Summary: I've had this pc tablet for a little over 4 weeks and i'm very pleased with it. The capabilities are quite the same with a netbook that i already own and its way lighter. The touch screen is very accurate, webcam, speakers, all good.
Summary: To use this you need some technical knowledge and upgrade to Windows 7 Premium. Format the hard drive to gain more space, some space is wasted with a restore partition. I have mine dual booting with Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
Summary: On the whole, the Archos 9 can be used in the place of any netbook style PC running Windows, capable of internet browsing, office documents and the like. However, the biggest flaws I found were the restrictions caused by Windows 7 Starter pack, making it impossible to do such minor tasks as changing...
Summary: I had a dying netbook - it starts every other time, it's blown its PSU up - otherwise I probably wouldn't be buying such a thing. This is not a device for the faint hearted. As shipped it is completely unsatisfactory: in particular there is no hibernate (and sleep will drain the battery overnight)...
Summary: Love all things Archos and the 9 did not disapoint. The 7 and 5 are better media players but if you value the Internet experience this may be for you. Boot is no slower than you would expect for a device running windows and the touch screen is responsive.
A little tinkering and this thing can really be fun to use.
Susan Cook "Techie", Amazon
16 February 2010
Summary: Can't really complain about some of the posts listed here. When I first got the unit I, too, found it to be slow. The Starter edition of Windows 7 didn't even allow for a background image for the desktop. So...
Summary: This a brilliant piece of kit. The touch screen does take getting used to, but once you do, you wonder why all netbooks aren't like this. This works well on my wireless network, windows 7 picked it up straight away. The screem is great too.