Summary: Great device. Does have limitations, but, if you need a small Windows device, this works well. I purchased second hand and called the company for a recovery disc. The tech support guy had my information and promised to send it in the mail. Seemed like good support.
Summary: EDIT: The person that posted before me that was complaining about the screen resolution only being 600 from top to bottom was correct. But, she said the device was not 1080. BUT IT DOES playback in full 1080p. The device is 600 from top to bottom, but 1024 from side to side. Making it 1024x600, which DOES play full 1080p. I was definitely concerned when I saw these other posts complaining about all of the "CONS" of this device.
A no-nonsence, no limitation tablet for the PC user in all of us.
7 July 2011
Summary: The Archos 9 is an amazing piece of electronics. It is by far the closest thing from having a computer in a tablet form. With the screen size you can watch movies the way they were meant to be watched. Having the USB port allows quick and easy expansion without limitation like you get with other tablets. Web searching is clean and smooth like a full size table top computer.
If you want a desktop buy a desktop. It's a great touchscreen with windows!
5 July 2011
Summary: I bought this product because of the Windows capability and the external ports. This an awsome little touch screen. But if you are buying this as a desktop replacement you will be disapointed. It is a great portable reference pad. Or to do some work on the go without being tied to a desktop.
Summary: The Archos 9 tablet PC are very cool. Windows begs to be a touch screen app, so for half the price of an ipad, you get something way cooler. Installs from USB memory stick and off you go. In my opinion, the future of computing.. keyboardless.
Summary: bought for kids to do their apps on. It was a really cheap machine for what it is. Love that it has windows environment. I have found with another of our machines won't load the app we want (Reading Eggs) without flash player which is related to the windows environment. Too complex for our prep child but our grade 1 child is coping with it very easily. It will teach her more about computers that will lead to her next bigger, more complex machines.
Summary: I got this from my dad for christmas 2011 and i was not dissapointed. it can be very slow at times but I am just glad to have a computer that can be easily used and transported. It is very basic and the onscreen keyboard is very frustrating. If tou are going to buy the Archos 9, you should get a case and a small wireless keypad.