CNET Top 5
CNET editors round up their favorite tablets, including products from Apple, Samsung, and Google.
The Archos 5 is a great video player, but it disappoints as a premium Android Internet tablet and GPS unit.
The Archos 5 boasts an improved screen size, image resolution, and sound quality over its predecessor, but its Web browser and Flash media playback are disappointing for a product marketed on the strength of its Internet media capabilities.
The Archos 70 offers more horsepower and features than any other tablet under $300, but its limitations make it more of a toy than a tool.
The Archos 101 tablet's price is right and the screen is ample, but the experience is outdated and performance is sluggish.
The Archos 32 tablet offers many of the core features of Android 2.2 at an attractive price, but its keyboard is too impractical to rely on as a productivity tool, and the Archos-managed app store limits the device's overall potential.
The Archos 605 WiFi portable video player is one of the best mobile distractions money can buy.
The Archos 7 Home Tablet isn't going to amaze you with its specs or features, but its low price and core Android features--Web, e-mail, media playback--make it a workable iPad alternative.
The uberversatile Archos 404 camcorder is a good option for anyone looking to buy a compact portable video player with a nice screen. It's an OK convergence device, but it makes a far better video player than camcorder.
Measurable bulk and pricey 160GB version aside, the do-it-all Archos 504 is an awesome A/V performer.
The do-everything Archos 604 WiFi is completely stacked with awesome video playback, Web surfing, and other useful features, but the sluggish processor keeps the experience from being totally satisfying.