"Slick and sexy form factor.
Anti cult of Apple Panache"4.5 starson by Marcosway
Pros: I think the sound quality out is detailed. Use to store my CD library (250GB)
with the DVR docking station. SPDIF-to tubed-DAC to Marantz 16 Mono Blocs. Sweet Sound with control at desk.
I can take all of my music with me on the plane or in the car.
Cons: I'm getting scratches and wear marks on the housing. This is my fault because I can't put it down.
Summary: I have waited for something like this for years.
Large storage capacity
Small size (relatively) I have a big hand.
Excellent Sound Quality
It feels like quality in your hands.
A Docking station to keep it in place at home and charged.
I am still in the process of building the music database by downloading all my CD.
This is making my old music new again if not just for the accessibility.
The only faults are really more idiosyncrasies of the Archos. Drag and drop does not exist on this version. interface with WMP is not effortless...this is MS not Archos concern.
The playlist feature takes some getting used to/or I could RTM !
If you want an Internet tablet buy the new one. (this is the Archos 5 250GB gen 6
If you want to play music and movies...
Buy it with the accessories.