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Archos Releases 80 G9 And 101 G9 Tablets

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News Posted: Thu, Jun 23 2011 11:23 PM
It used to be that a new notebook would pop up every so often, and these days, those new notebook releases are separated by something else: new tablet releases. The G9 series of tablets was just unveiled by Archos, bringing a new 8" and 10" slate into the crowded marketplace. The Archos 80 G9 and 101 G9 are on deck, with the both of them offering an ARM Cortex dual-core A9 running at 1.5GHz. They also include a massive 250GB HDD; it's the first major tablet to be released with an HDD instead of flash storage. It's relying on a 7mm Seagate Momentus Thin drive, and a huge one at that. Archos has a history of releasing spacious hard drives within their portable media players, and that trend is now continuing in on the tablet space.


These two also have USB ports, which -- when combined with the newly announced 3G USB stick -- enables 'em to get online from just about anywhere. It's also powerful enough to play back 1080p content, and the HDMI output makes it easy. The best part here is the price. Launching in September, the 80 G9 will sell for just $279, while the 10.1" 101 G9 will sell for $349. Definitely the cheapest tablet on the market right now (well, it's not on the market yet), but who knows if it'll have company... we're guessing it will soon.
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"Those are some nice spec, Dual core chip at 1.5, 250 Gb hard drive, USB ports, HDMI output, 10 or 8 inch screen and under $350. I was in shock until I re read the article, and it states that it a Media Player, so no Android? Still though its a heck of a machine for the price."

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"OK, yeah, it runs Android 3.1 HoneyComb , http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110623006147/en/ARCHOS-Unveils-Fastest-Tablets-G9-Tablet-Range , and it said that "While the competitors’ tablets are priced starting at $499, ARCHOS is offering an 8’’ tablet starting at $279 and 10.1’’ tablet starting $349"- so the base model start at those prices right and not the full fledge ones describe in this article?, I think that Ray Willington should verify that and clear that up. "

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I would be a bit afraid of a mechanical hard drive in tablet, all it would take was a little bit of rough handling and the drive would most likely fail. The price point on these particular laptops is very good though.

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All that space on the side, they could have put a couple tough sliders for scrolling?

Nice price either way.

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I'm guessing the 1 GHz model only has 512 MB, instead of 1 GB, the the 1.5 ones have, but we will see. That's one of the critical pieces of info missing from the website.

Price List:

ARCHOS 80 G9 8GB – 1 GHZ at $299

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

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