Yeah I want one, but then again I want all the Android tablets out there. There’s plenty to choose from, but I think it’s best to buy from a reputable company and not some knock-off as you at least (hopefully) know that you’ll have support in the future for your purchase. The new Archos G9 comes with Honeycomb ready to go, a 1.5GHZ dual core CPU, up to 250gb in storage courtesy of a Seagate hard drive and the ability to do 1080p HD Video on the 8” screen. Not bad specs I’d say…
With its 8’’ G9 tablet, ARCHOS will be the first to market with a dual-core, Android Honeycomb 3.2 tablet under $300 featuring an OMAP 4 processor with an ARM Cortex dual-core A9 at 1 GHz for $299. Pushing the technological boundaries even further, the ARCHOS G9 “Turbo” will be the first and only Android tablet in the market under $400 to use the OMAP 4 dual-core processor up to 1.5 GHz, which gives it 50% more raw computational power over its 1 GHz competitors.
Powered by Android 3.2 ‘Honeycomb’
Android™ 3.2 ‘Honeycomb’ is specially designed and optimized for tablets, giving a full web experience for on-the-go web browsing, communication and applications. With Adobe® Flash® 10.3 support for the true web experience and with the constantly growing number of apps in Android Market™, ARCHOS G9 tablets are your versatile tool for your connected life.
ARCHOS G9 tablets will include access to Android Market, which has more than 250,000 applications available for download. Whether you’re after games, news, tools or widgets to personalize your Honeycomb experience, there are plenty of apps to make your ARCHOS G9 tablet your own.
ARCHOS G9 tablets also come with a suite of GoogleTM mobile applications including Google Talk™ with video chat, Gmail™, Youtube™, Google Maps™ with Street View and Navigation (beta) and Google Calendar™.
Flash storage or 250GB hard drive storage
To give you more space for your media and apps ARCHOS G9 tablets are available with flash storage and 250GB hard drive storage capacities. Using an intelligent caching system on the hard drive versions, your 250GB G9 will feel as fast and responsive as a flash device but gives you storage space to spare.
Wanting to give users the best of both worlds, ARCHOS paired the Seagate® Momentus® Thin hard drive with a dedicated 4GB flash caching system. This ARCHOS engineered hybrid solution offered on all ARCHOS G9 hard drive tablets is designed to limit spinning and to keep the drive powered down when not in use, which will protect it when on the go as well as preserve battery life.
Price and availability
The ARCHOS 80 G9 tablet featuring a 1 GHz dual-core processor will be on pre-sale starting September 20, 2011 on ARCHOS.com with the following recommended retail price:
- ARCHOS 80 G9 8GB – 1 GHZ at $299
Additionally, the ARCHOS 80 G9 8GB tablet will be available online and at select retailers including HH Gregg, Amazon, Newegg, Tiger Direct, Brandsmart and Electronic Express on September 30, 2011.
The ARCHOS G9 tablets running a dual-core processor up to 1.5 GHz will be available in stores and online in October with the following recommended retail price:
- ARCHOS 80 G9 16GB – 1.5 GHz at $329
- ARCHOS 80 G9 250GB – 1.5 GHz at $369
- ARCHOS 101 G9 16GB – 1.5 GHz at $399
- ARCHOS 101 G9 250GB – 1.5 GHz at $469