Now not available anywhere
Seriously, UK, France, Germany, USA, China, nowhere. play.com are offering it for £399, but not in stock, and Expansys still have a preorder, no price option, no other outlet on Archos' site even have it listed. That's some selling tactic there, I can see why PCWorld didn't open their doors at midnight, they don't have any.
And what's with the USA favouritism? $499 according to Google currency converter equates to £301.some change, not £449.
Anyway, with the not great battery life (something like that I'd expect a minimum 6 to 8 hours hard use), extra expense of VGA (vga, really, no hdmi?) output, lack of hardware portrait mode and rumblings of bad after sales support (on the 'net, natch), I went out and for an extra £300 pound got myself an HP TX2.
Heavier, true, but tablet style and laptop style, with true multi (four fingers) touch and pen pressure (not yet in Photoshop but amazing in Artrage). It's also got VGA output (why?), but it comes with a duo core CPU, 320 GB HD, 3GB RAM, Win7 Home Premium (Starter - pah), hardware tablet rotate, two batteries (the small one about hour and a half with bright screen and wireless on, the larger one offering decent time, but still not sure how long). It's basically replaced my Office laptop and I can still read in bed (in potrait mode my egraphics novel collection - they're not comics! have come alive;). And if the extra weight puts some muscle on my arm, I'm not gonna complain...
I even streamed a HiDef movie over the network from my desktop and nary a stutter.
Personal opinion: Windows 7 comes alive with touch computers.