Archos G9 80 1GHz Pre-orders Start Sept. 20, "World's Fastest" In Octoberby Jason Inofuentes on September 16, 2011 8:51 AM EST
Ready to experience "the fastest tablets in the world?" Well you'll have to wait just a little longer. Archos announced that their new 80 G9 tablet would go on presale through Archos.com on September 20th. Sadly, this SKU, which will be available at most online e-tailers on September 30th, will be the 8GB model whose dual-core OMAP 4430 is clocked at 1 GHz. The fire breathing, speed demon SKUs, whose OMAP 4460 SoCs are clocked at 1.5 GHz, won't be available until October.
The French manufacturer is looking to make big waves with these devices, solidifying a spot in the cut-throat tablet market. If you'll recall, Archos will be offering magnetic storage along with the typical flash variety, which paired with Archos history of excellent codec support could make this the tablet of choice for media savvy users. Based on the press release, Android 3.2 will be on hand, with Android Market access at the ready, and no skinning mentioned. Pricing remains competitive, the top of the line Archos G9 101 1.5 GHz, 250 GB model tops out at just $469, a price that ducks the lesser specced Galaxy Tab 10.1 by $30. We'll know just how well these beasts compete when they launch in October.
ARCHOS 80 G9 8GB – 1 GHZ at $299
ARCHOS 80 G9 16GB - 1.5 GHz at $329
ARCHOS 80 G9 250GB – 1.5 GHz at $369
ARCHOS 101 G9 16GB – 1.5 GHz at $399
ARCHOS 101 G9 250GB – 1.5 GHz at $469