Summary: Okay so I have had this now for 1month, to be honest this product is ...okay basically I find the cons are - Screen has froze on me Internet freezes at times (my internet is fine as it works perfect on my laptop) The camera is stupidly placed so if you want to take a picture your shooting blind as you can't see what your taking a photo of Charging when not using is OK but if your charging whilst using is takes absolutely forever!
Summary: I bought my first one in May and was very pleased with it until the charging socket pulled out of the unit. Archos replaced it with a new one pretty quickly and I have had it for about 4 weeks. Now, the on/off button is stuck and it won't turn on. I'll have to return this one and they will probably replace it. I'm astonished that such a reputable company can produce a basically excellent device with such cheap, (essential) periferals.
Summary: ***Other buyers have noted there are lemon units out there. Be warned.*** That's why 4 stars and not 5. I had to take a chance on Archos. OK, I bought this because of an overseas move/military deployment that is making me break a Smartphone contract...and I've been itching to get a tablet for several month. OK...since the iPad came out 2 years ago. I needed a list of things including: USB 2.0 full size Ability to read books comfortably Expandable memory..
Summary: I researched and searched for the perfect tablet under $300 and the specs of the Archos 80 G9 turbo were fantastic. There are some flaws however: 1. System stability is sub-par, having to reset the device at least 2x a week. 2. The wifi signal retention was supposed to have been fixed with the last firmware update, and seems a little more stable, but the range is still not what it should be when I compare it to other similar devices. 3.
Promising Tablet except for the incredibly anoying, constantly accuring FREEZING SCREEN
pete b. "The Butcherman", Amazon
16 May 2012
Summary: After buying and returning 2 Galaxy Tabs (7" 1st generation) due to malfunctions and poor performance, I resigned myself to continue using my HTC Inspire 4g. I haven't had service for almost a year, I just use it as a "mini+tablet'. I'm not complaining, its an awesome phone. Fast, loads of RAM (1GB) / ROM 4GB internal. Bla bla you get the point.
Summary: Biggest issue is you do NOT get what is advertised. It is an Archo 80 Turbo with 16GB, but it will never be 1.5GHz as the 16GB only ships in the US with the older OMAP 4430 1.2GHz. I ordered and returned the firt 3 units received. I finally gave up and just kept the 4th unit. I confirmed this with Archos directly and you can verify this information on Archos web site.
It was great for 30 days and then it stopped charging.
Digitaltim "Digitaltim", Amazon
25 March 2012
Summary: I went from a rooted nook color with android 3.2 to this... Immediately I noticed a difference in speed + overall smoothness. It seemed very stable. I purchased the cinema pack from Archos to enable more video codecs.. I used the USB cable to transfer movies to it about 8x. The other day after connecting it I noticed it wasn't charging. I rebooted and after some time it charged again.
Good tablet for kids. Under-powered for an adult user.
Schlemazl Beerbaum "(The One)", Amazon
30 January 2012
Summary: I got 2 of these for my pre-teen twins. The kick-stand broke off on the one of them pretty fast. The RAM is only 512Mb and more than half are taken by OS and other system tasks, leaving less than 200Mb for your Apps to run. So far most of the games my kids play work fine, although my HTC Evo 3D phone blows this tablet out of the water in terms of performance. I would not trust those glowing reviews and suggest that we all understand that usually u get what you pay for.
Summary: Build quality seems to be something that eludes Archos. Tablet suffers from screen problems(puddling?) if you touch the back of the device anywhere on the left side, seems they did not anticipate structural weakening from the 3g stick port. Entire tablet is made of plastic(including screen), it will creak and groan when handled. Battery life is so so, not really good or bad. Device functions well. Usual slew of codec support for video/audio.