Archos 9 PC

Released October, 2009
  • 8.9"
  • 60 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows 7
We're becoming more used to HD Netbook displays, but the lower resolution actually makes for easier touch interaction, as text and other items appear larger.
by c|net (Feb, 2010)

Features Key features of the Archos 9 PC

screen resolution

Archos 9 PC
1024 x 600
Nexus 10
2560 x 1600
Surface Pro 2
1920 x 1080

memory

Archos 9 PC
1 GB
Nexus 10
2 GB

camera resolution

Archos 9 PC
1.3 MP
Galaxy Tab 8.9
1.92 MP

CPU Cores

Archos 9 PC
Single core
Nexus 7
Quad core
Surface RT
Quad core

CPU Frequency

Archos 9 PC
1.2 GHz
Nexus 10
1.7 GHz
Surface Pro 2
1.6 GHz

Reviews Word on the street for the Archos 9 PC


5.9
Unfortunately, nailing that recipe is apparently tougher than it looks, and the final result fully satisfies neither as a Windows PC nor as a handheld multimedia device.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

The default screen orientation is horizontal, but the body fit very naturally into a single hand when held vertically (which made us wonder why there wasn't a physical screen rotation button anywhere).
by c|net (Feb, 2010)
The 10.1-inch wide-screen display offers a 1,024x600-pixel native resolution, which is standard for many Netbooks.
by c|net (Feb, 2010)
We also appreciate the matte finish of the display.
by c|net (Feb, 2010)

Touch

With a more responsive touch screen and a beefier processor, it could have been a contender.
by c|net (Feb, 2010)
The resistive touch screen requires far too heavy a hand to use, and is a far cry from the instant-gratification one gets from a good capacitive screen, such as on the iPhone/iPod Touch.
by c|net (Feb, 2010)
Dragging windows with your finger is touch-and-go, no pun intended, and we couldn't even use our finger to grab and scroll down long Web pages or flip pages in a Kindle book file.
by c|net (Feb, 2010)

Operating system

Using the PC version of Amazon's Kindle software, we were able to bring up some e-book files, and the matte screen displayed them nicely.
by c|net (Feb, 2010)
Jalbum photo conversion test (in seconds) (Shorter bars indicate better performance).
by c|net (Feb, 2010)
Tapping the far edges of the screen flipped pages, and we were also able to rotate the display to portrait mode (using the standard Windows display properties menu), but again, we could not "swipe" to turn the pages.
by c|net (Feb, 2010)

Operating System

By trading down to an even slower 1.1GHz Atom Z510 (we've tested Z520 and Z530 systems before), the overall Windows experience slows to a crawl.
by c|net (Feb, 2010)
Opening Web browser windows could take more than 10 seconds, and performing simple tasks, such as browsing files and folders, was also frustrating.
by c|net (Feb, 2010)

Cpu

The most crippling design decision may be the choice of the 1.1GHz Intel Atom Z510 as the CPU.
by c|net (Feb, 2010)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Size 8.9"
Resolution 1024 x 600
PPI 133 ppi

network

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

processor

Cores Single core
Clock speed 1.2 GHz

sensors

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

storage

Internal storage 60 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes
Webcam 1.3 MP
Rear camera 1.3 MP

ports

USB support USB 2.0
Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a microphone jack Yes

form factor

Weight 798 g
Size 255.8 x 133.9 x 15.7 mm
Thickness 15.7 mm
Battery life 5 hour
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