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Archos starts taking orders for $299 Android tablet next week

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 16 Sep 2011 12:00 User comments (3)

Archos starts taking orders for $299 Android tablet next week Next week, France's Archos will begin taking pre-orders for new line of low priced Android tablets with prices from $299 to $469.
The new tablets will run Android 3.2 (Honeycomb). The Archos 80 G9 features an 8" screen, while the screen on the 101 G9 measures 10".

The entry level Archos 80 G9 8GB will be the first model available, with a dual core 1GHz TI OMAP processor and 8GB of flash storage. They will begin taking orders on September 20.

Other models will have 2.5GHz dual core OMAP CPUs with either 16GB of flash storage or a 250GB Seagate Momentus hard drive. All models will include a USB port.

Unlike other tablets, like the iPad, the new Archos tablets will be upgradable to use 3G data connections with the purchase of a USB adapter. They will also have built-in Wi-Fi and also Bluetooth.

Archos G9 tablets will be in stores some time in October.

Perhaps the most interesting feature of the G9 series is the included suite of multimedia apps. Archos was known for their portable media players long before they began making Android devices.

Although the screen resolution will only be 1024x768 for the 8" models or 1280x800 for the 10" version, both will be able to play 1080p video and include HDMI output. Video standards supported include MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) up to High Profile@L4.2.

A variety of subtitle formats, including SRT and SSA are also supported.

Audio formats include MP3, AAC, AAC+, OGG Vorbis, uncompressed WAV & FLAC. There will also be an optional Dolby Digital plugin capable of decoding up to 5.1 channel audio.

They will support both UPnP and Samba for streaming from a home media server.

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3 user comments

116.9.2011 12:48

I'm waiting for the $200 amazon tablet with the 10" screen.

216.9.2011 17:29

2.5GHz dual core OMAP CPUs?

35.10.2011 23:29

Originally posted by KillerBug:
I'm waiting for the $200 amazon tablet with the 10" screen.
kindle fire is 7 inches

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