Archos Home and Internet Tablets – Android and Windows Tablet Reviews

While I am reviewing the Archos Arnova, 5, 9 and 70 models, please check out my review of two older models.

Archos G9 80

I have read a lot of inspiring articles about the new Archos G9 80. It is a tablet PC that aims to compete with similar products that are in the market today.

In this review, you will find out more about the features of the new model as well as its design.

Archos 80 G9 tabletThese will help you determine if this model is the right tablet for you to get.

Operating System

The G9 runs on Android 3.1 Honeycomb when launched in September.

When the G9 was launched, it was unclear whether or not the manufacturer will allow the users to access updates to Android Ice Cream Sandwich which the operating system will be launching a few months after tablets hit will become available in stores.


The G9s will have Wi-Fi connectivity, but there will be no 3G model. However, consumers will have the ability to use a 3G USB stick to be able to access it.

The device will have a USB specific slot where you can connect the 3G stick, and you won’t even know that it’s there. It’s not clear though whether or not you will be able to plug other USB devices into the slot or if it is intended only for the 3G dongle.


The unit has a 1024 x 768 display. It runs on a CORTEX A9 OMAP4 1.5 GHz which is considered as the fastest dual-core processor at the moment. It also features 250 GB storage which is enormous compared to that of other PCs in the market.

You do have the option though of choosing a Hard Drive or flash model.

Getting a model with HDD will make your gadget 3mm thicker and 4 ounces heavier. The physical dimensions are different so you will have to decide early on whether or not you would want to use a Hard Drive or flash model.

Great Price

G9 prices are much lower compared to similar models from other brands.

Archos G9 101

Most tech companies have released their own version of tablet PCs to keep up with the competition.

Because Archos does not want to get left behind, they have released their 3rd generation of Android-powered models called the Archos G9 101.

Archos G9 with 10.1" screenWhile it is true that the market may already be somewhat saturated, the tablet with 10.1″ screen has excellent features which will make people consider using it over other brands and models of similar computers.

Ultimate Experience

The G9s are considered as brand’s most potent tablet PCs yet.

It is powered by Android 3.1 “Honeycomb” which has been developed mainly for tablets. This allows this model computer to provide users with the best possible Android experience whether they are at home or on the go.

It works ultra fast thanks to its OMAP4 dual-core processor at 1.5 GHz which is the fastest dual-core processor available at launch date. The unit is powerful enough to play 1080p content.

Its flash and hard drive models have up to 250 GB HDD of storage. It is the first tablet PC to be released with HDD instead of flash storage.

The hard drive models are only 3mm thicker and weigh about 4 ounces. Archos has also developed multimedia applications with better format support and interface to make it easier to operate for users.

Wi-Fi Connectivity and 3G Ready

The 10.1-inch model can connect to the internet through Wi-Fi but not 3G.

However, you can plug a 3G stick to its USB port. The stick looks like the standard 3G sticks that you use on your Mac or Windows PC.

What makes this gadget unique is that you can slide the stick right into the slot so that it would not bother you as you are using the device. This means you can go online whenever, wherever.


  • Fastest Tablet on Earth: Features a dual-core processor running up to 1.5GHz
  • Features Android 3.1 Honeycomb with Google’s suite of Android Applications
  • 10 Inch Multitouch Screen: Features a 10-inch capacitive screen with 1280 x 800 resolution
  • Forward Facing Video Camera: Film your fun moments and share them instantly with the 720p forward-facing camera
  • Storage Options For Everyone: From 16GB to 250GB, we have the storage capacity to fit your needs
  • HDMI Output: Play out your favorite videos on a large screen TV with the HDMI-out connection
  • WiFi (802.11 b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR connectivity