Archos 5 Internet Tablet

  • Archos 5 Internet Tablet
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Based on 30 scores, 44 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    6
  • Good:
    8
  • Average:
    9
  • Bad:
    7

Pros:

  • Wide codec support.
  • Great quality of audio processing.
  • Excellent screen.

Cons:

  • Expensive.
  • Needed accessories add to the expense.

Expert reviews and ratings

By GadgetSpeak on 64

Archos has brought together media player features and Internet tablet functionality with the Android operating...

By Gadling on

The Archos 5 Internet tablet is the first Android powered device from this French media player company. The device features a 4.8" touch screen, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and storage through built in memory with MicroSD expansion or hard...

By Tech Arkade on 65

The Archos 5 Internet Tablet was supposed to be a personal media playing, internet browsing, Android app running powerhouse. Unfortunately in that capacity it fell flat on its face. The Android market is gone, replaced by the much smaller Archos...

By Tom's Hardware UK on 60

Archos redesigned the 5-inch Internet tablet media player with flash-based memory and an infusion of Google's Android OS. Let's take a look! ext3, not Mac compatible!The Archos 5 IT has migrated from the FAT32 file system, to Ext3 because the...

By Anything But iPod on

This is part 2 of the Archos 5 Internet Tablet review. It had to be split due to being too long for the CMS, so make sure to read part 1 first. Transferring files The Archos 5 IT supports both MTP and MSC/UMS as well as a debug mode and an USBnet...

By Whathifi.com on 80

The has a decently big screen, at 4.8 inches. At its heart lies an 800mHz processor plus Google's Android operating system, and its graphics look superb. However, Android doesn't work as smoothly as we'd like: you're often left waiting...

By Tracy and Matt's Blog on

Overall the Archos 5 is a decent device. I think that if you were going to buy one you would really want to go all out and buy the add-ons allowing for TV recording. If you want it just to watch the occasional video, like me, on a plane or train then...

By Expert Reviews on 80

Android makes it more than just a media player, but we recommend waiting for an update to version 1.6 before you buy....

By The Inquirer on 80

The Archos 5 is a great looking device and its design follows on from that of its predecessors. The front the dominated by a 4.8-inch TFT LCD touchscreen, while the gadget's edges are adorned with a 3.5mm headphone jack, microUSB port, microSD slot,...

By Trusted Reviews on 80

You may be wondering why it has taken so long for me to review the Archos 5 Internet Tablet, and considering that I attended the launch event back in September, you’d be forgiven for assuming that I’d forgotten about this device. The truth...

By ComputerPowerUser on 70

Whether the Archos 5 IT is a full-on tablet is debatable. What isn’t is how fluent it is multimedia-wise. With Android Market support, this PMP could...

By Computer Shopper on 60

Archos charges too much for too little with the standard Archos 5. To be competitive in 2010, all of this media player's optional extras should have come standard....

By HardwareZone.com on

Out of the box, the Archos 5 Internet Tablet is a great media player. While having an Android OS seems to have made the interface much more intuitive and easy to use, its potential is unfulfilled and stunted by the lack of supporting apps specifically...

By Wired on 50

Take one of the most-vaunted portable media players on the market, drop the Android OS on it, and what do you get? An odd little mashup of media player and tablet PC that doesn't totally work.With the latest edition of its flagship Internet Tablet,...

By Dev Hardware on

The Archos 5 Internet Tablet appears to be an attempt at snagging some of the market share held by popular multi-use devices such as the Zune HD and the iPod Touch. It boasts a number of qualities that make it stand out from the rest of that market....

By ElectricPig.co.uk on 80

A cracking PMP, aided massively by the inclusion of...

By Pocket-lint on 70

The Archos 5's strong point is media playback and the Internet Tablet side of things don't fall into place as much as you might want them too, with the iPod touch offering a better online experience and greater freedom and diversityKey...

By RegHardware on 90

We were very impressed with the Archos 5 first time round and the addition of Android combined with the hardware tweaks only improves things. While it is lacking some aspects of the full Android experience, the 5 still has far more potential than...

By eTech Reviews on

The Archos 5 Internet tablet has more of negatives than positives. It was made simply to compete with the iPod touch. The features are same as iPod touch minus the phone but the feature quality is nowhere comparable. The features are all half served...

By CNET UK on 70

Video looks great on the Archos 5 Internet Tablet's huge screen, and its audio performance is also highly impressive. The relatively unresponsive resistive touchscreen and the scarcity of apps available in Archos' store are disappointing, though...