Its sometime now since we have first seen the Archos 101 G9 tablet which was just one from a bevy of tablets that the French manufacturer has lined up as it new range of tablet offering. Also, the best thing is, the wait is finally over as the G9 is ready to make its presence felt in our hands. The tablet has been priced at a quite convenient $379, which isn’t bad for a 10 inch tablet running Android 3.2 Honeycomb and sporting decent specifications.
The rest of the spec story for the G9 tablet comprises of a 1 GHz TI OMAP4 dual core processor, 8GB of internal storage and Android 3.2 Honeycomb. The display is made up of 10 inch capacitive multitouch display having a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, Further, the G9 also features a HDMI out port and a 720p camera integrated at the front of the device. Another unique aspect with the G9 is that it’s also one the first tablet from Archos to come pre-loaded with the official Android Market and Google app suite including Google Maps and Gmail.
However, on the flip side, while a price tag of $370 does look lucrative, a few dollars more will fetch other tablet PCs such as the Acer Iconia Tab A500 or the Asus Eee Pad Transformer. So while the Acer and Asus offerings are good enough, what remains to be seen is whether the Archos can live up the initial hype and deliver where it matters the most.
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