Archos To Ship Sub-$400 "G9" Tablets With Android 3.2 - HotHardware
Archos To Ship Sub-$400 "G9" Tablets With Android 3.2

Archos To Ship Sub-$400 "G9" Tablets With Android 3.2

Tablets, and a few more tablets. That seems to be the story these days, but we aren't complaining. It seems that the more we see, the lower the prices go, and that's good for everyone on this side of the buying fence. Archos has always been a low-cost drive in the mobile goods market, forcing other companies to think twice before attaching some wildly expensive price tag to a PMP or MP3 player. Now, the same is proving true with tablets.

The company just revealed two G9 slates, both scheduled to be available on September 20, 2011. The G9 tabs will launch with Android 3.2 (Honeycomb), and will be available in 20,000 stores worldwide featuring a 1.5GHz processor. That's fairly zippy for a tablet, enabling it to play back 1080p HD footage and store a ton of high-def material on the 250GB hard drive.


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.

Getting tempting, huh?
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That's right! Competition helps to bring down prices, so let's hope that the prices of these products will go down even further before I would even consider buying any of these.

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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.

Great info!! thanks for sharing !

 

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I am not spending money on one of those tablets until Archos starts revealing how much RAM they have. That bit of information seems to be a deeply guarded secret for some strange reason.

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This type of competition is needed and most welcome in the tablet market.,and the prices along with some performance may drop a bit further which is OK by me.Tfhe tableets are a bit thicker and heavier both to be about 0.5 " thick and the Archos 80 a@17 ounces and the Archos 101 at 1.5 lbs >>yeah a bit of a tradeoff for slim a lite but a lower price.Looks like the'll be out in the wild soon anough and other questions for spec and performance will be answered

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Very nice a Honeycomb 3.2 tablet for a more reasonable price. But for most people the price is still going to be too high. But I agree that the competition drives the prices down and that is awesome. Someday families will all have multiple tablets in their home controlling all kinds of things.

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"Great, more $99 tablets heading our way before, or on Christmas!"

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