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Archos Throws 2 New Honeycomb 3.1 Tablets In The Ring *update

Written by Randy Harz. Posted in Android, Featured, News

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Published on June 23, 2011 with No Comments

Archos has announced two new Android Honeycomb 3.1 tablets, the Archos 80 G9 and the Archos 101 G9, and they look like they are both going to be pretty solid offerings with some pretty nice specs and possibly the largest on board storage in the $350 price range. Especially for those seeking for a large hard disk on a tablet, this might really be interesting…

The Archos 80 G9 features is the 8-inch version with a 4:3 ratio and 1024 x 768 resolution. The Archos 101 G9 is the 10-inch version with a 16:10 ratio and 1280 x 800 resolution. Inside, the G9 series is powered by Texas Instrument’s 1.5GHz dual-core OMAP 4 processor that Archos touts as 50% faster than NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 processors. There’s also HDMI output and support for 1080p playback.


But probably most impressive is the use of Seagate’s HDD with a 250GB capacity that’s the largest used on any tablet currently on the market. Archos says its 8 times more storage at the same cost of a standard 32GB tablet and with all that space you can store over 50 hours of full 1080p HD content.

Both tablets are 3G-ready, meaning that there’s only one version instead of  Wi-Fi-only and a 3G/Wi-Fi version. The one version supports Wi-Fi and can also support 3G with the addition of a USB dongle. The Archos G9 3G Stick is designed to fit into the back of all G9 tablets to get 3G connectivity. The 3G Stick is planned to hit the streets for $49.

The Archos 80 G9 is priced at only $279 while the Archos 101 G9 is priced at $349. Competing tablets with similar specs are generally priced starting at $499. This is real amazing deal and its scheduled to arrive by the end of September. We can’t wait!








Archos G9 tablet specs

  • Android 3.1 Honeycomb
  • Marketplace access
  • ARM Cortex A9 dual-core 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4 chip
  • 16GB of Flash memory (with MicroSD card slot) OR 250GB HDD
  • Front webcam 720p
  • Mini HDMI out, full-sized USB, MicroSD card reader
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • GPS
  • G-sensor, vibrator, compass
  • 7 hours of video / 10 hours web-surfing (battery life)

Archos 101 G9 specs

  • 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 display
  • 276 x 167.3 x 12.6 mm (Flash)
  • 276 x 167.3 x 15.6 mm (HDD)
  • 649g (Flash)
  • 755g (HDD)

Archos 80 G9 specs

  • 8-inch 1024 x 768 4:3 ratio display
  • 226 x 155.3 x 11.7 mm (Flash)
  • 226 x 155.3 x 14.7 mm (HDD)
  • 465g (Flash)
  • 599g (HDD)

Source: Slashgear