Archos G9 Tablets Surfaces in September

July 18, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Last month we had told you the story of Archos boarding the ship for September. Today we bring you a confirmed bit of info that the Tablets will make it to the market within two months.

The tablets have good specifications and we are sure you remember them. But in case you have forgotten, here’s a recap.

The 8-inch tablets pack’s a TI OMAP 4 1.5GHz processor under the hood. This is a bit off the path, where we see today’s Android devices usually sporting a Tegra 2.

There are notions on how the OMAP is a trifle slower than the Tegra. But we have to get our hands on one to check if indeed that’s the case. What we do know is the company’s claims of it having 50% more raw computational power than Nvidia Tegra 2 chipsets.

Archos will be shipping with Android 3.1 Honeycomb OS and the device is quite spacious on having a 250GB Seagate hard drive. The 8-inch screen boasts a resolution of 1024 x 768 and an aspect ratio of 4:3.

The slate’s got a 16 GB flash memory and a micro-SD card slot expandable upto 32GB. The tablet is a 3G-ready one with a dedicated USB port to accept an Archos G9 3G WWAN USB stick for 3G dongle with a pay-as-you-go plan.

The one bitter taste to the Archos G9 80 shipment is that the prices of the tablets have gone up a tad since the last time we told you. The cost has gone up (not much, but enough for us to be disappointed) and we hear it will be tagged around $299 to start.

The G9 101 version will be costing around $369.99. These are the prices for the 8GB base versions of both slates. We have no idea what the 250GB tabs are going to sell for.

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