By Richard Menta 9/9/07
The Archos 605 Wi-Fi is that French maker's latest flagship mode, which continues the manufacturer's trend towards the high end of the portable market. Of course, after the impressive intro of the iPod touch, the chasm that once existed between Archos and Apple with regards to the feature set they endow on their players has closed considerably.
Like its many predessessors, the Archos 605 is a portable DVR that allows you to record versus buy the television programming you view while on the go. Like Apple's iPod Classic, the unit sports a 160GB hard drive, but the unit also adds an additional 4GB of flash memory for faster performance with a built-in SD slot to add more memory.
The 605 sports a nice 4.3" touch-screen 800 x 480 TFT LCD display which trumps the 480 x 320 resolution of the iPod touch's 3.5" screen. The 160GB Archos sells for $399. 80GB and 30GB units are also available for $329 and $279 respectively.
The Archos 605 Wi-Fi portable DVR is available on Amazon
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