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6.2 out of 10

Archos 43 internet tablet

Great Deal: $298.95

Reviews and Problems with Archos 43 internet tablet

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Overall 6
6.0

a tablet newbie buys a archos 43 16GB IT

Steve Johnson, Amazon
27 July 2014
  • Summary: It seems to have some software glitches and arrived with no charging/data cable, so I finally had to buy one in a store. The seller responded appropriately and pleasantly, though the tablet sat around, unusable, for a couple of weeks. I could not get voice-to-text or voice commands to work, as 3 different sites (including google play) reported that my device was not compatible with google voice search and a couple of others.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not touchy Enough

Aaron Melfi, Amazon
7 May 2014
  • Summary: Got this awhile back just to have. It did good for the time, and would recommend it. The screen did get really funky once it got humid out, failing to register touches or doing it in the wrong spot.
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Overall 6
6.0

great for the price

hardsell, Amazon
31 July 2013
  • Summary: I got mine for $7.25 plus $4.99 shipping so even though my "new" archos came in an opened, smelly box with post-its with scribbled notes from its first owner... it works which for my history of archos devices (6 ordered 4 returned) is great for my wants, a REAL pocket sized device to read ebooks; it works well... better battery life than previous archos I've had/tried for less than twelve bucks how could I not try this ...
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Overall 6
6.0
Sound quality 5
5.0
Battery performance 9
9.0
Display 8
8.0
Build quality 8
8.0
Camera 8
8.0

bit like having a wife, great when you get it but can get annoying and boring over time

abaday789, Phone Arena
21 January 2013
  • Excerpt: this tablet was good when i got it but has since after quite a bit of use becoming obsolete in my hands as i'm finding many apps do not want to run very well and has stopped being able to play youtube videos any more. It does not cope very well at all with many top games that are out for android nowerdays.
  • Pros: nice media interface, 720p camcorder, kickstand, battery life, HDMI output
  • Cons: touchscreen can get very irritating, no digital zoom, no multitouch, no android market / google play, can be rather slow
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Overall 6
6.0

Rather cheap hardware

ggryu, Amazon
3 September 2012
  • Summary: Touch panel condition is not so good and insensitive to touch. After a year of usage of the tablet, touch panel came to mulfunction. I think touch panel is the weak point of this tablet. Also, I found the back panel gets so hot during the long usage of this tablet presumably because of inappripriate heating design. I ended up to the conclusion samusung mp3 player is the better choice compared with archos43.
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Overall 6
6.0

Back in 2010...

cutterjohn, Amazon
2 July 2012
  • Summary: ...this was a decent device. ATM today, here and now I'd easily go for a Samsung 4.0 or 5.0(more features, better stock firmware and overall build quality) over this puppy any day of the week. pros: plays some video and audio formats OOB(most of the common ones), nice size and weight for what it is: combo portable video/audio player. Personally I never used mine much for audio, but it was fine for outdoor video(mediatomb shared) and light web browsing.
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Overall 6
6.0

It's alright, but there are better and cheaper options

Corey Sarnia, Amazon
16 June 2012
  • Summary: I've had this product for almost exactly a year now. The main reason I got it was for the bluetooth tethering support, which worked amazingly well. I had a $35 phone plan with unlimited data on a dumbphone and could tether as much as I wanted with no penalty. Pros: - Great media player. Plays every obscure audio or video codec that you could possibly think of. - Good subtitle support.
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Overall 6
6.0

Glaring faults limit otherwise excellent device

Wb2oyc, Amazon
27 February 2012
  • Summary: I thought I had found the perfect little tablet; as it turns out I almost did. The 43 grows on you but beware, it has some mysterious faults that will make depending on it a crap shoot. Along with a dozen or so "system apps" that you will likely not use yet you cannot get them off the device unless you 'root' it making its already limited RAM more of an issue (not unique to the Archos by any means).
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Overall 6
6.0

A Persistent Android

hanlum, epinions.com
29 December 2011
  • Summary: This product is good for those who don't need the latest and greatest. Its a great product but could use some improvement.
  • Pros: Excellent portable size, excellent media support, good operating system
  • Cons: Glitchy at times: not as reliable as it could be.
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Overall 6
6.0

The first mistake I made with a purchase

Alexander K., Newegg
23 December 2011
  • Summary: First off, I'll have you know I sadly didn't buy this product with a warranty or from newegg, which if you must buy this product, I strongly reccomend you do. I take great pride in treating electronics I own with great care. I figured seeing other reviews were just people who mistreated the device. I was wrong. After about 2 weeks, A humidity indent appeared on the screen after taking it out of my pocket after class.
  • Pros: 4.3 inch screen does look good Camera looks great in good lighting Kickstand is useful
  • Cons: Shoddy construction (See review below) HDMI out was very laggy on my TV, basically pointless. Back is a bigger scuff magnet than Ipod Touch Resistive screen that scratches very easily Due to running out of space in the other thoughts section, I'd just like to say that the standard software with this device (The launcher, keyboard and browser specifically) is not very good. With some proper apps and the installation of gapps for archos v2, you can have a solid and enjo...
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