Archos 9 PC Tablet Review

Posted: March 4, 2010
Archos 9 PC Tablet Review

Who wants an iPad when you can take your Windows 7 on the go with the Archos 9 tablet? Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn take a look at this small tablet netbook that measures only 0.68" thin with a 9" touch screen, and 1 gig of RAM for $550.

What You Need To Know

  • The tablet measure 10" long by 5" wide.
  • It's a little over half an inch thick.
  • It features a 9" touch screen.
  • The sleek design features only 5 buttons to compliment the touch screen and a kickstand in the back to let you free up your hands when using the device.
  • The screen is a decent size and the text is easy to read when browsing the web.
  • Other features include Wi-fi, a built in webcam and Windows 7.
  • The user experience wasn't very good: the touch screen wasn't responsive at times and it was hard to be accurate when trying to type on the keyboard.
  • There is a stylus but that doesn't help when you're looking to use a working touch screen.
  • There's also an optical trackpad that we ended up using because the touch screen was so bad.
  • The tablet also boast 1 gig of RAM and an Atom processor, which worked only okay.
  • Powering the tablet on took about 1 minute and 20 seconds, which is longer than any netbook we've tested.
  • Internet Explorer took another 30 seconds to open.
  • Overall, this tablet does everything a netbook can do but it's way too slow.


  • $550


  • 2 Seals of Approval out of 5. (How do we rate gadgets?)
  • The Archos 9 is very portable but the performance is lacking.
  • The touch screen isn't what it should be and the processor was too slow to really enjoy.

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Comments are Closed

  • Matthewfun

    I love to watch g4tv allday!!!!

    Posted: March 10, 2010 2:45 PM
  • BlackLable69

    Hehehe....they keep saying kickstand, its so easy to make dirty jokes from their comments.

    Posted: March 10, 2010 2:00 AM
  • natedoggcata619

    I-Pad cant get here soon enough

    Posted: March 9, 2010 2:58 PM
  • Faigz777

    wait for the microsoft courier. ^_^

    Posted: March 6, 2010 12:28 AM
  • dannibal

    i think the apple ipad would be better if it had a kickstand lol, but...i'm still waiting for a decent slim tablet pc with a working touchscreen, flash support, and a modest pricetag

    Posted: March 4, 2010 10:07 PM
  • SalisburySteak

    I know a great netbook. It's the alienware m11x. 11 inches, 8 gb of Ram, 1GB GPU.

    Posted: March 4, 2010 6:37 PM