so my first review on the archos 43General


  1. Metalhead088

    Metalhead088 New Member

    So i recieved my archos a week or so ago, and before i reviewed anything i wanted to make sure i had got used to it all, so before i bought this device i read mixed reviews of it and watched alot of youtube videos about it, Some problems related to keyboard problems and generally being quite slow, so i unboxed the device and updated its firmware which i have heard alot of folks have issues with, and when i turned off the live wallpaper and reset the device after it had installed its software, it soon came to me that it was actually fairly fast. There are a few things that aren't too amazing about it for example the camera is a bit weak, the volume buttons rattle around a bit, and the keyboard does indeed have issues, now i know people will tell me oh well its because of the resisitive touch screen, well this is actually a bit better than the other touch screens ive come across, not as good as a capacitive, I do enjoy the pinch to zoom on my htc desire. Anyway i found some more issues with peoples reactions to the video playback and noticed some people had said its too dark, now i decided to watch Star trek the next generation but i had decided to turn up the brightness of the device and sure enough it was fine, i also did it without and it was fine too, for music and video its awesome playback the screen doesn't lag as much and internet browsing is a bit slow due to my G+ router and the device has an N+ wifi card inside. For a device that i will be using for mostly for the music and will be putting it in the car whilst i travel. :D

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  2. fberus

    fberus Member

    Have you figured out how a "reasonable" way to create, download and update playlists? Only the French could ship a device that is this ridiculously bad. It's supposed to be a an MP3 player for crying out loud. How can it possibly be this bad?
  3. Metalhead088

    Metalhead088 New Member

    In all honesty i have no idea, thats typically archos problems i think hopefully some of there firmware updates should help but I am not too sure, i have been using it for a while now and its okay for in the car use i suppose but else where i have just not bothered lol. I am going to be starting to look into a different tablet soon
  4. Metalhead088

    Metalhead088 New Member

    hi fberus, okay ive actually just made my own playlist on the archos its slightly odd way to do it, as you have to click on a song hold it there till it makes new playlist option once its done that make a name up and start adding songs there, I hope this works for you:)
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