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Overall 7
7.0

Archos 5 Internet Tablet

LAPTOP Magazine
4 November 2009
  • Summary: We like the Archos 5 Internet Tablet’s wide array of features and the fact that you can access a growing array of Android apps. As a media device, it offers more screen size than its closest competitors, and a decent array of content options. However, we wouldn’t recommend this gadget as a GPS navigator or gaming device. If you’re willing to live with these drawbacks, the Archos 5’s excellent display, media playback, and surfing speed will satisfy.
  • Pros: Good touch interface, Great media experience, HD and SD video output with optional dock, Access to apps from the Android Market,
  • Cons: Poor GPS navigation, Browser doesnt support Flash, Device gets hot after only a few minutes of use, Limited number of Android apps availablespan lang"EN"p pspan,
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Overall 7
7.0

Archos 5

LAPTOP Magazine
22 October 2008
  • Excerpt: The Archos 5 is the sexiest device yet from the French PMP pioneer. It has a sleeker body than its predecessors, and eschews physical controls for an entirely touch-based interface. Available in 60, 120, and 250GB hard drive capacities, it’s even priced reasonably, though you’ll need to buy some add-ons to access some features.
  • Pros: Attractive sleek design, Sharp responsive touchscreen, Very good AV quality on player, Good Internet browsing and e-mail experience,
  • Cons: Audio sometimes out of sync with TV output, Recording with optional DVR station is problematic, Picks up fingerprints easily, Issues with CinemaNow downloads,
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Overall 8
8.0

Archos 5

MobileTechReview.com
7 October 2008
  • Conclusion: As a video player and web surfing tablet, the Archos 5 is the cream of the crop. The screen is absolutely fantastic, and large enough to really enjoy a movie and read web pages without constant zooming. Yet the player is small (albeit heavy) and slim. There's plenty of storage, ranging from 60- 250 gigs to hold a large video and music library.
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Overall 7
7.0

Archos 5 Internet Tablet

PC Magazine
20 October 2006
  • Conclusion: Besides the half-baked Android implementation on the latest Archos 5 Internet Tablet, not much has changed from last year's device, and the touch-screen PMP competition is only getting tougher.
  • Pros: Sleek design. Huge, beautiful, high-res screen. Built-in Wi-Fi, browser. On-screen home button for one-click Main Menu access. No need for stylus. Available in large capacities.
  • Cons: Expensive. Touch-screen interface is not as sophisticated as those of competitors. Apps aren't well-executed. UI could stand to be streamlined—requires too many clicks at times.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Channel5
7 October 2006
  • Summary: Bigger and smarter than a phone, but smaller and faster than a netbook, the Archos 5 is perfect for anyone who has a hard drive full of media and a long, dull commute to endure.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Channel5
28 September 2006
  • Summary: Archos is clearly gunning for the iPod touch with the Archos 5 Internet Tablet, but when it's so much larger, it's missing the point. The Archos 5 Internet Tablet is perfect if you find yourself squinting at video on the Apple PMP's small screen, but if you want a media player that doubles up for gaming and so much more besides, stick with the iPod prince.
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Overall 8
8.0

Archos 5

PC Magazine
27 January 2006
  • Conclusion: This hard drive based PMP offers oodles of storage and a lot of the features that come with the flash-based iPod touch, including built-in Wi-Fi, a Web browser, and a big, beautiful touch screen.
  • Pros: Tons of storage. Sleek design. Huge, beautiful screen. Built-in Wi-Fi and Web browser. On-screen home button for one-click main menu access. No need for stylus.
  • Cons: Quite expensive. Power button is also the reset button. Touch-screen interface is not as sophisticated as iPod touch's. UI could stand to be streamlined a bit—requires too many clicks at times.
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Overall 8
8.0

Archos Archos 5 Internet Tablet review

expertreviews.co.uk
8 January 2010
  • Conclusion: Android makes it more than just a media player, but we recommend waiting for an update to version 1.6 before you buy.
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Overall 7
7.0

Archos 5 Internet Tablet review

Pocket Lint
7 December 2009
  • Excerpt: Archos brings Android into the fold with the Archos 5 Internet Tablet. Archos very much pitch their device against the iPod touch , which has enjoyed great successes. It is perhaps a comparison that does the Archos 5 Internet Tablet few favours. Yes, the Archos out-strips the iPod touch in terms of dimensions and it is unquestionably a better video player, but it doesn't enjoy the support of a full development community supporting the iPhone.
  • Pros: Video playback, high resolution display
  • Cons: Android OS offers little of the convenience of the Google Android experience, poor battery, no multi-touch support
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Overall 8
8.0

Archos 5 Internet Tablet review

electricpig.co.uk
29 October 2009
  • Summary: A cracking PMP, aided massively by the inclusion of Android
  • Pros: Great file support, watching movies on the move is great
  • Cons: Browser could be better, AppsLib store is bare
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