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Good! but with a few moans!!,
This review is from: ARCHOS 70 8 GB Internet Tablet (Personal Computers)
Well its here! The new Archos Range! and lucky for me I had a chance of both 10.1 and the 70 to play with, but sent one back!.
Allthough, both machines have there fallbacks. This one I can't seem to put down!!
As previouse Archos machines, it has its fare share of problems, (but then when you consider Ipad and IPhone are no different in relations to faults, returns and meltdowns when it comes to faulty products)yet this and older machines still hold up in the world of PMP's.
I have no major complaints with both machines in there ability to do what we all want them to do.(read Manufactures Description) It plays just about any format, HD works fine on screen and through Mini-Main HDMI Lead onto your Tv. (not supplied) The onboard apps are good and side loading Google Apps is easy. A Bluetooth Keyboard is a must (Review latter, when I get one for a christmas present...lol) and a nice portable Bluetooth speaker, might be a good present too.
The moans are:
The kick stand is plastic and feels like it might snap, so look for a skin or case. Hopfully TuffLuv will be bringing one out soon.
The Tablet is a slight off balance , so using it as a reader or playing some games (lengthways) might strain your wrists...(still this can be rectified by a well designed case)
The conections on the side are tight, but will probably loos-en in time,(The power suply being the main one to be careful with) so make sure you take time in conecting external lines.
All in all I'm happy with the Archos 70...Great machine and a snip, compared to Ipad and Galaxy 7.
Update: Apps 2.2 is now availible for both Archos 10.1 and 70, Latest firmware update 2.0.71 is now availible, fixing many of the current issues.
TuffLuv is releasing cases for both machines within the next few weeks and availible to order just after Christmas.
Have found a great bluetooth speaker, that sounds wicked! and works well with both machines....Creative D100 Pure Wireless Bluetooth Speaker System - Black... also if anyone wishes to use a bluetooth keyboard with there device, have been asured that the Logitech Bluetooth pro will work Logitech Cordless Mediaboard pro (Bluetooth) (PS3).............
Further Update: Can comfurm Bluetooth Keyboard works a treet!!!....Still enjoying this machine and have found the Archos Forum Site a must for advice on games, Apps ...etc!
UPADTE 2011: Have now brought the Archos 70 Case from TuffLuv. HAve found this case to be a well worth buy. Very well made, fits like a glove and the Tri Axis works a treat! Archos 70 feels safe within the case and allthough I would like the option of a Skin Case as well, Im happy to stick with this.[...]
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Initial post: 21 Feb 2011 12:49:36 GMT
A. James says:
What an excellent series of mini reviews - thank you very much :)
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