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News Week of February 7, 2010

Archos tablet doesn't make Windows look good

Archos 9 is lethargic because it runs Windows 7 on a processor that's even slower than those used in netbooks those slow, small laptops. How slow is it? Windows rates computers from 1.0 to 7.9 based on how fast the hardware is, and places the Archos 9 at a 1.3 the lowest I've seen. It takes nearly two minutes to boot up. TV shows on Hulu.com stutter so badly they're like slide shows with a soundtrack.

It's a little disconcerting that the Windows tablet experience is so poor, nine years after Microsoft made a big push for its Tablet PC version of Windows XP. Clearly, Microsoft hasn't really adapted Windows properly for this type of device.  (Source: Peter Svensson, CNN)


Posted Thursday, February 11, 2010 by ChrisD
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