ARCHOS 97 Cobalt 9.7" 8GB (Expandable) Android Tablet £109.99 (after £20 cashback) at PC World/Currys
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ARCHOS 97 Cobalt 9.7" 8GB (Expandable) Android Tablet £109.99 (after £20 cashback) at PC World/Currys

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Found 27th Nov 2013
ARCHOS 97 Cobalt 9.7" Tablet £109 after cashback in store and online at PC World/Currys

OVERVIEW Type Tablet
Processor Dual-Core ARM Cortex™ A9 processor (1.6 GHz)
Operating system Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Storage 8 GB
PERFORMANCE RAM 1 GB
Graphics card Quad-Core MALI-400
SCREEN Screen size 9.7"
Screen type LCD
Resolution 1024 x 768
Pixels per inch 131.96 ppi
Touchscreen Capacitive multitouch screen
CONNECTIVTY Wireless 802.11 b/g/n
USB USB 2.0 x 1
Video interface HDMI x 1
Audio interface 3.5 mm jack
MEDIA Memory card reader microSD memory card reader
SOUND Speakers Integrated stereo speakers
FEATURES Camera Front and rear cameras
POWER Battery type Lithium-ion
GENERAL Colour White
Accessories included - AC power adapter
- USB Cable
- Quick Start guide
Dimensions 190 x 243.2 x 10.5 mm (H x W x D)
Weight 700 g
Manufacturer’s guarantee 1 year

34 Comments

Cobalt?! I have the 8 inch cobalt but this has the same screen resolution although bigger screen ie does it look blocky as it might well do?!
Seems a lot for what you get but then I only paid 50 quid for the 8 inch cobalt last December.

It's most certainly a direct copy of the archos chefpad,same specifications,.41 of an inch thick,other dimensions as stated,I tried it out in currys clacton,was quite fast,very smooth operator..
I bought one for myself,then my wife Insisted on one too,so we have identical christmas presents.
I bought a archos cobalt 80,in the tesco boxing day sale too,later my wife bought one,she uses hers everyday for candy crush etc.
This is an entirely different product,look up the archos chefpad and you will see what I mean about being a replica.
However this is big screen and pencil thin,undoubtedly I could have bought the samsung galaxy pad 3 from argos for 139 pounds plus 40 vouchers,or the nexus 7 from cpw for
119pounds,but i want a bigger screen,and I already have the kindle fire HD,and the cobalt,so it's the bigger screen we want.

At 109 quid It seems good value, that screens not great though (just tried one out in pc world), didnt mind on the 80 that was 50 quid last year but for more than twice the price this should be better.

does anyone know if Skygo works on this? a guy at work is wanting a tablet @ this size but it's only gonna be used for that and a bit of browsing.

You will be lucky,as only I pad and maybe Samsung galaxy's do that,mind you I would be pleased if someone proves me wrong as I bought two.

cheers m8

tightwadsulike650

You will be lucky,as only I pad and maybe Samsung galaxy's do that,mind … You will be lucky,as only I pad and maybe Samsung galaxy's do that,mind you I would be pleased if someone proves me wrong as I bought two.



ummm, don't know about this one but my nexus 4, 7 and previously HTC desire s played skygo fine. I'd be very surprised if this doesn't.

The list of compatible devices is on the sky website,and it does include nexus 7 and sony tablet,also some phones.

tightwadsulike650

The list of compatible devices is on the sky website,and it does include … The list of compatible devices is on the sky website,and it does include nexus 7 and sony tablet,also some phones.



oh right, I had no idea that it had limited compatibility. That limits my tablet buying choices for my parents then.

when I was in Currys this seems to be on shelf as an Archos Arnova 97, are these and the Cobaly one in the same?

No this turned out to be a error on currys part,like I say I have the box,or rather two of them and they do say archos cobalt on the box.
Also this is the same tablet as the archos chefpad,minus the stand and orange silicon sleeve.
So it isn't a arnova,it has the play store,back and front camera's and 1.6ghzprocessor dual core,and a gig of ram.
Looks very nice and hopefully it will perform well.

with the £20 cash back it's a bit weird the website now says £119 after discount, price before discount £129 !

So confusing from currys,what a cockup.

tightwadsulike650

So confusing from currys,what a cockup.



they've correctted it, still £119, but now the webpage is saying "price before discount £149.99 (£149.99 From 24/10/13 to 18/11/1" !!!

but still have the £20 cash back text at the top, so does this mean even chepaer now as the £20 comes off the £119, making this tablet £99, bargain. I'd probably have to check instore as they quote the cash back price usually on the stand

So typical,I bought two and a friend bought one for£129 each £20 cashback then they reduce it further,so rotten of them.

Just bought it at the £119.99 price.

I'm seriously wondering if they will honor the £20 cashback at the price. It seems to say in their T&Cs that the tabs under £130 are only £10 cashback.

They better had as I have bought it now and they clearly advertised £20 cashback on product image. Have taken a screen grab of it just in case they try and refute it.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10868058/Archos_97-Colbalt_Cashback.jpg

Currys in store still labelling it as an Arnova, also it's £129 but £109 after the cash back. All very confusing, I giving it a miss until after christmas, naybe they will sort this all out and maybe it ill be even cheaper then !

Can someone give me a comparison between this and the samsung galaxy tab 3?

Which is better?

I can not find one online review for this tablet!?

Hard to compare a 7" tablet with a 9.7" tablet,samsung are ahead in producing quality products,while archos tablets are a bit budget conscious,appealing to cheapskates like me,go for Samsung every time,and it's two year warranty,although I am happy with my archos,at least until I open the box on xmas,hopefully it will be good and not disappoint.

gforce67

Currys in store still labelling it as an Arnova, also it's £129 but £109 a … Currys in store still labelling it as an Arnova, also it's £129 but £109 after the cash back. All very confusing, I giving it a miss until after christmas, naybe they will sort this all out and maybe it ill be even cheaper then !



I was charged £119.99 at checkout, so unless they are now outright criminals now... then no.

3 weeks ago me and the mrs ordered 2x prestigio 8.0 HD tablets that were due for delivery a week later. But a week later out order did not arrive so we went down and ordered them again. Yesterday we had a phone call from Curry's saying they were here early for collection in our location store. So Today me and the mrs went down to collect them but the were the wrong ones; being 2x prestigio 7 ultra.....so we explained again over the counter which took 2 hours. The store manager said they were for someone else and ours were coming in on Saturday. We left the store for 20 mins but then decided to go back to ask again and double check if they defo be in on Saturday as we already been messed about 2 times. But we found out that the store manager lied and only placed our order again just after we left....what a nightmare. So after a further 1 hour we were told there were no more prestigos in stock so curries asked if we take 2x Archos 97 cobalt 9.7 tablets for the price of the prestigo 8.0 HD which was on offer for 89.99 and we said yes.

Archos 97 cobalt 9.7 tablets were selling at 119.00 but we got them for the same price as the prestigo 8.0 hd which was at 89.99 plus 20.00 cash back for messing us about. So for the 2 pads we ended up paying just 139.98 with 40.00 cash back

It was a nightmare but we got a good deal in the end, lets just hope this product is good. Curry's though are a nightmare to deal with.

SteveandJoanne3017

3 weeks ago me and the mrs ordered 2x prestigio 8.0 HD tablets that were … 3 weeks ago me and the mrs ordered 2x prestigio 8.0 HD tablets that were due for delivery a week later. But a week later out order did not arrive so we went down and ordered them again. Yesterday we had a phone call from Curry's saying they were here early for collection in our location store. So Today me and the mrs went down to collect them but the were the wrong ones; being 2x prestigio 7 ultra.....so we explained again over the counter which took 2 hours. The store manager said they were for someone else and ours were coming in on Saturday. We left the store for 20 mins but then decided to go back to ask again and double check if they defo be in on Saturday as we already been messed about 2 times. But we found out that the store manager lied and only placed our order again just after we left....what a nightmare. So after a further 1 hour we were told there were no more prestigos in stock so curries asked if we take 2x Archos 97 cobalt 9.7 tablets for the price of the prestigo 8.0 HD which was on offer for 89.99 and we said yes.Archos 97 cobalt 9.7 tablets were selling at 119.00 but we got them for the same price as the prestigo 8.0 hd which was at 89.99 plus 20.00 cash back for messing us about. So for the 2 pads we ended up paying just 139.98 with 40.00 cash back :)It was a nightmare but we got a good deal in the end, lets just hope this product is good. Curry's though are a nightmare to deal with.



I have just bought one of these for my girlfriend, care to give me a rundown on what you think of the tablet so far?

I am very impressed so far. This screen is very clear, crisp and sharp and the overall tablet looks very clean and professional with a smooth feel and it has a good weight to it. Video playback is excellent 1080p quality at default but can be changed to 720p etc. The speakers are good, they can get very loud and still sound clear.

The tablets response is very good switching through applications. I tested a few games which run without any problems.

The wifi is good and connects to the internet without any problems. It's a very good tablet which I am very happy with.

I would recommend this tablet to anyone.

Edited by: "stevanjones1973" 5th Dec 2013

Which tablet was the last comment referring to,please tell me.

tightwadsulike650

Which tablet was the last comment referring to,please tell me.



Archos 97 Cobalt tablet

stevanjones1973

I am very impressed so far. This screen is very clear, crisp and sharp … I am very impressed so far. This screen is very clear, crisp and sharp and the overall tablet looks very clean and professional with a smooth feel and it has a good weight to it. Video playback is excellent 1080p quality at default but can be changed to 720p etc. The speakers are good, they can get very loud and still sound clear. The tablets response is very good switching through applications. I tested a few games which run without any problems.The wifi is good and connects to the internet without any problems. It's a very good tablet which I am very happy with.I would recommend this tablet to anyone.




Thanks for this, you answered pretty much anything I wanted to know...

Its very strange that I cannot find any video reviews on this particular tablet though.

There is a wee video on the currys site,I see they have put the price up again,still no reviews though.

tightwadsulike650

Which tablet was the last comment referring to,please tell me.



ARCHOS 97 Cobalt 9.7.

I could not find any reviews so posted a few details above from my own opinions about this tablet. It really is a great tablet and I am so happy I got it before the price went back up.

I am a BT Infinity customer with great wifi in my home both upstairs and downstairs thanks to this great piece of info I found a few months back. I thought it be worth sharing.

filesaveas.com/jar…tml

I am sure that those who purchased this tablet will love it come xmas day.

Great stuff!
I am glad you found the tablet to be good,looking forward to trying them out on xmas day and claiming my cashback soon as well.,£40 for both.

stevanjones1973

ARCHOS 97 Cobalt 9.7. I could not find any reviews so posted a few … ARCHOS 97 Cobalt 9.7. I could not find any reviews so posted a few details above from my own opinions about this tablet. It really is a great tablet and I am so happy I got it before the price went back up. I am a BT Infinity customer with great wifi in my home both upstairs and downstairs thanks to this great piece of info I found a few months back. I thought it be worth sharing.http://www.filesaveas.com/jarviser/repeaterhubswired.htmlI am sure that those who purchased this tablet will love it come xmas day.



Just come across a good deal for one of these but still no online reviews. Is it still working well with no problems?

Yup they are both working great without any problems. I highly recommend this tablet to anyone.9/10

There's lots of bad reviews on the internet about archos because people are comparing them to IPADS which go for around £350.00.

kevinwallace56884

does anyone know if Skygo works on this? a guy at work is wanting a … does anyone know if Skygo works on this? a guy at work is wanting a tablet @ this size but it's only gonna be used for that and a bit of browsing.



yes it is compatible with sky go

Where can I get a replacement AC adapter for an Archos 97 cobalt. Tried a few on eBay and Amazon, but they don't work

I am planning to buy this please help me , if I can open PDf files on this
Thanks
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