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.
Summary: This tablet broke in the first week of having it. One day i plugged it in to my computer and when i unplugged it it powered off and would turn back on. It seemed all right using it before it died but my Asus transformer is way more responsive.
Ken Esq "Four Stars isn't a negative review...", Amazon
3 January 2013
Summary: Be warned the build quality of Archos' devices isn't great, their firmware tends to be buggy and worst of all if you purchase from anywhere other than their website they absolutely refuse to honor the warranty or any RMA. There are some nice features to their devices, but you're really going to be far better off with a similar Amazon Kindle Fire or Google Nexus 7.
Shrieking Violet "I apologize for nothing!", Amazon
18 June 2012
Summary: This tablet is one of the most frustrating items I have ever owned. It worked fine for the first few weeks, then the internet connection got a little wobbly (even though my wireless router is six feet away). This was soon followed by daily freezes, and it currently seizes up approximately three to four times a day. I'm not using it in a way for which it wasn't designed so I don't understand why these issues exist.
Summary: Yes..such a pity that a good product is spoilt by having too little storage space... The built-in 8gb is in reality closer to 6.5gb and although there is an external SD slot, it does not allow you to store apps or even app related data..I stupidly bought a 32gb card thinking of all the lovely applications I could play with on what in other respects is a very good challenger to the I-Pad but no..
Summary: Ordered this Archos 80 9G 8" after reading the few reviews it had and compared many tabs that were under $300. Decided to give this a try. So far glad I did. I am surprised that it is as responsive as it is running ICS 4.05. I had read that some other tabs were quite slow running ICS. One note, this unit is not shipped with Ice cream Sandwich pre-installed. It notifies you after you go through the set up wizard.
Summary: I purchased an Archos 80 G9 Turbo in January, 2012. The battery no longer charges nor does it recognise the charging cable. It will beep and tell you to mount the charging cable, but refuses to recognise said cable, except to discharge the battery. Actually it stopped charging last month (reminds me of a step-wise battery that theoretically on charges as far as it discharged) It just beeps at me and tells me to mount the charger, but unless the cable is mounted correctly...
Summary: Had it a week now and have been mostly satisfied so far, but... there are improvements needed. I don't understand why the speaker is in the back of the unit, facing away from you. Should be two speakers in the front (stereo). The screen is fine although a fingerprint magnet like many others. It is bulky but seems well built. The USB cable is too short for you to plug it in a wall outlet and work on it on your desk. This requires you to buy a longer then 3.5 foot cable.
Summary: Had the well known screen issue. Would only charge on occasion. Sometimes, plug it in and would charge fine, sometimes, would plug it in and nothing. Maybe it was the charger, but I was just not satisfied with quality so back it went.