Archos Portable Internet Tablet

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The Archos Portable Internet Tablet isn’t a tweaked version of the Frenchie’s five inch touch screen tablet: it’s running a whole new operating system, Android, you might have seen on phones. That means it’s incredibly easy to browse the web over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth and you can tune into FM radio or listen to music stashed either on board or on a micro SD card.

It is worth noting that the Archos 5 had some negative reviews, but following several firmware releases the product is now very stable and a joy to use. What a brilliant piece of kit with up to 500gb (eat your heart out apple!!). The best you can get from the ipod currently is 64gb, pathetic if you carry a large video collection.

The android market is growing and the Archos portable internet tablet has lots to offer. The dvr station allows you to record direct from a source such as Sky, Cable etc. This is just brilliant especially if you want to record the latest episode of your favourite program and watch it on the way to work the next day. I can’t believe how much music you can put on this, with loads of room to spare and the picture and sound quality are excellent. Despite its size, you won’t find it difficult carrying the Archos portable Internet Tablet in your pocket, it’s just over a centimetre thin, with a well placed headphone slot for when you’re on the move and it’s supremely comfortable to hold.

Archos is clearly gunning for the iPod touch with the Archos 5. The Archos portable Internet Tablet is perfect if you find yourself squinting at video on the Apple PMP’s small screen, but if you want a media player that doubles up for gaming its perfect. I have to say my ipod touch is now totally redundant and soon to be sold as this is a more than adequate replacement with added features.

Finally codec support on this is immense and you should not have any problems throwing anything at this. Highly recommended now as a finished product!!

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