Archos MP3 Players

Archos 5

Archos 5 ( 250GB)

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on September 24, 2008

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Archos 705 WiFi

Archos 705 WiFi ( 160GB)

Archos 705 WiFi is the biggest, baddest PVP on the market. What you get in screen size, however, you pay for in portability and picture quality.

4 stars Editors' rating on February 22, 2008
Archos 105

Archos 105 ( white)

There are better MP3 players than the Archos 105 available at this price, but few with so large a screen.

3 stars Editors' rating on November 2, 2007
Archos 405

Archos 405 ( 2GB, purple)

As the Archos 605 WiFi's little sib, the Archos 405 holds its own as one of the best portable video players for under $200.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 30, 2007
Archos 605 WiFi

Archos 605 WiFi ( 4GB)

The Archos 605 WiFi portable video player is one of the best mobile distractions money can buy.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on August 30, 2007

MSRP: $229.99

Archos 404 camcorder

Archos 404 camcorder ( 30GB)

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 7, 2007
Archos 704 WiFi

Archos 704 WiFi

The Archos 704 WiFi multimedia player looks amazing on paper, but the Web browsing isn't quite smooth enough. Still, as a video player it succeeds: the large screen size makes it ideal for planes, trains, and automobiles, though it's too big to be an everyday music player.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 6, 2007

MSRP: $399.00

Archos 604

Archos 604 ( 30GB)

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.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 10, 2006

MSRP: $280.99

Archos 504

Archos 504 ( 80GB)

Measurable bulk and pricey 160GB version aside, the do-it-all Archos 504 is an awesome A/V performer.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 3, 2006

MSRP: $399.99

Archos Gmini 104

Archos Gmini 104 ( pink)

If what you're after is a really basic, simple, and cheap MP3 player, the Gmini 104 is a fine choice. People who want up-to-date technology, however, should look elsewhere.

3 stars Editors' rating on July 12, 2006

MSRP: $149.99