March 17, 2009 at 6:40 pm
Whilst Archos may be better known for their excellent PMP products, it looks like they too found it hard to resist the netbook segment. Cnet has had a play around with the Archos 10, which unsurprisingly is a 10-inch netbook. Overall they didn’t really understand why it exists.
They keyboard wasn’t comfortable to type on, the battery was rated at a rather weak 2,200mAh and given that the Archos’ suggested retail price is £349, not very good value for money either. In fact the Asus 1000HE can be had for £49 cheaper, which makes it even harder to understand who would choose the Archos over the Asus?
The styling is a slightly uninspired matt black and the spec are similarly ’standard’. The unit is powered by a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU and 1GB RAM. It also supports a 160GB hard disk, a 1.3MP webcam and integrated Wi-Fi.