Summary: Got an archos tablet piece of junk. They don't even support their own tablet to get it approved by the app stores so you can't download apps. screen is touch insensitive you have to pound on it to get it to work. User support from Company is nill nada just not worth the price.
Buyer Beware -- look for postings that do not specify the OS
Public Works Transit Town of Breckenridge, Amazon
1 May 2012
Summary: There seems to be a rash of sales of the old Cupcake operating system. Item model number: 501521 -- that part number has the Cupcake operating system. You cannot buy apps from the marketplace with this tablet. So Buyer Beware. Worst yet, the price is equivalent to what the Eclair operating systems Archos 7 was selling for. To get a fully functional tablet, look for P/N 501673 - for the Eclair OS.
Summary: I saw this tablet at Office Depot for $150 and checked the measurements, thinking the size would be just about right for a special use I was planning. But using this tablet has been nothing but an exercise in frustration. First, it's running Android 1.5 and 3.0 is out on devices now. Second, the touch screen is SLOW in response and often I get no response. Now I know that's because it's a cheaper resistive touch screen.
Summary: This is a real bad product, just got one, don't play no divx, bad apps and real bad support!!! do not buy this product, sorry Archos, called ya several times and no support was provided at all!!!!!!! F... you archos, the worse 375 USD i've ever spent.
Summary: Thinking about buying an archos tablet? Think again. They are junk. They are difficult to use, have NO support and stop working right when they are out of warranty. Do not buy this product! My child spent months saving for this unit and it worked intermittantly for two months and then stopped working all together. Archos will not replace it. Very poor product!!
Summary: I do not own one of these devices but I have had extensive experience with Archos support and there is something you should know before you order one of their products... No matter how nice their devices may seem to be. When it comes time to fix them (and they will need to be fixed) you will have a nightmare trying to get it taken care of. The support staff are rude, unhelpful, and downright liars!
Summary: I have an ipod touch 4. This Archos 7 is cheaper. Good for music & photos. When I use it as eBook, it open PDF very slowly. Can't wait for the long loading time! Resistive touch pad is slow in response. Very often, it misses my typing. The AppsLib does not offer many good apps as in Apps Store of Apple. It is not user friendly at all, far below Apple's Apps Store!
Summary: I had one these thinking I would be cool with a media player that was wi-fi capable and an old Android OS. It crashed on me often,the battery would get very hot when charging and the whole thing just quit on me. Save your money and get a real tablet like a Toshiba Thrive or Acer Iconia.
Summary: I bought this from another online seller but it is nothing but a useless brick. 1. The Aldiko EReader crashes constantly 2. Everything loads so slow you think it is broken. 3. No access to the Android Market 4. Uses battery in an hour just with a small app open 5. Instructions are not informative. 6. No factory restore option only a reset that updates they system not the apps. 7. Each book if you can get them loaded needs to be imported one at a time. 8.
Is an awesome tablet as long as you never turn it on.
23 August 2011
Summary: Looks cool turned off, and that's about where any positives end with the Archos 7.. I say this with all honesty of what I would of wanted to know before I bought the Archos. I am not saying people write good reviews on here to fool you into buying products, but the frustrating annoyance of this product could never permit anyone to write anything over 2 stars.