Archos Gmini 400

archos gmini 400

We mentioned the Archos Gmini 400 a while ago.

Archos has now released the full specs for the device and it is interesting: A good solution if you want a combination portable MP3 player, video player, and photo viewer and don’t mind a small screen.

Full specs below.


20GB 1.8″ Hard Disk – Store up to 300 hours of music, 200,000 photos or 80 hours of MPEG-4 videos*.


USB 2.0 high-speed, compatible USB 1.1, PC & Mac . Built-in CompactFlash? Type I slot to accept CompactFlash? memory cards or optional 4-in-1 CF adapter.

Music playback:

Stereo MP3 decoding @ 30-320 kb/s CBR & VBR, WMA (Including copy protected files with Microsoft PD DRM), WAV (PCM & ADPCM).

Music recording:

Stereo sound in WAV (PCM & ADPCM) format.

Game engine:

Mophun? game engine – Playback on TV.

Photo viewer:

JPEG (except progressives) or BMP – Download JPEG images through CompactFlash? slot.

Video playback:

MPEG-4 SP with MP3 or ADPCM stereo sound, up to 640×400 @ 30 f/s, AVI file format. Reads XviD and DivX?** 4.0 & 5.0. Play Music Video in MPEG-4.


2.2″ LCD 220×176 pixels, 262 000 colours and TV output.

AV connections:

Stereo analog Line In (via adapter included). Composite Video/ Earphone / Analog Line Out jack, SCART for European version. Built-in microphone.

Playback Autonomy:

Up to 10 hours for music or 5 hours for video on built-in LCD.


Download firmware updates from

Power source:

Internal: Rechargeable Li-Ion Batteries. External: AC charger/adaptor.


Approx. 10.6 x 6 x 1.7 cm (4.2″ x 2.4″ x 0.7″).
Weight: 160 g (5.64 oz).

System requirements:

PC: Pentium? III 800 MHz or higher, Windows 98 SE, ME, 2000 or XP. 64 MB RAM (128 MB recommended) with USB port and CD-ROM drive.
Mac: 9.2 or X (10.2.4) USB Manager version 1.2 or higher with USB port and CD-ROM drive.