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Archos 5 Internet tablet with Android review: Archos 5 Internet tablet with Android

Archos 5 Internet tablet with Android

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Donald Bell

Senior Editor / How To

Donald Bell has spent more than five years as a CNET senior editor, reviewing everything from MP3 players to the first three generations of the Apple iPad. He currently devotes his time to producing How To content for CNET, as well as weekly episodes of CNET's Top 5 video series.

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6.6

Archos 5 Internet tablet with Android

The Good

The Archos 5 Internet tablet/portable media player offers a large, high-resolution touch-screen display, Wi-Fi, music playback, photos, Flash video and game compatibility, Bluetooth, e-mail, a Web browser, a built-in speaker, an integrated kickstand, GPS, and support for a limited selection of Android applications.

The Bad

GPS signal reception is poor enough to make the feature useless; many popular Android apps are unsupported; Flash video support is hit or miss; no multitouch support for keyboard or gestures; text copy and paste is a chore; and the glossy design shows fingerprints.

The Bottom Line

The Archos 5 is a great video player, but it disappoints as a premium Android Internet tablet and GPS unit.
6.6

Archos 5 Internet tablet with Android

Score Breakdown

Design 7Features 8Performance 5
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