I love my W500. I don't use it much for reading because it is so heavy, but I probably won't be buying another 10" tablet that isn't Wndows based.
Hi Butterfly Girl and everyone,
I also have the W500 and the Asus EP121.
I use my W500 a lot for Kindle reading in fullscreen, 2-up landscape. I use it attached to the keyboard dock for Kindle. I've got Kindle on my A5IT, 101, and 70S. However the Kindle app on Archos Android 2.2 doesn't do 2-up in landscape so my mode with the Gen8s is usually portrait.
The Acer and Samsung Android tablets look much better than the Gen9s to me. No rear camera in the Gen9s was the final item which told me not to get a Gen9. With Archos out of the picture for me I've decided to go the Windows slate route for now, for several reasons:
1. The Google Android OS path is a mess: forked for 3.0 and unforked at 4.0, which continues preferential treatment for the Googleplex to the detriment of small OEMs like Archos.
2. Android Office apps are not totally compatible with MS Office. This may change when LibreOffice brings out their mobile Apps.
3. In general I can use the same programs on my Windows slates which I use on traditional Windows PCs.
4. Unlike Androids "sd card" messup with file structure, my Windows slates use standard Windows file structure proving backup much easier.
My questions for you Acer a100 owners:
1. How well does the Standard Browser handle flash video?
2. How well does the Standard Browser handle busy web sites like BBC news or MSNBC?
My primary complaint about the Gen8s is how easily I can crash them with busy web sites in the Standard Browser.