BlackBerry PlayBook  vs Archos 80 G9 

New: BlackBerry PlayBook vs Archos 80 G9 (Oct, 2011)
Released April, 2011

BlackBerry PlayBook

  • 7"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • BlackBerry Tablet OS
Front view of BlackBerry PlayBook
7.6 Out of 10
The idea of adapting Android apps is an exciting one, and the implementation is rock solid, but there still aren’t enough good apps to make the PlayBook’s App World a compelling ecosystem.
by The Verge (Feb, 2012)
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Released October, 2011

Archos 80 G9

  • 8"
  • 8 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 3.0
Front view of Archos 80 G9
7.5 Out of 10
Viewing angles are far superior to Archos's previous efforts, whose pictures would fade into darkness when viewed from the wrong spot.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of PlayBook vs 80 G9

Performance

Processing power and speed

PlayBook
7.9
80 G9
8.1
Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

PlayBook
n.d.
80 G9
n.d.
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

PlayBook
6.4
80 G9
6.4
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

PlayBook
8.4
80 G9
8.2
Reviews from phonearena.com, trustedreviews.com, reviews.cnet.com, techradar.com and 1 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of PlayBook vs 80 G9

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

PlayBook
2,326 ms
80 G9
2,238 ms

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of BlackBerry PlayBook

Reasons to consider the
BlackBerry PlayBook

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Significantly more storage capacity 32 GB vs 8 GB 4x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Has a rear camera 5 MP vs None Most tablets have a rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Thinner 10 mm vs 11.7 mm Around 15% thinner
More RAM 1 GB vs 0.5 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Higher resolution front camera 3 MP vs 1.2 MP 2.5x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Smaller 194 x 130 x 10 mm vs 226.1 x 154.9 x 11.7 mm Around 40% smaller
Faster USB 57 MB/s vs 1 MB/s (USB 1.1) 57x faster USB; connect a high-speed external hard drive or other high-speed device
Front view of Archos 80 G9

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Archos 80 G9

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Supported card formats microSD, microSDHC vs None Supports supported card formats
Bigger screen 8" vs 7" Around 15% bigger screen
Significantly faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 1 GHz 50% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Has an open source operating system Yes vs No (BlackBerry Tablet OS) Somewhat common; Allows you the freedom to use your tablet however you like
Newer Oct, 2011 vs Apr, 2011 Release date 5 months later

Reviews Word on the street

PlayBook  vs 80 G9 

6.4
6.0
Video output over HDMI worked flawlessly.
PlayBook

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

PlayBook  vs
80 G9 
Size 7" 8"
Resolution 1024 x 600 1024 x 768
PPI 169 ppi 160 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11n
802.11g
802.11a
802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
Supports 3G Yes No

processor

Cores Dual core Dual core
Clock speed 1 GHz 1.5 GHz

sensors

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

storage

PlayBook  vs
80 G9 
Internal storage 32 GB 8 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 0.5 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
microSDHC
Maximum capacity N/A 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes Yes
Webcam 3 MP 1.2 MP
Rear camera 5 MP None

ports

USB support 1 USB 2.0 USB 1.1
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack No No
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 425 g 462 g
Size 194 x 130 x 10 mm 226.1 x 154.9 x 11.7 mm
Thickness 10 mm 11.7 mm
Battery life 7 hour 7.1 hour
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