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Archos 97 Carbon
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Archos 97 Carbon Cortex-A8 1GHz 16GB 9.7" Tablet

Cortex-A8 1GHz Android 16GB Jan 2013
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Introducing the ARCHOS Elements range; combining performance and affordability in a tablet with full access to Google Play and the full suite of Google apps. DesignThe ARCHOS 97 carbon features a... More
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10 Reasons For

Good Size

One person who purchased the Archos 97 Carbon reckoned that it was a good size. Four years ago Uk.hardware.info mentioned in their review “Nice size and aspect ratio”.

Fairly Large Internal Storage Capacity

The 97 Carbon has a quite large internal storage capacity (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable age and spec to the 97 Carbon. The average internal storage capacity of comparable spec tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the 97 Carbon is 7.7GB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 16GB internal storage capacity tablet computers currently available including because of it's better review score, the 3Q BC9710AM[plb_1789878_price], the Mediacom Smart Pad 844i[plb_1811419_price], or the ODYS Cosmo[plb_1834299_price].

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Fairly Large Screen Size

The average screen size of A8 processor tablets that were launched more than two years ago is 7.7", and the screen sizes range from 4.2" to 11". The 97 Carbon has a quite large screen size (9.7 inches) compared to most of the other tablets of this type and age.

We compared all the other 9.7" tablet computers to this tablet computer and we think the 3Q BC9710AM[plb_1789878_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a tablet with a larger screen size then you might want to look at the Visual Land Prestige 10[plb_2104121_price] (10") which also has a higher rating.

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Very High Display Colours

Tablet computers of this age and spec have display colours of between 16M and 17M. The display colours of the 97 Carbon of 16.77 million is one of the highest amongst A8 processor tablets that were released more than two years ago.

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Two Built-In Speakers

Most of the other tablets of this spec and age only have one built-in speaker, however the Archos 97 Carbon has two built-in speakers.

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Quite Large Internal Memory

Tablets of this age and spec have internal memory of between 0.5GB and 1GB, and the average internal memory is 0.66GB. With an internal memory of 1 gigabyte, the Archos 97 Carbon has one of the larger internal memory amongst A8 processor tablets of this age.

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Very Long Continuous Video Playback Time

When compared to other tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the 97 Carbon that we have checked, the continuous video playback time of the Archos 97 Carbon of 8 hours is one of the longest. Tablets of a similar age and spec to the 97 Carbon have continuous video playback times of between 2h and 8h, and the average continuous video playback time is 4.5h.

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1024 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the 97 Carbon is 1024 x 768 pixels. That's over two times the display resolution of a 800 x 480 pixels tablet, which is the most common display resolution.

This tablet computer's display resolution (1024 x 768 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all A8 processor tablets that have been available for around the same time as the 97 Carbon.

Across similar types of tablet computer the worst display resolution is 800 x 480 pixels.

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Very High Main Camera Resolution

The main camera resolutions of A8 processor tablets that have been on the market for a similar time to the 97 Carbon range from 0.3MP to 2MP. When compared to other comparable spec tablet computers that were released more than two years ago that we have checked the main camera resolution of, the 97 Carbon's main camera resolution of 2 megapixels is one of the highest.

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Very Long Continuous Audio Playback Time

The shortest continuous audio playback time of similar spec tablets that were launched around the same time as the 97 Carbon is 4h and the longest is 20h. The continuous audio playback time of the Archos 97 Carbon of 20 hours is one of the longest amongst A8 processor tablets that were released more than two years ago.

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9 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, Les Numeriques.com and tecnozoom.it the average expert rating of this tablet computer is 60 out of 100.

Archos Only Has Unexceptional Tablet Reviews

Archos is one of the unexceptional tablet manufacturers according to average expert and owner review score data that we have collected for all tablets.

Inferior Sound Quality

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it did not have good sound quality. Uk.hardware.info wrote “Atrocious sound”.

Poor Connectivity

One person who purchased this tablet concluded that it was not wifi compatible. Uk.hardware.info said “Disappointing WiFi” in their review of this tablet.

Not 4G Compatible

Most tablets of this age and spec are not 4G compatible. The 97 Carbon is no exception to this as it too is not 4G compatible.

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Not 3G Compatible

Most tablets that are a comparable age to the 97 Carbon are not 3G compatible. The 97 Carbon is no exception to this as it too is not 3G compatible.

If you want a tablet that is 3G compatible then you might want to look at the ODYS Cosmo[plb_1834299_price], or the Trevi TAB 8 3G V4[plb_1911502_price].

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Very Low Second Camera Resolution

The lowest second camera resolution of comparable spec tablet computers that have been available for more than two years is 0.3MP and the highest is 5MP. At only 0.3 megapixels, the 97 Carbon has a fairly low second camera resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Heavy

The lightest comparable spec tablet computer that has been on the market for more than two years is 290g heavy and the heaviest is 640g. With a weight of 620 grams, the 97 Carbon is one of the heavier tablet computers of this type and age amongst comparable spec tablet computers of this age.

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Very Thick

The average thickness of tablets of this spec and age is 84mm. With a thickness of 184 millimeters, the 97 Carbon has a fairly thick thickness compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and spec.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Archos 97 Carbon

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Archos released the 97 Carbon.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The 97 Carbon has a relatively typical processor clock speed (1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the 97 Carbon.

We compared all the other 1GHz processor clock speed tablets to this tablet computer and we think the Yarvik TAB07-101 Luna 7c[plb_1552527_price], the 3Q BC9710AM[plb_1789878_price], and the Mediacom Smart Pad 844i[plb_1811419_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this tablet computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the IVIEW 754TPC[plb_1885649_price] (1.2GHz), the Trekstor Breeze 7.0[plb_1920491_price] (1.2GHz), or the Visual Land Prestige 7G[plb_2078586_price] (1.2GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Built-In Speaker
Networking
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WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
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DC-In Jack
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Expert Reviews

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12 December 2012

It's been a while since we published an overview of the current tablet market. With the holidays around the corner, we collected all of the tablets we've tested and that are still available, and... Read more…

Overall satisfactory screen, wide viewing angles
Easy on the eye
Nice size and aspect ratio
9.7" and 4 3
Cran globalement satisfaisant, angles de vision larges
Very low contrast for an IPS display
Generally choppy
Minimal 3D gaming performance
Atrocious sound
Disappointing WiFi
23 July 2012

Archos' Elements series started off on the wrong foot with the 97 Carbon. While the more-than-adequate screen, wide viewing angles (a first for Archos), size, aspect ratio and ICS are all...

La gamme Elements se pare d'un produit moyen avec cette Archos 97 carbon. Si son écran plus que correct, avec enfin chez Archos de larges angles de vision, le format 9,7 pouces 4:3 qui fonctionne...

4 December 2012

Het is al even geleden dat we een overzichtsartikel hebben gepubliceerd van wat er op de tabletmarkt te koop is. Met de feestdagen voor de deur hebben we alle tablets die we hebben getest en die... Read more…

9 July 2012

Mit der neuen Elements-Serie wird Archos in der nächsten Zeit eine Reihe neuer Tablets in den Handel bringen. Das erste Gerät dieser Serie hatte man bereits in der letzten Woche als 97 Carbon... Read more…

23 September 2012

Caratterizzato da un prezzo abbastanza basso, l’Archos 97 Carbon è un tablet di fascia medio-bassa con caratteristiche e funzionalità nella media. Le uniche note davvero positive sono...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers archos 97, archos 97c, archos 1080, archos 97ca, archos 1080p, archos 97car, archos 97carb, archos 97carbo, archos 97carbon
Barcodes 00690590521018, 00690590521032, 00690590521056, 00690590522305

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