Summary: I use it as a travel companion in place of a heavier computer. It serves its purpose. Battery life is decent, though bottom gets warm, but not very hot. Limited apps. Not for a hardcore gamer. Video and audio are not bad. It just slips into your jacket's pocket. Overall, it meets most of my computing needs on the road.
Pros: Adequate Storage, Durable Construction, Easy To Use, Good Battery Life, Lightweight, Reliable Performance
Cons: Not very fast, Poor Software Bundle, Poor Speaker Quality
Summary: Length:: 9:53 Mins Pros: +Price +Screen is very nice, responsive enough to navigate, and movies look really good on it. +thin design, with convenient kickstand and brushed aluminum and glossy black finish +The Archos 7 V2 (what you'll likely receive) DOES HAVE ACCELEROMETER +The Archos 7 V2 DOES COME WITH ANDROID 2.1 Eclair +900mhz processor +Lots of apps to choose from, even more with ROOTED FIRMWARE AND ANDROID MARKET ACCESS +Web browsing is surprisingly nice +Youtube...
Summary: Okay, I can't say this is a "bad" product... but I can only rate it one star. That's not one star as in "awful"... it's one star as in very limited application. No gravometric innards (ie, it doesn't rotate the screen as you flip the device), doesn't access Android Market (goodbye tens of thousands of applications), and it's not upgradable to more recent versions of Android. That puts this into "toy" classification in my book.
New Android 2.1 Eclair makes this a great product!
Ohio Reader "Ohio", Amazon
10 February 2011
Summary: I have been looking for an android tablet for my girlfriend who is in nursing school and could use it at the hospitals she does clinicals at and we found a winner. I had some worries since most of the reviews talked about the older 1.5 android installed which doesn't run too many apps. But this one shipped with 2.1 android and it's amazing. It runs video very well. Most of the apps she needed were available a few weren't through their app store.
Summary: I bought the Archos 7HT with 8gb Flash memory in Jan 2011 and promptly returned it. Why? Pros: There's much to love about the Archos 7HT. Size, weight, features all wrapped into a fast interface. The high-def video is superb. The sound when listening to music is excellent, but only if you use headphones. The Aldiko eReader is top of the line and provides access to one of the best epublishers on the market: Feedbooks.
Summary: The concept is great, and the price even more so. However, the touchscreen on this device is so unresponsive that it causes me to want to punch it. You will find yourself pawing at the screen over and over just to get it to register the right touch, and then it will make a mistake and think you made a long press when in fact you were just trying to scroll the screen. You have to wait a minute after it boots before doing much because it crawls at a snail's pace.
Pros: Durable, Relatively inexpensive
Cons: Custom version of Android, Few video formats, Poor Controls, Slow
Summary: Got this as a christmas gift and was very excited to see what it could do. Well not much it turns out. couldn't get it set up to appslib properly but figured it was just overloaded from the holidays.I waited a couple of days and tried again and it worked great! Did just the basic stuff i like to do and that was all I needed and all was good. Then a couple of days later I went to go charge it for the day and NOTHING! It won't turn on!
Summary: I bought this for a Christmas present so I just sat down and tried it today...the 30th. I was not happy when I found out that the market app was missing and you are unable to download it. You need this in order to download alot of other apps. I did some research on the internet and I see alot of people have the same problem. Also you need the 2.0 or more operating system in order to download the kindle reader for android.
Summary: I really tried to like this little tablet as I purchased four of them for myself and my children. It had an incomplete and very basic owner manual and customer service was unhelpful and untrained. The most frustrating thing is that if you want to download something, you are not able to download something like "updated firmware" or the "AppsLib" applications from the device itself.
Summary: My husband wanted me to get this instead of a netbook. The touch screen is very poor. It is very slow to get on the internet and difficult to use. The home and menu buttons are in the edges of a poor touchscreen. Not worth the money.