AfterDawn: Tech news

Archos begins selling 80 G9 tablet with 250GB HDD

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 03 Jan 2012 1:24 User comments (4)

Archos begins selling 80 G9 tablet with 250GB HDD Archos has announced the release of their much-anticipated 80 G9 tablet with 250GB storage.
Unlike the base models of the Archos 80, the new G9 uses a 250GB 7mm "Thin HDD" to pack 250GB of internal storage, the most seen on any tablet, by far.

There are four models of the Archos 80, as follows (via Lili):

Archos 80 with dual-core 1 GHz CPU, 8GB flash storage for $299.99
Archos 80 with dual-core 1.2 GHz CPU, 16GB flash storage for $319.99
Archos 80 with dual-core 1.2 GHz CPU, 250GB hard drive for $369.99
Archos 80 "Turbo" with 1.5 GHz CPU, 16GB flash storage (unknown pricing for now)


The 8-inch tablet has a 1024 x 768 pixel display and comes with Honeycomb 3.2 installed. It is unclear when (or if) the tablets will get Android 4.0.

Buy them here: Archos Store or via Amazon.

Previous Next  

4 user comments

13.1.2012 3:14

If your going to add a hdd, why not just get a netbook or ultrabook/MBA? I mean if you need more storage there's always SD cards and now cloud services. This thing just looks clunky.


"Cable thief is a victimless crime."

23.1.2012 15:20

It doesn't seem all that bad, nor 'that' clunky... albeit definitely twice the thickness of a regular tablet.

Still, I can't see paying right at the verge of $400 for a tablet when I can get a smoking notebook for the same price. Not so lobe ago you could have a tablet pc that did all this, all you had to do was spin the screen around & people whined... Talk about fickle pansies...

Personally, being a bit more ham fisted than the regular person, I would rather have a device that has some weight to it so as to know that I still have a grip on the damned thing & know that I'm not going to drop half a house payment into the driveway.


33.1.2012 19:38
scootz
Unverified new user

Originally posted by plutonash:
If your going to add a hdd, why not just get a netbook or ultrabook/MBA? I mean if you need more storage there's always SD cards and now cloud services. This thing just looks clunky.
The problem with that is that there is no tablets with such storage or ultrabooks that size with that amount of storage. The asus zen ultrabook is a 10.1 inch or so screen, similar to the macbook air, so neither have the compact portability working for it. The other tablets don't have storage...

As to cloud usage, the data transfer costs soon become an issue, and can not be depended on when no internet service is available, such as on a flight, or in places like Costa Rica.

I go to Costa Rica, and fly on planes, and want my movies, tv shows, and music available to me. My music storage, without considering my photos, movies and tv shows is already at 80 gigs. ( i dj on occasion). I do not want to have to rely on internet reception where it sometimes does not exist, such as in the countryside, or in the mountains, where I am sometimes required to dj functions at events, and so that is why the cloud does not provide a remedy for me. In usual cases, I bring my laptop and gear, but on those occasions where I am asked to dj an event and do not have my stuff, it is nice to know I can pull out a small portable device and get to work.

For me, this is the only option available that incorporates size and storage. I am sure I am not the only one that finds this solution appealing.

45.1.2012 8:51

Originally posted by plutonash:
If your going to add a hdd, why not just get a netbook or ultrabook/MBA? I mean if you need more storage there's always SD cards and now cloud services. This thing just looks clunky.
That would be my question with ANY tablet. Why would I pay more for a tablet that can do less than a netbook or better yet a notebook/desktop computer? Dumb & Dumber.....

Comments have been disabled for this article.

News archive