When we first heard about Archos’ new line of Honeycomb tablets, we were pleased by their low prices and optional 3G USB stick option. Archos is releasing these tablets at a time where consumers have made it abundantly clear that they are far less likely to spend $500+ dollars on a tablet no matter what its specs are. On September 30, the 8-inch Archos 80 G9 (8GB) tablet will be available through 20,000 stores around the world for $299.99. Pre-orders will start being accepted on September 20.
The cheapest Archos G9 model has a 1Ghz dual-core OMAP 4 Texas Instruments processor and runs Android 3.2. It also have a front camera capable of recording video footage in 720p HD and an HDMI output.
The other range of Archos G9 tablets will be available in October. This includes a more powerful 8-inch model and the 10.1-inch Archos tablets.
The 8-inch Archos G9 Turbo swaps out the 1Ghz processor for a 1.5Ghz processor. It also comes with either 16GB of storage for $329 or 250GB of storage for $369. The 10.1 model has the same 1.5Ghz processor, but will cost $399 (16GB) and $469 (250GB).