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Cnet bashes Windows 7 and Intel

Posted by Charbax on February 12th, 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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  • siberia21

    Ich verstehe nicht was er eigentlich sagen will, ähm er regt sich doch im Grunde ständig über Windows 7 auf und setzt den Archos in einen Vergleich zum Iphone oder Ipad. Das der Archos 9 das schon allein von seinem Touchscreen her nicht kann wird dem Herrn scheinbar nicht wirklich klar. Das die Begrenzungen die er bemängelt von Windows 7 kommen ist ihm auch nicht wirklich klar geworden. Das der Archos Windows 7 Starter Edition drauf hat ist allerdings wirklich eine unglaublich Entscheidung von Archos. Ein OS zu benutzen was die Tablet PC Funktionen nicht enthält ist schon der Hammer. Den diese Version hat keine Handschrifterkennung und vieles andere nicht drin. Wenn man das wirklich nutzen will muss man Upgraden.

  • Ron Goodwyne

    I would love to leave a response in the forum. Unfortunately, the CAPTCHAs you’re using are not human readable for the most part. On top of that, I am vision impaired. I need some contrast to read text. Even my wife, who has normal vision for reading, could not make out ANY characters in your CAPTCHA. You really NEED to change that. I know spam is a problem but you are filtering out most of the humans!! You might just as well close registration altogether.

  • Charbax

    Send me your email adress or post it here and choose a username, then I can manually setup an account for you.

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  • Anonymous

    the archos 9 is too slow, great form factor, like the design, but needs improvement. hopefully that come out with a 2nd generation model

  • Anonymous

    Archos 9 is too slow, battery life needs improvement, but it has a sleek design, hopefully archos come out with a 2nd generation model with improvements

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