Archos 8" & 10.1" G9 Honeycomb tablets priced at $279 & $349; coming in September

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And just like that, yet another manufacturer comes out to announce a pair of super affordable Android 3.1 Honeycomb tablets that are expected to make a splash this fall. Actually, it was only yesterday when we reported about the $99 Archos Arnova 7 Android 2.2 Froyo powered tablet – albeit, it doesn’t quite come off much as a contemporary model.

Instead, the company officially announced today their Archos 80 G9 and Archos 101 G9 tablets, which are priced impressively at $279 and $349 respectively. First, the Archos 80 G9 features an 8” touchscreen with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels – but it’s actually sporting an aspect ratio of 4:3. Meanwhile, the Archos 101 G9 employs a larger 10.1” display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and an aspect ratio of 16:10. Interestingly enough, the two are mentioned to be loaded with a 1.5GHz dual-core OMAP 4 processor from Texas Instruments, which alleges to offer 50 percent more raw computational power. Additionally, they’ll feature the ability to decode 1080p H264 videos, HDMI output, 250GB HDD from Seagate, and a host of Archos branded multimedia apps.

Archos 8" & 10.1" G9 Honeycomb tablets priced at $279 & $349; coming in September
Honestly, it’s indeed looking all fantastic on paper with their combination high spec’d hardware and extremely competitive pricing, but we’re really curious to know how it all translates down to the tablet experience. Still, consumers will need to go through the entire summer season before being given the chance to pick it up some time at the end of September – albeit, it’ll be featured at the IFA conference earlier in the month. Are you interested in any of the Archos tablets?

source: Archos

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9 Comments

1. gadgets369

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

looks like a good deal

2. Su-Rio

Posts: 51; Member since: May 05, 2011

wow, under $300, means i cna afford it easily... but they look bulky

4. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 725; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

agreed, the bezel looks hella thick.

7. Su-Rio

Posts: 51; Member since: May 05, 2011

but the cheap pricing for the 8 inch one... honeycomb, dual core, cameras? it already sounds better than the wifi galaxy tab, 7inch one, and seems to be better than the galaxy tab 10 on cpu side

3. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 725; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

That's a damn good deal. $350 for more features than most honeycomb tablets. These major manufacturers could learn something from the small guys. The transformer is testament to this.

5. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I don't care if it's a little thicker than the Xoom, Galaxy Tab, or Ipad. For half the freaking price I will take a damn brick tab.

6. ibap

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

From the pricing, one might suspect that they've finally caught on that almost all of these are another, less necessary device than either a desktop/laptop or a phone, and will seldom be an only device. The lower pricing means more people will buy them.I've got an iPad 1 that I bought from someone who was just dying to buy v2. I'd buy the smaller version of this for the greater ease of shlepping it around. And I've also got 2 desktops,2 laptops and 2 netbooks in the family stable at home. Few of the tablets are necessary, though fun and convenient.

8. stjcripes

Posts: 27; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Looks like the G9s sold in the EU will have the option of a 3G dongle, which slides out from the back and can then be used for your laptop or desktop. I wonder if the US will have 3G(4G?)-ready G9s, and if so, which carriers will support it.

9. Missed_the_Mark unregistered

I would love to see a similar model that is 12" and will replace my hefty laptop. How hard could it be to stuff even more goodies into a 12" chassis and make it as thin as the Tab 10.1v or thinner like the tab 10.1?

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