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Archos PMA430

In Short
  • Product: Archos PMA430
  • URLs
  • Price: $799
  • Good
    • battery life
    • PIM applications sync with Outlook
    • Built in Wi-Fi connection

  • Bad
    • Videos have to be manually re-encoded to be viewed
    • Needs a tuner from another source to record TV
    • Too many things have to be configured manually

The Sum Of Its Parts

The PMA430 begins life as a 30G hard drive paired with a 3.5" LCD screen. Add an infrared port, 802.11b adapter, video output and input, and USB 2.0 device and host ports, and it becomes clear this is a lot more than just another media player.

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