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Wide codec support.
Great quality of audio processing.
Android and apps.
Add-ons provide an unparalleled experience.
At 6.4 ounces, it's barely heavier than your cellphone.
Needed accessories add to the expense.
Resistive touch screen.
No Android Market.
Limited US support for web TV and radio.
Weak OS/device stability.
Occasional freezes and glitches.
On-screen keyboard is very slow.
32 GB doesn't feel like enough storage for a highdef movie device.
By GadgetSpeak on January 29, 2011
Archos has brought together media player features and Internet tablet functionality with the Android operating...
By Gadling on May 24, 2010
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 May 16, 2010
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 April 21, 2010
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 February 26, 2010
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 February 22, 2010
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 February 09, 2010
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 January 08, 2010
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 January 08, 2010
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 January 04, 2010
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...
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