"Archos has done well with the 704!"4.5 starson by angelamk
Pros: Great screen clarity, easy operation.
Cons: Slow internet.
Summary: I looked into purchasing the 604 when it first came out, but I just kept dragging my feet. Mostly because of the screen size and the continuous negative comments on the screen quality of the 604 wifi. I'm glad I waited.
I have had the 704 for a few weeks and it is just wonderful. It's larger than the 604, obviously, but it's so much better to watch movies and search the internet with. Archos really upped the quality of the screen with the 704. It's clear and vibrant. The touch screen only option makes me nervous, I would have liked to have some tactile buttons on the side of the unit, but if you're careful, you shouldn't have a problem.
The weight isn't an issue when travelling. I just put it in my purse and off I go. I can get directions from the internet, check my email, and watch movies on long flights or during layovers in the airport. No more lugging my laptop across country. My shoulder thanks me.
All in all, it's worth the money if you're looking to have some entertainment while travelling. For an everyday MP3 player, no. This gadget is geared more toward those with video needs and wants. It comes close to a complete laptop replacement.