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Old January 31st, 2011, 08:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm considering having letting Uncle Sam buy me an Archos 70 or 101 (the joys of being incredibly poor during Tax Year 2010 ). What do you guys like about it, especially compared to other Tablets (possibly wait for the iPad 2 to come out, and pick up an iPad classic for cheap, or gTablet, or something similar)? And more importantly, what DON'T you like about it? What's annoying or could be better? I'm also considering either the Nook, or Kindle (definitely like something I can read on [which I know the eInk devices do a far better job], but multitasking would also be nice).

Also, I know that I can root, but are there any options for ROMs?

And does anybody use one with a Droid Incredible? Can i tether out of the box, or do I need to root the phone?

Thanks for any input!

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Forum.ArchosFans.com - View topic - Owner Reviews - A101

see the above post for lots of owner reviews.

I am very pleased with mine (I am 'brownrat' on that forum).
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Any tablet coming out soon is going to kick the Archos in the rear so I'd recommend waiting. If you want a pretty decent inexpensive tablet now, then Archos is good. I don't regret it.

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I agree, there will be better android tablets out soon, but I doubt we will see them for a few months yet and not for less than 300.

the archos gen8 tablets are the best value option available NOW, they are well supported with 4 firmware updates since xmas, well spec'd with hdmi out, usb, etc, light weight and have great battery life.
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C'mon! You forgot THIN, REALLY THIN! lol
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Now there is an easy "one click root" option for the Archos!

http://androidforums.com/archos-all-things-root/271852-temp-permanent-one-click-root-archos-70-101-tablets.html
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Although I haven't used the bigger tablet, the 70 with the capacitive screen beats all other devices I've had with resistive touch screens. Can't beat the price.
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Well I just bought a Nook Color. I decided that I mostly wanted an eReader that can do other things, the Nook was a better choice. And that screen is awesome!
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Did you actually physically play with and compare the Nook to a 70 or 101?

I picked up a 101 for the girlfriend and played with it long enough to add the Market to it, move some of the home panel icons around and start one of the included movies.

The 101 versus my Evo: Its not too bad but yeah, the screen on the 101 isn't as impressive as I'd hoped for. - I'm thinking she's going to have a hard time viewing it outdoors too which is something she will probably want to do when the weather is good...


I'm curious if maybe I shouldn't have gone the Nook route myself now....
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Did you actually physically play with and compare the Nook to a 70 or 101?

I picked up a 101 for the girlfriend and played with it long enough to add the Market to it, move some of the home panel icons around and start one of the included movies.

The 101 versus my Evo: Its not too bad but yeah, the screen on the 101 isn't as impressive as I'd hoped for. - I'm thinking she's going to have a hard time viewing it outdoors too which is something she will probably want to do when the weather is good...


I'm curious if maybe I shouldn't have gone the Nook route myself now....
No. I wish I could have but it's kind of hard to when nobody carries the thing (atleast none of the 5 stores in NW Minnesota/NE Wisconsin).

Although I know UBRocked has both (I think he has the A70, but dollars to donuts the screens are basically the same, minus the size/resolution change).
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No. I wish I could have but it's kind of hard to when nobody carries the thing (atleast none of the 5 stores in NW Minnesota/NE Wisconsin).

Although I know UBRocked has both (I think he has the A70, but dollars to donuts the screens are basically the same, minus the size/resolution change).
Yeah, they are comparable. The higher resolution on the Nookcolor is gonna be nice for Honeycomb...but for Froyo all it really means is smaller icons, smaller text...but better quality due to the higher resolution.

I've never had an issue with either screen...they are both nice.
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Thanks guys.. - Saved me time going to B&N to check out the Nook in person which is a lot more valuable than it probably sounds..

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At HHGreg they sell the 70 for $180 and the 101 for $300 this week.
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I'm considering having letting Uncle Sam buy me an Archos 70 or 101 (the joys of being incredibly poor during Tax Year 2010 ). What do you guys like about it, especially compared to other Tablets (possibly wait for the iPad 2 to come out, and pick up an iPad classic for cheap, or gTablet, or something similar)? And more importantly, what DON'T you like about it? What's annoying or could be better? I'm also considering either the Nook, or Kindle (definitely like something I can read on [which I know the eInk devices do a far better job], but multitasking would also be nice).

Also, I know that I can root, but are there any options for ROMs?

And does anybody use one with a Droid Incredible? Can i tether out of the box, or do I need to root the phone?

Thanks for any input!
I have my Archos on order from Amazon, so all I can say is I got it, because I love Android, and for the fact that Archos has already put out a lot of firmware updates.....try and get that for the Xoom from Verizon!!!
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I am not a tablet kind of guy, but it looks and sounds neat.
Archos 70 eReader is also a good option and not that pricey.
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