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.
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: 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.
Summary: We were disappointed with the Archos 7. Perhaps it is a generational thing as we are in our sixties. But the screen was not particularly sensitive, the battery seemed to deplete faster than one might expect and, most importantly, we kept losing wireless connection cutting us off from the internet. We returned the Archos 7 to the vendor, along with the accompanying scan disc (never used) that we had purchased, but have received a refund only for the Archos.
Summary: Bought this device, so that I could watch music videos on youtube, or anime (mkv files) while I work out. I wanted to love this thing, but I just couldn't make it work! Pros: Nice big screen, clear and crisp, speakers decent, fairly light weight Cons: Shoddy design - I've seen a couple reviews that mentioned this, but it happened to me too. The back panel is made of thin, reflective metal. With 1x use, the heat from the unit actually WARPED the panel.
Summary: bought the unit because of what you got for the price; however, got frustrated w/ the poor performance of the touch screen, and had to reset the unit a few times in order to start it, battery life was not as expected. It is, however, a great browser and video player, and a great e-book reader. Ended up returning it though because of the unresponsive touch screen and having to reset the unit too many times. It may have been defective.
Summary: The tablet appears very well made, feels robust and has a good quality build. That I'm afraid is about the only good thing about it. Here comes the bad news - The screen isnt very good as it's quite pixelated compared to other tablets on the market but forgivable at its price. The processor is a joke - taking up to a minute to open the App library or a web page. Not very good if you dont have time to waste. The keyboard is really bad.