Outfitted with a Texas Instruments ARM Cortex A8 1.0GHz Processor and Google's Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Operating System, the Archos 16GB 97 Carbon 9.7" Tablet is an amalgam of high-end processing power, user-friendly control and universal affordability. Plus, unlike previous Archos tablets with resistive touch panels, the 97 Carbon is adorned with a 9.7" capacitive multi-touch screen. Operating with effortless ease, the 1024 x 768 pixel, IPS panel display inspires creativity and innovation. It's also visually stimulating, as it supports H.264 high-definition 1080p video playback. It supports avi, mp4, mkv, mov and flv videos with the proper codecs. For audio, the tablet supports WAV, MP3, APE, OGG and FLAC formats. It even supports four different photo formats for maximum flexibility, which are JPEG, BMP, GIF and PNG. Since storing plenty of media on your tablet is a must, the 97 Carbon is equipped with 16GB of flash storage. If that's not enough, the microSD (SDHC) card reader affords plenty of storage expansion with up to 32GB.
It's well known that Archos tablets excel as digital media players. You'd be hard-pressed to find a media format that this tablet doesn't support. However, the 97 Carbon is overflowing with apps as well. Not only does it afford access to the Android AppsLib, it already comes preloaded with helpful connection applications including a web browser and an email app. For users that like to put a little bit of themselves into their technology, the 97 Carbon supports advanced personalization. You can choose your user-interface from five different home screens and you can also create widgets for your apps, which lets you appropriate home screen space for the apps you use the most.
The 97 Carbon is designed to give you a fulfilling Internet experience as well. It's outfitted with wireless 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity, which lets you access the Internet from any Wi-Fi hotspot or from your home wireless network. Plus, the tablet's 1024 x 768 native resolution and 9.7" display support full-page web browsing. This means that you'll be able to scroll through websites without incessantly zooming in and out. Another Internet highlight is that the 97 Carbon has Flash 11 support, which lets you experience the full web - including Flash games and videos. There are also apps for all your favorite social networking sites from YouTube to Facebook.
The 97 Carbon affords wired connectivity as well. It's equipped with a micro USB 2.0 slave port for transferring data from your computer. It also comes equipped with a front-facing camera, a back camera, built-in stereo speakers, an integrated microphone, a long-lasting lithium polymer battery, an accelerator and a G-Sensor for automatic adjustment between portrait and landscape orientations.