Archos’ G9 Honeycomb Tablets Headed Our Way September 20th Starting at $300

Archos definitely has the best-priced Honeycomb tablets coming out and, thankfully for you, it won’t take long to head to store shelves. They’ve just announced September 20th availability with final pricing plans for two of the G9 tablets (two configurations each).

First up, we’ve got the 8 inch model. This one has a 1GHz dual-core OMAP4 processor and 8GB of internal storage (more configurations head) for just $300. They 8 inch line is topped out with a 1.5GHz dual-core OMAP4 and either 16GB or 250GB of internal storage for $329 and $369, respectively.

There are also 10 inch variants with the 1.5GHz OMAP4 processor and 16GB and 250GB of internal storage for $400 and $470, respectively.

Great prices for great specs, though we can’t say we’re huge fans of the design. For $300, are any of you going to be up bright and early to order one of these online? Read on for full press details.

ARCHOS G9 Tablets Available Starting September 20, 2011

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ARCHOS, an award winning technology innovator and pioneer in the tablet market, announce the availability of its new G9 AndroidTM tablets starting on September 20, 2011. The ARCHOS G9 tablets introduced on June 23, 2011 are an unrivaled combination of speed and affordability.

With its 8” G9 tablet, ARCHOS will be the first to market with a dual-core, Android Honeycomb 3.2 tablet under $300 featuring an OMAP 4 processor with an ARM Cortex dual-core A9 at 1 GHz for $299. Pushing the technological boundaries even further, the ARCHOS G9 “Turbo” will be the first and only Android tablet in the market under $400 to use the OMAP 4 dual-core processor up to 1.5 GHz, which gives it 50% more raw computational power over its 1 GHz competitors.

Powered by Android 3.2 ‘Honeycomb’

Android™ 3.2 ‘Honeycomb’ is specially designed and optimized for tablets, giving a full web experience for on-the-go web browsing, communication and applications. With Adobe® Flash® 10.3 support for the true web experience and with the constantly growing number of apps in Android Market™, ARCHOS G9 tablets are your versatile tool for your connected life.

ARCHOS G9 tablets will include access to Android Market, which has more than 250,000 applications available for download. Whether you’re after games, news, tools or widgets to personalize your Honeycomb experience, there are plenty of apps to make your ARCHOS G9 tablet your own.

ARCHOS G9 tablets also come with a suite of GoogleTM mobile applications including Google Talk™ with video chat, Gmail™, Youtube™, Google Maps™ with Street View and Navigation (beta) and Google Calendar™.

Flash storage or 250GB hard drive storage

To give you more space for your media and apps ARCHOS G9 tablets are available with flash storage and 250GB hard drive storage capacities. Using an intelligent caching system on the hard drive versions, your 250GB G9 will feel as fast and responsive as a flash device but gives you storage space to spare.

Wanting to give users the best of both worlds, ARCHOS paired the Seagate® Momentus® Thin hard drive with a dedicated 4GB flash caching system. This ARCHOS engineered hybrid solution offered on all ARCHOS G9 hard drive tablets is designed to limit spinning and to keep the drive powered down when not in use, which will protect it when on the go as well as preserve battery life.

Price and availability

The ARCHOS 80 G9 tablet featuring a 1 GHz dual-core processor will be on pre-sale starting September 20, 2011 on ARCHOS.com with the following recommended retail price:

ARCHOS 80 G9 8GB – 1 GHZ at $299

Additionally, the ARCHOS 80 G9 8GB tablet will be available online and at select retailers including HH Gregg, Amazon, Newegg, Tiger Direct, Brandsmart and Electronic Express on September 30, 2011.

The ARCHOS G9 tablets running a dual-core processor up to 1.5 GHz will be available in stores and online in October with the following recommended retail price:

ARCHOS 80 G9 16GB – 1.5 GHz at $329
ARCHOS 80 G9 250GB – 1.5 GHz at $369
ARCHOS 101 G9 16GB – 1.5 GHz at $399
ARCHOS 101 G9 250GB – 1.5 GHz at $469

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  • zeroprotagonist

    Anyone wanna bet they’ll skimp on RAM like they did on their Froyo tablets?

    • http://twitter.com/SpamStream lolwut

      I agree why aren’t the RAM specs listed ANYWHERE?

      • Del373

        Because they know we’re on to their skimping. >.>
        <.<

    • http://www.facebook.com/rhietpas Ryan Hietpas

      Yup. The lack of RAM KILLED the experience. I ended up dumping the 70 and getting a transformer

  • http://twitter.com/MikeTaylor00 Michael Taylor

    I just hope the 101 doesn’t creek when you pick it up like the Gen 8 did. My biggest grip with the Gen 8 was that it was very difficult to root and so no one ever did. There are a couple hacks who put out semi custom ROMs for them but they are pretty crappy.

  • Ben Kapferer

    I had assumed Archos would use the 1.5GHZ processor in all of the G9 models. Why did they use a 1GHZ processor in the lowest end Archos 80 G9 and 101 G9?

    • molomolo

      price – not obviously?

  • David Cramblett

    Will they have GPS this time?

  • selonmoi

    Vanilla Honeycomb? Will they get updates?
    If so, I’d be seriously tempted.

  • Spencer Mead

    These COULD do very well, as long as Archos doesnt do what they’re very good at, and miss some key piece of hardware, or make a product that falls apart. I’d be very tempted for the 250gb 10″ model… I could justify it by saying “now I dont need a dedicated external harddrive”. But if it were to ever go below $350, I’d buy it in a heartbeat. Again; assuming there’s nothing fatally wrong with it… Like having only 256mb of RAM. Watch them do it

  • Del373

    If these have a decent amount of RAM and don’t feel/seem cheap and plastic-y then I’d seriously consider getting one of the 250GB models…it all depends on how that odd looking 8 inch screen holds up.