The folks of Crunchgear have been playing with the Archos 5 Internet Tablet for about a month now, in its Android version. They have the 32GB flash version, a pretty compact tablet and a very compelling device, with a great battery life, huge list of features and functions, plus a neat web browser.


One should keep in mind that this Internet tablet doesn’t provide access to the Android Market, but its specs will quickly make you forget about this downside: 4.8 inch 800 x 480 touchscreen display, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, 22 hours of audio playback, 7 hours of video thanks to the great battery and a microSD card slot.

Archos 5 with Android retails for $379.99 and can be considered a jack of all trades device, supporting tons of audio and video codecs, web surfing, email, GPS, streaming, digital video recording, gaming, photo editing and more. On the cons side, we find the price a bit big, specially since you have to pay to unlock extra features (GPS subscription, DVR functionality) and we miss Android Market.

The full review is available here, if you want more details.



[via Crunchgear]