Back in November Archos launched their new Archos 70 fitted with a small but fast 8GB solid state drive, today Archos have started shipping their larger capacity Archos 70 with a spinning 250GB hard drive.
The new larger capacity Archos 70 250GB retains nearly all the same specifications of the SSD version, including 800 x 480 pixel (WVGA) multi-touch screen, 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor with 3D OpenGL ES 2.0 graphic accelerator and HDMI output.
The main differences, excluding the increased storage is the lack of Micro SD card slot, together with the expected increase in size and weight to accomodate the large 250GB HDD. Being 4 mm deeper at 14 mm and 100g heavier at 400 g.
The new Archos 70 250Gb version is available to purchase for $350 with the Archos 70 8GB SSD version available for $275.