disclaimer: i have both Archos G8 70 (froyo) and Archos G9 80.
I was a bit disappointed with the bulkiness and large bezel of the G9 80. The slightly larger screen is nice, but it feels - and is
- much heavier than the 70.
the size of the 70. It's very portable and fits nicely in my jacket pocket!
I'd definitely go for the 70b if I were shopping now. And the price is fine too - about 220 euros in my local shop and in amazon.co.uk.
The only -small
- drawback I can see in the 70b is reading full-page PDFs without scrolling, in portrait. Similarly apps such as Engadget distro
might have a bit small text. The screen is just a tad small for this. However you can read PDFs fine zommed in, in landscape mode. And kindle flows the text nicely, no problem there.
However, in everything
else, including games, the 70 is fine.