Summary: Before I start I want to make this abundantly clear for non-tech savvy people out there due to the fact that this tablet uses an HDD for it's main storage the load times on some items may be a few seconds longer than with your traditional SSD based tablet.
Summary: How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.... This little tablet has made me a happy person. It's a good size (7-inch screen), sturdy (have dropped it several times with no damage), and it does what it's supposed to do.
Summary: Who needs an Ipod when you can stuff this thing full of music, video and pics for your personal enjoyment. Much to my surprise, the hard drive accessed music and video fairly quickly. I have 143 gb of music and there is no delay for song change, nor is the hard drive spin noticable. (Only minutely).
Summary: I bought this thinking to replace my book readers and for an easy way to not lug a lap top around, while I travel. It works great for both purposes, unbelievably light, very responsive and less expensive than the I pad, etc. The 7 inch size is perfect for me.
Summary: I've owned this since January. I wanted an ereader that could handle moving pdf's around, without the slowness or blinking. I enjoy a lot of out of copyright materials, basically older literature, travel narratives, etc. This tablet is great for that.
Great Value, Terrific Features, A Few Minor Downfalls
23 June 2011
Summary: About the Archos 70 250gb HD model -- I understand that many people are wary of the 250gb internal HD, and this is perfectly understandable, for I was as well. First of all, no one can deny the fact that an internal hard drive is going to use more power than the flash based models.
Summary: What a great device. I didn't realize you can do so much with so little. This is the best utilization of a 7" screen you'll be able to find. I am so glad I got the Archos 70. After researching for weeks and finally settling on the Archos 70, I couldn't be happier.
Summary: This thing is great. For what you get and the money you pay, you can't go wrong with this. I do have to agree with previous reviews, this is more for the person who ISN'T technologically retarded, but I'm an IT professional and have had no issues most people couldn't figure out on their own.
Summary: I researched internet tablets for too long, confused by comments of people comparing everything to the IPAD. I am a systems programmer, photographer, graphics designer, musician, and preacher. This tablet takes care of all of my needs perfectly. I'm satisfied with it.