It’s pretty slim measuring barely 0.63-inch, Archos 9 feels pretty sturdy in hands, though heavy. Archos says it only weighs 1.2 pounds, but something about the balance is wrong, because it felt heavier. The hardware is pretty simple—a 9-inch resistive touchscreen (no multitouch) with a few surrounding physical buttons.
A keyboard trigger can be found on the right which launches Win 7’s finger-friendly keyboard. If you don’t like using your finger on the screen, there is a tiny optical trackpad on the right and two mouse buttons on the left side. The touchscreen is pretty responsive, and there is a stylus on the back, so I don’t see the need to really reach for the bitty mouse.
The Archos 9 comes with Windows 7 Starter (that means NO Aero) and its 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z515 processor and 1GB of RAM run it well. Watching a 720p Windows Media clip is a good deal on this tablet.
It sucks on storage: 60GB HDD.
The battery life isn’t good enough. It has a 4-cell battery, it won’t get more than 2.5 hours, with HD playback.
Recommended for people whose primary purpose is similar to that of Netbooks, no hardcore processing.