Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 10:00 AM
"Archos has been making portable media players for a while and, as the likes of the Archos 5 showed, the company knows a thing or two about making a good one. Which is why despite being a touchscreen media player running a mobile OS initially designed for a mobile phone, and adapted for a PMP, the Archos 32 isn't a direct competitor to the iPod touch."
The Archos 32 is a bit of a curious beast...it seems to compete in the iPod Touch space, but with a price point of $149 USD, it clearly undercuts the iPod in a big way. It's not a surprise why it's so cheap though: the 3.2 inch screen is a mere 400 x 240 in resolution, and its 8 GB of storage isn't expandable. Still, if you're looking for a pocket entertainment device, this is worth considering.