Reviews and Problems with Archos 43 internet tablet
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Great little device
17 April 2012
Summary: I bought this primarily as a MP3 player as I like to play music in the classes I teach, during the lab portions. Bought a 32G micro SD and filled it up, works great. Sound out of the device's speaker is pretty tinny, as can be expected, but is not terrible. I bought some external speakers and haven't had a chance to try them yet as they just arrived at home and I'm on the road.
Summary: I had an ipod until I dropped in a cooler full of water- I waited nearly a year before I decided it needed replacing. I wanted something similar to the ipod touch without the ipod touch price. I had a gift card to amazon so I decided to give an android device a chance. pros: easy and quick set up larger screen than ipod touch price light weight nice screen resistive screen is one of the best i have used downloads apps quick has a built in microphone and sd card slot...
Summary: I bought two of these as gifts for my daughters. Web browsing and other features were nice. The screens are larger than iPod touch, the processer is a bit slower, but with the price lower than the iPod, they fit the bill nicely. The real problem is the app store "appslib" (or something like that). I couldn't get it to work to save my life. There was a well thought out review on Amazon that mentioned downloading the Archtools application.
Summary: I was looking for a decent but affordable andorid tablet, and found this used Archos 43 for about $160 from a private seller on Amazon. The transaction was smooth, the shipment arrives within 2 days, and the unit was in pretty good condition as described and works perfectly. Good and honest seller, will recommend. Now the tablet itself. Good, and does *almost* every Android app you throw at it. I own a Archos 101 before, and was really satisfied with it.
Summary: received item on time. Works well, loud internal speaker, does you tube on tablet, screen clear good video. Got as mp3 player for my son, computer sees as mass storage, put music on 16gb card. Connects to internet with the home wifi. Son is pleased with item. Only problem is goes into sleep when not active shows black screen and has trouble getting back to active but not a big problem. he loves it. overall very happy with purchase.
Summary: Well in a world that is Apple crazy it is great to find something else. Had the Apple I touch and in less than 8 hours I took it back, just a pain to get set up. Heard about ARCHOS and I LOVE IT!!!! Right out of the box I was loading music and surfing the web and doing alot of things. If you want something that will do what Apple does and will save you MONEY then try ARCHOS...
Summary: I'd wanted a PDA-sized tablet so that I could read e-books, check emails, browse the web, etc., while traveling or during downtime. I purchased this because it was on sale for about $145. The resistive touchscreen takes some getting used to as I had only ever used capacitive prior.
Summary: Archos 43 4.3-Inch 8 GB Internet Tablet with Android I've had this device now for about 2.5 months (8GB version)--the firmware version, as of this review, is 2.4.19. I bought it because the other alternative was an Apple device and I despise those. I have loaded many nice apps on it, the Android Marketplace is awesome, such as Docs to go for MS Office files, Acrobat reader, Angry birds, etc.
Perfect most of the time, aggravating piece of trash occasionally
Ezekiel Chopper, Amazon
6 July 2011
Summary: I've now owned the Archos 43 for half a year(ordered in November, got it in January because of the early supply issues) and for the most part it's a beautiful device that runs well. Occasionally, there will be times when you want to throw it against the wall and run into the expectant arms of an iPod Touch. As you first unbox the 43 it comes with it's own sad little app store called appLib.
Very good little internet tablet! Great value for the price!!!!!
4 July 2011
Summary: I bought the 16gb version to replace an identical one that I lost. All in all, a very good tablet with only minor problems. What I like about the tablet: - Android-based (Froyo) OS - Access to all the apps you ever wanted! (after you install Android Market on it) - Works just as well as a smartphone, except the 3G - Good battery life, even when playing video What I don't like: - Resistive touchscreen sometimes - Takes a few seconds to "wake up" from sleep mode, the icons...