Summary: An Android Honeycomb tablet with a dual-core processor for under £200 sounds too good to be true, and sadly, it is. While the Archos 80 G9 boasts some fantastic technology, it's let down by shoddy production, which has resulted in a ripple-like screen effect on some units.
Cons: Units affected by screen issues; Plastic casing feels cheap; Still not enough Honeycomb apps available.
Excerpt: Archos 80 G9 is an Android Honeycomb tablet with an 8-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
Summary: In the world of sub-$300 Android tablets, the Archos 80 G9 is one of the better options, but that's not saying much. While we like that it offers full access to the Android Market, snappy performance, and fun media apps, it's far from perfect. The lackluster build quality, high temperatures, and less-than-stellar screen all should give buyers pause. But, if you're looking for an inexpensive tablet, you could do worse than the Archos 80 G9.
Pros: Good performance, Inexpensive, Convenient kickstand, HDMI output
Conclusion: This is the first Texas Instruments dual-core 1GHz OMAP4 processor-toting Android tablet on the market, and it's pretty decent. The kickstand, being as large and obviously important as it seems, is a bit of a disappointment as it's made of plastic and isn't very sturdy. Even if it should fail, though, you've still got four rubber nubbins on the back of the device to sit flat for some excellent tablet-top action.
Excerpt: Before the storm of Android tablets hit our stores you would have normally headed to Archos to get a decent multimedia solution. However now that Honeycomb tablets are flying off the shelves Archos have had to follow suite with their own interpretation in the shape of the Archos 80 G9 Turbo Edition and in all honesty the results are not quite what we had expected.
Excerpt: Despite being declared gadget maniac, somehow I never really got into tablets. When the first iPad came out and whole hype began, I regarded it as overly-expensive gadget having virtually no practical use to me.
Excerpt: Le prossime saranno settimane di test e recensioni. Inizio parlando di questo Archos 80 G9 , lasciandovi le mie prime video impressioni. Lo conosciamo bene perché ne abbiamo scritto diverse volte su netbooknews.it, ma come tutti i tablet low-cost (in vendita a 249€) vale la pena analizzare bene pregi e difetti, perché serve un buon bilanciamento per produrre un buon prodotto. Archos è riuscita a mantenere essenziale ma funzionale questa nuova linea di tablet Gen 9 ?
Excerpt: Slashgear ha avuto di provare il nuovo Archos 80 G9 , un tablet “motorizzato” dai nuovi processori dual-core TI OMAP4 a 1GHz. È il più piccolo dei due device lanciati da Archos (presentati per la prima volta al MWC 2011 ), ma a parte le dimensioni dello schermo e la risoluzione (l’altro, Archos 101 G9 , è un 10 pollici con risoluzione 1280 x 800), la dotazione hardware è la medesima.