Friday, 24 June 2011

ARCHOS unveils the G9 series tablets, 1.5GHz dual-core, 250GB HDD, and affordable

ARCHOS is turning things up a notch. They have just announced two Android 3.1 Honeycomb tablets. The ARCHOS 80 G9 sports an 8-inch (1024 x 768) screen and the ARCHOS 101 G9 sports a 10.1-inch (1280 x 800) screen. That is the only difference between the two.

Full specs:

  • 1.5GHz OMAP4 processor
  • Seagate 250GB HDD
  • HDMI out with 1080p support
  • 3G stick compatible

The OMAP4 processor promises a better browsing experience with page load times reduced by up to 50% over tablets running a NVIDIA processor. The 250GB HDD is unheard of for a tablet and it will hold up to 50 hours of 1080p video. ARCHOS boosted apps for video and music replaces the standard multimedia apps. Film and TV series metadata are automatically downloaded and video files are organized by title, actor, director, year, season, and episode.

ARCHOS decided to not install 3G, but offer instead a PC 3G stick which has been specifically designed to fit perfectly in the back of the tablet. It will be priced at $49 and they will offer pay-as-you-go plans. ARCHOS says that installing 3G modules add $100 to the cost. The stick is cheaper and it gives the consumer a choice if they need it.

Now are you ready for the prices? The 80 G9 will be $279 and the 101 G9 will be $349. They are both going to be available in September. I don’t know about you, but this seems like a smoking hot deal.

Full article can be found here: TalkAndroid

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