|Powered by the 1.2 GHz Intel ATOM Z515 processor, the Archos 9 tablet PC will offer you a great performance. Incorporating the Microsoft Windows 7 starter edition, this Archos tablet PC provides you the feel of using mobile PC. Equipped with a 1 GB DDR2 SDRAM 400 RAM, this Archos tablet lets you perform multiple tasks at ease and without delays. Share music, videos and other data wirelessly using the Bluetooth technology of this Archos tablet PC. This Archos tablet offers excellent Internet connectivity using the Wi-Fi technology. Enjoy playing games, watching videos or other stuff with the Archos 9 tablet PC which offers up to 5 hours of battery life.|
|Display Size||8.9in (22.61 cm)|
|Hard Drive Capacity||60 GB|
|Operating System||Windows 7|
|Supported File Types||AVI, FLAC, H.264, MKV, MOV, MP3, MP4, MPEG-4, OGG, WAV, WMA|
|Processor Speed||1.2 GHz|
|Bus Speed||400 MHz|
|Display and Screen|
|Display Max. Resolution||1024 x 600|
|Graphic Processor||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500|
|Touch Screen Technology||Resistive Touch Screen|
|Rear Camera Resolution||1.3 megapixel|
|Front Camera Resolution||1.3 megapixel|
|Installed Cache Memory||512 KB|
|RAM Technology||DDR2 SDRAM|
|Connections and Expandability|
|Networking Type||Bluetooth, Integrated Wireless LAN|
|Expansion Ports||RJ-45 (NIC), USB 2.0, VGA out|
|Wireless capabilities||Bluetooth, WLAN 802.11b, WLAN 802.11g|
|Audio Input||Integrated Microphone|
|Audio Output||Headphones, Sound card, Speaker(s)|
|Height||5.27in (13.4 cm)|
|Width||10in (25.6 cm)|
|Depth||0.67in (1.7 cm)|
|Weight||1.76lb (0.8 kg)|
|Battery Technology||Lithium polymer|
|Battery Run Time||Up to 5 hours|
|Additional Technical Informations|
|Input Method||Keyboard, Touch-Screen, Trackpoint|
|Storage Controller Type||Serial ATA|
Average review score based on 14 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
With only a single USB connection and no SD card slot or video output, the Archos 9 isn't very port-friendly. We would have especially liked to see an SD card reader, which would make this a potentially useful tool for on-the-go photographers. Some additional connections, including two extra USB ports and an Ethernet connection, are available via an Archos port replicator.
We thought we'd seen some slow Netbooks before, but nothing quite like the Archos 9. As usual, anything that tries to meld a full Windows OS with a Z-series Intel Atom processor is going to be tricky. By trading down to an even slower 1.1GHz Atom Z510 (we've tested Z520 and Z530 systems before), the overall Windows experience slows to a crawl. Opening Web browser windows could take more than 10 seconds, and performing simple tasks, such as browsing files and folders, was also frustrating. Our basic benchmark tests took around twice as long to run on the Archos 9 than on the current crop of Intel Atom N450 Netbooks (keep in mind Archos itself brands this system as "the next generation of Netbooks"). Overall, the Archos 9 was painfully slow to use, and being very familiar with typical Netbook performance, we don't say that lightly.
Video playback was fine for SD files and slightly choppy on 720p files, but attempts to view streaming Hulu video were unsuccessful. That's a gigantic shame, as one would expect this to be an especially media-friendly device (Archos includes a handful of media-browsing and -playback software apps to this end).
The Archos 9 tablet PC are very cool. Windows begs to be a touch screen app,
so for half the price of an ipad, you get something way cooler. Installs from USB memory stick and off you go. In my opinion, the future of computing.. keyboardless.
The Archos 9 is an amazing piece of electronics. It is by far the closest thing from having a computer in a tablet form. With the screen size you can watch movies the way they were meant to be watched. Having the USB port allows quick and easy expansion without limitation like you get with other tablets. Web searching is clean and smooth like a full size table top computer. With the new Windows 7 software, it is an easy transition because you are using what is for all intensive purposes the same software that everyone is already so familiar with. If you are looking for a tablet with no limitation then this is the tablet you should be looking at.
The Archos hardware is absolute junk. I returned 4 (YES 4) of these to the manufacturer and I had issues with all 4 (2 had the same issue, the other 2 had other issues)....predominantly display problems. The resistive touch screen is ok, for a resistive...but I would avoid this tablet at all costs!
I REALLY LIKE THE SIZE OF THE ARCHOS 9 TABLET PC. iT COULD USE A BIT MORE STORAGE ON THE MAIN DISK. THE SCREEN IS VERY CLEAR, AND IS EASY ON THE EYES. AS MOST SMALL TABLETS, IT COULD USE BETTER SPEAKERS, BUT THE SOUND PRODUCING CAPABILITIES ARE QUITE GOOD. IT IS REALLY QUITE EASY TO USE AS A PC, AND CAN HANDLE MORE THAN ONE PROJECT AT A TIME I HAVEN'T REALLY USED IT A LOT, BECAUSE OF MY BUSY SCHEDULE.