Archos 101 G9 review

Archos waves its magic media wand yet again, this time producing a full Honeycomb tablet

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Archos 101 g9

Archos has employed Android 3.2 on its 101 G9 tablet. Unlike previous tablets from Archos, this isn't a limited installation, and finally boasts full access to the Android Market.

This means you can install the swathes of applications, utilities and 3D games that appear on there - currently standing at some 300,000 apps, although the list of tablet-focused ones is still frustratingly low.

This isn't a Tegra 2 machine, but it doesn't seem to hold the Archos 101 G9 back too much when it comes to games - the likes of Dungeon Defenders works fine, while the ubiquitous Angry Birds Rio is smooth.

Archos 101 g9

The Archos 101 G9 ships with a suite of tools pre-installed that focus on the machine's main strength, media playback.

The Music tool replaces the standard Android offering, making for a far more visually appealing interface for handling your favourite tunes.

Archos 101 g9

The Video utility is more impressive though, pulling metadata and posters down to make for a great way of viewing information about your films and TV shows.

You're not limited to simply playing your movies off the tablet either, as you can connect it to your Windows shares to stream movies. It will handle 1080p content without breaking into a sweat, and will handle plenty of the main formats.

You'll need a mini HMDI to HDMI cable to get the most from this machine, and while we would have liked one to be included in the package, it's probably asking a bit much at this price point.

Tech Specs

Product TypeTablet
Flash Memory Capacity8 GB
Processor ManufacturerTexas Instruments
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeNo
Product Family101 G9
Front Camera/WebcamYes
Operating SystemAndroid 3.2 Honeycomb
Brand NameArchos
Form FactorSlate
Processor Speed1 GHz
Processor TypeOMAP 4
Screen Size25.7 cm (10.1")
Screen Resolution1280 x 800
Weight (Approximate)649 g
Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
Memory Card ReaderYes
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Height12.6 mm
Width276 mm
Depth167.3 mm
Screen ModeWXGA
ManufacturerArchos Technology
Product Model501889
Product Name101 G9 501889 Tablet Computer
Product Line101 G9
Aspect Ratio16:10
Manufacturer Part Number501889
Manufacturer Website Address
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Your ARCHOS 101 G9 tablet includes the powerful Texas Instruments OMAP 4 smart multi-core processor with different models available up to 1.5 GHz. All this power means that you'll be able to surf the web and multitask faster as well as play the super-common H.264 High Profile codec for full HD 1080p videos at over 30fps.

THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: Flash storage or 250GB Hard Drive Storage

To give you more space for your media and apps ARCHOS 101 G9 tablets are available in flash storage and 250GB hard drive storage versions. Using an intelligent caching system on the hard drive versions, your 250GB ARCHOS 101 G9 will feel as fast and responsive as a flash device but gives you storage space to spare.

Limited Warranty1 Year