I love my Archos's...yes, 3 of them! Ive shopped around for different players and what i wanted most was a video/MP3 player. The other Archos features are just a bonus IMO. Yes, Archos is a good product. As far as WiFi, Yes, you need to be in range of a Hotspot. I use the free hotspots at coffee shops to check my email and watch videos on you tube. Ive been very happy that feature. Its not a super fast browser but ive had no probs watching many videos online. You can download many many free games for the Archos, however, many games run pretty slow or sluggish. There is a comprehensive list at the ARCHOS FANS FORUM
of FREE working games.
I really like my 605/705 and long departed 504. I use them daily, mostly because I commute. For traveling...they are perfect! You will read about some not so perfect things herre, but each PVP on the market has its pros and cons...the only glaring con for the Archos, IMO, is the lack of ongoing support for the discontinued units and Ive heard from many many people their customer service is Horrible horrible horrible! C'mon Archos...treat your customers w/ respect, we keep the bread on your table.