Surprisingly, some people have gotten their hands on the new Archos 97 Titanium tablet. This has a 9.7-inch Retina-class screen and a dual-core CPU.
After the break, see
five six videos that reveal the post-CES post-hype truth.
Rotten WiFi, laggy UI, laggy orientation switching, poor HD video playback. And what’s up with that asymmetrical bezel?
Archos is its own worst enemy. The point is to delight users, not give them some frustrating shit just because you can nail a price point. That further destroys the Archos brand and, in fact, is bad for everyone else too. It poisons the well for companies that also nail a price point but don’t produce shit (see Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD, Nook HD+).
I hold little hope for the quad-core 97 Platinum now. I think Archos will manage to screw that up too. Like an imbecile under the thrall of Stockholm Syndrome-like warped thinking, I still hold out hope that the 80 Platinum might still be worth buying.