Several Archos 97 owners agreed that the product was good looking. In November last year Matt wrote on Amazon “Display pretty good.”. Three years ago Soundasleeper said “This arrived yesterday so I'm still getting to grips with some aspects of it, however so far I have to say I'm pretty impressed” in their review of this tablet. Soundasleeper also wrote “The screen is pretty amazing, bright, sharp”.
One Archos 97 reviewer who reviewed this tablet reckoned that it was ergonomic. Three years ago Daphne wrote “An ergonomic mistake” but despite that she gave it a score of 3 stars. One Archos 97 reviewer who bought it thought it was smooth. Tme Mccoy-Page wrote in their review of this tablet “Downstairs it is smooth and fast”.
Several people considered that the product was well made. Soundasleeper said in their review of the Archos 97 three years ago “Overall the tablet has a satisfyingly solid feel and the buttons etc seem fine”.
One person said in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch. Annie wrote in her review of this tablet on Amazon “The charging port has already broken! Considering I am very very careful with my technology, this is evidently a fault”.
Good Picture Quality
A few customers who reviewed this tablet agreed that it had good picture quality. David Scott wrote on Amazon “As another reviewer pointed out, "A really picky person might say there is a little lag when sliding through some live wall papers or a really graphics intense web page.” in his review of this tablet and rated the product 80 out of 100.
One person said that the product had good colour saturation. Three years ago David Scott scored the product 4 stars and he said “It produces lovely vibrant colours” in his review of the Archos 97. One person mentioned in their reviews that this tablet was good for watching movies. Two years ago Pen Name wrote in their Archos 97 review on Amazon “The screen I have to admit is amazing for watching movies on”.
A few customers who reviewed it agreed that it was good value for money. Philip Sheffer gave it a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review “What astounding value and a great screen”. Philip Sheffer also said “O so much better value for moneyfor the kisd to play with”. Ptharriman mentioned “Excellent item the screen resolution is excellent and the item arrived very quickly excellent value for money keep up the good work” and gave this tablet an excellent review.
One Archos 97 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was cheap. David Scott mentioned in his review “I recommend it if you are on a tight budget”. One customer considered that it was a bargain for the price. Piratone mentioned “I thought i bought it cheap £85.” in their review of this tablet however they only scored it 1 stars.
Acceptable Noise Level
Some people who purchased it agreed that it was quiet. Dave the Brave wrote in his review of this tablet “Speaker volume extremely quiet” although he only gave the product a rating of 40 out of 100. Three years ago David Scott wrote in his review “I feel that I must point out that the in-built tablet speakers are absolutely awful! They are extremely quiet, even when on full volume”.
Good Product Quality
Five Archos 97 reviewers who purchased it reckoned that it was good quality. Two years ago Mr. S. Dixon mentioned “Beautiful build quality.” but they rated it 2 stars. Pen Name wrote “Personally if your looking at a tablet go for a nexus since they have exceptional build quality and amazing performance” in their review of the Archos 97 but despite that they only rated the product 2 stars. In November last year The Crusader wrote in their review of the Archos 97 “I would suggest saving up for a bit longer to get a better quality tablet (I don't know which one, as I don't have any experience with any others).”.
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Easy to Use
Three Archos 97 reviewers considered that this tablet was easy to use. Rob said three years ago “It was easy to use initially and the set up was simple, I bought some other stuff to use with it such as a 64g card” in his review of the Archos 97. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on expert website Trusted Reviews “The Archos 97 Titanium HD is a decent Android tablet that offers a good quality screen, build quality and is very easy to use” in their review of this tablet.
One customer who purchased this tablet concluded that it had a good experience. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ mentioned “While it does have a decent display the overall experience left us a bit empty” in their review of the Archos 97.
Good Technical Features
A few Archos 97 owners who bought it thought it had good features. M. Canning said in their Archos 97 review “The graphics it has to be said are outstanding and there are a load of features that are just 'wow”.
One customer mentioned in their reviews that this tablet was tight. One customer said in their reviews that it was thin. Notebookcheck.net mentioned in their review of the Archos 97 “It is slim, well-built and the aluminum chassis makes not only a s”.
Flash Storage Medium
This tablet supports a Flash storage medium, which is the most frequently supported storage medium on tablet computers that are a similar age to it.
The Archos 97 is 3G compatible, unlike most of the other similar spec tablet computers that are a comparable age to the 97 which are not 3G compatible.
This tablet computer has a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many tablets of a comparable type and age to it.
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Expert Reviews Are Poor
On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, notebookcheck.net and 01net.com the average expert rating of this tablet computer is 57%. The expert review sites aren't convinced by this tablet.
Poor Owner Reviews
The average owner rating of this tablet is 54 out of 100 based on 27 owner reviews. This puts this Archos tablet computer in the bottom 9% of all the tablets of a comparable type and age when ranked by average owner review score.
Archos Only Has Unexceptional Tablet Computer Reviews
Tablet computers manufactured by Archos have unexceptional reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all tablets (not just tablet computers) and found that Archos also has unexceptional reviews across its entire range.
Some people who reviewed it concluded that it was not wifi compatible. M. Canning mentioned on Amazon “Other than that the device is good, although I found the wifi weak needing me to be near the router” in their review of the Archos 97 and scored this tablet 40 out of 100. M. Canning also mentioned “Wireless connection is very poor as others can connect easily with other devices (e.g”. Last year Piratone said “Wifi was hit and miss at first” in their Archos 97 review.
One Archos 97 reviewer who bought this tablet thought it was not able to connect to the internet. One person wrote in their reviews that the product did not have email functionality. Strangely said “Its slow to wake up, takes ages to update email, apps etc” in their review of the Archos 97.
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Poor Battery Life
A number of people who purchased the Archos 97 reckoned that it did not have a good battery life. Annie wrote on Amazon “I have now had this for approximately 3 days use and the battery life is not that great (may be down to my usage?)”. Daphne rated it 60 out of 100 and she wrote on Amazon “Very poor battery life, about 2.5 hours, that rules it out as a portable device”. Soundasleeper wrote on Amazon “Not too sure about battery life yet”.
One Archos 97 owner concluded that it was not quick to charge.
One person who purchased the product considered that it was not good for making skype calls.
Inferior Sound Quality
One customer who reviewed this tablet considered that it did not have good sound quality.
Very Small Internal Storage Capacity
The Archos 97 has one of the smaller internal storage capacity (only 4 gigabytes) amongst similar spec tablet computers of this age. Tablet computers that have been available for more than two years have internal storage capacity of between 0.25GB and 260GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 19GB.
The smallest internal memory of tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the 97 is 0.25GB, the largest is 8GB, and the average internal memory is 1.5GB. When compared to other tablets of this age and type, the internal memory of the Archos 97 of only 0.5 gigabytes is one of the smallest.
Very Short Continuous Audio Playback Time
The Archos 97 has one of the shorter continuous audio playback times (only 20 hours) amongst similar spec tablet computers of this age. Tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the 97 have continuous audio playback times of between 4h and 250h, and the average continuous audio playback time is 110h.
With a weight of 650 grams, the Archos 97 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other tablets of a similar age and spec to the 97. Tablet computers that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 120g and 8.5kg.
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Released Over Four Years Ago
This tablet computer has been on the market for over four years.
Average Processor Clock Speed
The Archos 97 has a relatively standard processor clock speed (1.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to the 97.
Other 1.4GHz processor clock speed tablets currently available that you might want to consider include the SM-P6000 Galaxy Note, or the SM-P6000 Galaxy Note both from Samsung which has better reviews.
If you would prefer a tablet computer with a higher rear camera resolution then you might want to consider the Touch 4S (2.1MP), or the 7S Angry Birds (2.1MP) both from Kurio or the Huawei MediaPad 10 Link+ (3MP) which also has a higher rating.
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