Archos 101 G9 8GB Review posted on
10.1 inch Entertainment Tablet
Without a doubt, this is the most capable Android Honeycomb video player currently available. Format support is excellent, the screen's decent and battery life compares fairly well with more expensive tablets. The power's there too - its dual-core 1GHz processor able to handle high bit-rate 1080p content with ease. What's wrong, then? It's the design. The plastic body just doesn't feel as nice as any of the pricier models, and several on-body bits get in the way while you're holding it. When it's just £60 cheaper than glossier tabs, you really need to care about its advanced video skills for it to be a good buy.
Rating: 3

Specifications

System

Category: Entertainment
Released: October 2010
RRP: £249
Display: 10.1 inch Capacitive (1280x800 px
Processor: 1.5 GHz Cortex A9 ( dual core )
Memory: 1 GB
OS: Google Android 3.2 Honeycomb

Connectivity

USB 3.0: 0
USB 2.0: 2
VGA:
HDMI:

Communications

Ethernet (LAN): None
Wi-Fi (WLAN): B/G/N
Mobile Broadband (WWAN):
Bluetooth: 2.1

Power

Battery Life: 8 hours

Input Devices

Pointing Device: None
Keyboard:
Fingerprint Reader:

Storage

Internal Storage: 8 GB
SD Card Slot: Yes

Cameras

Rear Cam: None
Front Cam: 1.3 MP

Dimensions & Weight

Thickness (Average): 13 mm
Width: 276 mm
Depth: 167 mm
Weight: 0.7 kg

Reviews

TrustedReviews  
Without a doubt, this is the most capable Android Honeycomb video player currently available. Format support is excellent, the screen's decent and battery life compares fairly well with more expensive tablets. The power's there too - its dual-core 1GHz processor able to handle high bit-rate 1080p content with ease. What's wrong, then? It's the design. The plastic body just doesn't feel as nice as any of the pricier models, and several on-body bits get in the way while you're holding it. When it's just £60 cheaper than glossier tabs, you really need to care about its advanced video skills for it to be a good buy.
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Laptop Mag  
The Archos 101 G9 offers plenty of features for $369, including a big 10.1-inch screen, Android Honeycomb, and even HDMI output. However, its poor build quality, short battery life, and high operating temperature make it a bad deal at any price. Users should take a look at the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer ($390 for 16GB), an excellent bargain offering faster performance, longer battery life, and a slick keyboard accessory for just $30 more than the 101 G9. For more money, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 ($499) or the Apple iPad 2 ($499) also offer compelling designs plus excellent performance.
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PC Mag  
The Archos 101 G9 is a functional, up-to-date Android tablet at a reasonable price, although it doesn't really stand out aside from 1080p file support.
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