The Archos G9 tablet PC will now have a huge 250 GB of internal storage and will be running Android 3.2 honeycomb.
The tablet will use a 250GB Seagate Momentus Thin hard drive which is only 7mm thick.
With this enormous memory you would think the price tag would be proportional to the memory. However Craig TerBlanche director of marketing of Archos in North America claims that, “You get 250GB for the same cost as a 32GB flash drive.”
Well Craig TerBlanche is quite right as the 8-inch tablet will be going on sale at around £199 for the 8 inch screen and £249 for the 10 inch version.
This is definately at a competitive price as it’s around the same price range as the Dell Streak and HP touchpad with far smaller flash memory specs.
In addition the hard drive speed is quickened by the 4GB flash storage.
“Frequently-used data is stored in the flash component, giving faster access than a standard 2.5-inch hard drive,” said Craig TerBlanche.
It also has a 1.5GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 4460 dual core processor, with built in GPS, Bluetooth, kickstand, and Wi-Fi.
The 8 inch Archos G9 has a 4:3, 1024×768-pixel screen, while the 10 inch version has a 16:9, 1280×800-pixel screen, with both offering HDMI output.
It’s quite disappointing that this tablet doesn’t come with 3G, but many other tablets have done the same. Nevertheless the option of 3G would be an extra bonus, and should be available with a dongle regardless.
All the talk of the Archos Android tablet has been all positive as the match between Android 3.2 and the huge 250 GB memory is great in theory.
We will have to wait until September to be the judge of that, as this is when the Archos tablet is slated to be released.