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2.28260869565217 11 5 0
2.28260869565217
92 VOTES

The device is available in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB with SSDs or 160GB or 500GB capacities with standard disk drives.

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Pros

WiFi

6 agree

Android

6 agree

MKV

5 agree

GPS

4 agree

support for open source audio formats (OGG, FLAC)

4 agree

DivX

4 agree

thin and attractive

3 agree

large 5" touchscreen display with respectable resolution of 800 x 480px

3 agree

available with a range of capacities - 8, 16 or 32GB SSDs or 60, 120, 160, 250, 500GB HDDs

2 agree

retractable photo-frame like stand

2 agree

has evolved into a stable device through various updates from Archos

1 agrees

recently updated to Android 1.6

1 agrees

easily hacked to get access to the Android Marketplace

1 agrees
  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Cons

GPS costs money to use

5 agree

Requires purchase of extra software to play HiDef 720p VOB/MPEG-2/AC3/WMV-HD files

5 agree

Requires purchase of extra dongle to connect to TVs.

5 agree

high price

5 agree

No 3G

4 agree

poor support from Archos

4 agree

larger size - bigger than a smartphone, barely fits in a pocket

4 agree

First release of firmware is reportedly unstable.

4 agree

Resistive touch screen

4 agree

sold as a completely unfinished and unusable product

4 agree

glossy enclosure - fingerprint magnet

3 agree

does not officially support the Android Marketplace - only a proprietary application outlet than has very few apps

3 agree
  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Edit

 

Physically the same as the Archos 5, Archos have completely replaced the operating system on their Archos 5 platform with one based on Google's Android. The device is available in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB with SSDs or 160GB or 500GB capacities with standard disk drives.

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