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All posts tagged "archos g9"


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Archos Releases Two New Tablets: The 8" and 10" G9 Series

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Archos Tablets" @ 11:15 AM

http://www.archos.com/products/gen9/index.html

"DENVER, CO - June 23, 2011 - Today, ARCHOS, an award winning technology innovator and pioneer in the tablet market, introduces an unrivaled combination of speed and storage with its latest tablets featuring an OMAP 4 processor with an ARM® CortexTM dual-core A9 running at 1.5 GHz and Seagate's 250GB Hard Disk Drive (HDD) capacity. The 8" ARCHOS 80 G9 and 10" ARCHOS 101 G9 are powered by AndroidTM 3.1 "Honeycomb,''* the latest Android version. ARCHOS G9 tablets come with Google's full suite of mobile applications and Android MarketTM, giving users access to over 200,000 applications such as games, books, social media and news. With the latest version of Honeycomb, G9 tablets also offer a full web experience complete with Adobe® Flash® support for on-the-go web browsing, communication and applications."

I've always admired Archos hardware; it's historically been great. But what kept me from ever buying one of their products was the user interface. I found it baffling. Now that Archos has fully embraced Android though, I think they can be a real player in the tablet market. Archos made an interesting call in making the screen on the 8" tablet a 4:3 aspect ratio, 1024 x 768 resolution display. On the 10.1" tablet, it's a 16:9, 1280 x 800 display. I think that makes a lot of sense, and I'm personally intrigued by the eight inch tablet. Oh, and remember these tablets have 250 GB of storage in them courtesy of Seagate's new 7mm hard drive. Specs and details below, along with news about their clever 3G stick that apparently slides into the tablet unobtrusively.

The remainder of the press release is after the break. Read more...


Seagate Delivers Unmatched Price-Performance Storage For World's First Tablet's Featuring Hard Drives

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Laptop Thoughts News" @ 09:45 AM

http://www.seagate.com

"Seagate (NASDAQ: STX) is delivering hard disk drive storage for the world's first handheld tablet computers with hard drives. The ARCHOS G9 8- and 10-inch tablets, announced today in Paris, feature the Seagate Momentus® Thin hard drive, a speedy notebook drive with a super-slim 7mm profile. The performance and capacity of the Momentus Thin drive are the perfect complement for the cutting-edge speed of the ARCHOS G9 family of tablets that features the industry's fastest dual-core 1.5 GHz processor and, on the strength of the Momentus Thin drive, gives users 250GB of capacity, eight times more than a standard 32GB tablet but at the same cost, making the ARCHOS G9 one of the tablet industry's best cost-performance values."

A hard drive that's only 7mm thin? Now that's impressive. 250 GB of storage on a tablet really changes the game when it comes to storage; if you're a movie, photo or music enthusiast, being able to carry all your media content on your tablet would be fantastic. Myself, I'd need 60 GB for all my photos (with some videos thrown in the mix), and another 99 GB to carry all my music. It will be 2016 until I'm able to get anywhere near that with Flash storage. On the flip side, even with as good as hard drives have become with shock tolerance, I'd feel like I'd have to treat the tablet in a more gentle fashion knowing that it had a spinning hard drive in it. It's a trade off to be sure. These two Archos tablets sound pretty interesting though - an 8 inch tablet with a dual-core 1.5 Ghz CPU for $279? Hmm. The remainder of the press release is after the break. Read more...


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