Pros Responsive Touch Screen,
Long Battery Life,
high definition video playback,
Light weight only 800 grams,
Bluetooth and Wireless.
Cons Not much memory, only 1GB, but you can get this upgraded via the vendor for a nominal fee.
Summary Great product. It seemed slow at first but with a few tweaks it is running like a charm...The wireless capabilities are pretty amazing, connects to signals where other devices can barely register them. For internet, and general email while on the road this device is perfect. The touch screen is responsize and the on screen keyboard is very easy to use, Small, compact, and long lasting battery life make this product a pretty amazing piece of technology. In some reviews you may hear them taunting about it being underpowered, it is a netbook after all, not a laptop or your desktop PC. This
Pros The size is good and touch screen isn't too bad. The mouse is placed on the right hand side that makes it easy to manuver when holding the unit with two hands.
Cons WAY too slow. Hard drive runs @ 4200rpm with 1 GB of ram. Windows 7 starter isn't robust enough.
Summary Overall, Archos should have added more ram, faster hard drive (perhaps an SSD) and use a full version of Windows 7.
Pros Amazing internet browsing, very speedy and smooth. Excellent media capabilities, best actually, on any tablet I've seen. Very smooth and speedy. Feels good and solid in your hand.
Cons Battery life, glossy finish on screen.
Summary I believe this product is amazing!!Despite what the reviews say. I think it is perfectly sized and its media capabilities are amazing, just like that of the Archos 5 and 7. And I think it's plenty fast, it's faster than any normal netbook I've ever seen. And it has a ton of storage for all of my media. And I have a ton of music and movies. It's far better than my friends iPad(the thing's terrible), and any other tablet I've used. And I love that it has Windows 7(amazing OS), instead of XP. I think it's amazing. The only area I think it could improve in is battery life.
"abysmal product!"on by banhxeoleo
Pros small size
Cons extremely slow, takes 1 minute to go from one screen to the next. would not download anything including MS office 2007, itunes, MS window 7 home premium, would not accept external DVD driver sold by Archos and said to be compatible with Archos 9.
Summary This product is flawed. The system is so weak!!!!!!!!!!! They don't exactly tell you until you are stuck with it (I was told by their customer support that I should know it's not as strong as a laptop!). It was so slow as to take 1 minute to move from one screen to the Since it came with just window 7 starter, I bought the window 7 home premium online and tried to download to it thinking that it would help it run faster. But it would not download, staying on that download window for days..... It would not download itunes. It would not download MS office 2007. I would not run a peripheral DVD driver I bought from Archos site which guarantied me that it's compatible with this Archos 9. The design is flawed!!!!!!!!The login keyboard appear right in the center masking the window for your ID so you have either to key in blindly or move the keyboard aside and up which is not user friendly. The virtual keyboard is so big, it masks half of the screen so you have to scroll any text up to the top in order to see what you are typing in. The customer service is awful!!!!!!!!!! you have to wait an hour to get to them. Remember they don't take anything back after 14 days (eventhough their policy said 30days) In order to send the item for repair, they don't let you know their address right away, you have to email or mail in your proof of purchase, so remember to keep your proof of purchase!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is the worst PC ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Do not make the same mistake I did by bying it. This make me love my ipod-touch even more.
Pros light, good display, "kickstand"
Cons finicky screen, sloooooooow
Summary I purchased this unit primarliy as a media player. In that respect, the 60g HD holds lost of media files and the display is nice for preloaded movies. The visrtual keyboard is almost unuseable, however, so for email I purchased a roll-up keyboard that attaches via the USB port and it works like a charm. An iPad wannabe, this thing isn't. Bottom line - if you can live without a USB port, wait for the iPad.