Product Type: Archos portable MD players
Newest Review: ... trade off is worth it for the screen size. On many occasions I had five or six people sat around watching a movie on it, so it's not ju... more
Great portable video player that can entertain a group of people at the same time
Member Name: roskelld
Advantages: Large screen, large capcity
Disadvantages: Not as easy to carry as an iPod
I was looking for something to watch movies on and listen to music as I went travelling, and this certainly fit the bill.
The device is larger than a typical MP3 player, it comes under the PVP (Personal Video Player) title, but the trade off is worth it for the screen size.
On many occasions I had five or six people sat around watching a movie on it, so it's not just a personal device, as it can be enjoyed by a group of people; something that an iPod would struggle to do.
The 160GB HDD is perfect for holding a massive amount of music and movies (something in the region of 200). But another bonus is that it can store photos too, and with the travel adaptor (sold separately) it's possible to plug a digital camera directly into the device and back up photos without the need for a PC.
The down sides:
The internal speaker leaves a lot to be desired, I took a set of portable speakers with me to use when watching movies in a group.
The size, as already mentioned is quite big, but that's the trade off of having such a large screen.
I'd recommend this device for people that do a lot of travelling and don't want to lug around a laptop to keep themselves entertained.
Summary: Great device for someone that likes a lot of entertainment on the go.
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