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Pros: Good 480GB and Fast for the price
Cons: Not as fast as some of the other drives out there and it's a 3.5" drive rather than the more common 2.5" drives.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Archos - 7 Home Tablet running Google ANDROID
Pros: It's big, a nice 7 inches which is great for watching movies and also a plus if you have big fingers when using the touch screen. It's cheap for a 7inch android tablet. The touch screen is pretty good with the updated firmware (greatly improved over shipping firmware).
You can stream video and music to it if you're willing to play around with it. Great as an ebook reader. Good for browsing the internet on the go so long as you can find a wi-fi. Also useful to go over pictures you may have just taken rather than viewing them on a camera's smaller screen. There's also alternate firmware out there to give you root access and do a little development on it if you want.
Build quality is decent enough and while the CPU isn't the fastest it gets the job done. You get stereo speakers and the device itself doesn't feel cheap. The kickstand is great when watching movies of viewing pictures.
Cons: Only andriod 1.5 (which means no flash and alot less apps). Struggles with some video encoding more than others so the smoothness of playback will depend on how the video is encoded. The speakers could be a little louder. Battery life could be better especially if you try to increase the brightness on the movies. I had to reset it once using the difficult to get to reset button on the back (had to use a bent staple). You need to update the firmware before you try to use the apps lib. Not good for gaming.
Other Thoughts: Took this on my trip to Vegas. Used it to look up directions and show times as well as watch movies while waiting at the airport and on the flight or waiting in line. Very easy for two people to see a movie on it.
If you want more from a tablet you can get the much better, though smaller, archos 43 for around 220 at other e-tailers or pay more for the updated archos 70. If you just want something basic to surf the web, read some ebooks, play music, and watch videos without spending alot of money then this is your tablet.
Yes Walgreen's has a cheap $100 tablet and the one at K-mart looks better on paper, but after seeming some of those video reviews I'd rather buy something I know is actually going to work and that's the Archos 7 HT.
Pros: It's a 5870, currently the fastest GPU there is and runs everything a throw at it on the highest settings. It has a better PCB and cooler than reference models allowing it to run cooler and quieter than reference models. This is the same design they are going to use on their Super Overclock model so you know it has some overclocking headroom. If you are going to put two together in crossfire and have them right next to each other then you want this model since the inverted fans will help it breath easier. The two fans speed up under load, but it's still rather quiet for a 5870.
Cons: It's a 5870 so it's long and uses alot of power. Make sure you have a quality PSU. Also the fan on the back basically just blows heated air out the back of the card so make sure you have good case ventilation.
Other Thoughts: I can't believe how fast this card is. It's a monster. Of course, it's a bit overkill for me since I play at 1680x1050 and even with the highest settings in any game it doesn't break a sweat. I plan to upgrade my PSU and ad another one in crossfire to enjoy eye infinity, but that will take a little saving up
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