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  • heymrdj - Friday, September 16, 2011 - link

    I can't wait for this to come off. I'm holding off of a Transformer to see how these compete with the current and upcoming generation of more powerful tablets. That price is certainly competitive, I'm afraid they've probably nuked the quality of the screen to make the difference. Reply
  • quiksilvr - Friday, September 16, 2011 - link

    What worries me is that there was no mention of multi-touch capacitive screens and no mention of IPS LED technology. Yes I'm sure it is faster, but what's the point if the screen is crap?

    I do hope that Archos fixed their screens this time around otherwise this will just be another dud.
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  • tipoo - Friday, September 16, 2011 - link

    A fair trade off for the price they are offering, IMO. If they pack it to the grills they can hardly be this cheap. Reply
  • quiksilvr - Friday, September 16, 2011 - link

    Not really. The 10" model is priced the same as the ASUS Transformer. Reply
  • Gondalf - Friday, September 16, 2011 - link

    Too bad that nobody is buying this things....only IPad is selling a lot.
    I am courious to see future multicore arm cpus running Win 8....i have the suspect that the power consumption will are far higher. Windows 8 kernel is likely complex and uses a lot of resources...will see, maybe Microsoft has done well this time and Win 8 for tablets is "light" :).
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  • GotThumbs - Friday, September 16, 2011 - link

    Only to fools who are quick to use one of the most restrictive companies. You can't even use an IPAD until you 'REGISTER' it through Itunes. Ipad has had its time. Now its time for products that allow more choices by the individual users. It's been 40 years since I've been able to walk on my own.....I DON"T need apple controlling my mobility. Reply
  • Gondalf - Friday, September 16, 2011 - link

    Agreed, i'll never buy an Apple product....not even an Ipod :). Still many peoples like this pervasive intrusion in it's own freedom. Strange thing ....yes :) Reply
  • bupkus - Friday, September 16, 2011 - link

    Appreciating freedom comes only after you master the elementary. The iPad is a good set of training wheels for the masses who seem to struggle with the basics. You must have encountered these people during your years when an aunt or uncle asked you how to do this or that on their desktop pc?

    Haven't you ever done some level of tech support?

    Consider this-- if not for the Henry Fords and other individuals who pioneered some item for the masses the more adept wouldn't have had products with more expanded capabilities.

    So ask yourself this-- if Apple hadn't presented the iPad in that special Steve Jobs manner, would there be any tablets from Samsung? I'm not saying "never" but probably not yet.

    I would have to say, it's not about the technology but more about the marketing. Once it is proven a product can be profitable the other, less adventuresome and more opportunistic companies will grab that bumper and hitch a ride as far as it will take them.

    I give credit where it is due. Apple did us all a service in that now we will see the fruit of both Apple's gamble and Samsung's (and others) one-upmanship.

    Note: my statement makes no statement to Apple's litigations. That discussion has already been mangled to death.
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  • jmunjr - Friday, September 16, 2011 - link

    Asus introduced the netbook and look how that market grew. Does Apple even have a netbook? In fact, without the netbook you could easily argue the ipad wouldn't be around, at least not today... Reply
  • Subzero0000 - Sunday, September 18, 2011 - link

    You are unbelievable !

    netbook market grew to what? It wasn't as popular as it should've been, cus' its price is almost the same as notebook, its form-factor is the same as notebook, its OS is the same as notebook.

    Here in Hong Kong, it's a dense city, but I didn't see many people use netbook. It's iPad that really get popular around.

    iPad/Android pad do not need netbook to start. They are not even in the same category. netbook didn't reinvent computing to the mass, it's just a smaller notebook.
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  • xsilver - Saturday, September 17, 2011 - link

    not to be a party pooper, but isnt android the same where you need to register to be able to download apps? (market) Reply
  • Dark Legion - Sunday, September 18, 2011 - link

    You need a Gmail account, in my eyes a big difference from having to register the product though a computer program to be able to use it. Reply
  • kmmatney - Sunday, September 18, 2011 - link

    The iPad is only restricted if you want it to be. I was able to Jailbreak mine in, oh, about 60 seconds. Any gripes I had with the iPad are now solved (My biggest gripe was not being able to password the email App - that was solved by Lockdown Pro). If Apple controls you, its your own fault. The only problem is that my iPad2 is too popular with the rest of the family, so I need to get another one. Reply
  • Diesel Donkey - Friday, September 16, 2011 - link

    An Android tablet with an aspect ratio useful for something other than watching widescreen movies? I don't believe it! Reply
  • Vinny DePaul - Friday, September 16, 2011 - link

    Why is Archos not sending some units to Anandtech for review? I am sure the units are ready. Are they afraid the reviews would be bad? It looks good on paper but so is Notion Ink. Now everyone knows Notion Ink = :(
    I know the screen will be good. The last several Archos models have pretty bad screen. The most important things are the screen and the weight. I use my tablet as book replacement and I love my Samsung Galaxy pad. It is lighter and brighter than iPad2. I am looking forward for something even lighter with better resolution, contrast and brightness.
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  • JasonInofuentes - Monday, September 19, 2011 - link

    We're expecting samples of the 1.5 GHz model in October. As for the screen, it's the most expensive component after the processor, but we've seen examples of good screens on affordable devices before so we'll hold out judgment till those units roll in.

    Jason
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  • Hrel - Saturday, September 17, 2011 - link

    I really just want Archos 4.3 and Archos 5 with new hardware/new OS. Possibly with a phone antenna on Virgin Mobile? Even without the phone I'll want it. 9 inches is too big to be really portable though, I already have a laptop thanks. Reply
  • Technogies - Saturday, September 17, 2011 - link

    Well thats nice. If the site owner allow I recommend that you make the new TECHNOGIES published on http://www.technogies.com
    Here you must have Question what is "TECHNOGIES" . The article and news related to Technology is known as "Technogies" .
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  • etamin - Saturday, September 17, 2011 - link

    I'm surprised no one pointed out the ridiculous disparity between the storage sizes. 8GB, 16GB, and then....250GB??? wtf....is the 250GB a hdd? because 250GB NAND at that price is an unbelievably good bargain. Or is it a typo for 25GB? Reply
  • Dark Legion - Sunday, September 18, 2011 - link

    Yes, it's an hdd and was mentioned in this article and in the last one that reported details on the specs. The 250GB is also a little thicker because of it... Reply
  • etamin - Monday, September 19, 2011 - link

    ah I see it. glossed over the "magnetic storage" part. I didn't catch the previous article. Thanks. Reply
  • JasonInofuentes - Monday, September 19, 2011 - link

    +1 Reply

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