Summary: The Archos 5 8GB is junk. There is really no way to express just how bad this thing is. This should not be called an internet tablet. It is so slow and locks up so often I feel like I've stepped back in time to 1998. If you want to help someone break an internet addiction buy them one of these. I can't comment about apps because I never actually got to download one. It would freeze up just trying to get to the download page.
Summary: I bought this item because of the storage capacity. This should be plenty for my movies photos and music. You can also store and read documents. Access the internet. There are also some other item that you can buy for this Archos and that can give you more options on how you use the media player.
Summary: It won't play Youtube because shortly after it was released, Youtube switched to a different format that the Archos company didn't plan on updating their operating system or firmware to be able to handle. Hardly any video works on it and the Apps often timeout/close for no reason. It's bad at multitasking, battery life doesn't seem very good, etc.
Summary: I have the 5 with 16GB and a 48 with the 500GB hard drive. I recently let my nephew use my Archos 48, he asked me to get a similar tablet for him. pros, small enough to go anywhere. good selection of apps using the apslib app. great screen. good battery life. Android 1.6 works well and has a good feature set. cons, older unit uses 1.6 with no upgrades. cannot use google play. new apps not made for the older units. Small size leads to some miss typing on occasion.
Summary: I bought the Archos 5 to use while traveling on the motorcycle to stay in contact via E mail and some light web browsing. I have used it for over a month now and recently on a long road trip. The good; Small and tough, packs easily into a tank bag or pocket Bigger screen than a smartphone Good selection of older apps via the APPSLIB app Battery life better than I expected GPS navigation FM receiver and transmitter The not so good; You must pay a third party for the maps...