A lot of reviews are written by people who have a good knowledge about the items in question and give a full technical report. I however don't have an in-depth knowledge of Tablets and have never owned one before so I thought I'd write this review for others like me.
Spending this sort of money was a big deal for me so I did as much research into buying the right Tablet as I could, after a month I decided to go for this Archos 70b.
I've owned Archos products before and feel confident that they are well made. This tablet for me continues in that vein. It feels sturdy and solid and is very neat and compact. The 7 inch touch screen is perfect, no ripples that I've read about on some other models. The built in speakers either side of the screen are loud and clear and the kick stand on the back is a very clever idea.
The tablet itself is pretty awesome. The internet runs very smoothly and incredibly quickly considering that's not a given where I live but its only wi-fi, no 3G support. You really can pull it out of your pocket, turn it on and google something in under a minute though, no more waiting for the PC to boot up.
It's also pretty amazing for watching tv on too. The picture quality is superb and I was able to watch a live streaming football match last night without and breaks or problems.
The layout is pretty easy to get used to with pages flipping through as in a book and the preloaded apps for things like music and video are very nice. You also get asked when you set up your tablet if you want to download some apps which are also very good. It also comes with a trial Office app which is pretty smart.
Setting up email was easy and you have full access to the Android App store which has some great apps, I was able to link my tablet to my computer without too much difficulty using pocketcloud. Now I can play Football Manager 12 while I'm in the bath and really annoy the wife!
Now the bad bits. When I got the tablet the first thing I wanted to do was watch something, I was unable to do so. I thought I read that it came with Flash player but I might have been mistaken so I downloaded Flash 11 from the app store, it still wouldn't work. So I connected it to my pc to try and transfer a video, It won't let me transfer any files. I tried it on 3 computers, it wouldn't even register on one of them. Being computer illiterate I took it to my local computer shop. Eventually they got Flash working but have not been able to transfer any files.
I've since bought a micro SD card and popped that in, I can transfer anything to that so it's no big deal to me but it might be to others.
In short it's a great little tablet for surfing, playing and watching things on. Fast, smooth and smart. Well worth the money if you know someone who can sort out any little problems but it looses a star for those two problems i had.