Archos 9 PC Tablet running Windows 7

Archos 9 PC Tablet running Windows 7




So we got our hands on the new Archos 9 PC Tablet, and unlike its smaller siblings (the Archos 5 and Archos 7), this one comes with Windows 7 instead of Android OS.


This 8.9-inch PC tablet reminded me of those early versions of the netbook years ago. This is also the very first time I saw an Atom Z-series CPU clocked at 1.2GHz (Atom Z515). I guess they really are for the MID types.

Archos 9 PC Tablet specs:
8.9″ LED backlight display @ 1024×600 pixels
Intel Atom Z515 1.2GHz
1GB DDR2 RAM
60GB SSD
WiFi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth 2.1
1.3MP camera
USB 2.0 port
3.5mm audio jack
2400mAh Lithium Polymer battery
Windows 7 Starter


 

The Archos 9 has a resistive screen so it comes with a stylus tucked at the back. Using the stylus with Windows makes more sense than on Android. The optical trackpad also helps with the mouse navigation.

The USB port and Windows 7 allows you to hook up the Archos 9 to a lot of devices you normally do on your laptop or PC. I was able to have Smart Bro Plug-it and Globe Tattoo running on the device for some wireless (3G) internet. Since it also has a built-in mic, speakers and a webcam you’re all set to do Skype video too.

There’s also a kickstand at the back so you can position it better when watching movies. The Lithium polymer battery can also be easily removed at the back panel for when you want it replaced later on.

At 16mm thick, the Archos 9 comes close to the Apple iPad (13.4 mm) and though the over-all size may look smaller, it’s still way heavier (0.82kg vs. 0.63kg). The Archos 9 retails for around Php29k in stores but wait for our review first before deciding to get one.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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11 Responses

  1. Jiro Yan says:

    resistive screen? NO, thanks.

  2. ralph says:

    eto na naman yung mga “hanggang tingin lang ako” gadgets

  3. lawrence says:

    I think win7 is not yet supporting multi-touch input. and with the UI of the OS, stylus just makes sense.

  4. Fleeb says:

    What’s wrong with resistive screens when it does its purpose?

  5. mr. bogus says:

    better than ipad di lang sya pang web browsing dahil merong webcam, pang skype (based on the videos on youtube) at windows7 siya good for streaming and download.. finally a good alternative sa ipad at bulky netbook/laptop…. 3-5hours batterylife.. not bad..

    mr. abe how about pala yung availability nung battery nito??? if in case gusto ko may spare battery…

  6. mr. bogus says:

    part 2: (im sorry im not sure sa dowloading capabilities ng archos 9)eventhough na iene-expect ko na pwedeng mabagal to maghahang dahil windows7 sana lumabas na din ang HP SLATE para ma compare natin kung ano mas maganda sa dalawa

  7. Miklos says:

    Resistive vs. Capacitive

    For phones I will agree Capacitive screens are normally prefered, but for a ‘pad’ the resistive is by far to be prefered.

    I even chose a phone base on resistive because you just have WAY more precision on a resistive screen.

    That capacitive is better is something Apple made up and all the fanbois have taken to heart. There is nothing wrong with resistive screens and especially if you are a girl, resistive screens are WAY better as you can use your nails, on capacitice nails doesnt work and they will get in the way of usability.

    This is just fact, trying to dispute this will just show you either have no clue what you are talking about and/or a Apple fanboi.

  8. m says:

    Here’s the answer – it’s going to be on US and Canadian shelves by the end of September!

    http://www.exopc.com

  9. nelben says:

    SAAN MAKAKABILI NG ARCHOS 9?

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