This review is from: ARCHOS 43 16 GB Internet Tablet (Personal Computers)
I brought my Archos 43 exactly a year ago on a whim and without reading any reviews about it so after reading some of the negative ones here and how they had died on the purchaser I didn't hold out too much hope for mine, well im glad to say that after a lot of use its still going strong .
I no doubt are one of the older users of this product, and i dont have much use for mobile phones, and because of stories of massive unforeseen roaming charges, I prefer to use mine only for emergencies . So with the Archos I know exactly where I stand . I like to go away camping and so the device makes a handy lightweight companion to listen to music, watch downloaded vids, play chess, and read kindle books, and if needed send and receive emails if WI FI is available.
I have had my moments of madness with the thing, especially scrolling though all my music files , it can become quite frustrating and also trying to download certain apps, but I have learn't to accept these downfalls. The camera is a bit crap but i never really use it. However the resolution of down loaded pics and vids is excellent.
I am hoping to go away on a long cycle tour next year, and keeping the weight of what to take with me to an absolute minimum, I don't really want to take my laptop, but with the intention of doing a blog, I would be a bit hesitant to write too much on this touch pad, so it would be great if archos or some other third party could come up with a slightly larger stand alone touch pad to use with this device. If any of you tech geeks out there know of one already existing then I would love to know . because it would surly add another dimension to this already handy piece of kit.
Four stars only because the restrictive screen lets it down .