ARCHOS Launches the ARCHOS 9 – The Future of Netbooks

ARCHOS introduced the Archos 9 PCtablet today in San Francisco, CA. The
new entertainment tablet features the Intel® Atom processor and
combines the performance and full Internet of a portable PC with
elegant design. The ARCHOS 9 ushers in a whole new era of Netbooks with
full internet media capability and additional capabilities including
video conferencing.

Ron Ferguson, Senior V.P. and General
Manager of ARCHOS North America outlined the market for the new ARCHOS
9. “Working closely with Intel, ARCHOS is able to deliver the PC tablet
on the market, an ultra-light and ultra-thin design with the
performance and internet compatibility of the Intel Atom processor..
These products will blend the computing horsepower of a laptop with the
rich multimedia experiences that ARCHOS has come to be known for.”

The
ARCHOS 9 will start shipping on Oct. 22nd 2009 and will retail for
$500. Consumers will have a choice between black and white designs and
a host of accessories such as a portable keyboard and cases. ARCHOS
announced that the ARCHOS 9 will be available through leading PC
resellers.

At 0.68”, the ARCHOS 9 is extremely thin and pushes
the boundaries of style and function. The PCtablet sports a full
touch-sensitive 9” resistive screen and has a virtual keyboard. The
innovative optical trackpoint and buttons allows easy navigation on
screen, and provides an uncompromised PC experience.

“The
Intel Atom processor is driving tremendous product innovation around
the world across multiple mobile market segments,” said Gary
Willihnganz, Director of Marketing for Intel Corporation’s Ultra
Mobility group. “We are delighted to be working with Archos on a range
of products based on the Atom processor roadmap – the Archos netbooks
that have been shipping, the Archos 9 PCtablet being announced today,
and the Moorestown-based handheld that Archos announced earlier this
year. These products are excellent proof points of Atom processor’s
high performance and software compatibility with the design and
entertainment expertise of Archos.”

The ARCHOS 9 PCtablet
features the new Intel Atom processor Z515, Microsoft Windows 7
Operating System and an integrated multimedia platform that uses WiFi
802.11b/g connection and Bluetooth 2.0 for fast computing anywhere,
anytime.

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