Archos 5 160GB Personal Media Player £188.97 @ Amazon

Archos 5 160GB Personal Media Player £188.97 @ Amazon

Found 2nd Dec 2010
Looks like a good deal for the internet tablet. I've got the older archos 7 and 605 and they are great bits of kit. The tablet is supposed to be true android so you can install apps. I also believe that the gen6 dock works and i think there is a GPS receiver in there. Best to do your own research but looks a brilliant price (it's £300 on tesco direct!)

There's a thread on the archosfans site about it here…836

This is from Amazon (not easy to read I'm afraid!)
Rechargeable Battery:Rechargeable, Technology:Lithium polymer, Battery Enclosure Type:Internal, Battery Life Details:Audio playback - up to 22 hour(s) Video playback - up to 7 hour(s), Connections:Headphones - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm USB Docking station, Microphone:Built-in microphone, Audio Output:Built-in speaker, Supported Audio Formats:WAV, WMA, AAC, PCM, Ogg Vorbis, MP3, ADPCM, FLAC, protected WMA (DRM), AAC +, Display Form Factor:Built-in, Display Features:Touch screen, Display Type:TFT 4.8" - colour, Display Format:800 x 400, TV Output Resolution:720p, Localisation:European Union, Width:14.3 cm, Weight:286 g, Key Features:Digital audio player, digital photo viewer, external HDD function, digital video player, FM tuner, GPS receiver, FM transmitter, WEB browsing, Device Type:Digital AV player, PC Interfaces:Hi-Speed USB, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR, IEEE 802.11g, Features:E-mail client, PDF viewer, Microsoft PowerPoint support, Microsoft Excel support, Microsoft Word support, Google Android platform based, built-in leg stand, Twitter client, IM client, address book, alarm, Height:7.9 cm, Depth:2 cm, HDD Capacity:160 GB, Flash Memory Cards Supported:microSD, microSDHC, HDD Form Factor:Built-in, Firmware Upgradable:Built-in, Included Accessories:Stereo headphones, USB cable, Supported Still Images Formats:BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, Operating System:MS Windows XP, Linux, MS Windows Vista, Video Playback Formats:MPEG-4, Motion JPEG, WMV, H.264, MKV, Video Capture Supported:Yes, via DVR station, Features:Subtitles Dimensions of this product are: 143,2x78,8x20 mm - 286g


Original Poster

I see we are negative already, any chance of a comment to explain... is it cheaper somewhere else?

There are a lot of bad reviews for this which date back to a time before the software updates fixed some major problems. It got a bit of a bad rep as a result which is probably why the discount is so good now.

If you're a little bit techy this is pretty good. 5" is actually a good size for a tablet as it will fit in a coat pocket, unlike an iPad, but gives a reasonable browsing experience (well... beter than a phone).

The Amazon spec above is not 100% correct - the display resolution is 800x480 not 800x400

Original Poster

HI thanks for the note. I've read a few reviews now and it looks like the firmware has been improved a lot now. I'm just trying to justify buying one given I've already got a 7 and a 605!

I saw this in Currys Lyons farm, Worthing for £108.97 2 weeks ago.

Worth popping to nearest Currys if you are interested.

Really poor quality unit. I had the 500GB from Currys for £189.97 a few weeks back and I had to return it after two weeks.... it was really bad.
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