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11 Reasons For
Some Archos 97 reviewers who reviewed it wrote that it was good looking. Matt he wrote two years ago “Display pretty good.” in his review of this tablet. Four years ago Soundasleeper wrote on Amazon “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”. Soundasleeper also wrote “The screen is pretty amazing, bright, sharp”.
One Archos 97 owner who bought the product reckoned that it was ergonomic. Daphne said on Amazon “An ergonomic mistake” in her Archos 97 review. One Archos 97 owner reckoned that the product was smooth. Tme Mccoy-Page mentioned on Amazon “Downstairs it is smooth and fast” and rated it 80 out of 100.
A number of people concluded that this tablet was well made. Three years ago Mr. S. Dixon wrote “Beautiful build quality.” in their review of this tablet but in spite of that they only gave it a score of 2 stars. Pen Name mentioned in their review of the Archos 97 “Personally if your looking at a tablet go for a nexus since they have exceptional build quality and amazing performance” but they scored it 40 out of 100. Four years ago Soundasleeper wrote “Overall the tablet has a satisfyingly solid feel and the buttons etc seem fine” in their Archos 97 review.
One person who bought it wrote that it was easy to damage or scratch. Annie said in her review “The charging port has already broken! Considering I am very very careful with my technology, this is evidently a fault” however she rated it 40 out of 100.
Good Picture Quality
Two customers wrote in their reviews that the product 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.”.
One Archos 97 reviewer who purchased it concluded that it had good colour saturation. David Scott gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and he said in his Archos 97 review on Amazon “It produces lovely vibrant colours”. One Archos 97 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was good for watching movies. Pen Name said in their review three years ago “The screen I have to admit is amazing for watching movies on” .
A number of Archos 97 reviewers who reviewed the Archos 97 reckoned that it was good value for money. Philip Sheffer wrote on Amazon “What astounding value and a great screen”. Philip Sheffer also mentioned “O so much better value for moneyfor the kisd to play with”. Ptharriman said on Amazon “Excellent item the screen resolution is excellent and the item arrived very quickly excellent value for money keep up the good work”.
One Archos 97 reviewer considered that the Archos 97 was cheap. David Scott mentioned “I recommend it if you are on a tight budget” in his review of this tablet. One customer reckoned that the Archos 97 was a bargain for the price. Piratone said on Amazon “I thought i bought it cheap £85.”.
Acceptable Noise Level
Some Archos 97 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was quiet. Dave the Brave said in his review “Speaker volume extremely quiet” although he scored it 2 stars. David Scott wrote on Amazon “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” in his review of the Archos 97.
Good Product Quality
A few people wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. The Crusader wrote in their Archos 97 review on Amazon “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 owners who bought it concluded that it was easy to use. Rob mentioned in his review “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”. Trustedreviews.com wrote on 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 the Archos 97.
One person said in their reviews that the product had a good experience. Four years ago Techradar.com/au/ said “While it does have a decent display the overall experience left us a bit empty” in their Archos 97 review.
Good Technical Features
A few people who reviewed the Archos 97 thought it had good features. M. Canning wrote on Amazon “The graphics it has to be said are outstanding and there are a load of features that are just 'wow” yet they only scored the product 40 out of 100.
One Archos 97 reviewer who purchased the product concluded that it was tight.
One Archos 97 reviewer who purchased the product mentioned that it was thin. Notebookcheck.net gave this tablet a rating of 4 stars and mentioned in their review four years ago “It is slim, well-built and the aluminum chassis makes not only a s”.
Flash Storage Media
This tablet computer supports a Flash storage media, which is the most frequently supported storage media on tablet computers of a similar age and type to it.
Flash Storage Medium
This tablet computer has a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to it.
12 Reasons Against
Expert Reviews Are Poor
Based on three expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, notebookcheck.net and 01net.com this tablet computer has an average expert rating of 57%. It seems that tablet experts really don't rate this Archos tablet computer very highly.
Owner Reviews Are Poor
97 owners on average rated this tablet computer 54 out of 100. If all the tablet computers of this age and spec are ranked by average owner review score then this Archos tablet computer is in the bottom 4%.
Archos Tablets Only Have Poor Reviews
Archos is one of the inferior tablet manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Archos also has poor ratings for its tablet computers.
Some Archos 97 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was not wifi compatible. M. Canning gave it a score of 2 stars and mentioned “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. M. Canning also wrote “Wireless connection is very poor as others can connect easily with other devices (e.g”. Piratone wrote “Wifi was hit and miss at first” in their review.
One Archos 97 owner wrote in their reviews that it was not able to connect to the internet. One customer who reviewed this tablet reckoned that it did not have email functionality. Four years ago Strangely mentioned in their Archos 97 review on Amazon “Its slow to wake up, takes ages to update email, apps etc”.
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Poor Battery Life
Several Archos 97 owners concluded that the Archos 97 did not have a good battery life. Annie mentioned in her review 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 said “Very poor battery life, about 2.5 hours, that rules it out as a portable device” and scored the product 60 out of 100. Soundasleeper mentioned on Amazon “Not too sure about battery life yet”.
One person who reviewed the product wrote that it was not quick to charge.
One Archos 97 reviewer who reviewed the product thought it was not good for making skype calls.
Inferior Sound Quality
One Archos 97 owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it did not have good sound quality.
Very Small Internal Storage Capacity
The average internal storage capacity of tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the 97 is 19GB. The Archos 97 has a quite small internal storage capacity (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the 97.
The Archos 97 is not 4G. Most of the other tablet computers that are a comparable age to the 97 are also not 4G.
Quite Small Internal Memory
With an internal memory of only 0.5 gigabytes, the Archos 97 has a very small internal memory compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to the 97. The smallest internal memory of tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the 97 is 0.25GB, the largest is 8GB, and the average internal memory is 1.4GB.
Very Short Continuous Audio Playback Time
At only 20 hours, the Archos 97 has a fairly short continuous audio playback time compared to most of the other tablet computers that were released more than two years ago. Tablet computers that were released more than two years ago have continuous audio playback times of between 4h and 250h, and the average continuous audio playback time is 110h.
The Archos 97 is one of the heavier tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the 97 (650 grams) amongst tablet computers of this age. The lightest tablet computer of this age and spec is 120g heavy and the heaviest is 8.5kg.
4 Other reasons to consider the Archos 97
Released Over Four Years Ago
This tablet computer was released over four years ago.
Average Processor Frequency
The Archos 97 has a pretty standard processor frequency (1.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other tablets that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 97.
With a display diagonal of 9.7 inches, the Archos 97 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other tablets of this type and age.
Tablet computers with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Samsung SM-T800 Galaxy Tab S (£101.65) (10.5") which is also higher rated.
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Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
At 2 megapixels, the Archos 97 has a pretty average rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other tablet computers that came out more than two years ago.
Tablets with a higher rear camera resolution (numeric) that might also be worth considering include the GT-P3110 Galaxy Tab 2 (£89.20) (3MP and higher rated), or the SM-T800 Galaxy Tab S (£101.65) (8MP and higher rated) both from Samsung.
Gmail, Google Books, Google+, Google Calendar, Google+, Google Latitude, Google+, Google Maps, Google+, Google Music, Google+, Google Places, Google+, Google Play, Google+, Google Talk, Google+, Google Voice Search, Google+, YouTube
Ambient Light Sensor
Personal Info Management (PIM)
Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Detailed contact information, Events reminder, Games, Notes, Recorder, Stopwatch, To-do list
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Reviewed 17 February 2015 by Piratone | 22 Comments
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