any word on getting 2gb of RAM or swapping processors?
Welcome. I believe you will find this forum invaluable in making your decision regarding purchasing an Archo 9. I did replace the Archos supplied HD with a RunCore 128GB hard drive. The system is running faster than previously.
Using this forum as a guide, I have improved the performance of the video, touch screen and am even able to use the advanced features of Windows 7 enhanced touch screen features.
This is NOT to say that the Archos 9 doesn't have limitations. It does. While video on the hard drive play with no problems, playing You Tube videos does appear choppy at times. It is important to remember that the Archos 9 is, in essence, a netbook computer and its performance is in keeping with that of other netbooks.
Having said that, I still prefer and recommend the Archos 9. It's design and features are a good starting point. I will take an Archos 9 over an iPad any day. I am not Apple adverse. I have two Apple computers along with an iPod and iPhone. I just think that the Archos 9 is still a better buy due to the benefits of having a "REAL" OS. I consider the iPad to be bulky, limited and more of a "come on" for Apple's APP store and iTunes. My 2 cents..
Sorry, no video. I do not have a video camera. I did take pictures, though. I just don't know how to load them on this forum.