Archos Home and Internet Tablets – Android and Windows Tablet Reviews

While I am reviewing the Archos Arnova, 5, 9 and 70 models, please check out my review of two older models.

Archos G9 80 Android Tablet

I have read a lot of impressive articles about the new Archos G9 80. It is a tablet PC that aims to compete with similar products that are in the market today.

In this Archos G9 80 Review, you will find out more about the features of the new tablet as well as its design.

Archos G9 8.0 inch tabletThese will help you determine if Archos G9 80 is the right tablet for you to get.

Operating System

Archos G9 80 will run on Android 3.1 Honeycomb when launched in September.

When the tablet was launched, it was unclear whether or not Archos will allow their consumers to access updates to Android Ice Cream Sandwich which the operating system will be launching a few months after Archos G9 tablets hit will become available in stores.

Connectivity

The Archos G9 tablets will have Wi-Fi connectivity but there will be no 3G model. However, consumers will have the ability to use a 3G stick to be able to access it. The tablets will support a 3G stick that will be retailed for $49.

The device will have a USB specific slot where you can slide the 3G stick and you won’t even know that it’s there. It’s not clear though whether or not you will be able to plug other USB devices into the slot or if it is intended only for the 3G stick.

Specifications

Archos G9 80 has a 1024 x 768 display. It runs on a CORTEX A9 OMAP4 1.5 GHz which is considered as the fastest dual-core processor at the moment. It also features a 250 GB Hard Drive which is huge compared to that of other tablet PCs in the market.

You do have the option though of choosing a Hard Drive or flash model.

Getting a Hard Drive model will make your Archos G9 3mm thicker and 4 ounces heavier. The physical dimensions are different so you will have to decide early on whether or not you would want to use a Hard Drive or flash model.

Great Price

G9 prices are much lower compared to other brands and models of tablet PCs in the market.

Archos G9 101 Android Tablet

Most tech companies have released their own version of tablet PCs to keep up with the competition.

Because Archos does not want to get left behind, they have released their 3rd generation of Android powered models called the Archos G9 101.

Archos G9 with 10.1" screenWhile it is true that the market may already be somewhat saturated, Archos G9 with 10.1″ screen has great features which will make people consider using it over other brands and models of tablet PCs.

Ultimate Android Experience With Archos

The G9 tablets are considered as Archos’ most powerful tablet PCs yet.

It is powered by Android 3.1 “Honeycomb” which has been developed particularly for tablets. This allows this tablet computer to provide users with the best possible Android experience whether they are at home or on the go.

It works ultra fast thanks to its OMAP4 dual-core processor at 1.5 GHz which is the fastest dual-core processor in the market. The tablet is powerful enough to play back 1080p content.

Its flash and hard drive models have up to 250 GB HDD of storage. It is the first tablet PC to be released with HDD instead of flash storage.

The hard drive models are only 3mm thicker and weigh about 4 ounces. Archos has also developed multimedia applications with better format support and interface to make it easier to operate for users.

Wi-Fi Connectivity and 3G Ready

Archos G9 10.1 inch tablets can connect through the internet through Wi-Fi but not 3G.

However, you can plug a 3G stick to its USB port. The stick looks like the standard 3G sticks that you use on your Mac or Windows PC.

What makes this gadget unique is that you can slide the stick right into the slot so that it would not bother you as you are using the tablet. This means you can go online whenever, wherever.

Specifications

  • Fastest Tablet on Earth: Features a dual core processor running up to 1.5GHz
  • Android for Tablets: Features Android 3.1 Honeycomb with Google’s suite of Android Applications
  • 10 Inch Multitouch Screen: Features an 10 inch capacitive screen with 1280 x 800 resolution
  • Forward Facing Video Camera: Film your fun moments and share them instantly with the 720p forward facing camera
  • Storage Options For Everyone : From 16GB to 250GB, we have the storage capacity to fit your needs
  • HDMI Output: Play out your favorite videos on a large screen TV with the HDMI out connection
  • WiFi (802.11 b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR connectivity