Archos: The Mature Tablet

Naysayers have found every chink in the tablet PC, but Archos has fixed them all:

  • Power – dual-core 1.5gHz ARM A9
  • Speed – if Android is too slow for you, how about natively-running GNU/Linux as a dual-boot???!!!
  • Price – $400
  • Storage – 16gB default, but 250gB internal hard drive raises price to $500

Too good to believe? Check out the Archos 101/G9. They also have the Archose 80/G9 for a bit less money but more portability.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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5 Responses to Archos: The Mature Tablet

  1. Reviews are good. Shipments are ramping up. I expect they will make money and survive.

  2. Dann says:

    @oldman

    Cowon is also a niche expensive handheld devices for audiophiles. Again, the interface is pretty bad, but some people see past minor inconveniences to get what they want. ARM and smart devices used to be niche as well. Symbion was the de facto standard for all cell phones for years.

    While Archos may remain a niche, the focus is continuing to be on smart and portable devices, so it’s incredibly likely that Archos will become a little less niche, while Wintel and their desktop armoury will become more niche.

    In fact, the entire desktop computing solution may eventually become home-server and an enthusiast-bound market only.

    Archos is less of “old time” as it is “established”.

  3. oldman says:

    Archos is an old time niche market builder of expensive handheld devices. The interfaces that they have been providing have been mediocre enough to keep them in their niche.

    They are not a vendor to hang your hopes on Pog.

  4. Selling out their stock is good. Perhaps they will be able to grow and increase the rate of production.

    The “full specs” don’t show it but this page states the touch-screen is capacitive.

  5. kolter.online says:

    For your next challenge, try to buy one. They don’t ever seem to have any in stock!

    Only complaint I can find about Archos tablets is with the resistive touch screen. but if you instal Linux you can just side-step these problems by installing some software to change the touch behavior.

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