Archos 9 PC Tablet unveiled: Windows 7 Atom UMPC

Jun 11, 2009

The Archos press event was today, but contrary to our expectations the company didn't take the opportunity to whip out their Android tablet.  Instead, they brought this behemoth: the Archos 9 PC Tablet, an 8.9-inch touchscreen UMPC running Windows 7 on an Intel Atom Z515 1.2GHz processor.

Updated with full specifications after the cut

There's also an 80GB hard-drive, Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, and a dual-antenna DVB-T digital TV tuner.  The whole thing measures 256 x 134 x 16 mm and weighs less than 800g, while the display runs at 1024 x 600.

Control is either via the touchscreen or an optical mouse on the right-hand bezel, while connectivity includes a VGA output, USB 2.0 port, 1.3-megapixel webcam and optional 3.5G HSPA WWAN.  According to Archos Lounge, who shot the two live photos in the gallery below, the Archos 9 PC Tablet will arrive in fall 2009, priced from €500 ($705), and be followed in early 2010 by a 12-inch version.

[Thanks Cristian!]

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