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

rated by 0 users
This post has 6 Replies | 1 Follower

Top 10 Contributor
Posts 25,793
Points 1,163,155
Joined: Sep 2007
ForumsAdministrator
News Posted: Fri, Sep 16 2011 8:58 AM
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?
  • | Post Points: 80
Top 500 Contributor
Posts 220
Points 2,745
Joined: Apr 2011
gazd1 replied on Sat, Sep 17 2011 5:28 AM

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.

  • | Post Points: 20
Not Ranked
Posts 2
Points 10
Joined: Sep 2011
tidris replied on Sat, Sep 17 2011 9:24 AM

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.

  • | Post Points: 5
Top 50 Contributor
Posts 2,371
Points 30,940
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Crystal Lake,IL
rrplay replied on Sat, Sep 17 2011 10:02 AM

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

"Don't Panic ! 'cause HH got's your back!"

  • | Post Points: 5
Top 50 Contributor
Posts 2,865
Points 29,645
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: United States, Connecticut
omegadraco replied on Sat, Sep 17 2011 11:32 AM

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.

  • | Post Points: 5
Top 100 Contributor
Posts 1,120
Points 12,940
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: East Coast

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

  • | Post Points: 5
Not Ranked
Posts 1
Points 5
Joined: Sep 2011
Gena22 replied on Sun, Sep 18 2011 2:10 AM

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 !

 

  • | Post Points: 5
Page 1 of 1 (7 items) | RSS