Pros Only $250, very light, nice screen, long battery life. Bought an adapter for USB charging fairly cheap.
Cons Not very responsive, sometimes sluggish. Not great until got the latest firmware update. Not really supporting adobe flash, doesn't always respond as expected.
Summary Bought this for my wife May 2010. She is very happy with it - mainly uses it to surf the internet, read books, check email. Gave it 5 stars because of the price, super cheap. Very light and thin.
It's not especially responsive, not too easy to type. But good for the price.
Pros Does what you need it to do. Good battery life. BIG screen. Good touch Screen. Runs Android 2.2 but IMO the OS is a bit apart from the tablet. Price (at the time). Decent update intervals. Easy RMA when you need it.
Cons A bit sluggish. Sometimes more sometimes less - each firmware update has it's own effect. Only HDMI video out (I'm still in the dark ages lol). No buttons - sometimes I'd rather NOT have to touch the screen.
Archos abandonment issues - they have a tende
Summary For Dec 2010 this was the best I found for the price. Ipad was out of my league $$. It's pretty good for what I use it for - reading, web browsing, movie watching. Multitasking is overrated since I can't physically do all 3 at once. 3G might be interesting but no until i can purchase just a chunk of data to use in my own time.
Pros Price, Android, PC File Transfer, E-reader, MicroSD, Flash
Cons Screen (viewing angles prevent people watching over your sholder)
Summary Does the basics really well even if not as polished as the iPad. Not being dependent on itunes is a huge plus. Nice personal entertainment device that is easy to use if you're mildly competent at reading forums to maximize the user experience. Tablets seem to be used for playing games, surfing the web, email, music, and videos - this tablet does all of that.
Pros It allow you to watch media off your network, good battery life, support most video formats, and you can down load and install the full android market place from the Archos forum (without hacking).
Cons Tethering in not supported on all phone, and the full android market place would not let you install some apps (that true with all devices).
Summary For $250 for the 8GB and $300 for the 16GB, and you get a VGA cam, expandable to 40 -48GB, and tons of apps (once you install the full market place). All I am saying, compare it to the Samsung galaxy tab (which I returned).
Pros 10 inch screen. Android 2.2 Froyo, HDMI and USB Host port.
Cons I can say that I do agree that the screen could be ALOT better, but for the price I am willing to make that sacrifice.
Summary With all of the things it's missing, with a little research there are addons that will give you the google market and the respective apps. I wish out of the box it was set, but I do believe once I have hacked mine, it really opened up this device. Don't count it out in the sea of other tablets out there. I'm happy I bought mine.