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Archos 5
4.4 out of 10

Archos 5

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Expert Review

Mobile Tech Addicts
9 February 2010
  • Conclusion: Although it can store a massive amount of data I personally could not justify spending £300+ on something that is heavy and not all that pocketable. But like all gadgets this comes down to personal choice and if you fancy getting one then go for it as its money well spent.
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Overall 5

Expert Review

26 January 2010
  • Excerpt: Archos charges too much for too little with the standard Archos 5. To be competitive in 2010, all of this media player's optional extras should have come standard.
  • Pros: Beautiful design, Impressive display, Add-ons provide an unparalleled experience
  • Cons: Pricey, Many Web videos wouldn't play, Features that come standard in comparable products are absent, Unreliable Wi-Fi
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Archos 5 internet tablet review roundup

Best Tablet Review
4 October 2009
  • Excerpt: The Archos 5 internet tablet is now available for sale in all its different versions: Archos 5 32GB for $369 , Archos 5 160GB for $389 and Archos 5 500GB for $499 . You can also pick up the Archos DVR Station Dock for $89 which allows you record programs from your TV to your Archos 5 and stream web...
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Archos 5 Internet Tablet Review

21 September 2009
  • Summary: Archos has done a very good job with the design of the Archos 5 Android Tablet and Android does a great job of making the platform stable and user-friendly. That said, Archos’ weak point is still its own software/services.
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Archos 5 review

7 November 2008
  • Summary: The Archos 5 touchscreen media player offers spectacular video and music playback to go along with its elegant design.
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Overall 7

Archos 5 Review

LAPTOP Magazine
22 October 2008
  • Excerpt: The Archos 5 is the sexiest device yet from the French PMP pioneer. It has a sleeker body than its predecessors, and eschews physical controls for an entirely touch-based interface.
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Archos 5 Internet Media Tablet and DVR Station

Testfreaks blog
7 October 2008
  • Conclusion: I really like the Archos 5 and DVR Station combination, the Archos 5 itself is really actually quite fun to play with, and the quality of the picture is very good considering the small screen.
  • Pros: Looks great, Works surprisingly well, Really is fun to use, -, Excellent picture quality for movies, DVR Station adds  functionality and value
  • Cons: Some bugs still, Picks up dust and fingerprints easily, Parts still in beta, inaccessible, Remote for DVR not sensitive enough for some things, Appears fragile, could easily be broken if not careful
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Overall 8

Archos 5

7 October 2008
  • Conclusion: As a video player and web surfing tablet, the Archos 5 is the cream of the crop. The screen is absolutely fantastic, and large enough to really enjoy a movie and read web pages without constant zooming. Yet the player is small (albeit heavy) and slim.
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Overall 6

Review: Archos 5 Internet Tablet

26 September 2008
  • Excerpt: The new Archos 5 wants to challenge Apple’s army of media players with a dirty yet clever trick. It comes in the form of a beautiful, 4.8-inch HD screen that is so vibrant; it makes average features shine like rhinestones and completely blinds you from noticing the deficient ones.
  • Pros: 12.99 mm thickness is perfect for a large pocket (tighty jean wearing hipsters need not apply). Fast ARM Cortex processor moves pages quickly. Supports 3G and HSDPA cellular data connections. DVR accessory completes the system with an HDMI output, composite video input, and universal plug and pla...
  • Cons: Linux-based custom OS too glitchy for comfort. Doesn’t include a built-in mic, so you can’t use it as a VOIP phone. Brassy-metal design might prove too ostentatious for geeky tastes. Need separate dongle for 3G and HSDPA connections. They couldn’t embed 3G in the player? C’mon Archos, stop pullin...
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Archos 5 Review

Anything but iPod
25 September 2008
  • Conclusion: Archos has taken a big step with their newest generation of PMPs. The hardware is substantial, well built, and a leap better than the previous generations. Despite the fact that I’m not a big fan of the touch interface, I do very much commend them for getting rid of the hardware button.
  • Pros: Excellent build quality, Fantastic screen, Improved touch screen, Improved UI, Good sound quality, Good native video support, Lots of accessories and add-ons, Support for OGG or FLAC
  • Cons: Menus not customizable, Plugins cost extra, Games cost extra, Non removable battery, TV out needs a dock, Metal housing scratches easily
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