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Best 9.7″ Android Tablet


Some people want a 9.7″ Android tablet with a 4:3 screen ration, just like the iPad, but for less money. So let’s take a look at the candidates for the best 9.7″ Android tablet.

Archos 97 Titanium


Archos makes some pretty decent inexpensive Android tablets. They usually try to replicate the iPad form factor, so they have quite a few tablets that resemble either the big iPad or the iPad Mini, such as the upcoming Archos 80 Xenon. So let’s take see what the Archos 97 Titanium has to offer in terms of specs:

  • dual core 1.6 Ghz Cortex A9 CPU
  • Mali-400 GPU
  • 9.7″ 2048 x 1536 IPS display
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 5 MP back camera
  • 2 MP front camera
  • 8 GB storage
  • support for microSD 64 GB
  • Android 4.1

Archos 97 Carbon


The Archos 97 Carbon appeared before the Archos 97 Titanium, so it should be significantly cheaper, but at the same time it has lower specs, as it should be expected. Think of it as more of a iPad 3 competitor, rather than an iPad 3 competitor, with its lower resolution:

  • single core 1 Ghz Cortex A8 CPU
  • 9.7″ 1024×768 IPS display
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 2 MP back camera
  • 0.3 MP front camera
  • 8 GB storage
  • Android 4.0

HP Touchpad


This may surprise you, but it seems HP is still selling the Touchpad, years after its “firesale”, when it basically gave it away for $99. But it seems they are still selling it to this day, although for a higher price of ~$250 or so. It’s still a decent offering, going by the specs, and it has very good support for Android from the community, so you can turn it into your very own 9.7″ Android tablet.

  • dual core 1.2 Ghz Snapdragon S2 CPU
  • Adreno 220
  • 9.7″ 1024×768 IPS display
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 5 MP back camera
  • 16 GB storage
  • support for microSD 64 GB
  • Android 4.2

Now you have three good 9.7″ Android tablet options, but I’d say the best 9.7″ Android tablet is the Archos 97 Titanium right now, for the specs it offers, the price, and without having to mess around with any other software to get Android 4.1 or later.

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