The Archos 101 G9 tablet comes in a few different versions. You can pick one up with a 1 Ghz TI OMAP 4 dual core processor or you can opt for a Turbo model with a 1.2 GHz or 1.5 GHz CPU. While the top speed available in the US at the moment is 1.2 GHz, the folks at jbmm picked up a French model with a faster 1.5 GHz chip.
As you’d expect, the new model is a little faster than earlier versions. Jbmm ran a series of benchmarks, and found that the tablet with the 1.5 GHz chip outperforms the older model in Quadrant, CF-Bench, Vellamo, Antutu, and several other benchmark utilities. The scores aren’t that much higher, so I wouldn’t expect a mind-blowing performance boost from the new tablet — and I certainly wouldn’t bother spending a lot of money to upgrade from a 1.2 Ghz model to a 1.5 GHz model.
But the Archos 101 G9 Turbo is one of the first devices to ship with a 1.5 GHz TI OMAP 4460 processor, and it looks like the new chipset is pretty zippy.
The Archos 101 G9 has a 10.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, either 8GB, or 16GB of flash storage or a 250GB hard drive, WiFi, Bluetooth, and optional 3G dongle. It currently ships with Google Android 3.2 Honeycomb software, but Archos plans to make Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich available soon.