Summary: I use strictly as a media player. it works great! Plays avi movies. Easy to transfer files. sync to computers with ease. battery life is so much better on 32gb vs 500gb. Can load plenty of video and music ON 32gb. Would love to buy another one.
Excerpt: The Archos 5 is a portable video player with 60 gb capacity. It offers a lot of features same as most portable media player but it has unique functions that video and music lovers may want to check it out like me.
Excerpt: After my graduation my sister’s husband gave me an Archos 5 Internet Media Tablet. It’s touch-screen and you don’t need a stylus to manipulate it since it’s well calibrated. You can even lock the device similar to that of the ipod touch with a passcode as well.
Summary: The Archos 5 8GB is junk. There is really no way to express just how bad this thing is. This should not be called an internet tablet. It is so slow and locks up so often I feel like I've stepped back in time to 1998. If you want to help someone break an internet addiction buy them one of these. I can't comment about apps because I never actually got to download one. It would freeze up just trying to get to the download page.
Summary: I bought this item because of the storage capacity. This should be plenty for my movies photos and music. You can also store and read documents. Access the internet. There are also some other item that you can buy for this Archos and that can give you more options on how you use the media player.