Low price, Decent build quality
There are problems, issues, and 'missing' features when you compare the Archos 80 Titanium to an iPad mini, but that costs twice as much.
Besides, despite its lack of GPS, Bluetooth and poor cameras, it does add flexible options like mini HDMI and micro USB connections.
Good, solid build quality, Good brightness
Is the 8-inch Archos 80 Titanium a Low-Budget Mini in terms of a cheaper alternative to the much more expensive Apple iPad Mini, which has obviously been the inspiration for the design? We can already say that the - admittedly - good looking Frenchman cannot quite keep up with the small size Californian tablet.
However, this has no negative impact on the overall impression of the well-built and thin tablet with an aluminum chassis.
Feels lightweight but well built
The Archos 80 Titanium proves that you can get a decent tablet without breaking the bank. Its screen isn't high resolution, but it's a good IPS panel which matches the iPad mini for half as much. Performance is also good, as is build quality; only the cameras let the side down. If you're on a tight budget or want a tablet for your kids, this is a great choice.
Reasonable screen, Good build quality, Smooth application performance
The Archos 80 Titanium gets it right in several key areas, with decent build quality, a reasonable screen and enough performance to enable gaming, browsing and media consumption. Its cut-down specification, poor battery life and awful camera work against it, but it's a fine option if you need a tablet on a budget.
Excellent Tablet for the Price!
It has everything I wanted with one exception - it doesn't have BlueTooth to connect my mini speaker. Somethings it has a slow response but I'm not sure if that is our internet and router or the Archos. It has an excellent crystal clear HD screen and the sound is pretty good without an external speaker. It is a great deal for the price.
Stylish design, Rigid chassis, Screen displays brilliant colors
"HD is on it, but not in it". This might describe the sobering impression that Archos' 97 Titanium HD made in our tests. Of course, the tablet is a real eye-catcher. It is slim, well-built and the aluminum chassis makes not only a stylish but a robust impression. And nevertheless, it was not really fun using Archos' 97 Titanium, powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. The nice exterior already starts to crumble when turning on the device for the first time.
Decent tablet for the money
Purchased at Toys R Us on pre-black friday sale. I am not a high-end user, but have a few apps like skype and e-reader programs loaded. I use the music feature and have found that the battery life is fairly good for a <200 tablet. I have moved apps to sd card to avoid the small amount of app space problem. Yes, this item is a decent tablet for the money since it has 2 cameras (low mega-pixels) and 16 gig mem instead of 4 or 8 for tablets of similar price.
Overall satisfactory screen, wide viewing angles
Archos' Elements series started off on the wrong foot with the 97 Carbon. While the more-than-adequate screen, wide viewing angles (a first for Archos), size, aspect ratio and ICS are all undeniable strengths, it's all run by a processor that's way behind the times and the whole thing is in need of optimising. Plus, if you just search around a bit you're bound to find a better device at the same price. Who knows, maybe an update will help correct the stability issues.
Good tablet for the Dollars
I'm in my mid 50's, my desktop is 8/9 yrs old and of course non-portable and not much life left in it. I work on the road, using a smart phone to browse the web was cool at first but rather hard on the eyes. My wife has a 17" laptop, nice but big, very big. A co-worker pulled out a small tablet one day and I thought, "solution". For how I use the internet (not work related) a tablet would be perfect.
I bought it for my mom and dad for christmas. It is priced right and has the specs of a high end tablet. The only bad things are that it does not come with the play store, but that can be fixed easily and the screen resolution is not the best but is still very decent. I would really recommend this as an entry level tablet for this afraid to drop 500 or more dollars on a high end tablet.
The Archos Arnova 8 G3 is priced fairly well at $149.99, from major online retailers. There are no custom skins or bloatware. It will allow you to quickly upgrade to Jellybean and get new features like Google Now. This device is not Google Certified, so you will not find Gmail, Play, Google Books, and various other core apps that you know and love. Of course, you will be able to install these from AppsLib or the Good e-Reader App Store.
Great little tablet
I gave this to my Daughter and it works great, does everything the pricier mgf units does. Screen looks great and runs smoothly. My husband has an older 101 and that also works great but had PDF issue but the turbo handles them with no problem. When I get a new tablet, I'm thinking I might do archos instead of asus.
NOT WORTH TO BUY THIS TABLET, WASTE OF MONEY
If you see the hardware specs, the actual tablet seen an excellent tablet; However, it perform poorly in any task including constant freeze (does not matter what android or firmware uses), battery compare with ipad is bad, screen is poorly done (touch and pixels), buy another tablet and save your money. Send my tablet back to archos two month ago and still waiting from them to send it back (it is on back order) so imagine how many people send back to archos to be repair/replace.
Units affected by screen issues
An Android Honeycomb tablet with a dual-core processor for under £200 sounds too good to be true, and sadly, it is. While the Archos 80 G9 boasts some fantastic technology, it's let down by shoddy production, which has resulted in a ripple-like screen effect on some units.
Loved the tablet..Non-functional Wifi
Having bought a previous Colby Kyros, I loved everything about the Archos Tablet. Loved the big screen and the touch input was considerably better than the Kyros. I found no real problem with the visibility that other have noted and found it to be considerably faster and more responsive than my prior Kyros. However...Wifi and Bluetooth were terrible. I could not log onto free Wifi anywhere..Starbucks, McDonalds etc..
Can access Android Market
The Archos 101 is a little unwieldy for one-handed use, has an average screen and slightly unresponsive touchscreen, for a capacitive model, but with a tweak or two it's a very versatile and useful entertainment device. We'd recommend waiting for the next generation of tablets to arrive before making a buying decision though, especially when the first-gen iPad's price drop shows that prices could tumble significantly.
Very small and light power pack
In terms of its features alone, the Archos Internet tablet 101 offers a lot for the money. USB and HDMI open up flexible application fields and Android 2.2 is a solid basis for the target group its aiming for. The mobile characteristics are very good with battery runtimes of around 9 hours and a test weight of 530g.
Wide range of connectivity and generic support
Archos has a reasonably priced, well performing and versatile internet tablet on offer with the 101, which despite its faults is ultimately a far more flexible device than the iPad. Apple fans will no doubt exacerbate its weaknesses, and they will have a point if display performance and build quality is a priority, but for those looking to experience the benefits of a lap-based tablet this is one the more compelling devices currently available.
Full-size USB port
For 270 quid, the 101 is a lot of tablet for the money, and for many people it will be a better investment than a similarly priced netbook, especially if watching video on the hoof is likely to be its main purpose. The full-size USB port is a very welcome feature and the lack of weight and girth make it a convenient, if potentially fragile, travelling companion.
Do not buy this product
When I got it, I plugged it in the USB port for 2 days and never got a full charge.
88 percent was the highest it got. So then I copied some music files to it, that took about 18 minutes and the battery dropped to 61 percent. you would think that when the unit is plugged in, it wouldn't use the battery. After that I unplugged it from the computer and played some music for a hour and the battery dropped to 17 percent. So I plugged it back in to the computer.
Total performance of this tablete is far more better than archos43 and archos 28. One thing I disappointed is microUSB does not work as USB host mode though it is supposed be work according to their specification. Also their service Q&A was terrebly fuorious and they never answer my question.
Getting the best out of the Archos 70 requires a tweak or two to both the device and how you use it. You won't need to resort to such measures if you're willing to splash out Â£599 on an HTC Flyer or Â£329 on a first-gen iPad, but for its sub-Â£200 price, the Archos 70 makes for a worthy budget option.
Decent battery life
While there are no plans from Archos to enable Android OS upgrades, if you want a tablet primarily to watch video, listen to music, read e-Books and keep on top of your e-mail and social networks, then the Archos 70 is probably all the tablet you will ever need. It's small, light, has a decent battery life and, after a quick trip to Archos Fans, will do most of the things a tablet costing twice the price will do. Hunt around and you can find one for around £195.
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