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    Yeah I can say that I own an archos 70 IT and i just love it. The latest firmware update has fixed a lot of the issues that plagued them. The only drawback is that the screen res is not 1024*600(like the other tabs). But I personally think the screen is sharp enough for most! There is a downloadable .apk for the market and google maps and the such that works flawlessly. goto archosfans forum for more details. I think the file is gappsforarchos2.apk or somehting like that. Anyway, for the price, this thing kicks ****! grab one!
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    I use an 8GB archos 70 for work at my school. Its okay as it comes; Nook looks great on it. Works even better once you load on the android market and swype! If you are going to use it as a media viewer definitely grab the 250gb hard drive version as it fills up quickly!
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    I ordered one. Will be here Monday. I can't wait. I dont plan on storing alot of media so I went with the 8G..mainly for price. I'm super psyched...
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    I have the 250GB version. I am quite happy with it.

    Is there anything specific you want to know. Your post was very vague.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimeHunter View Post
    I have the 250GB version. I am quite happy with it.

    Is there anything specific you want to know. Your post was very vague.
    No. Not really. I was just looking for positive experiences. I read just about every review I could find and most of them are unsatisfied with it but they compare it to the Galaxy Tab and other high ends tablets. I refuse to pay that much. hearing from people who actually use it was what I was looking for. So far so good. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bosco388 View Post
    No. Not really. I was just looking for positive experiences. I read just about every review I could find and most of them are unsatisfied with it but they compare it to the Galaxy Tab and other high ends tablets. I refuse to pay that much. hearing from people who actually use it was what I was looking for. So far so good. :-)
    I made the conscious decision "against" the Galaxy Tab. I did not want to pay the premium for the included 3G capability, GPS, or higher resolution screen. My phone already has 3G and is a wireless hotspot where I already pay a significant price for data, already has GPS, and unless you are really looking with a critical eye you'll never notice the difference in resolution on the 7" screen.

    The Archos has good build quality, despite what many reviewers have said.

    That and paying almost half the price for something with 20 times the storage was a win for me. I have a large media library and don't have the option to change it out frequently, so having that storage matters to me. No one else except Archos provides that in tablet form with that kind of battery life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garrett 77 View Post
    I use an 8GB archos 70 for work at my school. Its okay as it comes; Nook looks great on it. Works even better once you load on the android market and swype! If you are going to use it as a media viewer definitely grab the 250gb hard drive version as it fills up quickly!
    Hi, I just got my 250gb archos 70. Were you able to download the kindle and nook apps without android market?
    I have a mac. will I still be able to get the android marketplace?
    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetinabug View Post
    Hi, I just got my 250gb archos 70. Were you able to download the kindle and nook apps without android market?
    I have a mac. will I still be able to get the android marketplace?
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    First, congrats on your purchase - I think you'll be pleased. I got one for the family as a Christmas gift, and they love it - it gets well-used every day.

    I can't comment on kindle and nook outside of the marketplace, since I installed the marketplace before doing anything else on it when I got it; but I can tell you that you'll have no problem installing the market regardless of what kind of computer you have. Go to this website on your Archos and follow the instructions - Wiki.ArchosFans.com - then download the apk directly onto the tablet. I had absolutely no issues with my install following those steps, though I will mention that I had nothing installed on mine prior to the market installation (as is recommended).
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    I have the ARchos 70 too..it works great..i just haven't figured out how to get gif files to play yet..other than that..it's flawless !!
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    The best place for instructions on how to install Google Android Market is here. The best forums are here.
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    I waited for 71 days to receive my Archos 70 Internet Tablet 250GB! Had it for a couple weeks now, and I'm very pleased.

    Had a few issues at first, and I almost sent it back. Did the Market fix several times, and some other tweaking.

    This is an awesome gadget! Internet is reasonably fast. I have 622 apps on my Archos! After doing some research, I decided to go with the Archos 70 IT 250GB because this nifty little tablet has so much to offer, and at a reasonable price.

    I paid $343, plus $49 for a three-year extended warranty, and I'm well pleased. I can read articles, documents, books, surf the web, type notes, listen to Internet radio, my MP3 music files, store thousands of pictures, watch videos, record voice, take pictures, set an alarm to wake me up, keep track of appointments and events, play games, catch the news, weather ....

    Files transfer easily from my MacPro to my Archos. The Archos shows up on the Mac desktop just like another hard drive or memory card.

    Battery life is pretty good. I take the Archos with me to work. Leave around 6:15, and by the time I get home, around 3:30-4:30, there is still around 50% battery life! I don't use the tablet all day though.

    At home, when I'm using the tablet all day, I get around 5-8 hours, depending on what I'm doing.
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    Where are you guys finding the Archos 70 250GB (or 8GB for that matter)? I'm having issues finding them online.
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    I got my Archos 70 Internet Tablet 250GB from J&R. Had to wait 71 days before I got my tablet. Well worth the wait.

    I paid $343, plus $49 for a three-year extended warranty.

    They gave me a $25 gift coupon, which I used to buy my son the Archos 20b for his birthday.
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    Yeah, I would like to get mine a little faster than that
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimeHunter View Post
    That and paying almost half the price for something with 20 times the storage was a win for me.
    It's actually 31.25 times the storage space!

    Crazy that it is that much more and a lot of people want to store movies on their tabs. Hard to believe other manufacturers aren't also doing the hard drive approach. It's way cheaper, but I'm guessing battery life isn't as good? And I'm sure longevity will be affected on the device... but who cares... the next big thing will be out before a laptop type hard drive dies. I'm sure you could prob replace it with the right tutorial even.
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    I just bought my 250GB on Tigerdirect. They were still sold out on Amazon and some other retailers or had long ship times. Tiger has them going out same day... and I paid $20 to get it next day. I'm flying out next Tuesday to California from the midwest... so I wanted it by Monday. Sooooooo worth it.
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    I have the A70-250Gb.

    Just one problem issue. Don't load to many media files in one session; it upsets the media data base. After a few test files, I loaded 6Gb (over 1000 files) in one go, it fell over big time! Since then I have updated the firmware and been more gentle. Today I reset (rescanned) the media database, well over 1000 files, which took some time. Be "kind" to it the hard drive is not that fast.

    Currently running a stock version of flash (Archos don't have a specific one yet) It just works, but is not reliable. Archos suggested we will have the real one sometime in March.
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    Default Re: Experiences with Archos 70 IT

    I just bought one of of Ebay im looking forward to it. Im flying next week and wanted something to watch movies or play games on not just my phone. I wanted something basic to start out with to see if i will even use a tablet. If i use it alot then i'll upgrade to a different one in the future

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