Archos unveils 250GB tablets

Archos unveils 250GB tabletsFrench manufacturer Archos has unveiled its third generation of Android-based tablets. And what better name for this third generation than G9? Ahem.

The G9 tablets are available in two sizes, and while they’re notable for being pretty powerful, they also offer a ludicrous amount of storage. How much? A whopping 250GB.

You can grab your G9 tablet with up to 32GB of flash memory, or a 250GB hard drive. Archos says: “32 GB flash or a 250 GB hard drive, it costs us manufacturers the same price, so why should you have to pay a premium for the extra space?”

The hard drive models are 3mm thicker. However, as Archos points out, 250GB is enough space to store over 40 full 1080p movies. Sweet.

Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) will perform the OS honours, and under the hood there’s a 1.5GHz OMAP 4 dual-core processor. Archos claims that web pages will load up to 50% quicker than on nVidia Tegra2-based tablets.

The G9 tablets land Stateside in September; the 8in model will cost $369.99 and the 10.1in version is $469.99. In the UK, Three has announced that it’ll carry the G9s with out-of-the-box mobile broadband. No dates or prices just yet.

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JanSt / MOD  Aug. 9, 2011 at 12:07

About time. they are right.
I saw a Toshiba Android netbook for €299. Storage: 8(!!!!!!!!) GB. Beside it, an Acer netbook, dual-core, 320GB...€279
So far though Archos' tabs (whichever OS) had horribly unresponsive screens.

CTPAHHIK  Aug. 9, 2011 at 13:34

Can't wait for a review of one. Seems like it's finally within affordable range.


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