Summary: Well, I've purchased the device in October 2011 via Amazon, and it should work as a mp3 player, directly connected to my stereo receiver (over the years, I ripped more than 900 CD's, in total > 45 GB). Internet, apps, E-Mails, Videos - I don't care. In the beginning the Archos performed to my full satisfaction, but as the number of tunes increased, it significantly dropped down. Search for titles became a slowly, painful exercise.
Summary: Slow, Clunky, Fragile. It ran apps well enough for what I needed it for, but it was very thick and very fragile. the LCD soon broke and the insurance wouldn't replace it but gave me my money back instead (probably a good thing).
Summary: I bought this for my grandson who likes to play games on the tablet. Now I am not an expert but I found this slow in terms of responsiveness and struggled to find games for my grandson. I wish I'd paid a bit more and got something better. This was cheap and I got what I paid for.
Summary: Unfortunately Skype cannot be used on this Tablet. When I read the product description it appeared to have been ok for Skype too. I have sent an e-mail to Archos customer support but have not yet received a reply. I am disappointed with it as I wanted to download Skype on this Tablet. I have tried everything to download Skype but it says "It cannot be downloaded on this Tablet" You have to go on Google Apps store and try purchasing the download.
Summary: Got this product as a Christmas present and was pleased with the potential this tablet had. One week into ownership and things started to go wrong. The apps store is poor and continually failed to download properly causing the tablet to reset and started the startup wizard which constantly looped. The screen, despite being calibrated, continued to move about and was very irritating and even though it was recalibrated the problem continued.
Summary: This is a great tablet (I have the 250gb version), with lots of very good features that I enjoyed using for 6 weeks until it stopped switching on... Archos replaced it with a brand new one-no problems with service apart from the cost of postage to return the faulty one (£9). My replacement wouldn't even switch on once. I charged it for more than 24 hours, reset it as per Archos technical advice but to no effect. That one went back too.
Archos 7o DUD 25% of the time? ~ 1st Dead 2nd ok updated review
JK Chester "JayKay", Amazon
2 November 2011
Summary: Hi There, Having gone through the mill on a very high spec but low cost Chinese import which didn't work correctly and took two months to sort out I decided on a reputable brand [Archos] from Avides the supplier on Amazon. Actually paid extra £££ to get it delivered next day. It arrived in 1 day along with a load of accessories I had bought with it. Charged it as per instructions then ... a one second "screen on" moment then ... Nill ... blank screen ...
Summary: It was great, well designed, small and fast browsing. I used it for kindle reading and playing games, but it suddenly won't turn on or charge. So it's going back. If only ARCHOS will get in touch with me and tell me where to send it!