Designed for portability.
A beautiful package for a portable PC.
Netbooks are handy machines, but they are really just scaled down laptops. The ARCHOS 9 PCtablet however is a true evolution in portable computing as its form and design breaks the rules of the conventional laptop design.
Sleek and shiny enclosure for a sharp screen.
At first, all you see is its magnificent touch screen. It is sharp, precise, and intuitive. So much so that typing on the virtual keyboard is totally effortless.
The thinness of this device is quite remarkable. Its edges fan out from an already thin structure (0.67" or 17 mm at its thickest). And since it weights less than 29 oz (800 g), you can easily carry it with you in your handbag and use it any time. You'd be right to wonder how you can have up to 80 movies stored in such a small device.
Performance for HD Video.
For a long time now, the ARCHOS trademark has been it superior quality mobile video.
With the ARCHOS 9 PCtablet, we've made sure it?s able to offer the best of video for its users. That means HD video. This device will play Full HD* Video (in 1080p resolution) on its magnificent touch screen. Thanks to the latest Intel ATOM Z series microprocessor and the built-in Intel video chipset, all you have to do is hit "Play", sit down, and enjoy the show on the beautiful 9" screen.
And with the optional port-replicator which adds outputs to your ARCHOS (including a VGA video output), you can watch your movies and videos on your large HD TV.
Pick your favorite tune.
In addition to storing your MP3 music files on your hard drive, you can listen to music freely over the web. Archos has preselected DEEZER to be your number one musical source on the web. It's free, it's legal, and it's a lot of fun. Millions of artists and songs are accessible there, in just one click. It's simply impossible you run dry. Pick any name, any style, any title, and you?re 99% sure to find it there.
Of course, you may prefer to listen to live-radio or watch web TV stations. Or perhaps listen to podcasts of shows you missed yesterday or the day before. Here comes vTuner.
With a made-for-ARCHOS solution, you can stream hours of radio music from all around the world. That really comes in handy when you're traveling and just don't want to miss your favorite radio show. You can find most talk or music style stations from over 11,000 stations broadcasting on the Web, such as BBC, CNN, or NPR. All the stations are available through easily accessible menus. Pick a genre, a country, or even simply a name, and you?ve got it! Then set it as one of your favorites for one-click access next time. The best part of all? It's completely free.
The ARCHOS 9 PCtablet is the first of its kind to run Windows 7.
Windows 7 is the latest version of Microsoft's operating system, and it has been getting lots of praise around the globe for all its innovations.
Windows 7 Starter Edition makes the things you do every day faster and easier. With fewer clicks, faster searching, easier browsing, and simpler ways to connect, there are less barriers between you and what you want to do. For Multimedia, its is easier to use than previous Windows systems. You'll find it very comfortable to work with your software programs such as the included Lotus Symphony. You'll get the best from each of your programs.
Of course the ARCHOS 9 PC Tablet connects you to the Internet. With the WiFi connection, feel free to wander from the living room, to the bedroom, to the kitchen, or the backyard while you're video conferencing or doing your latest on-line shopping. And to connect to the Internet from virtually anywhere, you can place a 3G USB Stick into its USB port; or use the Internet connection of your 3G phone via Bluetooth.
As it is a PC with a USB port, you can plug in and use the same USB devices on your ARCHOS 9 PCtablet as on your regular computer such as thumb drives or external hard drives, printers, or your digital camera.
The ARCHOS 9 PCtablet can play high definition videos. But you don't have to watch them only on the superb 9" screen. You can also watch them on your HD TV using the port replicator accessory. Additionally, it will give you more USB connectors, a headset connector and an ethernet port for a wired network connection. With two USB ports, you won?t have to swap in and out your printer and an external keyboard for example.
Mails & Contacts.
With Windows Live Mail, you can manage multiple email accounts like Hotmail, Gmail, AOL, and Yahoo! or Mail Plus, all in one place with one simple program. Sharing photos by email is easy, too. Put them right in the email and send them without big attachments that can clog inboxes. And Windows Live Mail is free.
Additionally, with Windows Live you get access to SkyDrive. SkyDrive is a free online storage environment from Microsoft just for you. You can store and share your files and photos, and you get 25 GB of space for this. Just for you. Free.
Share, Chat, Talk.
If you already have a computer, or if the Internet has become so appealing to you that you need to buy your first machine, then Social Networking, Chatting, and other web 2.0 web sites are out there waiting for you. It's about sharing and being connected to other people. The ARCHOS 9 PCtablet will let you do just that. With SKYPE already installed, all you have to do is log in to your existing account, and start talking or chatting with your friends or family. SKYPE also allows you to SEE the person you're talking to (if they have a webcam). With the built-in 1.3 megapixel buit-in webcam, you will be seen by them as well. Additionally, SKYPE offers you a voice mail system where people can leave you a message, as well as the ability to send SMS messages to portable phones.
And when you feel like writing rather than talking, you can still use SKYPE for instant messaging. With emoticons (those little signs that are so useful to express feelings) and editing status, you?re just key-clicks away from your friends and family.