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A Neophyte's Perspective

  • Apr 3, 2010
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I'm a "late adopter" when it comes to most technology. I don't own an iPhone or a Bluetooth, I've sent precisely one text message in my life, and I've never owned another netbook or similar product. So take that into account.

I was certainly ready to have some kind of portable computer, however, so I eagerly dove into the installation of this one... and broke into a sweat just trying to get it started. The user guide is seriously lacking. The computer didn't want to start. I finally got it working-- but stumbled just about every step along the way learning how to use it.

The touch screen is frustrating because it's not very precise or reactive, and I found the lack of a keyboard a big loss. It's awkward trying to figure out how to adjust to the on-screen keyboard (and you need to use the stylus to type-- fingers are just too big to type properly).

The size is handy; big enough to get a good view of web pages, but small enough to be very portable. I got this device just before I went for a major surgery, and have been using it as I recover in bed and on the couch-- it fits that purpose well.

This feels like a well-made unit, but it feels like it was released too soon. I'm not sure what the niche is for it yet. It seems too expensive for its limitations; there's no way one could use this as a primary computer or even like a frequently-used laptop. It's too slow and cumbersome to type on. But for occasional use and travel, this little device surely does come in handy.

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"Offering breathtaking design, excellent ergonomics and an impressive touch interface, the Archos 9 PC Tablet lets you take all your favorite entertainment with your wherever you roam as well as work in an entirely new way. Powered by Windows 7 Starter Edition operating system, the Archos 9 enables you to do the things you do every day more effortlessly with fewer clicks, faster searching, easier browsing, and simpler ways to connect.

The Archos 9 PC Tablet.

The optical trackpoint and integrated mouse buttons make it a breeze to navigate the Archos 9 (see ).

The adjustable leg stand allows the Archos 9 to be positioned to suit a range of uses. Designed for easy portability, the Archos 9 weighs less than 2 pounds and measures 0.67 inches thin. The Archos 9 sports a full touch-sensitive 9-inch resistive touchscreen display with a virtual keyboard as well as an innovative optical trackpoint (virtual mouse) for easy navigation. An adjustable leg stand allows the Archos 9 to be positioned in a number of positions--upright for watching videos or photo slideshows, or angled for an optimal typing position.

You'll also enjoy brilliant video playback on the Archos 9 thanks to the gorgeous widescreen, LED-backlit display, which provides a full HD 1080p resolution. And you can set up video conferences (using the 1.3-megapixel webcam), chat with friends and surf the web on the go via the integrated 54g Wi-Fi networking (or tether to a compatible mobile phone via Bluetooth and surf via ...

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