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Archos 504: 160 raw gigs in your pocket

Archos officially launches the 504, which maxes out at an amazing 160GB.

James Kim
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On Wednesday, Archos makes official the availability of its 504 series of PVPs, which actually have been available for days.

The 504, which sports the same gorgeous 4.3-inch wide-screen display as the sleek 604, blends excellent video playback performance with gigantic drive capacities--including the monster 160GB version (enough for, say, about 50 Amazon Unbox movies and room for a few thousand songs).

The 504's 2.5-inch laptop drive explains the unit's thickness (the similarly designed 604 is waifish in comparison but maxes out at 30GB); like the 604 it has a removable battery but lacks a built-in kickstand. Prices start at $350 for the 40GB version and go all the way up to a whopping $600 for the 160GB version.

Check out our complete take in the 504 review.