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Archos 604 Wi-Fi

£320 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Archos

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

This Archos Wi-Fi is a good all-round media player, combining excellent sound and visual quality with the ability to access the internet and email.

One of the most prominent features of the Archos is its 4.3in touchscreen, which enhances the viewing experience without adding unnecessary bulk. It's also got a sturdy design, making this device perfect for playing media on the move.

The Archos has a simple-to-use interface and an abundance of features, including Wi-Fi facilities for accessing the internet and email. It's possible to display whole web pages by changing the screen format.

Adding media from your computer is straightforward. Link up the Archos via the USB connection and select Windows Media Device from the menu. The device charges while connected to your PC, but this can be rather slow; we'd recommend purchasing the optional dock. The 30GB storage capacity isn't the best on the market, but it's enough for 15,000 songs or 40 movies.

The 604 supports MP3, WMA and WAV audio files, while video and image formats supported include Mpeg4, AVI, WMV, DivX, Jpeg and BMP; it will even read PDFs. Plus, a built-in microphone allows the recording of WAV files via the AudioCorder function. Unfortunately, this option is possible only after purchasing the DVR station.

Picture and sound quality are incredibly crisp, and a range of attractive transitions can be chosen during slideshows. Music can be played while viewing photos, but we’d have appreciated having this option while surfing the internet.

There are numerous options for video playback; bookmarks can be added within video clips, and you can save frames as thumbnails or wallpaper. The built-in speaker and optional stand make the Archos ideal as a tabletop media player.

Archos 604 Wi-Fi Expert Verdict »

Archos 604 30GB reviews verified by Reevoo

Archos 604 30GBScores 10.0 out of 10 based on 1 review
30GB hard drive
claimed battery life 16 hours
actual battery life 14 hours
4.3in LCD
USB 2.0
optional DVR station
  • Build Quality: We give this item 8 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 8 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 9 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

This Archos Wi-Fi is a good all-round media player, combining excellent sound and visual quality with the ability to access the internet and email. Featuring a sturdy build and easy navigation, it excels in practicality, performance and portability.

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