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The Archos 9 is a tablet that does some things other tablets don’t really do. Yes, it has a pretty standard internal memory of 32 GBs and WiFi. It comes with a 1.3 megapixel web camera for video chatting using programs like Skype and Live Messenger. Many tablets show 720p videos but the 9 shows in full HD 1080p resolution. Also, most non-Apple tablets use the Android operating system from Google. The 9 instead uses the Windows 7 as its operating systems, which not many tablets are based on. External hard drives and other peripherals can be attached using the USB ports.
– 9 inch screen
– 32 GBs
– 1080p HD video playback
– Windows 7 OS
– USB ports
LONDON May 6TH, 2011
Performance and Power: Productivity and play on the go with the new ARCHOS 9 PCtablet
ARCHOS Windows 7 Tablet updated to offer improved performance and superior multimedia experiences
Tablet pioneer, ARCHOS, today announced a new, improved version of the popular ARCHOS 9 PC tablet, originally the first Windows 7 PC tablet on the market. With a 32 GB Solid-Slate Drive (SSD) and upgraded Intel Atom processor (1.2 GHz), the ARCHOS 9 offers all the productivity and communications features of a Windows netbook together with high-quality multimedia playback and the touch-screen user experience of a tablet.
With Windows® 7 Starter, users have access to Windows®, Live Essentials to install and download popular Microsoft programmes such as Live Mail, Live Messenger, Movie Maker and a photo editor. Windows® 7 also includes desktop gadgets providing live news and weather information. There’s easy access to Facebook and Twitter via the browser, desktop gadgets or dedicated apps, plus a 1.3 Megapixel webcam for video chat via Skype or Live Messenger.
With ARCHOS’ heritage in portable video players, the ARCHOS 9 provides the same, high-quality multimedia experience that users have come to expect from ARCHOS products. The 9’’, high-resolution screen supports HD video playback up to 1080p and is backed by integrated stereo speakers. While, as a true PC, users can connect to and share content between digital cameras, external hard drives and other USB Plug and Play devices.
Weighing less than 800 grams, the ARCHOS 9 is highly portable and designed for work and entertainment on the go. An integrated kickstand offers two positions, one for typing and web browsing and one for multimedia playback or video-chat.
Competitively priced at £399.99, the ARCHOS 9 PCtablet is available from leading stores and at www.archos.com.
Archos, pioneer in the portable audio and video player market, and now specialized in Android powered Internet Tablets, has repeatedly revolutionized the market for consumer electronics since 1988. Today, ARCHOS offers Internet Tablets, Tablet PCs and MP3/MP4 players. In 2000, ARCHOS launched the Jukebox 6000, the first MP3 player combined with a hard disk. Then in 2003 ARCHOS introduced the first portable multimedia players with TV recording. In 2006 Wi-Fi is implemented and then touch screens in 2007. In 2008, Archos launched the first generation Internet Tablets, and then the first ever Android powered tablets in 2009. ARCHOS has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. ARCHOS is quoted on Compartment C of Eurolist, Euronext Paris, ISIN Code FR0000182479. Website: www.archos.com
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