Archos reveals two Android 3.1 tablets starting at $279

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Archos 80 G9

Who said a tablet running Android 3.1 had to cost over $300? Archos has revealed a couple new tablets with very tempting price tags, but very convoluted names. The Archos 80 G9 and the Archos 101 G9 will be going on sale in September. The 8-inch tablet will sale for $279 and the 10-inch will be $349.

As with any Android device, we have to go over the specs. Both tablets have a dual-core OMAP processor, a Seagate 250GB hard drive, optional 3G support and the ability to decode1080p HD videos. They also have an HDMI output and full access to the Android Market.

The screen resolution of the tablets are different. The 8-inch tablet has a 4:3 screen with a resolution of 1024 x 768. The 10-inch tablet was a widescreen display and a resolution of 1280 x 800.

The optional 3G feature is really interesting. For $49, customers can purchase Archos G9 3G stick and get on a pay-as-you-go plan.

These are seriously competitive prices. As impressive as the specs and promises are, the build quality and software have be up to snuff for these tablets to be a viable option.

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  • http://none Kevin Paul Moore

    I have a 10″ Archos Tablet that is unuseable. It is 2 years old and was $139. 00 marked down. I am replacing it with a d2 9, great to surf with and games. That was a task I could never do on the crap Archos. I can’t even give it away. Good luck selling them. I know in 2 years you did a better job! How about people like me that got screwed when you did a bad job? Thanks for stealing my money! Tablet people are not rich like Ipad people. We get one shot most of the time.