As all of you know, I'm very anxious to get my hands on any and every tablet to checkout until the iPad is available. Now that the Archos 9 is out, lets see how it stacks up against the iPad. Apple iPad Screen: 9.7-inch 4:3 IPS LCD (1024x768) OS: iPhone OS 3.2 Browser: Mobile Safari Adobe Flash: No Ebook Client: Yes Multitasking: (No - Limited) MultiTouch: (Yes - The Best) Camera: No I/O: 30-Pin, Camera-Only-USB-Add-On Processor: 1GHz Apple A4 Storage: 16,32 or 64GB Expandable Memory: Possible with optional SD dongle Wireless: Wi-Fi, 3G (HSPA/GSM), Bluetooth Weight: 1.5 Pounds Battery Life: 10 Hours - 1 Month Standby Price: $500-$830 iPad Release Date: March/April (Wi-Fi), April/May (3G) Archos 9 Screen: 9inch resistive LCD (1024x600) OS: Windows 7 (Blah) Browser: Many Choices, IE, FireFox, Chrome, Etc Adobe Flash: Yes Ebook Client: Yes Multitasking: Yes MultiTouch: NO Camera: 1.3MP I/O: USB, optional, HDMI, VGA Dongle Processor: 1.1GHz Atom Z515 Storage: 60GB Hard Drive Expandable Memory: Nope Wireless: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Weight: 1.75 Points Battery Life: 5 Hours Price: $550 Release Date: Now The Archos 9 has some impressive features for the price. I'm not sure I'll rush out and purchase one, but I'll be at my local best buy playing around with one. I would like to see how well and functional Windows 7 works on a touch screen device. On another note, any thoughts on whether the Archos 9 could be turned into a hackintosh?