Archos launches Gmini 402 Portable Media Center

Posted on Tuesday, July 26 2005 @ 19:50 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Archos today unveiled a new portable multimedia center, the Archos Gmini 402, which features a 20GB HDD and support for Microsoft's PlayForSure to enable support for DRM protected download and subscription music services.

The device has a metallic casing with a 2.2" color LCD screen and can store up to 80 hours of video, 200,000 photos or 10,000 songs.

The Gmini 402 weights 5.64 ounces (160g) and measures 4.17" (10.6cm) x 2.37" (6cm) x 0.69" (1.75cm) and Archos claims the device has the largest HDD and color LCD screen for a product of its size.

It's now available online and in stores for $329.95.

Here are the specifications of this portable media player:
  • Storage for up to 80 hours of video, 200,000 photos or 10,000 songs.
  • Autosync with Windows Media Player 10 allows for easy transfer of media from the PC.
  • Transfer photos directly from digital cameras using the USB host port.
  • Allow DVD-quality movie playback and photo viewing on the screen or on the TV.
  • Play DivX, MPEG-4 and Windows Media Video files.
  • Play MP3, WMA and protected WMA audio files.
  • Supports Microsoft PlaysForSure download and subscription services to allow easy transfer and playback of music or videos acquired from PlaysForSure-compatible online stores.
  • Synchronize or download files from either the PC or Macintosh.

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