Archos 9


Archos 9Notebook: Archos 9
Processor: Intel Atom Z510
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
Display: 8.9 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 0.8kg
Price: 500 euro
Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: - %, features: - %, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 50%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Archos 9

70% Archos 9 pctablet
Source: - 6/10 German
Single Review, , Short, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: c't - 7/10 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: ergonomy: 50%


Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500: Integrated (onboard) graphics chip on the UL11L, US15L, and US15W chipsets with a licensed PowerVR SGX core. DirectX 10.1 support but because of low clock rates (100-200 MHz UL11L - US15) and only 4 shaders not suited for 3D games. The integrated video decoder accelerates the playback of HD videos (MPEG2, VC-1, AVC).

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).


Powersaving but very slow Intel Atom CPU for MIDs or very small computers.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This display diagonal is quite small for tablets.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.8 kg:

This weight is typical for small tablets.

Archos: Archos is a French consumer electronics company that was established in 1988. The company manufactures portable media players and portable storage devices. Archos has developed a variety of products, including digital audio players, PVPs (portable video players), digital video recorders, and a personal digital assistant. The first laptop reviews appeared in 2008/2009. The global market share of Archos laptops is quite limited.

70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU

Yukyung Viliv N5
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Atom Z520, 4.8", 0.4 kg
Viliv S10
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Atom Z530, 10.1", 1.2 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Archos 101 XS 2
Mali-400 MP4, RK3188, 10.1", 0.642 kg
Archos 7
, , 7.0", 0.65 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

Archos 50d Helium
Adreno 306, Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, 5.0", 0.154 kg
Archos 101 Magnus Plus
Mali-T760 MP4, RK3288, 10.1", 0.57 kg
Archos 101b Platinum
SGX544MP2, unknown, 10.1", 0.565 kg
Archos 80b Helium 4G
Mali-T760 MP2, Mediatek MT8732, 8.0", 0.43 kg
Archos 52 Platinum
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6582M, 5.2", 0.161 kg
Archos 45 Neon
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6582, 4.5", 0.164 kg
Archos 101 Oxygen
unknown, unknown, 10.1", 0.57 kg
Archos 50 Diamond
Adreno 405, Snapdragon 615 MSM8939, 5.0", 0.142 kg
Archos 80 Cesium
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3735G, 8.0", 0.37 kg
Archos 101 Xenon
SGX544, Mediatek MT8389, 10.1", 0.63 kg
Archos 79 Platinum
Mali-400 MP4, RK3188, 7.9", 0.366 kg
Archos ArcBook
SGX540, RK3168, 10.1", 1.3 kg
Archos 101 Neon
Mali-400 MP4, RK3188, 10.1", 0.69 kg
Archos 50c Oxygen
Mali-450 MP4, Mediatek MT6592, 5.0", 0.14 kg
Archos 50 Helium 4G
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 5.0", 0.16 kg
Archos 45 Titanium
Mali-400 MP, Mediatek MT6572, 0.45", 0.15 kg
Archos 79 Xenon
SGX544, unknown, 7.9", 0.32 kg
Archos 50 Titanium
Mali-400 MP, Mediatek MT6572, 5.0", 0.16 kg
Archos 101 Platinum
unknown, unknown, 10.1", 0.7 kg
Archos 80 Xenon
Adreno 203, unknown, 8.0", 0.5 kg
Archos 80b Platinum
Mali-400 MP4, RK3188, 10.1", 0.436 kg
Archos 97b Titanium
Mali-400 MP, unknown, 9.7", 0.7 kg
Archos Platinum 50
Adreno 203, Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225, 5.0", 0.2 kg
Archos 80 Titanium
Mali-400 MP4, RK3066, 8.0", 0.44 kg
Archos 97 Titanium HD
Mali-400 MP4, RK3066, 9.7", 0.64 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-04- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)