'little slow and browsing large volumes'
'sharp and sprawling 4.8-inch, 800-by-480-pixel touch screen'
'The player is a bit awkward to hold because the headphone jack is on the side, jabbing into the palm of your hand.'
'latest home entertainment and digital audio news'
'excellent video format support'
'We became very skeptical of Archos's claim after we noted that a fully charged battery became 30 percent depleted after watching video for about an hour.'
'It was necessary to press the buttons slowly and forthrightly, and I found myself needing to repeat touches far too often.'
'The latest firmware (1.3.05) was very stable and worked in conjunction with the ARM Cortex processor to produce a lag-free experience when moving about the system.'
'Attractive user interface'
'the 705 feels solid and durable.'
'highest quality screen resolution'
Excellent codec support
File storage is a generous 8GB
Not as useful as a mobile smartphone
Nowhere near the power of the latest smartphones
'such a good sized screen'
'The review praises the device's functionality, including integrated FM receiving and broadcasting as well as its seemingly solid hardware design and upwards of five hours of video battery life. '
'sharp images and video'
'the touchscreen isn’t great.'
Massively larger applications offering
'the lack of a kickstand or built-in speaker is disappointing for a PVP.'
'Other great features include mass storage capabilities and photo viewing support.'
'the 405 relies solely on the contoured button navigation that lines the right edge of the screen.'
'Nothing makes watching a movie more impractical than having to hold your PVP in your hand for more than an hour.'
'Archos devices still behave more like mini PCs with must-read manuals than like intuitive and easy-to-navigate toys'
'Only 30GB of storage.'
'Our only disappointments with the 605's design are the scratch-prone metal panel on the front, the lack of a universal USB connection,'
'The Archos 704 WiFi suffered from audible system noise during testing,'
'No built-in line-in audio jack'
'its 40/80 GB* hard drive capacity allows you to store up to 50/100 movies encoded with a PC.'
'The brushed-aluminum 704 is controlled almost exclusively via the ample (7-inch) touch screen, which responds to your fingers or the included stylus.'