800 x 480
iPad 3
2048 x 1536
Kindle Fire HDX 7
1920 x 1200

memory

Child Pad
1 GB
iPad 3
1 GB

CPU Cores

Child Pad
Single core
Kindle Fire HDX 7
Quad core
iPad 3
Dual core

CPU Frequency

Child Pad
1 GHz

Reviews Word on the street for the Archos Child Pad


5.0
The Arnova ChildPad's main storage is comprised of 4GB of solid state memory.

6.0
Meanwhile, digital file support is nothing short of awesome - it even supports hi-def MKV files and lossless music files such as FLAC and OGG - while the large selection of pre-installed and smooth-running games, including Angry Birds, does the job.

Overall

5.4 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

That's a shame, because picture quality is the right side of acceptable; contrast is a bit of a washout, and the viewing angle is tight, but some good work with colour and detail (from hi-def files, in particular) makes the Archos ChildPad more than acceptable as a basic video host.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2013)
Colours look a little unnatural to boot, and the low pixel density of the screen is pretty clear in use.
by TrustedReviews (Aug, 2012)
The Archos Arnova ChildPad has a single-core 1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, and a capacitive multi-touch touchscreen.
by TrustedReviews (Aug, 2012)

Apps

Its 30,000 apps are divided into Selection and Top 50 on the home page, with Categories (Books & Comics, Education and the slightly ill-judged 'Productivity'), and My Apps.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2013)
We know kids prefer the sound of compressed music to 'proper' tunes, but this is going too far.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2013)
Still, for playing basic games the processor is absolutely fine.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2013)

Operating system

The beauty of an iPad is that its largely one-layer OS is accessible to just about everyone, from tech novices to grans, to babies, to curious cats.
by TrustedReviews (Aug, 2012)
You can drag files over to it without any additional software, making transferring files much simpler than with an iPad.
by TrustedReviews (Aug, 2012)
All good, but mind the bugs and do a test to make sure that the software is up and running (and the current date and time set) before handing the Archos ChildPad over to your kids.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2013)

Operating System

And as such, it's a pro at packing excellent video support into its Android devices.
by TrustedReviews (Aug, 2012)
Not only is this standard Android experience not designed for kids, but it's tricky to customise, too.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2013)
Android is a whole different game of "prod the screen.
by TrustedReviews (Aug, 2012)

Touch

It's not so much that swipe sensitivity is slow (though there is a definite lack of haste when moving along photos or panels), but its simple touch control is a pain.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2013)
Although we wouldn't call it frustrating to use per se, the Archos ChildPad doesn't have the greatest touchscreen around.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2013)
However, while the Archos ChildPad may not be the most advanced tablet computer available, it's not meant to be, and as a way to bring the world of the touchscreen tablet into a child's life for relatively little spend, the Archos ChildPad is a decent, fair value attempt.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Size 7"
Technology TFT LCD
Resolution 800 x 480
PPI 133 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11g
  3. 802.11b
Supports 3G No

processor

Cores Single core
Clock speed 1 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS No
Has a compass No
Has an accelerometer Yes
Has a gyroscope No
Has a light sensor No

storage

Internal storage 4 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB
Supported card formats microSDHC
Maximum capacity 32 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes

ports

USB support 1 USB 2.0
Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a microphone jack No
Has a built-in microphone Yes

form factor

Weight 380 g
Size 223 x 142 x 12.2 mm
Thickness 12.2 mm
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