Archos’ G9 tablets seem to be getting closer to their launch dates. The company just updated its website with official pricing information for both the 80 G9 and 101 G9 tablets. As you might recall, Archos has two Honeycomb tablets in the works aimed at value-minded customers.
These two tablets have a lot in common, including the 720p (5 MP?) front-facing camera, HDMI output, kick-stand and USB slot. But they have some differences as well, like the screen size and resolution. The 80 G9 will have an 8-inch screen with a 1024 x 768 resolution, while the 101 G9 will pack a 10.1-inch screen with a 1280 x 800 resolution.
Both tablets will run Android 3.1 Honeycomb, according to Archos’ website. But I’m guessing that information is outdated, since the just-released Android 3.2 version is the one that supports different screen sizes and processors.
And that brings us to the last three remaining details of these tablets: storage capacity, processor and price. Which are, by the way, all directly related to each other. Both the 80 G9 and 101 G9 will have three options to choose from. They’re the 8 GB, 16 GB and 250 GB models. If you go with the 16 GB or 250 GB 80 G9 model, or the 250 GB 101 G9 model, you get a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor instead of the 1 GHz dual-core found in the other models. Does your head hurt? You’re not alone. Both the 1 GHz and 1.5 GHz processors are Texas Instruments OMAP4 at heart, so I’m guessing the differences between the two are not many.
Without further ado, Archos’ G9 tablets will be priced as follows:
Archos 80 G9
- 8 GB – 1 GHz $299
- 16 GB – 1.5 GHz $329
- 250 GB – 1.5 GHz $369
Archos 101 G9
- 8 GB – 1 GHz $369
- 16 GB – 1.0 GHz $399
- 250 GB – 1.5 GHz $469
Those prices are $20 more than initially reported, but $299 for a full-featured Android tablet is still a pretty good deal. Word on the street is these tablets will become available over the coming months, possibly in August or September. Meanwhile, feast your eyes on the video below and let us know what you think about these tablets in the comments.