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Cnet bashes Windows 7 and Intel

Posted by Charbax on 12th February 2010

Archos 9 pctablet
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In this following video review of the Archos 9 pctablet, Dan Ackerman the Cnet guy obviously has problems with the Windows 7 software and the Intel processor inside of the Archos 9 pctablet.

I only tested the Archos 9 for a few minutes at CES 2010, my opinion is that this is basically the best value X86 Windows based tablet that has ever existed, it’s even cheaper than the ipad at below $500 with much more storage space integrated using this 80GB 1.8″ (thus 4200rpm) hard drive. If you need Windows and Intel based Tablet, there is no better option on the market today. And Archos surely even has a bit of margin that if they wanted, they could lower the price of this Archos 9 pctablet, or later keep the price the same and add features like an SSD hard drive and upgrade Windows from Starter to I dunno what’s it called. Perhaps also for $100 more provide a capacitative screen once other manufacturers mass manufacture them at 8.9″ sizes, and as announce they can add DVB-T tuner and 3G in other versions of it.

My opinion is that if you want snappier software and hardware and longer battery runtime in larger screened tablets, then wait for the Archos 7 Internet Tablet with Android to be released perhaps as soon as next month and perhaps for about half the price of the Archos 9 pctablet based on Windows/Intel.

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