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. The optional 3G stick is a great idea as well, and the fact it can be used as a mobile broadband dongle elsewhere is a versatile move. However the 101 G9 doesn’t stand up in other areas.
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. 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.
Pros: Inexpensive, Fast performance, HDMI output, Kickstand and remote control app
Cons: Dull screen, Poor build quality, Short battery life, Remote control app lacks volume setting, Runs hot
Summary: One of the cheapest 10-inch tablets on the market, the Archos 101 G9 sacrifices construction quality for a good screen, excellent expansion options and commendable compatibility with movie formats.
Cons: Poor build quality; Occasionally sluggish to use; No rear-facing camera.
Archos 10.1 inch Tablet G9 : Archos 10 1 inch Tablet G9
21 March 2012
Summary: Certain things take a long time, this certainly in one such item, I remember seeing a pre production unit in the late spring with promise that it would ship in September 2011 but it arrived with me after the start of 2012.
Excerpt: Archos were making "tablets" before the majority of manufacturers had even considered it. It had large screen devices before the birth of the iPad and before Android even existed. Of course they were called portable media players in those days, and it was a slightly messy business involving software packs and docks.
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
Excerpt: What do you want from a tablet? It's a question that many reviews want you to ask yourself before invariably buying an iPad 2 , but it's a question that's particularly relevant to the Archos 101 G9.