Summary: It was pretty cheap when I purchased this tablet. Small, compact and lightweight. It is good to watch cartoons with children and nothing more. Browsing and playing is difficult, because touchscreen is very slow. Maybe this is only my item. Plastic is very cheap and not solid. Children dropped it thousand times already, so plastic is chipping, but it is quite robust. Overal - pretty nice movie player.
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: I originally bought this because my music collection was choking the harddrive of my laptop, my Ipod was also filling up, and I was interested in seeing what all the tablet brouhaha was about. Takes quite a while to transfer files, and the file manager is unintuitive and offers no search function, but that's besides the point because that's not what most people use it for. I haven't used it much as a tablet because the battery life is pretty atrocious.
Summary: UPDATE 4/12: So far so good. Recent system update appears to make the tablet run a little slower. UPDATE 12/1/12: Got my replacement yesterday. This is obviously used because there are scratches on the back, and I had an issue with registering the tablet. As far as the sound and the performance no issues. Not 100% pleased because the replacement was not a new product. UPDATE 11/27/12: Got an e-mail from Archos yesterday that says my replacement tablet was shipped out...
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: I like the Archos 80 G9 tablet. Screen resolution is very good, has snappy performance characteristics, battery life is good. Stacks up well against higher priced tabs in most every way, except one big deficiency that matters a lot to me, and prospective buyers should be aware of. You cannot store apps on the SD card. Music and content, o.k, but not apps.
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.