Archos has finally decided to update their Android tablet lineup to replace the Archos 70 (which we have) and the 101. So before we go deep into the specs, there are several very important features that we would like to share with you. The 70 and 101 came as basic Froyo (Android 2.2) tablets without Android Market access without rooting your device. Archos new G9 series of tablets now have legitimate access to the market and is running Gingerbread (3.1). So with Gingerbread and the dual core 1.5GHz processor this tablet must be expessive right? Wrong. The 8 inch model is going for $279 and the 10.1 inch model is is going to cost you as little as $349.
Now that you are recovering from the shock of the prices, we will go over the rest of the specs. Both versions have the same specs besides the screen size. Archos put in TI’s OMAP4 dual-core processor, which has been clocked at 1.5GHz. Not only is Archos claiming that they have the fastest tablet available to the public but, they also say it is 50% faster then a tegra 2 processor. Both tablets also have the option of 16GBs of flash storage with a microSD slot or a 250GB hardrive.
These are wifi only tablets but Archos is ready for you if you want to run your tablet off of 3G. Archos has designed a 3G, usb dongle that will fit in the back of both tablets. There is a little insert that can be removed so that the usb stick can fit inside. There is no word on what network you will have to get a contract on for the 3G. Another spec that Archos says they can only achieve because of their processor is that it can decode 1080p H264 High Profile videos.
Archos 8″ G9
Archos 10.1″ G9