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Archos 101 G9 Turbo Android Tablet Review

Posted: April 5, 2012
Archos 101 G9 Turbo Android Tablet Review
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The Archos 101 G9 Turbo Android Tablet offers a 1 GHz processor, capacitive 7" touch screen, front-facing camera and HDMI output capability with 250 GB of storage. But how do those features really work out? Kevin Pereira and Matt Mira take a look on Gadget Pr0n.

What You Need To Know

  • The Archos 101 G9 Turbo Android Tablet has an awkward design that's a bit short and really wide.
  • The case is all plastic, including the 10.1" screen.
  • There are decent ports on the side, including an HDMI port.
  • There's also a front facing camera, which leaves a lot to be desired.
  • Our favorite part is the kickstand, which we used all the time watching movies and YouTube videos.
  • The 1280x800 resolution is pretty comparable to other 10" tablets.
  • Unfortunately, it doesn't look as good as other options.
  • We're seeing great technology like in plane switching and super LCD.
  • This Archos 101 G9 turbo doesn't have any of those; it looks more like a laptop screen from a couple years ago.
  • Reading text wasn't that bad, but it's just not what we're used to seeing no win the way of pixelation.
  • Overall, the screen was just okay.
  • The Archos 101 G9 turbo is one of the few Android tablets that are upgradeable to the Ice Cream Sandwich OS.
  • As a result, there is a noticeable speed jump.
  • The dual-core processor inside made everything pretty snappy while browsing the Internet.
  • There isn't too much Android lag here, which is fairly common.
  • The tablet can play video at full 1080p without crashing or any hiccups.
  • The video does look pretty good, which is the strongest feature of the tablet.
  • There is a 250 GB hard drive, which allows users to store a ton of media.
  • This tablet would be good for someone who travels a lot because of the hard drive and how many movies you can store on it.
  • The battery life lasts about 10 hours of general use and about 7 hours of straight video playback.

Price

  • $389.99

Rating

  • 2.5 Seals of Approval out of 5. (How do we rate gadgets?)
  • The plastic construction feels cheap.
  • The screen's poor viewing angle is also a drawback.
  • The spinning hard drive on a mobile tablet seems like a bad idea.
  • That being said, you are getting a good value as far as size and storage.
  • If you're looking for this price range, you might consider the Toshiba Thrive.

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  • GDGF

    I actually have one of these things. He was complaining about the hard drive, but my Archos 101 G9 Turbo has 8 Gigs of flash storage instead of a hard drive (a 16 Gig model is also available) and all of them come with Micro SD drives, so I'm not too sure he did his research.

    Also, my home screen doesn't lag like his. Not sure what was going on there.

    Posted: April 6, 2012 2:42 PM
    GDGF
  • GDGF

    I actually have one of these things. He was complaining about the hard drive, but my Archos 101 G9 Turbo has 8 Gigs of flash storage instead of a hard drive (a 16 Gig model is also available) and all of them come with Micro SD drives, so I'm not too sure he did too much research.

    Also, my home screen doesn't lag like his. Not sure what was going on there.

    Posted: April 6, 2012 2:40 PM
    GDGF
  • darkspectre

    Archos better step their game up or they're gonna find themselves in the same position RIM is in right now.

    Posted: April 6, 2012 11:22 AM
    darkspectre
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