Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Archos Elements 80 Titanium

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Archos Elements 80 Titanium

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Expandable memory microSD (up to 64GB) vs None Very few E-Readers have an expansion slot ; store more content with a removable microSD card
Doesn't use a proprietary power connector No (micro-USB) vs Yes (Lightning port) Somewhat common; Standardized connectors are cheap, compatible and easy to find
Much better Input/Output port micro-USB vs Lightning port 100% better Input/Output port
Uses an open platform Yes vs No Somewhat common; can download ebooks from any source offering formats supported by device
Significantly faster processor 1,600 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 60% faster processor; a faster processor improves responsiveness
Front view of Apple iPad Mini

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Apple iPad Mini

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Has cellular connectivity 4G vs None Most E-Readers don't have cellular data ; download content anywhere with a cellular connection
Much more storage capacity 64 GB vs 8 GB 8x more storage capacity
Significantly thinner 7.2 mm vs 9.9 mm More than 25% thinner ; easily slides into bags
Lighter weight 312 g vs 440 g Around 30% lighter weight

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Elements 80 Titanium  vs
iPad Mini 
Screen resolution 1024 x 768 1024 x 768
Screen size 8" 7.9"
Pixel density 160 ppi 162 ppi
Built-in light LED backlight LED backlight
Screen type LCD LCD
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes


Note taking Yes Yes
Text to speech Yes Yes
Directly download library e-books to device Yes Yes
Web browser Yes Yes
Stereo speakers Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Parental controls No Yes


Internal storage 8 GB 64 GB
Expansion slot microSD (up to 64GB) None


Elements 80 Titanium  vs
iPad Mini 
Input/Output port micro-USB Lightning port
Cellular data None 4G
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth connectivity Yes Yes

technical specs

RAM 1,024 MB 512 MB
Processor 1,600 MHz 1,000 MHz


Uses an open platform Yes No

form factor

Size 200 x 154 x 9.9 mm 134.7 x 200 x 7.2 mm
Weight 440 g 312 g
Interface touchscreen touchscreen
Headphone jack Yes Yes
Archos Elements 80 Titanium
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