dealsarchos 101 g9 turbo for $259.99 + $5.00 shipping

174
vote-for1vote-against

Archos is awesome when it comes to media files. I have the Archos 70 and love it. Also have the 5IT and the 605. If you love awesome gadgets and love to tinker this tablet is for you.

vote-for3vote-against

Ehhhh.
The Amazon reviews scare me, but if you're giving this as a gift to a non-techie kind of person, I think it would work well as a replacement to the Kindle Fire and the like.

Everyone in my family has a tablet, except Grandpa (yes, Grandma has a Fire!), so I'm gonna see if I can tempt him with this. (Words with Friends, anyone?)

vote-for10vote-against

If you want to read more about this Archos 101 G9 Turbo 10.1” 8GB Tablet with Wi-Fi when Woot sold it in the past on Feb. 9th, 2012, then go to the web link below:

http://www.woot.com/Forums/ViewPost.aspx?PostID=4841646

:)

vote-for3vote-against

How come the specs don't give RAM amount? Thats a biggie when it comes to tablets. Since this things seems to have one of the faster processors does it possibly have more RAM to go along with it?

vote-for6vote-against

These are supposed to upgrade to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) within the first "trimester" of this year. http://www.engadget.com/2011/12/12/archos-g9-tablets-to-receive-ice-cream-sandwich-during-first-tr/

vote-for-11vote-against

@buysometime: The description states "1 Archos 101 G9 Turbo 10.1” Tablet, Android 3.2, Dual-Core 1.5GHz, 8GB, HDMI, microSDHC, 802.11n"

vote-for2vote-against

It has a full 1 year warranty, same as last time? :) I got the 1 year with the Xoom thanks to Woot but through Motorola and bought a 2 year Sq Trade with the Thrive. Sq Trade has coupon codes usually. It worked for me. 30 percent off.

vote-for3vote-against

Reviews:
http://reviews.cnet.com/tablets/archos-101-g9-10/4505-3126_7-34841244.html#reviewPage1
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2394744,00.asp
They tended to praise the audio and video playback support, including 1080p which also can be played out over the HDMI port, but the device design, battery life, camera, and speaker were just so-so. It's also just 8GB of built-in storage, but it does support microSDHC cards. The processor sounded like it kept in line with top-end tablets though.
There were some reports of glitches that would cause it to freeze, but these reports were from last fall and one update had already solved a lot of initial issues. My quick search hasn't shown whether they've been fully resolved since-then.
Seems to be great with media, average in other areas, but cheaper than anyone else, especially getting ICS, especially at this price.

vote-for1vote-against

All reported bugs have been resolved with firmware updates.

vote-for2vote-against

@jqubed: Yes, they did indeed upgrade. Mine upgraded Monday.

vote-for3vote-against

This tablet has really good hardware....

... Except for the display. It's a fairly low-quality display and requires periodical touch sensor calibration. Compared to, for example, the Motorola Xoom, it looks atrocious.

Aside from that, it's a very, very good tablet.

vote-for3vote-against

@jqubed: Yep, that was on Page 4 of the previous sale & someone that received it also confirmed on Page 6 that it has 512MB RAM:

http://www.woot.com/Forums/viewpost.aspx?PostID=4841646&PageIndex=6&ReplyCount=231#post4851281

:)

vote-for3vote-against

Will this work with my Ma.......oh never mind.

vote-for4vote-against

@borntohunt: This one probably does has 512mb.
http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.php?f=85&t=61635

But a new version of this tablet is available with 1gb and ICS:
http://www.arctablet.com/blog/featured/archos-g9-turbo-ics-tablets-1-gb-ram-available/

The good: Nice dual core processor, able to update to ICS
The bad: 512mg RAM not enough especially for a dual core processor (My Rezound phone has 1gb), The USB port is a slave port only (you can't connect a thumb drive to it and download stuff off the thumbdrive)- this connection is just meant to connect the Archos to a computer, 8 GB Flash memory on board, which after the OS calculated true binary memory is really only like 6 gb actually free. It's an Archos which is definitely second if not third tier tablets. This may be a deal worth considering at $220. At this price it is not deal.

vote-for2vote-against

how does this compare to lets say ,ipad gen 1 or 2 ?

vote-for3vote-against

I would be careful on ordering this. If you go to the Archos website and compare the specs they don't match. The 101 G9 Turbo is only made in 16GB and 250GB HDD models not 8GB. The 8GB model is the classic model that only comes with a 1.0 GHz cpu. So not sure what model you are actually getting.

vote-for2vote-against

"how does this compare to lets say ,ipad gen 1 or 2 ?"
Seriously, it depends on whether you are an "enthusiast" or a "consumer." The first group is comfortable with firmware upgrades, rooting, and generally challenging the unit to do more. This often ends up with a nice tricked-out unit for a low prices, and other times a real mess. OTOH, a consumer may want something with a pre-set, predefined group of apps for email, reading, browsing, etc. That person needs an iPad of some kind.

vote-for5vote-against

Arches has poor quality control and customer service that is beyond horrible. I speak from experience as I look at my arches paperweight while using my IPad. It is cheap but not cheap enough. You have been warned.

vote-for3vote-against

This is a verified model and comes with a one year warranty. The 512mb of memory is enough to keep the device running very smoothly. I personally use one and it works great. If you have any problems or need tech support or customer service our contact information is listed below:

Tech Support / RMA Phone #: 877.300.8879
Tech Support Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9am – 8pm CST
Saturday: 10am - 6pm CST
Closed Sunday
Closed Holidays

If you have an issue with your unit all you need to do is call us and keep a copy of the proof of purchase from Woot we will process your replacement.

vote-for1vote-against

@archossupport: I have a 512mb archos and can attest It is the worst design decision for a tablet. It hangs all the time. Large web pages don't load completely and it just quits. NEVER waste your money on a 512mb device. It was a cost cutting decision that undermined all other hardware enhancements.

vote-for1vote-against

@markpsw:your unit is not working correctly, call me today I am in the office, I will go over some settings with you, and if need be setup a replacement. I have this unit, and I would not use it if it acted the way you described.

vote-for2vote-against

@archossupport: Really appreciate your Archos Technical Support Woot forum participation & willingness to help which goes a long way for me.

vote-for2vote-against

If this were the 250gb version, I'd be all over that like a fat kid on a cake!

vote-for2vote-against

@bill45005: I love the Android Tablets- but this is not one of the ones I would choose. Asus, Lenovo, Toshiba, Motorola,HTC, Sony android tablets are much better. Just wait and look for a sale. I bought my father-in-law the Lenovo K1 32gb for $300 at Christmas time, which is much better than this Archos. I own the Asus Transformer, that got the Android 4.0 ICS update about 2 weeks ago- it's an excellent tablet. Any of aforementioned brands running at least Android 3.0 will give you a better experience than any IPAD in my opinion. You have many more configurable options if you want them than Apple with no rooting/jail-breaking necessary. Those manufacturers run great right out of the box also with all email,reading,browsing... apps already loaded to go. I'm sure Apple fanatics will vehemently disagree- but find someone with a good Android tablet (that knows how to use it) and compare it to someone with an IPAD (that knows how to use it)judge on your own which user experience you prefer.

vote-for6vote-against

For those who dont know, The tablet ships with Honecomb 3.2 which has a kernel limitation of 512mb.

Updating to ICS will allow for the full use of the 1gb of memory it actually ships with. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1543129&page=2

Definitely a good buy!

vote-for2vote-against

Guys - So, this particular unit is actually 1GB physical memory WHEN you upgrade the OS to ICS (512 physical memory with Honeycomb OS)???

vote-for2vote-against

@pyr0ball: You are correct, this model ships with 512mb and with the free upgrade from Archos.com to ICS it will use the full 1gb that is installed on the device.

vote-for2vote-against

@hauschild: Yes, Honeycomb can only use 512mb. ICS can use more (just like Windows 7 32bit VS. Windows 7 64bit)

vote-for2vote-against

@pyr0ball - you mean the device ships with "1 GIG Memory", but due to the kernel limitations of the OS that ships with the unit, only 512 of 1024 Megabytes of RAM are used.

I think this is what you are essentially eluding to, but just want to make sure.

vote-for2vote-against

@laart: Thanks for the good news & good web link. Very impressive it already has Android Ver. 4 ICS available & downloadable for a significant upgrade.

vote-for2vote-against

@pyr0ball: Appreciate you enlightening us all. Thanks for the good web link, too.

vote-for2vote-against

@archossupport: Thanks for the extra manufacturer confirmation of 1GB RAM available after the free upgrade. For a long time I've been hearing many recommendations to have 1GB RAM for Ver. 4 ICS on Android devices.

vote-for2vote-against

Archos the tablet maker that was making tablets since long before they were considered cool by hipsters in fact since before the hipster outbreak too yet nobody has ever heard of them.
Though I've seen a couple of their tablets in the wild and have known about them for years they get so little press I have never heard Archos said out loud. Wow.

vote-for-1vote-against

It's a TABLET. Processor performance and features are pointless if the screen is crap and the digitizer doesn't work well. I fell victim to the hype and bought a Viewsonic G-Tab a year ago. Great price point, great feature list, but I ended up never using it because the screen was so awful; I used the B&N Nook instead because of its great screen, despite its significantly slower performance. Now i use an iPad 3 and I'm not switching back, you can keep your Android crap!

vote-for1vote-against

Just want to warn you folks. I read plenty of reviews about this product before purchasing. There were many negatives reviews that mostly focused on the issue of abrupt freezing and unresponsive touchscreens. I thought these were issues due to running apps with high processor requirements or incomparable apps. Well, I was wrong. I had the same issues. even running the gallery or viewing a video, the screen would freeze and the touchscreen would stop responding. I tried reformatting, uninstalling apps, and dumping all the memory hogging files. Nothing seemed to work so I eventually returned the tablet.

vote-for1vote-against

@archossupport: any recommendations as to where to procure the 3G USB snap-in?

vote-for1vote-against

Archos support, is the screen glass or plastic? Please answer. I already had my father-in-law buy one. I would suggest a screen protector only if it is plastic. It does not say anywhere on the specs page on the Archos site and I could not find an answer on the internet.

vote-for0vote-against

@farmerted: At this time the USB 3G is not available in the US. I can try to find more information on Monday

vote-for1vote-against

@dmorton357: The screen is capacitive with a plastic screen with extremely high video quality

vote-for1vote-against

Guys - Any info in the MicroSDHC flash? Can I get the 32 Gig card? Does the actual amount of physical RAM (1 Gig after OS upgrade) have any bearing on the size of the flash card? I notice on Amazon, when selecting this tablet and viewing the specs, it recommends the 16 Gig card; so that makes me wonder if that is as large as I could go. Tks.

vote-for1vote-against

Bummer. What does a person have to do to get a 10"+ Android tablet with 3/4G and microSD card slot in the USA?! Ugh!!

vote-for1vote-against

Does this have a full-sized HDMI?
Can you use the USB port to play video files like the Toshiba Thrive?

vote-for2vote-against

I have hundreds tied into 2 Archos devices, plug-ins etc. Save your money and purchase any other tablet. Their support STINKS. I think the last you will see of any modicum of support is their guy trolling on the site here. Seriously, what a waste of money and time.

These guys are very innovative, they had the best technology out there 10 years ago. Had Archos stood by their product, we would not collectively be calling our tablets IPADS, we would be calling them ARCHOS. Alas, the story has been written. Don't say I didn't warn you...

vote-for1vote-against

i have the 80g - the 8 inch version of this (but non turbo). 1 ghz and 512ram. I paid $250 pre-thanksgiving. It's alright. Worth the money IMO. Mine just got the ICS upgrade and initially it was really buggy, but it's getting better as the apps update. It was more stable on honeycomb.

It looks and feels cheap (it's all plastic!) - no doubt. But in terms of stability of OS, apps and lag, it's on par or better than most at this price range. BUT the media support makes it worth it. That's why i bought it - the broadest range of codec support i could find. If you dont want to have to convert your files all the time - this will do fine - until the transformer prime drops to ~300 :)

vote-for0vote-against

@loki21: the hdmi is not full size, the usb port will not support external hard drives, you vs. can however connect the drive to a pc and stream it visa upnp

vote-for2vote-against

@philipgroven: we are working on improving support every day, adding programs like forum trolling, facebook, chat availability ect... We have a full staff based in chicago working to help our customers with free support. if you have an open issue please call, email or chat with us on archos.com. Our contact info is in a previous post.

Thank you