Archos 5 half off on Amazon

The Archos 5 has seen its price slashed from $500 down to $240 for today only over at Amazon. The tablet is packing a 500GB internal hard drive behind a 5-inch screen at 800x480 and a 800MHz processor. The 32GB flash storage version has also been discounted to $290 from $380. The major downside with either is that you are only going to be getting Android 1.6 Donut with this tablet and it lacks the Google apps (Android Market, Gmail, Google Maps & Navigation) right out of the box -- but there are ways to hack them onto the device.

Interested buyers should check out basic or full tech specs -- and ask around in our Archos forums -- before making a decision. If you decide to pull the trigger, Amazon eagerly awaits your credit card and shipping information. [Amazon]