Archos is a manufacturer with market experience of tablets, best known for cheap tablet models, which usually ran older versions of Android. Although most products of such facilities were poor and did not offer access to Android Market even for downloading new applications, managed to attract many fans because of the low prices and good media player skills.
The new series of products, some of the new generation of tablets Android, Archos attempts to change public’s perception of the brand image, associated only with cheap products and generally less efficient than the competition.
Archos 80 G9 and 101 G9 are the most powerful Android tablets created by the company so far. Archos 101 G9 has a 10.1 inch diagonal screen capacitive and a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, the 80 G9 model differ in screen size reduced to 8-inch and the resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.
The remaining specifications are the same for both tablets. We can enjoy a dual-core processor at 1.5 GHz and data storage to choose between a 16GB SSD or 250GB hard drive, plus microSD card slot (currently only on the SSD device versions).
Internet access is provided through Wi-Fi, and for peripherals and accessories we have to choice between Bluetooth and USB port. Optionally, we can acquire a 3G USB dongle for another $49. The device also has a frontal camera for HD video conferencing sessions, GPS receiver and HDMI output for watching movies on the TV screen.
Both tablets will run Android 3.1 Honeycomb and are scheduled for release in September.