Summary: This thing can do it, or at least hold it all! Some games (temple run is the only one I have really noticed) will stutter for a moment as the hard drive reeves up. The video and music players are great, I am saddened by the fact that some codecs you have to purchase from Archos like MPEG-2 video. But they are at least cheap. Overall there are a lot of punch packed in this tablet so long as you don't mind that it weighs 1.5 times as much as any other tablet.
Summary: Update: I hate to rate the company at 1 star because I have to sell my Archos tablet, and, as I said below, except for charging it was great. But, they said they would give me a refund, so I bought a new tablet. Well they didn't and didn't tell me that they weren't. They never sent the e-mail I was supposed to get, and, as I was telling how unsatisfied I was; they hung up. Never deal with a company that doesn't keep its word! This is one.
Summary: I purchased this tablet back in April 2012 and have been using it consistently throughout that time period. Overall I think this was one of the better purchase decisions I have made, at least when it comes to electronics. When I bought it I was still unsure if a tablet was an item that I really needed and was going to just get an e-reader instead.
Summary: I've had this tablet for less than a year and a a few complaints. The first being that the screen on this unit is terrible. The outer casing is a cheap plastic. The stand on the back of the tablet is a great idea but the implementation is sub par since it is easy to break and does not easily support the tablet. The customer support for this tablet is one of the worst things I've ever seen. My tablet had multiple large patches of dead pixels on the seen.
Great Tablet, But Obsolete Since Archos Stopped Updating Android
5 June 2013
Summary: I bought my first Archos G9 80 from Staples a year ago, back in June 2012. It was advertised as a 4gig RAM but was actually 8gigs. It was on sale for $125 and since all I wanted was an eReader... it was a great price and if you've never had a tablet, they are MUCH more versatile than a mere eReader... and the Archos had features my sister complains her Kindle does not: like SD card support. Also, it's not a tablet tied to any store like Amazon or B&N.
Great Tablet, But Obsolete Since Archos Stopped Updating
5 June 2013
Summary: First... a warning: The current $228 asking price is INSANE. This model first came out in late 2011... that's forever ago when it comes to electronics. The 16gig Turbo model is cheaper... I just got one for $139, and both are no longer being updated by Archos making both rather obsolete. I bought my first Archos G9 80 8gig from Staples back in June 2012. Then it was on sale for only $125 and since all I wanted was an eReader...