CNET también está disponible en español.

Ir a español

Don't show this again

HolidayBuyer's Guide

Archos 80 G9 (photos)

Archos 80 G9 (photos)

Archos 80 G9 (photos)

Archos 80 G9 (photos)

Archos 80 G9 (photos)

Archos 80 G9 (photos)

Archos 80 G9 (photos)

The tablet business is pretty cutthroat (just ask HP), and with the release of the Amazon Kindle Fire just weeks away, it's only going to get scarier out there for would-be iPad competitors.


The timing of a tablet release is crucial, but does rushing a tablet to market to beat the wave of upcoming competition do more harm than good?


Aside from their size differences, the 80 G9 and 101 G9 are physically identical.

Caption by / Photo by Josh Miller/CNET

Aside from their size differences, the 80 G9 and 101 G9 are physically identical.

Caption by / Photo by Josh Miller/CNET

Here you can see the speaker, 3G adapter slot (upper right corner), and kickstand in dry dock.


Aside from their size differences, the 80 G9 and 101 G9 are physically identical.

Caption by / Photo by Josh Miller/CNET

Two edges on each end of the tablet's bottom edge make it uncomfortable to hold.


Aside from their size differences, the 80 G9 and 101 G9 are physically identical.

Caption by / Photo by Josh Miller/CNET

The kickstand in action! Very useful when watching video.


Aside from their size differences, the 80 G9 and 101 G9 are physically identical.

Caption by / Photo by Josh Miller/CNET

The 3G slot opened. The $50 3G adapter plugs right in and provides "anywhere" Internet access.


Aside from their size differences, the 80 G9 and 101 G9 are physically identical.

Caption by / Photo by Josh Miller/CNET

The Archos 80 G9's single camera provides low-quality video and still photos.


Aside from their size differences, the 80 G9 and 101 G9 are physically identical.

Caption by / Photo by Josh Miller/CNET
Updated:
Up Next
Curl up with the best tablets and e...
17