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Archos 97 Carbon 9.7 inch Tablet PC (ARM 1GHz Processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB Flash Memory, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Front and Back Facing Cameras, 1080p Video Playback, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS)

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  • 9.7" IPS multi-touch screen
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS
  • 16GB Flash Memory which is expandable via SD slot
  • 1GHz ARM processor, 1GB RAM
  • Front & back cameras

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Technical Details
BrandArchos
Item Weight621 g
Product Dimensions23.9 x 18.4 x 1.1 cm
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Item model number97 Carbon
Screen Size9.7 inches
Processor BrandARM
Processor TypeARM 7100
Processor Speed1 GHz
Processor Count1
RAM Size1 GB
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Size16 GB
Graphics Card DescriptionNo graphic chip
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports2
Voltage9 volts
Card ReaderMicroSD
Operating SystemAndroid 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Average Battery Life (in hours)8 hours
Lithium Battery Energy Content7 watt_hours
Lithium Battery Packagingbatteries_contained_in_equipment
Lithium Battery Voltage5 volts
Lithium Battery Weight4 Grams
Number Of Lithium Ion Cells1
  
Additional Information
ASINB008BPI378
Best Sellers Rank 24,719 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.1 Kg
Date First Available14 Aug. 2012
  
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The ARCHOS 97 carbon features a 9.7 inch multi-touch IPS screen in a sleek aluminum body. Running Android 4.0, “Ice Cream Sandwich,” the ARCHOS 97 carbon tablet has full access to apps, games, and more on Google Play™ as well as the full suite of Google™ apps.

The ARCHOS 97 carbon can decode full 1080p HD video and can even send video to an HDTV via HDMI-out.

With its brushed aluminum casing, the ARCHOS 97 carbon is stylish, thin and light. At just 11.5 mm (0.45’’) thick and weighing only 620g (21.8 oz) it’s the perfect tablet for your Android™ experience.

The ARCHOS 97 carbon features a 1024 x 768 pixel, 9.7 inch (24.6 cm) IPS screen. This amazing screen technology means that your videos and photos will always look vivid and the amazing viewing angle enables you to share your on screen content.

Having both front and back cameras, the ARCHOS 97 carbon is great for not only video calling, but also for capturing those can’t-be-missed moments with your tablet.

The ARCHOS 97 carbon includes 16GB of internal flash memory, expandable both via the microSD slot (supporting SDHC cards upto 32GB) or via a USB flash drive in its full-sized USB host port.

This tablet runs Android™ 4.0, “Ice Cream Sandwich”. Beautifully designed and optimized for tablets, it gives you a full web experience for on-the-go web browsing, communication and applications.

With full access to Google Play™ the ARCHOS 97 carbon includes DRM support for downloading books and movies. Whether it is from the over 600 000 apps and games, the thousands of movies or millions of books, Google Play has the content for you.

The full suite of Google™ mobile apps are available on the ARCHOS 97 carbon; whether it’s to keep in contact via Gmail™, Google Talk™ and Google+™ (with multi-user video calling), planning a trip with Google Maps™ or accessing your content on the cloud with Google Drive™.

To get you started with your apps, the ARCHOS 97 carbon comes installed with OfficeSuite Viewer - for reading office documents, a demo of World of Goo – the critically acclaimed puzzle game as well as News Republic and Brief Me to manage your world news and customized feeds.

Multitasking is also very easy. You can switch between your open apps at the flick of a finger, or close them with a simple swipe.

Thanks to the powerful 1GHz processor, this tablet can decode full 1080p HD videos, and because it’s an ARCHOS device, it’s got great format compatibility for your videos through the video player app.

As it has a mini-HDMI port, you can plug your ARCHOS 97 carbon into your HDTV to experience the complete Android™ interface on your TV. Great for watching videos or sharing that gaming session on the big screen.

With full Flash 11 support, you can experience the full internet on your ARCHOS 97 carbon. And with the tablet designed YouTube™ app, your favorite videos are just a few taps away.

Box Contains

Archos 97 Carbon tablet,
AC charger with USB cable
Quick start guide


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Bought this a week ago for my wife, despite the negative review on Amazon
To be fair to the product 179GBP for a tablet that has a decent size (9''), decent graphics and a good memory is pretty good, it is about the same price as most decent 7 '' tablets
Yes there is a partition issue, but I downloaded about 15 apps (facebook, skype, few games, netflix and weather etc..) and there is still half of the 500Mb left
If you are looking to load the tablet with 200 apps, you will have a problem
If you are looking for a good price tablet, with good grahics, to surf the net and watch videos and have a decent amount of apps on, it is a good tablet to have, and to be honest the only one at that size and price range at that level of quality
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If you jump straight from iPads and high end Samsung tablets to the Archos, you would think that there is something wrong with the Archos. Everything just takes an age to do anything. I almost returned the tablet after a couple of days. Then I tried out a few slightly cheaper tablets and realised that I needed to lower my expectations to match what I paid for the Archos.

As mentioned by other reviewers, the miniscule 512MB internal default storage for apps really limits what you can do with the tablet. Even if you move all downloaded apps to the SD memory, every app still uses up some of the precious internal memory and it soon runs out.

The onboard cameras befit the price: noisy, grainy and lacking in range. The video camera takes very jerky videos for the first few seconds and then seems to catch up afterwards.

However, as an e-reader, Web browser, online video player, and for doing Facebook, it works well enough. The standard size USB host port works well, but is occasionally picky about what memory sticks it would recognise.

The battery seems to last about 7 hours of constant use with the wifi on and just a bit longer with it off.

Google Chrome doesn't want to work on it :(

In summary, a reasonable but sluggish budget tablet.
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I bought this for my wife who has taken late to the internet and decided she did not want even a laptop but something more portable. She is delighted with the Archos 97 Carbon 9.7 inch Tablet which she finds convienient to use wherever she is.
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Ok so I didn't buy this from Amazon but I do have a Archos Carbon tablet in my hands. No it cannot compare to an Ipad or the high end Samsung tablets but this isn't an ipad or a Samsung that cost in the excess of £300-500.

This tablet does most things the great, high expensive tablets do. Great for surfing, for apps, youtube, checking emails, playing games...it does all that and more. Ok yes it can be sluggish to boot up but don't most things. The only negative is that you can tell this isn't a Ipad but that's about it. Don't buy this on the pretence your getting a substitute for the ipad because you wont, but if you just want something to have decent amount of apps and to surf the net...this is the one for you. The internal storage, yes is small but I moved all things over to the SD card and I have installed a cleaner app that wipes away cache taking up much needed storage space. I have over 30+ apps and it still works as smooth and quick the day I brought it.
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There is nothing wrong with this tablet when it works - a bit unresponsive, not the best screen resolution, but it's low cost so... However, the charger has the tiniest connector possible, extremely difficult to find. We broke it the very first time we used it and have ordered two more (which we got the next size up sent through) and been back to the shop and bought a standard one, twice. Neither of these solutions worked with the charger only working if you hold it in! Do not buy this tablet!!!!
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The small memory issue is annoying, however if you feel brave then you can root the device and install the custom firmware found here [...]

(Make sure you carefully read all the instructions and comments in the above thread and understand what you are doing)

Once I added the firmware the majority of issues were removed and honestly the only problem that remains is that internet browsing is a little crashy. But as a media playing device it's spot on and I can read, watch films, listen to music and browse comics to my hearts content.
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Much to my annoyance this will not run BBC iplayer and there appears to be nothing you can do about it , you cannot even listen live to the BBC radio app.There is an incompatibility between the iplayer and the ice cream sandwich software. No fix appears forth coming. Fortunately i only paid £80 for mine which is about what its worth.
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screen goes blank when connected to TV no mirror application, can down load from goodle play some apps like Angry birds space, Google Earth then they don't open very disappointed would return to suppliers but can't
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