Archos 43 16GB reviews and prices: Android 4.3" Tablet

41 customer reviews

+ This tablet PC scores high on portability. - It scores poorly on performance.

£150 at 1 retailer out of 419 retailers checked

8.2 out of 10 based on 41 reviews.
Archos 43 16GB: tablet with WiFi, , and on Android. See full product description
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Sue, General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
I am very pleased with my purchase of this product which has far exceeded my expectations. The Android Market can be downloaded onto this product (instructions on Youtube). The Aldiko App which is an ebook reader is great. The sound quality is also very good and the screen layout is very user-friendly. I have recently discovered that I can record television on my laptop using a free program called Nextpvr and transfer the recording direct to the Archos without having to convert it. (A TV tuner is required for this).
Bad points:
I have connected this to my TV to play videos through the TV using the HDMI cable. I was a little disappointed with the quality but it was an AVI file so I don't know if this would be the reason why.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 19 Apr 2011

Alex, Music, gaming or video fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Huge screen
Really fast internet
Great interface
Surprisingly light
Amazing price!
Bad points:
No Android Market although is a file that you can get with it on it does have a market
Poor camera can't scan barcodes and no flash
Lack of multitouch
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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3 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 17 Feb 2011

Mark,

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great for putting in your pocket and being able to watch films and listen to music on move, with lots of apps and games that will run on it. Ideal device if you don't want a smartphone. MicroSD slot is great, to expand memory and have loads of files on tap. Overall for the money it is a great little device.
Bad points:
The back of the unit looks messy and marked up by hand prints, and has to be wiped. Lack of options on cases, I've got a leather case at present but wound prefer a sillicone case if available. Headphones are okay, but I've reverted to a set I have from a previous Archos purchase.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 15 Feb 2011

Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy menu structure good sound quality and easy to upload music and photos
Bad points:
can change tracks whilst scrolling on the touch screen if pressed too hard
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 15 Apr 2011

Steve , Business user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Incredibly easy to use. I use this primarily for work documents and reading books. I can use the office suite for up to 12 hrs without recharging.
Bad points:
The keyboard can be hard to use without a stylus.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Dec 2010

Graham, Huddersfield Gadget lover

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Archos 43 has a clear screen and many useful features. It is easily portable, fits into the pocket easily. It is great for downloading through wi-fi such as YouTube and there is a good supply of apps available. The processor works quickly and copes well. Videos are clear and can be played easily. Battery life is very good and supports the use of the screen for about 5 hours plus. The camera facility is acceptable but videos can be a little jerky in closeup. Do not expect to replace a decent camera by using the Archos. The price is competitive for the features included.
Bad points:
The touch screen is variable at best and works better with a pointer than the finger. Scrolling for instance through sound files needs practice to prevent loading a sound track you are scrolling past. (My Galaxy S phone touch screen is way ahead on sensitivity and easily controlled by comparison). The connection through HDMI to a TV is a problem I find and leaves a lot to be desired as the screen on the 43 reverts to black and the control is via a pointer which appears on the the TV screen. This needs extreme patience to control at best, as it is very variable, jerky and almost impossible at times to select a particular item. Gaming through the TV HDMI connection is not really possible and needs a high compliance lead.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 6.0
Sound quality 8.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 8.0
Range of features 8.0
Portability 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 08 Jan 2011

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Excellent video support.
Good sound quality.
Bad points:
Limited music player playback options. All mp3 files loaded automatically into the library so talking books and music are all lumped together.
Has been a bit unreliable. It has lost playlists, hung up and had to be reset.
WiFi operation is hit and miss.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Jan 2011

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 4.3
Operating system Android
WiFi Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Width in cm 6.5
Height in cm 13.5
Depth in cm 0.9
Release date 2010-12-07
Video Playback Yes
 

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