Summary: I am writing this review here because I can't write it where I purchased it. I bought this item from Best Buy.com and the product is no longer on their website. I was so excited to get this tablet when I looked at it online. I looked perfect for what I wanted. I have an iPad 2 which I absulutely love, however I wanted a smaller tablet for better portability. The price was great and for what I need the 8GB storage was fine. Has a sd card slot so that seemed great too.
Summary: For much of my music listening life, I have wanted to own an Archos. I saw this tablet for $99 in a computer store ad and thought, "It's time." I bought mine from that Comp store. The first one wouldn't read the SD card. I returned it 3 days later. The second one wouldn't either, but I decided to give the folks at Archos customer support a try. After the first email (they responded within a day) they asked what class cards I had used.
TERRIBLE customer service, known charging issues...
5 October 2011
Summary: Okay, I rarely ever rant against a company, but this is just too much... My mom bought me an Archos internet tablet 70b for Christmas last year. When I got it, it worked wonderfully and I was very happy with it. However, there is a "known" issue with the product, in that the charging port is too loose and after a while, it will not recognize the charger so it runs out of power and cannot be recharged. It lasted all of 5 months for me!
Summary: The Micro USB port on this tablet was not designed well. After several weeks using the tablet while charging, the Micro USB became so loose that a connection could not be made sufficiently to charge the device. Comparing this port with micro ports on other devices I own, I see the tolerances are far larger on the Archos tablet. It is not an expensive desk weight.
Summary: This product broke within two weeks of purchase. Contacted company and never received a response. So disappointed. This was a gift for my son and he never got to enjoy it. When I took it to several different local computer shops they basically told me it would cost more then the purchase price to have fixed.
Summary: This tablet moves at the rate of molasses, constantly shuts off even with a full charge. Pages take forever to open to the point I said forget it, unless you have five to minutes for a page to open this is not the tablet for you. I tried to return it but the seller gave me the wrong address therefore another $12 wasted on shipping charges.
Summary: WiFi connection not reliable, the OS was not what it said on the box. Don't buy any Archos item unless it has an up to date O/S and includes the Google "White bag" app. always check compatibility with Google web site.
Summary: I got this for my christmas last year from my wife as a surprise. I had been toying with getting an ebook reader and she went ahead and bought me this. I was over the moon when I opened my present and got this, but couldn't have been more disappointed when I actually went ahead to use it. The touch screen was slow and unresponsive, despite repeated calibrations.