Jul 18 AT 4:52 PM Alberto Vildosola 17 Comments

Archos G9 tablets from $299 to $469, many options in-between

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 But I’m guessing that information is outdated, since the just-released Android 3.2 version is the one that supports different screen sizes and processors.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.

Via: Phandroid

Alberto is a college student living somewhere between Miami, Sarasota and the World Wide Web. Although a former iPhone owner, Alberto is now a proud Android enthusiast. You can follow Alberto on Twitter and Google+ for his thoughts unworthy of an article.

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  • http://Website TFJ4

    Quality specs and great pricing, this is going to be a winner.

  • usafjaco

    I’m pretty sure this is the one i’m going to get. And it has a kick stand! Love that it has a hard drive.

  • http://Website michelle

    iPad 2 smokes this

    • http://Website Benjamin

      The iPad2 is technically superior…but also about $200 more, if you compare…well, perhaps “apples to apples” isn’t appropriate here, but you get what I mean.

    • http://Website DaveC

      I have both an Archos A70 and an iPad2. I enjoy the iPad very much but it’s still quite aggravating that several times a week I cant view content I’d like to see because of the lack of support for Flash. And one thing the Archos will do that none of the high dollar tablets will do (that I know of) is play mpeg2 files. The Gen8 Archos tablets took some tinkering to optimize (no official support for Android Market), so it will be interesting to see how the Gen9s do.

  • http://Website montyx

    Congrat… :S

  • http://maxtechnewz.blogspot.com max

    too much hard drive space

  • http://about.me/tomyu Tommy

    actually looks quite enticing. Though it’d be nice to be able to have the 1.5Ghz for the smaller internal storage version.

  • http://www.devolute.net devolute

    > “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.”

    It’s stuff like that which doesn’t exactly fill me with confidence about Archos.

    • Azeem

      With this kind of bang for the buck, I’m willing to run a .1 version behind. Besides, if I can’t wait for the upgrade, chances are that I’ll be able to root it and upgrade it within a week of the release anyways.

      This is a homerun for Archos.

  • http://Website kazahani

    I am hoping that this will lead to tablet prices in general shifting downwards. If they weren’t so dman expensive I would own one or two by now…

  • http://Website Kostas

    Why a hard drive? Why a usb 3g module? Why archos???

    • http://Website bushi

      why asking stupid questions? Why paying twice as much for having bigger, heavier machine, with 8 times less memory, and lesser screen resolution?
      …why Apple?

  • http://Website zedklind

    question is.. 8inch or 10inch. i was thinking 8 because its smaller and more portable but looking at these pictures and video it doesnt look like its THAT much smaller. wont fit in coat pocket small. was hoping for something small enough to fit in a pocket but still big enough to be worth buying. i have the g2x so i have customization and speed. i want the bigger screen size for autodesk with a capacitive pen. i would also use it for ubuntu chroot hoping that it would be compatible with a usb wifi adapter for pentesting me and my friends networks (with permission ofcourse). i feel like the 250gb hd will drain pretty hard so i could use a 16gb and if i needed to i would buy a microsd which will give me plenty of hd space. hack netflix onto it and i wont really need all that space for movies. this tablet looks like a winner unless kal el pops up..

  • http://Website jarrd

    Id like the 16GB flash with the 1.5Ghz processor… little odd if you ask me. I really like this machine overall, but CNET UK says the build quality feels cheap. That concerns me.

    Still, ill probably make this my first tablet. Afterall, it will be the “world’s fastest tablet” for a couple months until tegra 3 comes out.

  • Maan

    Wish online will be available!!

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