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.