Archos 101 G9

First seen on December, 2011
  • 10.1"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.0
Multi-touch is fully supported, and while its ability to sense four points of contact at once is just "mid-range" in performance terms, it's easily enough for any gestures we've come across.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
7.1 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of the Archos 101 G9

Performance

Processing power and speed

101 G9
7.0
Nexus 10
10.0
AnTuTu

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

101 G9
6.4
Nexus 10
10.0
AnTuTu 3D

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

101 G9
7.0
Nexus 10
6.5
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

101 G9
8.1
Nexus 10
9.1
Reviews from trustedreviews.com, techradar.com, phonearena.com and reviews.cnet.com

7.1

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

101 G9
7.1
Nexus 10
8.9

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Archos 101 G9

AnTuTu Memory, processor, graphics and storage performance

101 G9
5,109
Nexus 10
13,772

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

101 G9
921
iPad 4
6,458
Nexus 10
3,842

Reviews Word on the street for the Archos 101 G9


6.3
For Android phone users, Archos Remote Control is available from the Android Market and enables you to control the 101 G9 from your phone.

6.0
The G9 devices, the 101 and 80, are the first Archos Android tablets to give you Android Market access as standard, and it's what makes the 101 G9 a viable alternative to more upmarket rivals.

7.0
The Music tool replaces the standard Android offering, making for a far more visually appealing interface for handling your favourite tunes.

Overall

6.3 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

Archos's G9 101 doesn't have an IPS display, but it does offer remarkably good performance.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
From a luminance standpoint, the 101 G9's screen is one of the dimmest we've seen and is about 90 cd/m2 dimmer than the Toshiba Thrive's screen.
by c|net (Oct, 2011)
They were basically MP3 players with good video codec support and, usually, large enough screens to watch a movie on.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)

Ports

Connection options for the base unit are limited to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth only, but Archos is keen to promote its 3G USB dongle that can be plugged into a special slot on the machine's underside.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2011)
If we're being picky, it would have been good to have a standard-sized USB port too, so that you could plug USB flash drives filled with media into it.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2011)
For that reason, we do appreciate the inclusion of the kickstand, and the Mini-HDMI port is a useful addition, especially given the 101 G9's 1080p video capability.
by c|net (Oct, 2011)

Battery

It lasted a solid eight hours off a full charge when playing back a standard definition Divx video on loop.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
Battery life is good, managing five hours of use when playing back movies.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2011)
Format support is excellent, the screen's decent and battery life compares fairly well with more expensive tablets.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)

Apps

The way your media is displayed in the Archos Video and Music apps is excellent, and thanks to album covers and movie posters, it produces an incredible experience.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2011)
Performance is lagging behind the competition, and while this doesn't appear to affect movie playback, going forward this is going to rule this tablet out of playing some games and handling certain apps smoothly.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2011)
Playing games will reduce this, while simple surfing should see this extended to as long as seven hours.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2011)

Battery life

Battery life when playing video is good too.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
This review was updated to add CNET Labs' battery life test results.
by c|net (Oct, 2011)
Archos also charges a premium for its Cinema plug-in, which enables AC3 5.1 audio and the MPEG2 HD video codec.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Size 10.1"
Resolution 1024 x 768
PPI 126 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11g
  3. 802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v2.0
Supports 3G No

processor

Cores Dual core
Clock speed 1 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS Yes
Has a compass Yes
Has an accelerometer No
Has a gyroscope No
Has a light sensor No

storage

Internal storage 16 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB
Supported card formats
  1. microSD
  2. SDHC
Maximum capacity 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes
Webcam 1 MP

ports

USB support USB 1.1
Hdmi support HDMI 1.0
Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a microphone jack Yes

form factor

Weight 648 g
Battery life 10 hour
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