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Anyone know where to find the best price on an Archos 9?
The Archos 9 has been delayed until January of 2010. This was the email sent out to customers that had preordered the tablet...
"Dear ARCHOS Customer,
Thank you for your pre-order on the ARCHOS 9 pctablet.
The delivery of the new ARCHOS 9 pctablet has been delayed until the first week of January 2010. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and hope that you keep other ARCHOS products in mind as the holidays approach.
If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to call us at 866-489-4718.
This thing looks really neat, I can't wait to get one.
Windows 7 Starter Edition wouldnt be our first choice of OS for the Archos 9 PC Tablet after all, it lacks the handwriting functionality youll find in other versions but at least it recognizes the touchscreen. Steve from UMPC Portal decided to load up Chromium OS on his Archos 9 (which we saw unboxed yesterday) but the end result is less than usable: since Chromium doesnt recognize the touchscreen, nor have an on-screen keyboard, youll basically be stuck looking at the login page.
Of course, since you can plug in a USB keyboard and use the optical mouse, there are workaround ways to actually reach the Chromium OS desktop. That doesnt add up to a particularly mobile solution, however; consider this a call to arms for Chromium OS developers to whip up some tablet-friendly features.
By Chris Davies
on Friday, Dec 18th 2009
Someone should be able to hack a touchscreen driver and virtual keyboard into Chromium pretty easy, it's just a bit too early for that. It's based on Linux so the software to do it is already out there
By Chris Davies
on Thursday, Oct 22nd 2009
The Archos 9 PCtablet has been somewhat overshadowed by its smaller, Android-based sibling, but the French company would like to remind you that, with the debut of Windows 7, the 9-inch touchscreen future of netbooks is now available to buy. £449.99 ($748) gets you a resistive touchscreen, Atom Z515 processor and integrated WiFi and Bluetooth, all in a device 800g and just 1.7cm thick.
The Archos 9 display runs at 1,024 x 600, but Archos are claiming it can deal with 1080p Full HD video; youll need to plug in an external monitor to make the most of that, but sadly theres only a VGA port on offer rather than HDMI. The hard-drive is also pretty paltry if youre looking at storing HD content, being a mere 60GB in size.
Connectivity includes two USB 2.0 ports, the aforementioned VGA, audio in/out and 10/100 ethernet. A 1.3-megapixel webcam is integrated, and Archos will happily sell you a matching Bluetooth QWERTY keyboard.
ARCHOS Launches the ARCHOS 9 PCTABLET
The Future of Netbooks
Sleek and Ultra-Fast ARCHOS 9 PCtablet delivers access to Internet-based Media on a Touch Screen handheld device.
ARCHOS announced the availability of the ARCHOS 9 PCtablet today in London. The new entertainment tablet runs Windows 7 and combines the performance of a high-end Netbook with breathtaking design, excellent ergonomics and an impressive touch interface. It provides PC users with an entirely new way to work, stay connected and enjoy the web and digital media on an ultra-thin and extremely fast full touch-screen tablet.
The PCtablet sports a full touch-sensitive 9 resistive screen and virtual keyboard. The innovative optical trackpoint (virtual mouse) and buttons allow easy navigation on screen, and provide an uncompromised PC experience.
Designed For Portability
The ARCHOS 9 is ahead of the competition when it comes to form factor. At only 1.7cm (0.7) thick and weighing just 800g, the ARCHOS 9 is the perfect companion for those that require a computing solution on the go.
The large 9 tactile touch screen is a pleasure to use, with a large on screen virtual keyboard that ensures quick and accurate typing. The optical trackpoint and left/right mouse buttons offer a convenient alternative for navigating on the device.
The adjustable leg stand allows the ARCHOS 9 to be positioned to suit a range of uses. The ARCHOS 9 can be positioned upright, providing a comfortable position for watching videos or viewing photo slideshows. For computing and composing documents, the ARCHOS 9 can be angled to provide an optimal typing position, ensuring maximum productivity.
High Quality Multimedia on the Move
The ARCHOS 9 PCtablet delivers ultra-portability and high performance. With Intels latest ATOM Z processor, users can watch their videos in full HD (1080p resolution), and store their multimedia files on the 60GB hard drive + 25GB online storage.
The ARCHOS 9 comes with £80 worth of free movies to download from the ARCHOS Media Club.
Windows® 7 for software programs
The ARCHOS 9 PCtablet runs Windows® 7, providing a fast and intuitive user experience. Windows® 7 allows users to easily browse the Web, create documents and contact other users via Instant Messanger, Facebook etc. The taskbar with large icons is easily accessible via the ARCHOS 9s tactile screen. Files stored on the device can be searched for quickly with the Windows Search bar, accessible from the start menu.
Among the new features of Windows® 7, are movable widgets. Widgets can be placed anywhere on the desktop of the ARCHOS 9, providing instant access to the latest news and information services.
Surfing the web is made fast and safe with Internet Explorer® 8. The new version of Microsofts Web browser blocks malwares and gives piece of mind that websites being accessed are safe to view. Internet Explorer® 8 also comes with Accelerators and Web Slices, new tools that make the browsing experience more efficient.
With the ARCHOS 9 PCtablet users can access their online world wherever they are, set up video conferences, chat with friends and surf the web on the go. In addition to Wi-fi connectivity consumers with a 3.5G phone subscription can use a 3.5G dongle or can tether their phone to the ARCHOS 9 via Bluetooth to surf the Web.
As its a full-fledged portable PC, the ARCHOS 9 also includes USB connectivity to plug in any USB devices such as a digital camera or an external hard drive.
To add even more connectivity, the port replicator accessory provides two additional USB ports, a VGA port to connect to a video monitor, an Ethernet connector for wired broadband networks and 2 additional audio connectors for a headset.
The ARCHOS 9 PCtablet combines the performance of a high-end Netbook with the portability of a tablet.
It has never been so easy to do all your daily tasks on a PC on the move:
Play multimedia content including HD videosi
Use popular software such Windows Live Messenger, Windows Live Mail, a productivity suite or Skype with Windows® 7
Stay connected to the Internet and emails with the multiple options for connectivity
Add-ons for the ARCHOS 9 PCtablet
A number of useful and practical accessories are available for the ARCHOS 9 PCtablet, helping increase productivity and ease of use.
Port Replicator: Add even more connectivity to the ARCHOS 9 with an Ethernet port for fast 10/100 Mb/s connection, 2 additional USB ports to plug-in external devices, a VGA output and 2 audio jack to connect a headset
Keyboard Optional: Bluetooth keyboard with large keys for maximum typing comfort.
Pricing and Availability
The ARCHOS 9 60GB will start shipping from today and retail for £449.99. The ARCHOS 9 will be available through leading PC resellers and from www.archos.com.
The Archos 9's have had a few full builds, Fedora was running with full touch screen support. And the complaints from people regarding the 1080p playback problems, are mis-guided, their have been new drivers for months now, be linix sides what was shipped. Oh and people have booted Android and Chromium OS(as earlier stated).
So can i take it home now oh jim's expense?
Damm, you so funny !!!! If I splurge on one, it's gonna be Mine, Mine, All Mine
And by mine mine mine, you really meant to say... all yours yours yours.. thank you new2u for being a loyal person
i'm wondering what about me
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