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Archos 16GB 97 Carbon 9.7" Tablet

B&H # AR97C Mfr # 502101
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Product Highlights
  • 9.7" Capacitive Multi-Touch Screen
  • 1024 x 768 Native Resolution
  • In-Plane Switching (IPS) Technology
  • Powerful ARM Cortex A8 1.0 GHz Processor
  • microSD Card Reader & 16GB Flash Storage
  • Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" OS
  • H.264 HD Video Playback Up to 1080p
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Front & Back Cameras, Integrated Mic
  • Micro USB 2.0, Built-in Stereo Speakers

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.

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Operating System

Powered by Android 4.0
The 97 Carbon runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the mobile operating system designed by Google. With a specially designed, user-friendly tablet interface, Android 4.0 is perfect for surfing the Internet and using Android apps. Android 4.0 also comes with Flash 11 support for a true web browsing experience
Multitasking Made Easy
With Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, multitasking is smooth and seamless. Switch between open apps at the flick of a finger and close the ones you no longer need with a simple swipe. Thanks to its intelligent processing of Android 4.0 and powerful 1GHz processor, your 97 Carbon can handle the stress of multiple open web pages and flash videos with ease
Fully Customizable
Thanks to the advanced customization in Android 4.0, your 97 Carbon can truly be your own. Whether it is simply changing the wallpaper, setting up application folders or adding resizable home-screen widgets, you'll be able to personalize your 97 Carbon tablet so that you can find the information you want without even needing to open an app

Multimedia & Internet

A Full Internet Experience
The 97 Carbon is the perfect vessel for browsing the web using the wireless 802.11 b/g/n WiFi. There's also no need to zoom in or out, since the tablet's 9.7" 1024 x 768 pixel widescreen makes full-page web browsing possible. The 97 Carbon even has Flash capability, which enhances your Internet experience by supporting both Flash games and Flash videos. Plus, the various social networking and chat apps guarantees you'll be able to easily stay connected with friends and family
Full HD Video
Another benefit of the powerful 1.0GHz processor is 1080p HD video playback. The 97 Carbon has the ability to smoothly and comfortably play HD files, even in the widely-used H.264 codec that many other tablets don't support. With a reputation as an excellent media player, the 97 Carbon also supports most well-known file formats for video, audio and photo. You won't need any conversion software and the drag-and-drop transfer method makes it easy to transfer files from your computer to the tablet's built-in 8GB memory or microSD card slot. There's even a pre-installed file manager to transfer files from a USB flash drive. The tablet quickly recognizes transferred files and places them in the proper media library
Music & Photos
The 97 Carbon has an excellent music application as well. It's compatible with all major formats and codecs. Plus, it also manages metadata for your music library and comes equipped with "cover display," so you can find the album you want even faster. The Android OS even lets you play music in the background while you use other apps. There's also music download and streaming applications that will take your music experience even further

Android Applications

Thousands of Apps Available for Download
The 97 Carbon includes a range of preloaded applications that make the tablet ready-to-go from the second you turn it on. Whenever you're ready for more apps, the Android AppsLib store has you covered with thousands of free and pay apps that you can download straight to your tablet. You'll find news apps, games, social networking apps, media apps and productivity tools all available from the AppsLib. Plus, the AppsLib even provides a stamp of approval next to the applications that will work best with your tablet
Excellent Games
Thanks to the powerful 1.0 GHz processor, which boosts both speed and processing power, the 97 Carbon is able to handle tons of great games. Plus, with its open GL 2.0 technology, the tablet can even facilitate 3D games. With a combination of power, speed and access to hundreds of games, you might as well consider the 97 Carbon an additional game console
A Tablet for Work
With WiFi connectivity, you'll always be able to manage emails whenever you're connected to the Internet. The 97 Carbon also lets you configure a variety of email accounts using the built-in email tool. This feature gives each member of your family the ability to quickly and easily check their messages. Another great tool for work is the AppsLib, which supports a range of document, slideshow and spreadsheet editors that are all available for download at the Android AppsLib Store. These tools will let you use your tablet as a mobile work station - instead of your laptop. Plus, any files can be quickly transferred via microSD card using the easy drag-and-drop interface. You can even plug a USB flash drive into the USB 2.0 slot via the USB host cable for another fast and easy way to transfer your work files to and from the office
Performance
Operating System Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich
Memory
Installed: 1GB
Processor 1GHz ARM Cortex A8
Storage Flash 16GB
Display
Type Capacitive
Size 9.7"
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Native Resolution 1024 x 768
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 1x USB 2.0 - Micro
1x HDMI - Mini (Output)
Audio Integrated Stereo Speakers
Flash Media Slot 1x microSD
Dock
Communications
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth None
Mobile Broadband None
GPS Built-in
Camera Front: 0.3 MP
Back: 2.0 MP
General
Battery Built-In Lithium-Polymer Providing up to 8 Hours per Charge  
Dimensions (WxHxD) 9.4 x 0.4 x 7.2" / 23.9 x 1.1 x 18.4 cm
Weight 1.36 lb / .62 kg
Archos 16GB 97 Carbon 9.7" Tablet
  • USB Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • Quick Start Guide (QSG)
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Archos16GB 97 Carbon 9.7" Tablet
     
    3.8

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (4)
    • Large screen (3)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Music (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (3)

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      4.0

      Great tablet, excellent price!!

      By Kim

      from Shrewsbury, MA

      About Me Avid Gamer, Technically Challenged

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Large Screen
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Graphics
        • Music
        • Video
        • Web Browsing

        Comments about Archos 16GB 97 Carbon 9.7" Tablet:

        Great, easy setup, got 16gb and a little dissatisfied that already ran low on space ,
        But then again... I still was able to install quite a few apps. ;), great picture as well.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        3.0

        I'm happy with it

        By Pato

        from Paris

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adequate Storage
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Poor Battery Life
        • Slow

        Best Uses

        • Music

        Comments about Archos 16GB 97 Carbon 9.7" Tablet:

        a little bit slow
        the battery doen't last so much

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        4.0

        Good for the price

        By krassphoto

        from NY/NJ

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable Construction
        • Easy To Use
        • Large Screen
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Overheats
        • Single Core Chip

        Best Uses

          Comments about Archos 16GB 97 Carbon 9.7" Tablet:

          Got this tablet for my son's 9th birthday to replace an old laptop he used. Overall it's very good for everything he does ( not too fancy games, web, tv etc.) God picture when hooked up to big screen TV. For it's price you can't expect a stellar performance, but it fairly good in what it's supposed to do. The only flaw IMO is that it gets excessively hot when playing games. And a dual core processor would be nice too. Many competitors include it in their similarly priced tablets.
          And, of course, B&H service deserves a separate 10 stars!!

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          • Personal

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          4.0

          Nothing better for the price

          By Hugo

          from New York

          About Me Regular user

          Pros

          • Durable Construction
          • Easy To Use
          • Fast
          • Large Screen
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable Performance

          Cons

          • No cover include
          • Poor Battery Life
          • Poor Speaker Quality

          Best Uses

          • Music
          • Reading
          • Video
          • Web Browsing

          Comments about Archos 16GB 97 Carbon 9.7" Tablet:

          I bought the tablet to use as a reader and believe me, I had a nook and nook have many limitation ...the problem for the archos 97 is the battery only give like 6 hour for video and for reader like 9 but i have to turn it off every night so safe battery.. the camera is soso.. nothing to say about it...

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          • Personal

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