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[quote author=Noah98 link=topic=417.msg3564#msg3564 date=1275278325]how does the apad compare with the archos 7 home tablet?[/quote]Mainly the same specs, Archos 7 has ALOT more memory space while the aPad is ALOT cheaper.out of the two, get the aPad, alot cheaper and is faster and runs android while Archos 7 runs a mediocre mini Linux OS
 

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[quote author=Nighson link=topic=417.msg3566#msg3566 date=1275279332][quote author=Noah98 link=topic=417.msg3564#msg3564 date=1275278325]how does the apad compare with the archos 7 home tablet?[/quote]Mainly the same specs, Archos 7 has ALOT more memory space while the aPad is ALOT cheaper.out of the two, get the aPad, alot cheaper and is faster and runs android while Archos 7 runs a mediocre mini Linux OS[/quote]Archos 7 home tablet and APAD has same chipset and android 1.5APAD is much cheaper than archos 7 home tablet with g sensor and webcam.but Archos is much bigger than apad manufactor.If you can buy similar price with shipment fee, I think archos 7 home tablet is better choice.
 

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Apad is much cheaper? ~$25 cheaper last I checked, and thats only if you get free shipping with the apad like you do with the Archos 7 HT from amazon.And for that $25 you get a better unit, though possibly a less open one at the moment (at least until the archosfans guys get to work on it). Including a USB host mode, 2 built in speaks, a better built in mic, a much better battery, and better video playback and codec support.
 

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but accelerometer and webcam are pretty big omissions. You won't replace them with a future firmware upgrade. I would put money where the hardware is.
 

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Meh, at this price point, I'm not seeing those as major issues, to be honest.Even on my Eken, I've often turned off the accelerometer, and there are apps that make manual changes very easy and quick (and dare I say more responsive often than having to relay on the accelerometer).Given a choice, I'd rather have than not have it, but it isnt a deal breaker at this level, IMO.Nor is the camera. But then I'm not looking at the tablets in this low end as devices that should be the end all/do all devices. You simply can't go into this level of the market expecting that.Which is why saying "this device is better than that one because of _____" is less about the device and more about what your own personal requirements are. Some devices will fill that need without compromising your other needs sufficiently, others won't. And those requirements and needs will vary from person to person.The Archos 7 HT is still THE video playback device at this price point, and the strongest battery life contender.
 

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Also understand that the cameras on these are nothing to get excited about. They are very low res, and do not work with Google shopper (take a picture of a bar code and get online prices), even though shopper was preinstalled on my device.
 

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A few more questions:How cheap can I get an apad (shipping included)? The Archos is only $199 with free shippingIs there a browser that allows portrait browsing on the Archos 7?Price is important to me, but I want a unit that does what I need it to. Mainly ereading, comic reading, light casual gaming, web browsing (portrait browsing is important to me), decent video playback, basic photo viewing, pdf and document viewing. I also want snappy bootup, shutdown, and interface navigation. Netflix would also be cool, but I don't think it's available for Android yet!I was going to get an Archos, but I want to browse in portrait mode and have access to newer apps like the upcoming Kindle for Android.Taking my needs into account, how would the apad work for me?Thanks!
 

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[quote author=Noah98 link=topic=417.msg3644#msg3644 date=1275318932]A few more questions:How cheap can I get an apad (shipping included)? The Archos is only $199 with free shipping[/quote]Check the aPad link in my signature.
Is there a browser that allows portrait browsing on the Archos 7?
I have no idea.
Price is important to me, but I want a unit that does what I need it to.
Price is pretty much the same on both devices.
Mainly ereading, comic reading, light casual gaming, web browsing (portrait browsing is important to me), decent video playback, basic photo viewing, pdf and document viewing.
Both devices can do these things very well. The reason why I got the aPad instead of the Archos 7 (I had already ordered it then cancelled) is that I can access the Android Market on the aPad and thus have a lot of different softwares to choose from. On the Archos AppLib there are like 2,000 applications.I also got it because it has the G-Sensor, so tilting the screen will allow for easy lanscape/portrait change.
I also want snappy bootup, shutdown, and interface navigation.
No idea what you mean with that.
Netflix would also be cool, but I don't think it's available for Android yet!
There is a Netflix app on the Android Market already, but i can not use it, because I am from Europe.
 

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If you go through ebay you can get one for pretty cheap, I won mine for $157.50, You will have to wait weeks to receive it from china though.
 

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I have an Archos 7 Home Tablet and the Apad. There is no comparison. The Apad feels like a prototype against the Archos. It has a whopping 44 hour battery life while playing music. And 7 hours watching movies. I can watch full HD videos without even a glint of lag. Screen response is much faster, browsing is OK. And did I mention it just looks great?
 

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Thanks for the comparison! Have you found a way to browse in portrait mode on the Archos? Also, which device is better for the web, the Archos or the Apad?How do they compare for ereading? About the same?
 

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[quote author=marceldupr link=topic=417.msg5249#msg5249 date=1275730578] And did I mention it just looks great?[/quote]Hi. Could you comment on flash support on Archos and most importantly could you also explain the thing with Archos video plug-ins: are they essential for video playback or not, is Archos capable of playing video from NAS?
 

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[quote author=marceldupr link=topic=417.msg5249#msg5249 date=1275730578]I have an Archos 7 Home Tablet and the Apad. There is no comparison. The Apad feels like a prototype against the Archos. It has a whopping 44 hour battery life while playing music. And 7 hours watching movies. I can watch full HD videos without even a glint of lag. Screen response is much faster, browsing is OK. And did I mention it just looks great?[/quote]What's the comparison of the touch response between the two? And how easy/difficult is it to get youtube up and running no the Archos? Is it just a simple case of installing the apk? And have you found any android apps that just won't install/work properly on the Archos?
 

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I have had 2 Archos 7 HTs within the last 2 weeks. The first one randomly shut down due to a firmware bug (Auto-Suspend bug) and the second would lock up every other time I used it. While I agree the A7HT is a nicer device, Archos' well known lack of quality assurance and customer service make it a no go for me. I got a refund and am looking elsewhere for another tablet.
 
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