Summary: The device works great for email, web, and light surfing. It does not play games very well due to the slower processor. Please be aware that the touchscreen is resistive and might not be what you're used to on your iPhone. I would look up the differences between the tablet screens before you order or you may be disappointed in the feel and use of the product.
Good for watching video, but too many negatives make it hard to use...
Seattle Hiker, Amazon
3 January 2012
Summary: I have owned this item for half a year. Out of the box it got used a few days but since then it is hardly touched. It's just too painful to use. The most important issues: 1. Barely usable touchscreen. This is a resistive screen that does not respond well to gestures or even slow clear finger movement. 2. Loses network connection often. Also network speed listed is very slow even when close to the access point. 3.
Summary: I do not own one of these devices but I have had extensive experience with Archos support and there is something you should know before you order one of their products... No matter how nice their devices may seem to be. When it comes time to fix them (and they will need to be fixed) you will have a nightmare trying to get it taken care of. The support staff are rude, unhelpful, and downright liars!
Summary: Great Gadget. Hard to compete with tablets though. Real easy to use great for a little carry gadget. works great shows movies and pictures very well. Battery life is phenominal as well as screen quality. Very reliable. Hardware is quality made. But really hard to have one when available tablets are much better for a couple hundred more.
Great looking tablet, as long as you never turn it on..
26 August 2011
Summary: Looks cool turned off, and that's about where any positives end with the Archos 7.. I say this with all honesty of what I would of wanted to know before I bought the Archos. I am not saying people write good reviews on here to fool you into buying products, but the frustrating annoyance of this product could never permit anyone to write anything over 2 stars.