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: All I really wanted was a great video player I can take along, and this one is amazing... Throw any format and it plays perfectly.. But what I got was a great device where I can browse the internet, read books with the included app, play mp3 , write notes. I also download a free app where I can open and view my PDF files.
Why spend $150-$200 for a 1 trick ebook reader or a $400 netbook when you can get this?
MTW "mtw", Amazon
8 July 2010
Summary: I purchased a wifi nook when the price dropped to $150. While I waited for it, I found the Archos 7 home tablet. I returned the nook after playing with it for 15 minutes and ordered the Archos 7. It makes an awesome ebook reader and - unlike nook and kindle - it has a backlight so you can read in the dark. The touchscreen is fine: After the reviews I expected it to be terrible.
Summary: The Archos 7 Home Tablet is an entry-level product, and it offers fantastic value for the price. A gadget snob may feel * the RAM or flash memory is inadequate. Hey! This thing multitasks!! Take that, iPad! And micro SD is so cheap! * the selection of Apps is limited by the hardware. It's true that most Android apps are written for phones, which have control buttons, while the 7HT is controled completely from the touchscreen. * the Android version is outdated.
Summary: I have read and agree with the criticisms..and I still really like it because it does what I want to very well. I was initially looking for an e-book reader for my wife, but then I came across this product. Having not owned an e-ink e-reader, I cannot make direct comparisons. But on its own merit, the archos 7ht is a very functional e-reader.
Summary: As others have said, it's a good value for $200. But I take that a little bit further and say that I'd rather have this gadget than the $500 iPad. Why? Here's why. -It is smaller and almost half the weight. This makes it comfortable to hold and view with one hand, which is difficult with the iPad. I plan to hold on to it and watch videos while stationary biking at the gym, which would be difficult with a bigger tablet. -The screen is matte.
Summary: So, I have used Archos products for the last 8 years, I used some of their first hard drive based MP3 players and later the PMA-400, which in 2006 had wifi, audio, video, etc. I've never been very impressed with their operating systems on their media players, so I was excited when I saw they decided to go with Android 1.5. Android 1.5 seems to work very well on this system, at least relative to their prior OS.
Summary: At first, I got this device and felt like returning it. But after using it for like 2 days, I have found that you can view YouTube, other video sites (even porn, just goto the mobile versions) by installing the SkyFire browser. Also, I own a Nexus One, which runs Android 2.2. The Archos 7 streams videos flawlessly than my Nexus One, I believe that's due to its added GPU processor.