Archos Gen 9 Turbo Tablets Out with Faster OMAP 4 Chips

March 20, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Making an addition to their share on the tablet story that is unfolding in the market outside, Archos has released the Turbo versions of the devices in the Gen 9 tablets series.

For the peg, they have brought in faster and newer processor chips from Texas Instruments with them.

As per the announcements, the Turbo versions of Archos 80 G9 and Archos 101 G9 will run with the dual core power of the OMAP 4 chip which can run up to 1.5 GHz. In fact the GHz count has been pumped up when compared to the earlier versions of these machines which came with the same chip with 1 GHz speed.

Moreover, they were running on the Android 3.2 Honeycomb platform. The newer rigs in the series have the essential Ice Cream Sandwich update to keep them on top, which is the latest available Android update.

Though not top notch in their price, these devices stand out from the crowd of tablets getting rolled out into the market every day, since they are the only ones out there to have hard drives for storage purpose.

So they are like big mature devices, because all other tabs from all manufacturers use flash memory for storage purpose.

However, the increased performance of the processor will not be reflected on the price tag anyway. Archos 80 G9 tablet will still carry a price tag of $269 as it carries the same 8 inch display. The 10 inch bro, Archos 101 G9 will be sold for $330.

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