Summary: I purchased this unit through a promotion from the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper, which offers a subsidized price ($90) in return for a two-year subscription to the newspaper. Since I already subscribed to that newspaper and get it delivered, I gave the Arnova 10 G2 unit a shot. Basically, my wife and I are happy with it; for what we use it for, it works. I will drop the physical delivery of the paper because I can read it on the tablet.
Summary: Not a bad machine if you get one that works. So far 2 out of 3 didn't have any sound and I can't get any form of support to fix it. There are some good fixes for the software so you can get the latest Apps from Android. No word on skype.
Summary: Pretty poor performance,sluggish at times,browsing is slower,however you get there in the end. It's 4.0 ice cream sandwich,not gingerbread 2.3,somewhat handicapped by only having the appslib market,remedied however by installing the amazon market,found through browser. It has some flash,so news clips are viewable.
Summary: When we received the tablet, we thought WOW! but when you sat down in a quiet room to use the tablet, there was a very loud buzzing noise coming from the left side of the tablet. Tried to contact Archos-technical support to find out what the noise was but received email to say that I would have to send the email to tech support again. Contacted Amazon as well and have now asked for a refund.
Summary: I picked this little beauty up for a song at HMV (they have it in a sale at the moment). I must admit that I'm very impressed with the tablet for the price. It's a sturdy piece of kit with a very nice 10 inch screen. It's able to show a high quality 720 image and movies/TV shows on it look great (as does streamed video such as on the BBC iPlayer site).