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Archos 5 Media Player: Wishlist-Worthy

The Internet Media Tablet by Archos

Following the success of its 605 WiFi, -Archos has extended its line of portable media players with a new generation: the Archos 5 and 7. These models represent a change for the company, whose “Internet Media Tablets” are more like plain-old multimedia players.

Finally, a perfect Archos?

On paper, the Archos 5 is appealing, thanks in particular to a new, faster Texas Instruments central processor and a larger screen. But how useful is this new device really? Should you abandon that music player you just bought and rush out to buy an Archos 5? We tested the new tablet—here are our findings.