Summary: Has some very impressive features that impressed me but the one I purchased was not very durable. I bought one for my college son as a B'day gift and it developed a very small under screen crack in one corner after about a month. Unfortunately we bought it when there was no unit on display and could not tell from the carton picture how the thin plastic case can flex. Should have taken it back to the store rather then take a chance with it.
Summary: I've had this for a year, and it is hands-down the worst electronics product I've purchased in the past 10 years. Firmware was buggy from the start under Android ICS, and it has only gotten worse with Jelly Bean. Runs SLOW 90 percent of the time. Like to load you tablet up with apps? Forget it. Check the Archos forums for threads describing how installing anything beyond the bare-bones OEM apps means that the performance grinds to a halt.
Summary: I agree with everything written negatively about this pad in all the reviews thus far. To recap, it locks up frequently, letters stick as you are typing, it shuts off automatically and reboots, customer support doesn't exist, the camera is ridiculous as there is no peep hole to see what you are picturing, etc. My husband bought this as a Christmas gift for me in Dec 2012 from P.C. Richards.
Summary: I have owned the Archos 101 g9 tablet since Dec. 2012. It's nothing but trouble! It constantly goes "back" as if the back button is being hit. I've found a very temporary fix for it....by re-setting the touch screen calibration & accelerometer calibration. This "fix" doesn't even last a day! IF, I can even get to the settings page to re-set those. Camera is horrible, & the tablet will reboot itself often. I've never left a bad review, but this one deserves it.
Summary: I bought this tablet in December 2011. Six months later I started experiencing lots of problems; freezing at least 2 to 3x during use, overheating, flashing screen, keyboard not working properly. I contacted Archos and they asked me to return the tablet to them which cost me $25! Archos was very efficient by sending me a second tablet in good time. Guess what? 3 weeks later the freezing was back! Am I so out of luck that I got 2 lemons in 8 months?
Summary: I see some similar issues with the tablet in other reviews. It feels kind of odd to say that I'm glad that I wasn't the only one. I purchased my Archos on woot.com, and got what I thought was a pretty reasonable deal. Immediately upon opening it, the problems began. The first issue was the accelerometer, and screen positioning--it didn't work at all.
Summary: I brought this tablet for the cost, but its true you get what you pay for. The ICS update makes the touch screen stop working at times, the device won't turn, and it restarts and freezes, oh and also the wifi cuts on and off. Then the screen sucks, I leaned on it in the leather case for a second by mistake and didn't put any pressure on it and half of the screen turned black, and it costs 200 to fix the screen.
Summary: I was not pleased when the two Archos 101 G9 8GB - Classics Arrived. Both of the units did not work. One of the units made it hard to push down on the screen to get an response from an application. The other was the opposite where applications kept popping up on the screen when you had not touched them. The units I ordered were supposed to be new but I believe I was sent some used ones by mistake. I decided to ask for my money back instead having a reorder sent.
Summary: First time: GPS didn't work. It would have difficulty getting a strong enough signal from the satellite, sometimes no signal at all (even in the same location). I returned it for a replacement. Second time: The virtual back button got stuck. No matter what I tried to do, the tablet wanted to backup into the previous screen. This made the tablet unusable. I contacted Archos tech support via on-line chat. They recommended I update the firmware.
Summary: I got given this as a present last Christmas (not purchased from Amazon but from a store). The Android wouldn't work properly and was still in guarantee so I returned it to ARCHOS for a replacement. They claim never to have received it, I sent it by Royal Mail who say they haven't got it. And as they state 'Archos will not be obliged to replace a defective product if they do not receive it'. I guess I've been had as I can't prove they didn't receive it.