but a laptop doesn't fit in my pocket and does have 10+ hours of battery life
this point is important
how about Archos 70 compared to aPad
First of all its a Shanzhai tablet, which means its a cheap chinese device. It won't get much support, meaning bugs and glitches may never be fixed.
It also runs a much slower version of Android, 1.6, and will never get full flash support. To make matters worse, its tiny RAM and extremely slow CPU will make it almost useless. This is all assuming the touch screen will be anything decent, which it will likely be a really poor resistive touch screen.
All in all, its pretty useless.
As for a laptop with 10+ hours of battery life, no laptop can yet do 10 hours of continuous use, where as these Archos devices can do 10 hours of continuous web browsing.