Archos 9 at IDF09 Day 0

Posted on 22 September 2009, Last updated on 12 November 2019 by

I’ve got the Archos 9 in my bag and I’ll get some more content up on it later but for now I can tell you that it’s a solid device, looks great, has an accurate optical mouse (really necessary for a two-handed device) and appears to have more battery life than I expected.

On the negative side the HDD appears to be a bottleneck in performance with applications starting up slower than I’m used to on the SSD-based UMPCs and MIDs I’ve tested in the past. It’s also a relatively dense device in terms of weight.


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4 Comments For This Post

  1. MiKen says:

    So would you say that the Archos 9 is definitely a heavy device? What are your thoughts on say, couch surfing/reading? One handed use? Chances are I don’t imagine seeing this replacing my P1610 but the option is definitely out there if this turns out to be a good enough solution. Also would you guess a 4hr battery life?

  2. Brook says:

    in the end, what is the battery life?, GPS? 3G?option removable battery?, Archos has a history of putting devices aside like the Archos 5, now all but dead with the android release. They also have, in the past, had bad or no costumer service, before we go down that path, as many Aigo owners will tell you, I dont feel good about archos

  3. UMPCPortal says:

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  4. Fibromylagia James says:

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