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. I use a fixed IP with it and that may help. Apps? No complaints. I know it's not the latest and greatest but---I wanted a decent media player.
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. OK but not having a capacitive screen was much worse than I expected.
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. It comes with Youtube built it but it's not worth using as the device consistently loses it's wifi signal. This isn't the case for other apps like tunein radio and audible, those work fine.
Summary: I an still learning this. It is small. I wish I had gotten one a little bigger. It's not bad for my first tablet. Just wish it had paper instructions, instead of having to look them up online.
Summary: If you are looking for a full featured android tablet, opt for one of the bigger units. But if you are looking for something the size of a cell phone that plays movies, music, and as a bonus allows you to surf the web and run android apps then I think you are definitely getting what you pay for. I bought this as a Mp3/Mp4 player replacement and also enjoy using it to web surf and chat on ebuddy.
Summary: If you want an Archos tablet, I would highly recommend paying extra to go up to the 32 or the even better 43. The price-point the 28 sells for shows in the product. The 28 would sometimes freeze for a couple of seconds doing something as mundane as switching albums in the music section. I have noticed the battery can drop as much as 4% in less than a minute switching tracks.
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. However, when you expect it to do more - surf the web seamlessly or watch a simple video it is either barely able to keep up or it simply hangs. The screen could do with better resolution. Such a tiny screen with such poor resolution makes web surfing a pain.
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. Further, when I let the battery go flat (around a week of non-use), Aldiko was no longer there on restart. I don't know if that's an error on my part or intrinsic.
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? - yes, but with qualifications. I use a piece of software called BeyondPod (very cheap and well worth the money) - without this software (or something similar), the device would have been useless to me.
Summary: dass der Browser des Internet-Tablets beim surfen im Internet ständig abstürzt. Während das Gerät für vielerlei Medien einsetzbar ist (Webradio, Video, Musik), so ist scheinbar die Hardware doch mit dem Surfen im Internet ungeeignet. Nun aber mal zu den verschiedenen Funktionen des Gerätes, so wie ich sie erlebt habe (eine Anmerkung vornweg: Apps sind kleine Programme, die auf dem Gerät installiert werden können): Musik hören: + funktioniert problemlos + schafft auch...