Archos 7 Internet Media Tablet Review

Posted: December 23, 2008
Archos 7 Internet Media Tablet Review

Archos has combined the portability of an iPod and the access and power of a notebook into one pocket sized internet media device. With a 320 GB hard drive and Wi-Fi capability, is it set to become the must-have media player for '09? We'll see if it holds up in today's Gadget Pr0n.

What You Need to Know

  • The Archos 7 is one of the largest touch screen media players we've seen
  • It's considered portable, but measures about 7.5" x 4.3" and weighs almost 1.5 lbs.
  • The 7" LCD touch screen is big and looks good with 800 x 480 resolution
  • The Archos is designed to take all your media on the go, while also doubling as a personal netbook
  • There's storage up to 320 GB
  • It has plenty of room for all of your videos, music and photos
  • You can simply drag and drop files onto the Archos from your computer
  • Video playback looks really impressive
  • We love the big screen, but as a portable device the size can be a major drawback
  • As a netbook it does not function as well as we would like
  • Archos has Wi-Fi connectivity and can be synced to your e-mail
  • It supports Flash, unlike most other portable devices
  • YouTube videos look nice in full screen
  • The Opera browser is a little unreliable, clunky and slow at times
  • We wanted it to feel like using a netbook, but it felt more like using a mobile device and not even a good one at that
  • It gets points for trying to blur the line between computer and portable device
  • It is nice to have a large screen to view your media, but you also sacrifice significant portability
  • We would've liked to have seen an improved web experience so that we could have better justified the larger size


  • $540

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