Summary: 1) It arrived sooner, which it was very important to me. 2) The book was in good shape as it was post it in used book. 3) It gives me options of address, which I needed because I lived abroad and sometimes I travel to the USA.
Summary: They gave these out in first class on my flight on American airlines Boston to san Francisco. It took me about 5 minutes to figure out how to turn the thing on and to operate the touchscreen (it's pressure based unlike the iPad). Overall the thing was a pain to use, pretty unintuitive, and I turned it off after about 10 minutes and went back to my iPad.
Summary: Picked up this discontinued model for under $100. Great looking, solid build quality, feature -laden but only some of it works really well. They highlight this as a Wi-Fi media player, only thing is the Wi-Fi is pretty worthless. Pickup of available wi-fi is weak but the most lamentable thing is the supplied browser, Opera, which is slower than a snail, and hangs up or won't load some pages at all.
Summary: Be aware before buying this product that Archos has terrible technical support and customer service. While I originally really liked my Archos because of its big screen, it has proved to be a lemon, offering repeated problems in terms of battery life and the screen. Customer service has proved non responsive. After a catastrophic failure in June of this year I had to send it in with an RMA.
Summary: This machine is a fantastic time-shifter DVR - I can take my essential TV viewing (or favourite Divx and Xvid videos) to work with me, watch programmes and movies on my 50 minute commute to work, and again at break times. I am so up to stream on my favourite TV programmes as a consequence of the Archos. I also do a lot of photography, and it is great to use as backup - the Wifi is powerful enough to upload to your favourite website.
Summary: This thing is freaking amazing. The screen is beautiful and every time I whip this thing out on an airplane and cycle through a choice of like 30 movies, they want to know where to get one. The battery life is pretty good. The capabilities of this thing are real cool and the touch screen is fantastic. The internet needs a little work. It is a little better than surfing the web on a Sony PSP, which isn't very fun.
Summary: It a nice device, but I would NOT recommend it. The construction and features are better than good and wifi is not very useful. But the horrable technical support kills this product. The screen on my device went bad displaying shallow (256 bit) colors and when I contacts support they told me to ship it to France, because I'm in the middle-east, at my expense which I did ($120) just ot have it returned back without fixing it.