Summary: was drawn to this reader by the price which was just over 20 pounds, although its more of an all rounder with the ability to play music,playback video on 7 inch screen in various formats.it also has ability to surf the net which it is not good at, but for the price i paid am well pleased.
Summary: I bought one of these over the weekend. Having bought my wife an iPad for her birthday recently, I'd found (partly out of envy) that I'd like a tablet myself. However, two £400+ such devices in the house seemed excessive (let alone expensive!!), so I was on the lookout for something cheap, but relatively well specced. I had been very keen on the new Google Nexus 7 tablet, but had read some early horror stories about the build quality, so I began to have doubts.
Summary: This tablet seems good value for money without cutting too many corners. It's reasonably responsive but not as snappy as a £400 tablet. It's got Android 3.1 but not version 4. My advice is to buy this if you want a tablet and don't want to spend a lot of money. Don't buy it if you want the cutting edge of tech.
Summary: I purchased two of these eReaders as Christmas presents for my wife and daughter. I considered the new Kindle which is in the same price bracket but chose the Archos because it looked more versatile. My family are delighted with the product, both using it every day for reading, playing games and facebook. It connected to my home network by wifi really easily.
An Archos review for the computer / tablet illiterate or first time buyers :-)
Somewhere in Cornwall, Amazon
8 February 2012
Summary: A lot of reviews are written by people who have a good knowledge about the items in question and give a full technical report. I however don't have an in-depth knowledge of Tablets and have never owned one before so I thought I'd write this review for others like me. Spending this sort of money was a big deal for me so I did as much research into buying the right Tablet as I could, after a month I decided to go for this Archos 70b.
Summary: THIS CAN BE TURNED INTO A GREAT LITTLE ANDROID TABLET WHEN USING HACKED FIRMWARE. THERE ARE TONS OF GUIDES ONLINE HOW TO DO THIS AS THE ARCHOS FIRMWARE IS OKAY BUT NOT FULLY OPEN LIKE ALL ANDROID TABLETS SHOULD BE. WITH THE HACK IT OPENS UP A TON OF FEATURES MAINLY BEING THE FULL ANDROID APP STORE. JUST TYPE IN ARCHOS 70B FIRMWARE HACK ON GOOGLE OR YOUTUBE AND YOU CAN FIND MANY GUIDES. I DID MINE IN 10 MINS NO PROBLEMS AND ITS RUNNING ANDROID 2.2 NOW FINE.
Summary: Books are easily readable, video is of very nice quality, internet access quite fast. I would say average + in all situations. For that price you cannot really expect more. I think the screen touching response may need to be improved. This is the best choice for this budget.
Excerpt: 2 года жила на заводской прошивке (1.01). Недавно перепрошил на 1.04, глюки старые пока не проявились (зависание при чтении, недобавление книги в историю). Делал по инструкции с 4pda, походу были некоторые проблемы: если книга не включается при подключении, нажмите на кнопку включения. Плюс к этом драйвера могут не правильно установиться, просто удалите устройство и заново установите их.
Pros: Достаточно держится батарея. Кнопки перелистывания. Так как на Андроиде 2.1 можно поставить приложения, расширяющие функционал, да и игры тоже. В связи с этим читаемость всех форматов книг хорошая (поставил доп. читалки). Достаточная цветопередача и расширение экрана. Подключается к нему обычная SD (sic!) карта, меньше проблем с переходниками.
Cons: WiFi удовлетворительно работает только дома, на общественных точках чересчур медлительный. Скрипучий корпус (правда в метро,где читаю, не слышно). Не берет видеофайлы свыше 2 Гб, 720p - только mp4. Не все приложения ставятся.