The Archos 101 G9 is a 10 inch tablet with Android 3.2 Honeycomb software and a dual core processor. Last year the company introduced a version with a 1 GHz TI OMAP 4 processor, but recently a 1.2 GHz Turbo model also hit the streets. Now you can also pick up a 1.5 GHz version.
Oddly the Archos 101 G9 Turbo with a 1.5 GHz dual core processor isn’t yet available in the US from the Archos Store. But you can pick one up today from Woot.com for $279.99.
Up until now the Archos 101 G9 Turbo with a 1.5 GHz dual core OMAP 4 processor was only available in the company’s home country of France.
For that price you get a tablet with 8GB of storage, a 1280 x 800 pixel display, WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS. There’s also a microSDHC card slot for extra storage, a mic, speakers, and the usual array of sensors. The Archos tablet also includes a built-in kickstand so you can prop up the device without a special case or stand.
The tablet measurs 10.9″ x 6.6″ x 0.5″ and weighs 1.5 pounds.
Archos also plans to release Android 4.0 for its line of G9 tablets including the Archos 101 G9 sometime this month.
My biggest problem with these tablets is they only have 512mb RAM. It might be OK for right now, but how about 12 months from now and beyond? Not a wise choice, IMHO.
The 1.5GHz version was suppose to have 1GB, but since they aren’t listing that specification it’s likely it’s still 512MB.
Price cutting is a bit more cut throat these days and not every company can afford to give up enough profit to be competitive without cutting corners on design.
Android apps that are not native apps have a max RAM utilization of 32MB per app. So you need to have many apps running for the 512MB RAM to be fully used, even as a chunk is needed for Android ICS to run, mostly it’s only games that need more. But when you run a game, it’s also normal that all background apps are suspended, because you need to dedicate the device to run the game, and there are no games that need anywhere near the full remaining 512MB RAM. It may change with future games, but for now there are none.
Still 200 dollars too expensive for this chinese crap. Don’t tell me it’s french, I’m french, the Qooq tab is french, this, is chinese.
Just like paying the too much for Chinese made crap by Apple Inc.
Try again, 99% of the components of a Qooq are made in Asia. The Qooq is only assembled in France, maybe.
Well I’m French too… and so is Archos. A great brand established in 1988!!! They were known for their really cool media players a few years ago.
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