|Screen Size||8 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1024 x 768 pixels|
|Max Screen Resolution||1024 x 768 pixels|
|Processor||1.2 GHz ARM 9 2818|
|Hard Drive||250 GB|
|Wireless Type||802.11B, 802.11G, 802.11n|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||7 hours|
Archos 80 G9 250GB - Turbo HDD
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Top Customer Reviews
It is pretty easy to run the setup as it navigates you through the steps the first time we powered it on. I ran into issues of not being able to connect to my home Wifi when I went through the initial setup. After I downloaded the latest firmware updates to my desktop and did a manual upgrade to the Archos 80 G9, everything ran fine. Interestingly, I ran into the same networking issues with the Archos 70. The instruction for upgrading the firmware manually is available on the Archos support website.
Display and Sound
The display is much nicer 70 with a brighter screen and better viewing angle as compared to the Archos. However, it still does not match the quality of the more popular tablets like the Kindle Fire and Asus Transformer which I also own. The unit's speaker produces adequate volume but the quality is not great. I have no problem with the multi-touch screen and it seems to be quite sensitive. The Archos 80 G9 250 GB model weighs 23 oz vs 15 oz for the Archos 70, quite a bit heavier in comparison.
System and stability
This Turbo version runs pretty fast and is quite noticeable when we run multiple applications including surfing on the internet. It is still not very stable as I occasionally had applications frozen which required a forced stop.Read more ›
I owned the Archos 101 before purchasing this product, with the 16GB flash memory. At the time it was awesome compared to other tablets because of its file compatibility. It was a little slow, and at times non-responsive, but I could get past that because the USB port allowed me to use an external hard drive, meaning I wasn't limited by the small internal memory. With this new one, I'm not limited by a small memory, it's touch screen and OS are significantly better, and I have full Play Store access, unlike the 101. This means Netflix, etc. which is fantastic. It's also a lot beefier than the 101. Where the 101 was very light, and made of cheap plastic (I dropped it on the corner from about 6 inches up and the corner cracked), this one doesn't feel that way. I'm sure if dropped it would react in a similar fashion, but it feels stronger. This is in large part due to the heavy hard drive inside it, but I don't care where it comes from, I feel more confident carrying this around.
I installed a firmware update yesterday, which I'm sure had some bug fixes, but I haven't had time to check it out, so the problems are all prior to any update.
The hard drive does run a little slower than flash memory, obviously, and this has only been noticeable when listening to music. If you go to skip a song, it takes 3-4 seconds to load the next one. Not too much of a problem. It does also have a problem with corrupted video files.Read more ›
Takes quite a while to transfer files, and the file manager is unintuitive and offers no search function, but that's besides the point because that's not what most people use it for.
I haven't used it much as a tablet because the battery life is pretty atrocious. On a long bus/plane trip, it has enough juice (fully charged, with wifi and gyroscope off, screen just bright enough to be legible, and volume down low enough to be audible, only running the video program) to play a movie and a half. With the screen off, it lasts about twice that long, but why for the love of God would you not just use an mp3 player at a quarter the size?
I don't know if all tablets are like this or just this one, but it can't charge through USB, it needs to be plugged into 120V mains. AND when I run it while plugged in, the battery DRAINS! I was watching a Netflix movie a few days ago while charging, and it shut itself down due to low battery. I let it charge back up, and ran the same program while watching the battery monitor, and sure enough wall power isn't enough to counteract the drain.
As I said in the title, I feel bad complaining, since it performs the only function I wanted (be a compromise between a new ipod and a new harddrive) well enough, but it is frustrating that there's so much potential that I can't access unless I'm attached to mains power, and also willing to turn it off every hour or so to let the battery catch its breath.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Archos is the worst tablet!!! Customer Service is terrible, the worst I've ever seen!!! Started with the Archos 70, replaced with the Archos 80 g9 250gb, and three more... Read morePublished 15 months ago by vja4Him
The device itself is pretty good if a bit heavy. Hits all of good spots other than that. Having the 250 GB HD is nice. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Amazon Customer
NEVER will I buy another Archos product! Gave an Archos 80 G9 to my daughter for Christmas. Stopped working in late March. Read morePublished on May 31, 2013 by lkrogers
fed up ........frozen screen after 1 week .....feel let down and stupid after telling my friends how good it"was"........don't buy one!!!!!!!!Published on December 13, 2012 by Mr.Jingles
My experience with Android devices with hard drives have shown to disable the media database service. if you have a fairly large media library... Read morePublished on November 18, 2012 by Douglas
Purchased an Archos 80 tablet to use as a portable media device. Was extremely happy with the product until it stopped working after two weeks. Read morePublished on October 16, 2012 by No
The defect is about the display that bends and pixels get squashed in some screen areas when pressure is applied to the device. Read morePublished on July 26, 2012 by Man
If you see the hardware specs, the actual tablet seen an excellent tablet; However, it perform poorly in any task including constant freeze (does not matter what android or... Read morePublished on July 14, 2012 by Antonio Navarro