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Friday, 24 June 2011 13:33

Archos preparing its fastest G9 tablet

Written by Slobodan Simic
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Dual-core 1.5GHz and Android 3.1
Archos has releassed some details regarding its upcoming update to the tablet lineup, the G9 series that will feature the 8-inch 80 G9 and the 10.1-inch 101 G9 tablets. Scheduled to appear in retail by the end of September, both tablets will be running the 1.5GHz dual-core chip and Android 3.1 Honeycomb OS.

As noted, the heart of the 80 G9 and 101 G9 will be the TI OMAP4 1.5GHz dual-core chip. The 10.1-incher will be running 1280x800 resolution while the 8-inch panel will have to stick with 1024x768. The rest of the features include 16GB of flash storage, a 250GB HDD, micro SD slot, 720p capable front camera, Bluetooth 2.1, 802.11bgn WiFi, G-sensor, GPS and compass. It will come with an HDMI output, support for 1080p playback and a 3G dongle called the G9 3G stick that will be available for US $49.

Both should be available by the end of September and should hit retail with a price that starts at US $279 for the 80 G9 and US $349 for the 101 G9 device.

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Last modified on Friday, 24 June 2011 13:48
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+3 #1 Orumus 2011-06-24 14:09
Actually you have to chose either 16GB flash version OR 250GB HDD version.. and the HDD version is slightly thicker,heavier and has no microSD slot. Also while I think it's great to have so much storage in a tablet... I can't help wonder what that HDD is going to do to battery life.. I mean the thing idles at .48w-.66w that's pretty darn significant power draw.
 
 
0 #2 roberto.tomas 2011-06-24 21:50
Quoting Orumus:
I can't help wonder what that HDD is going to do to battery life.. I mean the thing idles at .48w-.66w that's pretty darn significant power draw.

that's amazingly low power draw on idle for a HDD, that's only 2-4 times higher than SSDs. Im actually feeling inclined to doubt you, I have a stack of 5 hard drives from just 5 years ago and they all idle at 5w (15w normal, 30w at startup) -- says so right on the sticker.
 
 
0 #3 roberto.tomas 2011-06-24 21:52
why does archos use the english language slogan even in their french media? are they planning on changing markets?
 
 
-4 #4 Xyllian 2011-06-25 08:15
We don't need faster processors and shorter battery life. Why can't Google fix Android instead?

Please make it smooth enough for me to not be forced to use stupid Apple devices.
 
 
+2 #5 Orumus 2011-06-25 17:49
that's amazingly low power draw on idle for a HDD, that's only 2-4 times higher than SSDs. Im actually feeling inclined to doubt you,

Yes well if you do a little research you will find the HDD in question is a Seagate Momentus 5400 rpm HDD specially made for low power applications such as ultra portables and pretty much anything that needs alot of storage but needs it slim. Unfortunately that power draw while relative to other HDD is low, it will make the HDD the second most power hungry component in the tablet in idle(the screen will be number one) but at full tilt consuming more then 3W it will be the highest power draw.
 

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