ARCHOS today announced a new, improved version of the ARCHOS 9 PCtablet, 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 programs 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 29 ounces, 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.
Price and Availability
Competitively priced at $499.99, the ARCHOS 9 PCtablet will be available at J&R, B&H Photo, Amazon, Newegg, and Microcenter, as well as archos.com.