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Archos 43 Internet Tablet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 191 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the build quality and portability. The battery and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reliability.

value for money, usability, battery, portability, build quality

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Archos 43 Internet Tablet is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Archos 43 Internet Tablet

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 161 user reviews of Archos 43 Internet Tablet from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.com.

performance, value for money, usability, portability, battery

72% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Archos 43 4.3-Inch 8 GB Internet Tablet

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Archos 43 Internet Tablet review

 

Decent multimedia player hampered by poor screen and Android limitations

Expert review by:

Archos 43 Internet Tablet

 

An aggressive price and impressive spec, but undermined by middling performance

Lots of functionality; bright, enjoyable video

Sounds muddled and imprecise; interface is graunchy

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Consumer review by:

Love It

 

I've had this tablet for nearly 2 years now, and I am very glad that I bought it. Essentially, I was looking for a smartphone minus the phone, and this device was what I landed on. This device is extremely open. The manufacturer even provides a custom...

Cheap for a tablet when it came out ; 1GHz processor, I believe 256MB RAM ; Hackable ; Decent camera in good lighting ; 16GB internal storage ; SDHC slot for up to an additional 32GB storage ; USB Host Capabilities for using USB flash drives,...

No Multi-touch capabilities ; Limited to Android 2.2, no higher Android builds supported (easily) ; Was sluggish until firmware update fixed it ; Typing with on-screen keyboard takes a bit of getting used to on a resistive touch screen (not the most...

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Archos 43 - nice big screen

 

The product is exactly what I had hoped. [...]

Adequate Storage","Durable Construction","Easy To Use","Fast","Good Battery Life","Large Screen","Lightweight","Reliable Performance

Cord Too Short

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Better than a PDA

 

My PDA crashed, and I wanted a replacement. Didn\'t want a smartphone, because I didn\'t want to pay the monthly fee, neither did I want my personal info on the internet. This Archos is exactly what I wanted, with even more features! It has wireless...

Adequate Storage","Durable Construction","Easy To Use","Fast","Good Battery Life","Large Screen","Lightweight

Crashes\/Freezes

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Awesome Android tablet

 

I purchased this Archos 43 to replace an aging Creative Labs MP3 player. I figured it would be a far superior media player, and I was right. This unit has a very responsive touch screen, great sound quality, outstanding battery life, and nice looking...

Android Marketplace, Great battery life, Micro SD card slot, No data plan, Tons of supported formats, USB Host

No gps

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Great

 

Perfect pocket tab. Netflix took a while to hack out but it works, good browser and music player with newest firmware.

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Pretty cool ........

 

Works well, software operation is stable. Hardware is solid though the volume button rattles a bit but it's solid, not going to fall off any time soon. Typing on it takes the deftest touch but with much frustration and practice it does come around...

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Pretty good device, awful screen

 

I got Archos 43 IT because it was the only well-priced Android handheld device that I could find.

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Very Buggy

 

Music player locks up/ crashes

Product Specifications

Configuration

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-In Radio: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DIGITAL RADIO: No
Direct Radio Recording: No
Direct TV Recording: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
GPS Receiver: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Keyboard: No
Radio Function: No
Web Cam: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :microSD Card (Transflash)
USB:USB 2.0
W-LAN Connection: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Technology:TFT Display
LED Backlight: No
Number of Display Colours:16 Mio
Number of Displays:1
Touchscreen:One-Point Touch

General Features

Operating System:Android
Product Type:Audio/Video Player
Storage Medium:Built-In Memory
Type:Audio/Video Player

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Not Applicable
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Not Applicable
OnBoard Graphic Chip:OnBoard Graphic

Playback / Recording

AAC Playback: Yes
AVI Playback: Yes
DivX Playback: No
H.264 Playback: Yes
MP3 Playback: Yes
MPEG 4 Playback: Yes
MPEG2 Playback: Yes
OGG Playback: Yes
WAV Playback: Yes
WMA Playback: Yes
WMV Playback: Yes

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Polymer
Replaceable Battery: No

Processor

Chipset Brand:Not Applicable
Chipset Type:Not Applicable
Processor:CORTEX
Processor Brand:Apple
Processor Number:CORTEX-A8
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