Excerpt: Following the rather disastrous reception of its Windows-based Archos 9 PC Tablet, the company is back at the tablet game again with a wholly different approach: A cheap, Android-based tablet with a 7-inch screen.
Pros: Extremely affordable. Sharp and bright screen. Wi-Fi equipped. Keeps kids quiet better than a ball gag and a roll of duct tape. (Kidding!)
Cons: No hardware features (like an accelerometer) to speak of. Wretched typing experience on old-school resistive touchscreen. Old Android version installed (1.5 not kidding!).
Summary: If you read user reviews, like all products you get some that love it and some that have a bad experience, which is usually due to the rare faulty product. Sometimes things are across the board faulty but after a firmware and or software update or two, those are usually remedied.
Summary: Assuming Archos can work out the CinemaNow kinks, the Archos 7 would offer something the iPod touch currently doesn't deliver: wireless video downloads. As is, the Archos 7 is a quality portable media player, but the sluggish Web surfing sullies the Internet Media Tablet experience.
Conclusion: At $450 to $550 list, this isn't a cheap device. But it's unique thanks to the 7" display, excellent video format support and powerful CPU. Throw in the DVR station and you're spending $100 more, but it adds valuable functionality in the guise of high quality TV recording and playback to a TV (even...
Pros: Handles a variety of video formats well, handles high quality VGA video at high bitrates well, lots of storage, fantastic 7" display, excellent battery life, slim, solid, really good looking (until the fingerprints set in), excellent DVR features with optional dock, very good photo viewer and web...
Cons: Some of the most desirable codecs cost extra, shows fingerprints like mad, heavy. Add about $140 for the DVR Station and those codecs. The new Archos 5 and 7 connectors aren't compatible with older Snap ons like the old DVR Station.
Conclusion: Al met al is de Archos 7 Home Tablet een gemiste kans. Het is helaas tekenend voor de tablet-markt dat deze overspoeld wordt met slechte producten. De Archos 7 is hier helaas geen uitzondering op en is gewoon één grote frustratie.
Pros: Standaard in de achterkant verwerkt;, Stijlvol ontwerp;, Goed geluid;, Goede beeldweergave.
Cons: Slechte Wi-Fi ontvanger;, Vastleggen van input van de gebruiker is dramatisch slecht;, Android 1.5;, Geen Android Marketplace;, Geen accelerometer;, Zeer weinig en slechte accesoires;, Plaatsing van poorten slecht doordacht.