Excerpt: Archos 101 G9 is an Android Honeycomb tablet with a 10.1-inch XGA touchscreen, Wi-Fi and optional 3G connectivity, 16GB of flash storage (250GB hard drive is also an option), GPS, compass, Bluetooth, 720p front-facing camera and a super-fast dual-core CORTEX A9 OMAP4 1.5 GHz processor.
Pros: Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape
Cons: Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port
Conclusion: The Archos 101 G9 has undeniable media playing credentials, especially when it comes to video. We love how the Remote Control app works, allowing you to control the tablet’s media features from an Android phone.
Pros: Great price point, Detachable 3G dongle, High resolution screen
Cons: Unresponsive screen, Slow performance, Not great build quality
Summary: 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.
Conclusion: What this boils down to is a tablet that’s hard to judge in overall terms. If you like swanky hardware you probably won’t like the Archos 101 G9. If you are looking for something primarily for media consumption you probably will. If you want a great camera you’ll be disappointed.
Excerpt: The Archos 101 G9 tablet has been available since the end of last year, but it's one of the first tablets to receive an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which makes it one of the most up-to-date tablets available.
Conclusion: Android tablets are something of a minefield. The unique proposition of the Archos tablet is that it delivers the Honeycomb experience at a price that's hard to beat. It also, undoubtedly, offers the widest diversity of format support in any tablet we've seen so far.
Pros: Plays pretty much every video format, HDMI, 3G option is inventive
Cons: Build quality, design, display, some software foibles, battery issues, failure to play Flash video