"A good decent PVP"4.5 starson by Marcsr453
Pros: Good screen, good web browser and apps.
Cons: Begs for other apps and a PIM
Summary: I had the 704 and it was decent, but according to Archos own customer service, the machine was limited in its capabilites and would not be supported as the new 705 PVP came out. I was lucky enough to return my 704 for a new 705. The 705 is better in that you can use widgets with it and flash programs. The flash program and widgets allows you to play some games and some useful applications, such as a calendar, caluclator and other widgets. Still it could use a really decent PIM. There are some people in the Archos community who are trying to create a hack for this and some have been successful in getting Qtopia to run on their 605 and 705's. Archos naturally frowns on this, and is not being helpful. As for the size, there are many people out there who do not like squinting at the small, matchbox screens of the iPod, and other supposely PVP's. The 7 inch screen on the 705 is perfect for travelling and playing games. The screen's resolution could be better, but not by much. The only thing I would really like to have with this is a larger keypad. while the one that comes with it as a remote is way ahead of anything else, I have big fingers and would like to see some larger keys, or be able to use one of those foldable keyboards.
In all, the 705 is a great machine that does what it is suppose to and more. The browser and other plug-ins are worth the extra cash, because they add extra funtionality to the PVP.