Archos 5 250GB Internet Media Tablet MP3 Player Reviews

22 customer reviews

+ This MP3/MP4 player scores high on design. - It scores poorly on battery life.

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9.0 out of 10 based on 22 reviews.
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Tim, Tamworth

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Does everything you could want in one small package - excellent screen. Would have got 10 out of 10, if not for battery life.
Bad points:
Always seems to be on charge.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Sound quality 9.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 10.0
Range of features 10.0
Portability 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Jun 2009

Denise, Stoke on Trent

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Really brilliant - size wise and everything - picture on the screen absolutely superb
Bad points:
Honestly can't think of any at all
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Sound quality 10.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 10.0
Range of features 10.0
Portability 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Aug 2009

Alan, Borough Green, Sevenoaks.

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Ease of use,good size to carry around,large memory,Easy to get started.
Bad points:
Have not found any yet
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Sound quality 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 10.0
Range of features 9.0
Portability 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Jun 2009

Lee, Snodland

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Good Screen and easy to use menus
Bad points:
Only the battery life is not so good, but if your using it with the Docking station it works well
Overall rating 9.0
Sound quality 8.0
Battery life 3.0
Design/build quality 9.0
Range of features 9.0
Display Quality 9.0
Portability 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Dec 2008

Mark, Stoke-on-Trent

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Does Everything and not tied to iTunes like an iPod.
Bad points:
Accessories not available in a lot of shops.
Overall rating 9.0
Sound quality 10.0
Battery life 8.0
Design/build quality 9.0
Range of features 10.0
Display Quality 10.0
Portability 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Feb 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
fantastic looking and easy to use.
gives superb variety in entertainment options
sound and picture quality is superb
Bad points:
Takes far too long to charge up from USB connction to computer.
added expense of having to buy lot's of features to make the most of the unit
Online games for purchase are a bit naff
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 9.0
Range of features 9.0
Portability 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Sep 2009

des, preston

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
every thing it says in the advertising is true a remarkable piece of kit cannot praise it enough
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Sound quality 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 10.0
Range of features 10.0
Portability 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Jul 2009

Product Features

Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 320
Playback formats WAV
Playback formats AAC
Playback formats WMV
Playback formats WMA
Playback formats AVI
Playback formats MP3
Playback formats MPEG 4
Playback formats OGG
Touchscreen No
Media format Hard disk drive
Music playtime (Hours) 12
Video playtime (Hours) 4
Display technology TFT
WiFi Yes
Bluetooth No
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 800
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 480
Weight (g) 250
Release date 39709

Also known as: Archos 5 Internet Media Tablet

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Manufacturer's Description

The Daily Companion
ARCHOS, award-winning for its constant technology innovation and leadership in portable media players now introduces a new concept: the Internet Media Tablet.
The ARCHOS 5 is the flagship of the new range, bringing the customer a new way to enjoy Internet, Media and TV…in a handheld device.

Uncompromised Web surfing in the palm of your hand
With its built-in capabilities, your Internet Media Tablet becomes the ultimate way to surf the web. The amazingly sharp and high-resolution screen lets you navigate effortlessly through the web just like you would on a PC.
Browsing becomes almost seamless with the ARM® Cortex™ processor and the Adobe Flash™ 9 video support. Surfing on a handheld device has never been so fast and smooth.
The full email application lets you read, write, download and send attachments, and manage your contacts.

Your entire digital library in a thin handheld tablet
The ARCHOS 5 features a very high capacity internal hard drive from 60 GB to 250 GB, in slim and sleek enclosures.
You can thus download a vast number of songs and videos from the unique selection of renowned movie and music partners assembled in the Media Club.
You can play movies in HD or DVD quality for the richest media experience on the go.

The ultimate TV experience at home or on the go
Enjoy your ARCHOS contents played directly back to your TV, with the DVR Station. Schedule TV recordings from any channel on your cable or set-top box in just a few clicks. Then choose when and where you want to watch them.
Play back all your digital content from your ARCHOS 5 to your TV, even in HD quality, at 720p.

Have fun discovering your future daily companion.

Full web browsing
With an 800 pixels wide resolution and a 5” screen1, you can browse the Web in full width just like on your PC. No need to zoom in and out, web pages are fully displayed on the ARCHOS screen. Plus, with Adobe Flash™ 9 video support, you can natively browse video-sharing websites such as Dailymotion™ or Youtube™.

Introducing the world’s first implementation of the ARM® Cortex™ superscalar microprocessor, ARCHOS 5 offers an unrivalled web experience no more endless waiting for the page to be loaded, just grab your ARCHOS 5 and check the latest news right away. Your PC wouldn’t have finished booting up by the time you put the ARCHOS back in your pocket


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