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.
Summary: The exterior of the Archos 101 G9 is certainly its weakest point with a cheap, plasticky feel and the dull grey colour doesn’t add to its sex appeal As with virtually all Android Honeycomb 3.2 tablets, it’s very easy to rattle through the set up process and get all your social networking and email...
Pros: Good value at £269.99, cheaper than most of its rivals, meaty specs with powerful CPU and reasonable RAM, wide-ranging video support covers almost every format
Cons: Cheap plastic build quality, poor battery life, takes a long time to recharge, no rear-facing camera, measly 1.2-megapixel front-facer
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