Bought Archos 70 Internet Tablet

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    Feb 09, 2011 3:50 AM GMT
    After months and months of comparing tablets, reading reviews, watching hands-on videos, and seeing the product progress through three firmware updates, I have broken down and bought the new 7" Archos 70 Internet Tablet. Anyone else get one? It should arrive in a week to 10 days.

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    Feb 09, 2011 3:51 PM GMT
    yourname2000 saidI don't have a tablet... Anyway, their products kick-ass on crapple shit. icon_lol.gif Enjoy!


    LOL.... good luck.
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    Feb 10, 2011 12:14 AM GMT
    Archos products are kinda mehhh. I might try doing this instead..
    http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/hiner/how-to-hack-the-250-nook-color-into-a-full-android-tablet/7630.

    I'm pretty excited about the Motorola Xoom tablet. But the price is kinda steep right now.
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    Feb 10, 2011 2:55 AM GMT
    xrichx saidArchos products are kinda mehhh. I might try doing this instead..
    http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/hiner/how-to-hack-the-250-nook-color-into-a-full-android-tablet/7630.

    I'm pretty excited about the Motorola Xoom tablet. But the price is kinda steep right now.


    I played with the new color Nook and thought it was too heavy, plus it has a resistive touch-screen I believe. I don't want to be tied to one type of ereader, I'm sure it's hard to get Kindle books on a Nook.

    I bought the Archos mostly for its wide video codec support (I'm a filmmaker), music, and web browsing with flash.

    Oh, who am I kidding, I'm going to play games with it in bed too. icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 11, 2011 9:42 PM GMT
    Just arrived and charging! Touch-screen is very responsive, audio good too. More review after I get it updated.
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    Feb 11, 2011 9:56 PM GMT
    rightasrain said
    It's not an iPad.



    There's a big world outside of apple... this is coming from someone that owns an apple laptop.
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    Feb 12, 2011 4:22 AM GMT
    A1EX said
    rightasrain said
    It's not an iPad.



    There's a big world outside of apple... this is coming from someone that owns an apple laptop.


    where did rightasrain say 'it's not an ipad'?... my only post above in this thread said 'LOL... good luck'. don't fabricate posts to suit your own needs. it makes you look stupid.

    and that video has become ultra tedious.
  • Crucializer

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    Feb 12, 2011 4:34 AM GMT
    I bought the Archos 101 just this week! And I love it!
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    Feb 12, 2011 5:58 AM GMT
    rightasrain said
    where did rightasrain say 'it's not an ipad'?... my only post above in this thread said 'LOL... good luck'. don't fabricate posts to suit your own needs. it makes you look stupid.

    and that video has become ultra tedious.


    I read between the lines and don't care if altering posts to reveal their real meaning/intention makes me look 'stupid.'
    All of your post about electronics give off the same vibe- "Apple rocks and everything else sucks-" (video)
    Again- I own Apple electronics and I am willing to admit that they are a p.o.s. with regards to the components they use for the price that you pay- -but the company is great- which is why I buy their products-----------------------------------
    -----> Apple donates $100,000 to fight California gay marriage ban

    You were just being a jerk.
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    Feb 12, 2011 6:17 AM GMT
    A1EX said
    rightasrain said
    where did rightasrain say 'it's not an ipad'?... my only post above in this thread said 'LOL... good luck'. don't fabricate posts to suit your own needs. it makes you look stupid.

    and that video has become ultra tedious.


    I read between the lines and don't care if altering posts to reveal their real meaning/intention makes me look 'stupid.'
    All of your post about electronics give off the same vibe- "Apple rocks and everything else sucks-" (video)
    Again- I own Apple electronics and I am willing to admit that they are a p.o.s. with regards to the components they use for the price that you pay- -but the company is great- which is why I buy their products-----------------------------------
    -----> Apple donates $100,000 to fight California gay marriage ban

    You were just being a jerk.


    you make up someone else's thoughts because you can 'read between the lines' and then call me a jerk... fuck off.
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    Feb 12, 2011 5:45 PM GMT
    Typing this from the Archos 70!
  • cyclone

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    Feb 12, 2011 6:06 PM GMT
    Very cool. Congratulations. But can your Archos do this?

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    Feb 12, 2011 7:30 PM GMT
    I've got it to play Flash videos like on CNN, plus Youtube videos (including embedded videos), plays a ton of video codecs, and have loaded lots of apps from Google Marketplace. You can even hook it to TV with hdmi out. Not bad for $274.
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    Feb 15, 2011 5:06 AM GMT
    I'm typing this entire post using the voice recognition capabilities of my new tablet. Pretty cool. I'm surprised at how good it gets it typing. It's part of googles beta speak now technology. Sure saves typing on a small keyboard.
  • UVaRob9

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    Feb 15, 2011 5:24 AM GMT
    Glad to hear you're enjoying your Archos tablet. I've been considering getting one of the Android tablets, but want to wait until the Honeycomb devices are actually available and at that, I just want a Wi-Fi only tab so I can tether it to my Samsung Captivate.
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    Feb 16, 2011 3:02 AM GMT
    Okay I am completely addicted to this tablet and must put myself on detox now.
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    Feb 16, 2011 3:04 AM GMT
    why wouldnt u just get an ipad

    its a generic ipad
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    Feb 16, 2011 4:56 AM GMT
    xRugged26 saidwhy wouldnt u just get an ipad

    its a generic ipad


    Ipad is too big, Too heavy, doesn't play flash, Doesn't play a lot of video codecs, Doesn't have as good speakers, and costs too much. Oh and no sd storage slot, and too big for a comfortable ereader.
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    Feb 16, 2011 5:10 AM GMT
    wrestlervic said
    xRugged26 saidwhy wouldnt u just get an ipad

    its a generic ipad


    Ipad is too big, Too heavy, doesn't play flash, Doesn't play a lot of video codecs, Doesn't have as good speakers, and costs too much. Oh and no sd storage slot, and too big for a comfortable ereader.


    I am a huge mac fan. (macbook pro, Iphone 4, all previous versions of the iphone, mac person for over 15 years) this tablet is much better than the ipad. Well at least for any use I would use it for.
  • UVaRob9

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    Feb 16, 2011 5:40 AM GMT
    xRugged26 saidwhy wouldnt u just get an ipad

    its a generic ipad


    Because they're not the same thing and Apple didn't invent the tablet?
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    Feb 16, 2011 5:42 AM GMT
    wrestlervic said
    xRugged26 saidwhy wouldnt u just get an ipad

    its a generic ipad


    Ipad is too big, Too heavy, doesn't play flash, Doesn't play a lot of video codecs, Doesn't have as good speakers, and costs too much. Oh and no sd storage slot, and too big for a comfortable ereader.



    I'm sorry but the iPad has been in the market for almost one year. Yes the Archos 70 seems like a great tablet for the price but with a screen half the size of an iPad it stands in a point where it's just too big to be a cellphone and too small to be a netbook/laptop. Considering the fact that tablets rely on screen keyboard, screen size matters. Also bigger screens enable developers to create software specifically for a tablet rather than just reusing the same apps already designed for smartphones.

    Back to my first point, the ipad is old news and with the iPad 2 coming up in a few months, I think u should have waited a bit. Android tablets are trying to catch up with Apple's iPad and it's just a bit too soon to fall for the first options they're putting out there, but hey it wasn't that expensive to begin with so whatever. Enjoy ur new toy, i bet it'll keep u entertained for a while.
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    Feb 27, 2011 4:01 AM GMT
    wrestlervic said
    xrichx saidArchos products are kinda mehhh. I might try doing this instead..
    http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/hiner/how-to-hack-the-250-nook-color-into-a-full-android-tablet/7630.

    I'm pretty excited about the Motorola Xoom tablet. But the price is kinda steep right now.


    I played with the new color Nook and thought it was too heavy, plus it has a resistive touch-screen I believe. I don't want to be tied to one type of ereader, I'm sure it's hard to get Kindle books on a Nook.

    I bought the Archos mostly for its wide video codec support (I'm a filmmaker), music, and web browsing with flash.

    Oh, who am I kidding, I'm going to play games with it in bed too. icon_wink.gif


    First, the nook color Capacitive screen. Second, once rooted, you can install Kindle from the android market place. Also, Archos has a horrible reputation for not supporting/updating its software/firmware for its products.


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    Feb 27, 2011 11:49 AM GMT
    ProveMe2010 said
    wrestlervic said
    xrichx saidArchos products are kinda mehhh. I might try doing this instead..
    http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/hiner/how-to-hack-the-250-nook-color-into-a-full-android-tablet/7630.

    I'm pretty excited about the Motorola Xoom tablet. But the price is kinda steep right now.


    I played with the new color Nook and thought it was too heavy, plus it has a resistive touch-screen I believe. I don't want to be tied to one type of ereader, I'm sure it's hard to get Kindle books on a Nook.

    I bought the Archos mostly for its wide video codec support (I'm a filmmaker), music, and web browsing with flash.

    Oh, who am I kidding, I'm going to play games with it in bed too. icon_wink.gif


    First, the nook color Capacitive screen. Second, once rooted, you can install Kindle from the android market place. Also, Archos has a horrible reputation for not supporting/updating its software/firmware for its products.




    Archos has done four firmware updates for this in three months. The Archos 70 and 101 are capacitive screen, and no need to root (which would void warranty on a product), just download and install Google Market apk. Really a nice product.