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Archos 5 Internet Tablet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 197 reviews of Archos 5 Internet Tablet. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The portability and performance also get good feedback. Opinions about the storage and sound are mixed. Many are negative about the reliability and battery.

usability, performance, portability, design, size

price, durability, battery, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Archos 5 Internet Tablet is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Archos 5 Internet Tablet

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Archos 5 Internet Tablet from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the portability. There are some mixed comments about the performance.

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80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Archos 5 16GB Internet Tablet AndroidArchos 5 16GB Internet Tablet Android

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: Archos 5 Internet Tablet (With Android)

 

Take one of the most-vaunted portable media players on the market, drop the Android OS on it, and what do you get? An odd little...

Large, gorgeous screen makes it arguably the best-looking media player on the market. At 6.4 ounces, it’s barely heavier than your cellphone

Android runs dog-slow when it’s not crashing. 32 GB doesn’t feel like enough storage for a high-def movie device. (Heavier, bigger, hard-drive versions are also available.) Touchscreen is badly botched, which makes typing incredibly frustrating

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Robert Strohmeyer (pcworld.com)

Archos 5 Internet Tablet

 

Editor's Note: This product's rating was revised on September 16, 2010, to more accurately reflect the Archos 5's position in the market. Due to the launch of the Apple iPad earlier this year and the recent emergence of newer Android-based tablets, it...

Supports a vast array of media file formats ; Beautiful HD display

GPS is erratic and costs extra for pedestrian mode ; DVR functionality requires an expensive add-on

This Android-powered tablet crams a ton of Internet and multimedia features into its slim frame, but it still needs some refinement.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Archos 5 Internet tablet with Android review: Archos 5 Internet tablet with Android

 

Archos 5 Internet tablet with Android

The Archos 5 Internet tablet/portable media player offers a large, high-resolution touch-screen display, Wi-Fi, music playback, photos, Flash video and game compatibility, Bluetooth, e-mail, a Web browser, a built-in speaker, an integrated kickstand,...

GPS signal reception is poor enough to make the feature useless; many popular Android apps are unsupported; Flash video support is hit or miss; no multitouch support for keyboard or gestures; text copy and paste is a chore; and the glossy design shows...

The Archos 5 is a great video player, but it disappoints as a premium Android Internet tablet and GPS unit.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Jose Fermoso (wired.com)

Review: Archos 5 Internet Tablet

 

The new Archos 5 wants to challenge Apple's army of media players with a dirty yet clever trick. It comes in the form of a...

12.99 mm thickness is perfect for a large pocket (tighty jean wearing hipsters need not apply). Fast ARM Cortex processor moves pages quickly. Supports 3G and HSDPA cellular data connections. DVR accessory completes the system with an HDMI output,...

Linux-based custom OS too glitchy for comfort. Doesn’t include a built-in mic, so you can’t use it as a VOIP phone. Brassy-metal design might prove too ostentatious for geeky tastes. Need separate dongle for 3G and HSDPA connections. They couldn’t...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

Archos 5 Internet Tablet

 

The Archos 5 Internet Tablet may look familiar, and for good reason—it very closely resembles, in appearance and name, last year's touch-screen Archos 5. The primary difference is significant, however: Archos has replaced its old operating system with...

Sleek design. Huge, beautiful, high-res screen. Built-in Wi-Fi, browser. On-screen home button for one-click Main Menu access. No need for stylus. Available in large capacities

Expensive. Touch-screen interface is not as sophisticated as those of competitors. Apps aren't well-executed. UI could stand to be streamlined—requires too many clicks at times

Besides the half-baked Android implementation on the latest Archos 5 Internet Tablet, not much has changed from last year's device, and the touch-screen PMP competition is only getting tougher.

Expert review by : Everett Potter (laptopmag.com)

Archos 5 Internet Tablet

 

This top-notch portable media player has a big screen for surfing the Web and enjoying (some) Android apps.

We like the Archos 5 Internet Tablet’s wide array of features and the fact that you can access a growing array of Android apps. As a media device, it offers more screen size than its closest competitors, and a decent array of content options. However,...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Hubert Nguyen (ubergizmo.com)

Archos 5 Internet Tablet Review

 

Archos 5 Internet Tablet Review - Archos has shocked gadget fans worldwide when it launched its android-powered Archos 5 Internet Tablet last week

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Review Crew (reviewboard.com)

Archos 5 Internet tablet with Android Review

 

On paper, the Archos 5 touch-screen Internet tablet comes across like an Apple iPod Touch on steroids. Every spec is designed to be over-the-top, from the 720p HD video playback ...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : goingfar (epinions.com)

So you want an affordable tablet?

 

In my 6 months of having owned this unique tablet, I have realized how utterly flimsy the device was (we'll get to that in a moment). Let me start off by its physical being. The shiny silver-like back cover is indeed real metal. It has little grippers...

Lightweight aluminum contruction, touchscreen accuracy, portablility

No cameras, easily breakable, malfunctioning of everything

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Chad (techarkade.com)

Archos 5 Internet Tablet

 

Today we are taking a look at the Archos 5 Internet Tablet.  This is supposed to be an Android based media and app powerhouse, convenient to browse the internet, stream media, and entertain you anywhere.  Will it live up to these expectations?  Take a...

Beautiful, large screen ; Wide codec support ; Great quality of audio processing (when using headphones)

Expensive ; Needed accessories add to the expense ; Resistive touch screen ; No Android Market ; Limited US support for web TV and radio ; Weak OS/device stability

May, 2010