Archos 5 160 GB Internet Tablet with Android
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- One-year limited warranty
- It supports MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, AAC+, FLAC, and OGG Vorbis audio formats and MPEG-4, MPEG-4 HD (up to 720p).
- It plays 10 hours of audio or 4 hours of video on a single charge.
- It has 160GB capacity for up to 47,500 songs, 145 movies, or 1.6 million photos.
- It has 4.8-inch TFT LCD touchscreen display with 800 x 480 pixel resolution and 16 million colors.
- 160GB capacity for up to 47,500 songs, 145 movies, or 1.6 million photos
- 10 hours of audio or 4 hours of video on a single charge
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ARCHOS, award-winning for its constant technology innovation, now introduces its new ARCHOS 5 Internet Tablet. This product combines all the multimedia know-how that ARCHOS is famous for, with the ANDROID operating system. It offers you an uncompromised Internet, media and TV experience in a customizable interface. In perpetual evolution with the continuous arrival of new applications, you can personalize your ARCHOS 5 Internet Tablet to perfectly reflect your tastes and needs.
Archos, award-winning for its constant technology innovation, now introduces its new Archos 5 Internet Tablet. This product combines all the multimedia know-how that Archos is famous for, with the ANDROID operating system. It offers you an uncompromised Internet, Media and TV experience in a customizable interface. In perpetual evolution with the continuous arrival of new applications, you can personalize your Archos 5 Internet Tablet to perfectly reflect your tastes and needs.
All the multimedia know-how that Archos is famous for, with the ANDROID operating system. Click to enlarge.
Brilliant 5-inch Touchscreen
The Archos 5 features an 800 pixel-wide 5-inch touchscreen, an ultra thin design, and an accelerometer for portrait or landscape viewing. Whether enjoying media yourself or sharing with friends, it delivers outstanding image quality.
HD Video Formats
Don't compromise--the Archos 5 Internet Tablet is able to handle the widest range of video formats, even at HD 720p resolution (H.264 HD, MPEG-4 HD, and WMV HD5).
Your Music Everywhere
Enjoy more music formats directly on your device (MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, AAC+, FLAC and OGG Vorbis). In addition, the unique Archos music browsing system allows you to create your playlists without using a PC. Who needs a tuner? Just plug your Archos 5 into amplified speakers and you're all set.
Experience Your Photos
Browse through your photos with a simple flick of your finger or play a slideshow with music and transition effects. The high resolution screen is great for zooming in on details.
Take It All
With a 160 GB Hard Drive, you won't waste time choosing what files to bring along--take your entire media library with you.
Personalize your Archos 5 Internet Tablet with apps to suit your tastes and needs. Click to enlarge.
Find your destination with the on-board GPS. Click to enlarge.
Fast & Convenient Web Surfing
The Archos 5 lets you easily surf the Web. With a Wi-Fi connection (802.11 b/g/n) and the new OMAP3440 processor running at 800 MHz, you get quick and responsive Internet browsing just like on a laptop, without the endless waits for page loads. Enjoy the Web in full width thanks to the 800 pixel wide screen, with no need to zoom in or out.
3.5 G Mobile Phone Connection
If you own a standard mobile phone equipped with 3.5 G & Bluetooth technology, simply pair it up to your Archos 5 Internet Tablet via Bluetooth. This will give you easy access to Internet directly on your device anytime and anywhere.
Web TV and Web Radio
In less than 3 clicks, you can access nearly 1,000 Web TV channels, over 10,000 Web radio stations, and 100,000 podcasts. There's no downloading wait time. Radio and TV start streaming directly from a worldwide list of traditional and independent radio and TV stations.
The Media Club remains the easiest way to get video and music content on the go. With an even richer library with new partners and some of the biggest industry names, you'll discover a large library of movies, documentaries, music albums, and games. Buy or rent your entertainment in a couple of clicks and start watching it on your Archos 5 Internet Tablet.
Whether you are walking or driving, you will always find your destination with the on-board GPS. The GPS includes voice assistance, points of interest, fast multiple-route calculations, and car/pedestrian/adventure modes based on the latest maps from Tele Atlas with 3D landmarks.
You can go to your account at anytime on the Archos website and purchase the available maps or cities.
3D Photo-Realistic City Navigation
Find your way around cities in 3D Photo Realistic mode. With multi-angle views and four zoom levels, you'll be able to recognize places as if you had taken your own photos from the sky. This is ideal when walking and visiting large cities in the US (available Q1 2010).
Free 7-Day Trial
Try the GPS for 7 days free of charge.
HD TV-Out With the Optional DVR Station or HDMI Mini Dock
Turn your TV into a real web-connected multimedia platform. Enjoy all the Archos functions on the big screen of your living room. Watch your movies in HD (720p), listen to your music, share your high resolution pictures, play games or surf the Web.
Record your favorite programs with the Optional DVR Station
With the optional DVR Station, you have the perfect match for your Archos 5 Internet Tablet at home. Record TV shows and movies in one step using with the included remote control. Then you can enjoy your recording at home on your wide-screen TV or in the palm of your hand when you are out.
Add the DVR Station to record TV, play video back to your TV and charge your Archos. Click to enlarge.
Get extended playback and S-Video/Composite video with the Battery Dock. Click to enlarge.
Use the DVR Snap-on to record from almost any audio or video analog source when you are on the move. Click to enlarge.
Ready to go with pre-installed applicationsEnjoy a selection of fun and practical applications for daily use right out of the box:
eBuddy IM: for instant messaging
The multi-platform instant messaging application. Chat from one place to all your friends on the various platforms. Supports MSN, Yahoo, Gtalk, Facebook, ICQ, MySpace and AIM (AOL)
DroidIn: for connecting to LinkedIn
Connect to your LinkedIn account to exchange information, ideas and opportunities. Stay informed about your contacts and industry. Find the people & knowledge you need to achieve your goals. Control your career online.
Twitroid: for instant micro-blogging
Twitroid is the industry-standard Twitter client for the Android platform. Easily access the famous free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables you to send and read tweets, publish short URLs and pictures.
Deezer: for music streaming
Enjoy 35 free web radio stations and the SmartRadio directly on your Archos 5 Internet Tablet.
Dailymotion: for viewing and sharing videos
Browse videos by searching tags, channels or user-created groups.
QuickPedia: for access to Wikipedia
Access to the free web-based and collaborative encyclopedia.
ThinkFree Mobile: for viewing Office documents
This application allows you to view, edit and create Microsoft Office 97/2000/XP/2003/2007 Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF documents. You will get a free update before year-end allowing you to also edit and create documents.
E-mail & contacts
Stay in contact by using the full integrated Email and contacts applications.
Moov: toggles easily between your apps
Moov wraps up your search needs all in one place, so you can quickly toggle between the product's contacts, Google, Wikipedia and the remaining Applications on your product.
CraigsPhone: for access to online classified advertisements
CraigsPhone is a centralized network of online communities, featuring free online classified advertisements � with sections devoted to jobs, housing, personals, for sale, services, community, gigs, r�sum�s, and discussion forums.
High Paying Jobs: for access to a list of jobs (US & Canada only)
Browse through jobs lists directly on the Product. Search over 2 million jobs from all the leading jobsites.
This accessory allows you to record TV, play video back to your TV and charge your Archos. Recording your favorite programs has never been so easy. You can also surf the Web or stream web video to your TV while comfortably laid back on your couch using the included remote control as a keyboard and mouse pointer.
Use our DVR Snap-on to record from almost any audio or video analog source when you are on the move.
Transfer your files directly from USB keys, digital cameras, or other portable media players. Quickly charge your Archos with the included charger/adapter. Play video out to your TV with video output in high quality S-Video or standard quality composite.
HDMI Mini Dock
Optimize TV playback with HDMI output quality. Transfer your files directly from USB keys, digital cameras, or other portable media players from the standard USB port. Quickly charge your Archos with the included charger/adapter.
Transfer your files directly from USB sticks, digital cameras, or other portable media players. Quickly charge your Archos with the included charger/adapter and get extended playback with the built-in backup battery. Play video out to your TV with video output in high quality S-Video or standard quality composite.
What's in the BoxArchos 5 Internet Tablet with Android (160 GB), headphones, Standard USB cable, DVR Station adapter, Quick Start Guide (QSG), legal and safety notice.
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The make of this device is very solid and it is a little big for the pocket, but it's manageable. This device would be significantly useful for people on the go as it allows you to bring a large amount of media with you all in a neat little tablet that can handle HD output (Given some videos are going to be laggy, but this is normal for most hand held devices as they do not have the rendering capabilities that of a computer does). However to deal with this, Archos is trying to maintain regular updates. Just recently they released 2 updates for the Archos 5. If you go to the main Archos site, which is at [...] you can look at the updates that have been released for the device. It turns out that with each update they are trying to clean up the HD output given the limitations of the hardware also they are working on another update which is called doughnut, which is version 1.6 android, I believe (which will hopefully include the android market!! :)). This device also has a TON of space.
With all this space it can have other uses as well. I, Personally, have a large collection of books and music, I used this device as a backup of all my files so that in the event that anything happens to my main machine, I will always have the files I prioritized. Another neat little thing that the Archos 5 can do is it can read PDFs and Office Files, which is nice if you ever have to edit your office files on the go. With the amount of area that is displayed by the screen, it allows for a very nice and ease of reading. At times I can find myself reading a book on it and reading it with ease with the large screen, as well as the capabilities of the software to handle PDFs. One thing to be noted by this is the fact that due to the hardware constraint, it will have to load each page after you read about half of your current page and half of the next page in order to have it load the next page. This is done to save space and maintain its longevity due to its hardware constraints. However, the transitions is very fast, shouldn't be a pain, although a very minor annoyance. One thing I should note is that some people have claimed that some videos are not able to play, although I have yet to encounter this issue.
I feel that I got a huge bargain on this device. Given its updates and overall capabilities as not only an internet tablet but also its media playback along with its touchscreen capabilities (which is acceptable, in practicality -- Make sure that you configure the touchscreen when it seems to not be functioning properly) it almost feels like a steal. To sum up the review I'm going to make a list of pros and cons.
Large beautiful screen
Variety of Media playback capabilities
Made with Android OS (very stable)
Can be used as a PDF Reader as well as do MORE
Has GPS capabilities
Lots of applications -- AppsLib (And much more will come when android market is finally released -- although there is a way to get market on it with a little trick-- but it does not include all the times that are in the CURRENT market, its a makeshift to get it to work AND Google applications be installed using this little trick, Google "Android Market on Archos 5 Internet Tablet")
Lasts a good amount of time
Easy to use
No android 2.0 (yet..?)
Charging is somewhat slow (it will lose charge [when plugged in via DC-IN USB to MiniUSB] when transferring files to it, do it in chunks to deal with this issue, although you'll still lose battery life)
Somewhat laggy Video playback (should be remedied somewhat with updates)
Locks up sometimes (this was in the past, however with the new update they released I haven't seen it happen..yet?)
LONG start up time (use standby)
I hope this review helps you guys decide on buying one :)
But, in actuality, it is a study in frustration. First, the screen hangs up constantly when you are trying to get out of apps, return to the previous screen or almost anything requiring me to start and restart the machine. Second, the media player stinks. There are so many file types it will not play (video and music) that it advertises it will play. WMV files? Sure, unless a codec is needed and then it requires you to BUY an upgrade media player instead of being able to just download the codecs. Operating system? Android 1.6. App store for Google/Android apps? Can't get there. I can do that on my phone!
I love Android, but this won't support many things, say FLASH, and will not support WINAMP for Android (Android 2.1 or better), a superior media file management system that is used by millions. WINAMP works on my phone but not on an Archos. My phone now turns out to be a better music playback device than the Archos. How about a digital copy of a movie you own and would like to put on the harddrive? Nope, unless you buy the media player upgrade for HD. Most of this could be solved with an upgrade in the operating system and flash support update plus a media player that plays what we have to work with in digital media. But I don't think Archos cares. They did little to upgrade the previous Archos I bought. I should have learned the first time.
This is nonsense and is false advertising. What I have now is a 500 gig outboard hardrive, with a screen, that will play some files but not others (have to try to see and that wastes time) I paid $255 for. I could get a 2 teraflop harddrive for half this amount that is tethered to a real computer.
This device, like all Archos before it, is a promise fulfilling nothing. The French should just either do it right or get out of the business. Oh, and thanks for dumping the US tv scheduling program that worked so well for the first six months of my first Archos. Now you have to manually schedule tv programs even though I have the DVR docking station. Two years ago I could schedule programing a month in using a TV scheduler that listed channels and shows. Now, none of that is available. I have a Tivo that will do lots more than that.
Another brick, brought to you by Archos.