Reviews and Problems with Archos 2 8 internet tablet
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Great Concept but--------
3 July 2013
Summary: If you want a portable media player this thing is great. Just drag and drop from your pc to the device. No drama, no complex media convertions. It just plays the files. Other stuff it is ok. The browser is difficult but will work. I haven't had connectibity problems that others have reported.
Summary: This is OK. The resistive screen really is poor, in that it is hard to control and type on. Overall the OS is good but you would not want to do surfing on this and even the music play back is hard to control. Also this has no internal speaker.
It's okay, but will take a lot of time to figure out!
19 May 2012
Summary: I'm so glad I didn't pay full price for this item, only $34.00 from the Amazon Warehouse! The Archos 28 is small and relatively thin. It can support many different apps (mainly games) and plays mp3's and various video files.
Summary: the network indicator always displays 1 bar, no matter how close I am to the router, but I seem to be able to pick up the signal just fine from all around my small apartment and even a ways out the door.
Pros: It's cheap and has very little competition. Getting the full marketplace on it is not at all challenging. I've been impressed with the product so far. It is mostly functional and remains the cheapest android device I've come across with near-reasonable specs, especially in this form factor. The r...
Cons: Archos didn't really think this one through. For example: those permanent software buttons are a bit too close to your virtual keyboard when you flip it on it's side to type. You will find yourself getting irritated quite fast at the fact you'll inevitably hit the home button while trying to do s...
Think of it as an mp3 player that can (just barely) also work as a (tiny) tablet
Ghasu Mari, Amazon
6 December 2010
Summary: The first thing that comes to my mind when I think of the A28 is that it REALLY REALLY lacks some RAM to work as a tablet. Basic functions like playing mp3 and looking at the calendar / contacts work smoothly.
Excerpt: Archos 28 Internet Tablet As you can probably imagine, the Archos 28 Internet tablet is a greta product by Archos, especially when connected through Android. It, alone on this page has had 5 reccomends, and one not reccomend, which quite frankly I was surprised by, as this tablet offers a huge...
Pros: Great portability, small and easy to handle, fast internet speed, cheap,
Cons: The one I had, had small memory, although, I'm certain you can get more : )
Summary: The reason I bought this unit rather than an IPod Touch was that my needs were simple - I just wanted a device which would download podcasts overnight so that I could pick up the device in the morning and listen to my podcasts whilst walkingo this. Does the A28 do this?
Summary: I'm impressed - and deceived. The first thing I wanted to do was read books on it while travelling. Having got appslib working with the kind help of ArchosFans, the Aldiko reader I downloaded was fine - until I switched apps. It doesn't remember the book you were reading, let alone your place in it.