Archos 9 Windows 7-based mini PC out in September

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Queston: When does a media tablet become a mini PC?
Answer: When it’s an Archos 9.

Another year, another two inches and a Windows 7 platform for everyone’s favourite PMP. The Archos 9 sounds more like a netbook with its Intel Atom Z515 800/1200Mz CPU, 1GB DDR3 RAM, 120GB HDD and other assorted capped up letters. In fact, it basically is, minus the keyboard.

Word has it the 8.9″ display is multi-touch with a nice new Li-polymer battery for maximum power efficiency. Connectivity-wise it’s got all you could need with 3G, ‘tooth 2.1, Ethernet and Wi-Fi, and the whole thing weighs under 800g; stereo speakers, a VGA out and 1.3-megapixel webcam and that’s about your lot.

It should be available early autumn for 500€. Not cheap but then these things never are.

UPDATE: Just received the official on this and it also has a DVB-T tuner and will be followed by a 12″ version in 2010.

Archos (via UMPC portal)

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Archos launch high spec Wi-Fi media tablets – Archos 5, Archos 7 & Archos 5g

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I do so love it how the world of technology is converging and the newly released Archos 5 and Archos 7 portable media players are perfect examples. The idea behind these two handhelds is rather iPod Touch. I’m utterly loathed to continually reference Apple in comparisons but it’s a good place to start with this one. The difference here is that Archos are offering something a little larger and more luxurious.

The Archos 5 and 7 come with 4.8″ and 7″ TFT LCD touchscreens…

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