"Great for web surfing and book reading."3.5 starson by billdom1
Pros: Good price at $259 in Tiger Direct, everything I've tried work so far even flash. Decent screen quality, USB and micro USB ports, HDMI output, Micro SD card slot, the kick stand is very effective and convenient.
Cons: No Android Market or flash out of the box, you'll need to update the included AppsLib app in order to download and install Arctools and then you'll be able to install Android Market and support for Flash. Touch screen not as sensitive in the edges as it i
Summary: Bought my Archos 101 8 GB over a week ago, I was looking for a tablet mostly for web browsing and checking emails in order to avoid carrying a heavier laptop around the house. I've been surprised on how much more it can do. Not all yahoo accounts can be accessed via email apps, I have a yahoo email account and the only way I can access it is using the yahoo web interface via the browser, not a big deal, use yahoo mobile web interface over the regular web interface for faster and more agile feel. Gmail and other email providers can be accessed via apps.
There are a lots of comments and videos around the web stating that this tablet does not support Flash, THIS IS NOT TRUE, out of the box it is not installed however, you can get flash and the Android market by following this steps.
- Update AppsLib application. Out of the box, AppsLib dos not work, you need to update it and this is pretty easy. Just run AppsLib and tap on the only thing that is displayed, the update option.
- Once updated, use AppsLib to find Arctools, download and install it.
- Run Arctools and look for the option to download and install flash and Android Market.
After the above steps are executed, you'll need to reboot. Flash content will be shown with a down arrow in the browser, tap on the arrow and the flash content will be show. This give you control on what flash content you want to see. Performance is not great for flash, close any other apps to improve performance. So far every apps I have installed from the Android Market is working well.
The kick stand behind the tablet looks flimsy in videos and pictures but it have a very solid feel and it is very effective.