By June 23, 2011

Archos 80 G9 and 101 G9

archos-g9-tabletsArchos has are currently unveiling a couple of new tablets in Paris at the moment, the 80 G9 and 101 G9.  The 80 G9 has an 8-inch panel with a 1024 x 768 screen resolution and the the 101 G9 has a 10.1-incher (1280 x 800). Both utilise Seagate’s 7mm Momentus Thin, a 2.5-inch hard disk for slim designed originally for high-capacity laptops, in order to scale to 250GB. Also on board is a dual-core OMAP 4 processor (1.5GHz ARM Cortex A9), support for Flash, access to the Android Market and a full-size USB port. You’ll also get an HDMI output, support for 1080p playback.

The duo are scheduled to go on sale at the end of September, much like the last generation but hopefully not with the same delays that pushed them back to Dec/ Jan 2011. Pricing seems to be around $279 for the 80 G9 and $349 for the 101 G9.

In addition, Archos announced the G9 3G WWAN stick ($49,)  to compensate for the lack of 3G in the tablets. A nice idea to keep costs down as it fits in snuggly into the back.

 

 

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Display characteristics
. 8″: 1024 x 768
. 10.1″: 1280 x 800

Application Framework
. Android

Processor
. ARM dual-core CORTEX A9 OMAP4 1.5 GHz
. 3D OpenGL (ES 2.0)

Capacity
. Flash Memory: 16 GB* + microSD Slot (SDHC compatible)
. HDD memory: 250 GB*

Video Playback1
. MPEG-4 HD (up to 1080p)
. MPEG-42 ([email protected] AVI, up to DVD resolution)
. H.264 HD ([email protected] up to 1080p)
. WMV9/VC1 (AP up to 1080p)
With optional plug-in:
. Cinema: MPEG2 (up to DVD resolution MP/D1)
With the above codecs, the device can play video files with the following extensions: AVI, MP4, MOV, 3GP, MPG, PS, TS, VOB, MKV, FLV, RM, RMVB, ASF, WMV

Audio Playback1
. MP3
. WMA, WMA-Pro 5.1
. WAV (PCM/ADPCM)
. AAC3, AAC+ 5.13
. OGG Vorbis
. FLAC
With optional software plug-in:
. AC3 5.1

Photo viewer4
. JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF

Subtitles
. .srt, .ssa, .smi, .sub formats supported

Webcam
. 720p front camera with 720p encoding

Interfaces
. USB slave: Mobile Transfer Protocol (MTP)
. USB host: Mass Storage Class (MSC) (Micro USB/USB Host cable sold separately)
. microSD (SDHC compatible)
. HDMI output6 (Mini HDMI / HDMI cable sold separately)

Communication protocols
. WiFi (802.11 b/g/n)
. Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR

Miscellaneous
. Built-in GPS
. Built-in speakers
. G-sensor
. Vibrator
. Compass
. Built-in kick stand
. Built-in Microphone

Power source
. Internal: Lithium Polymer battery
. External: Power adapter/charger

Dimensions & weight
. ARCHOS 80 G9 Flash series: 226 mm x 155.3 mm x 11.7 mm (8.90 x 6.11 x 0.46 inch) – 465g (17 oz)
. ARCHOS 80 G9 Hard Drive series: 226 mm x 155.3 mm x 14.7 mm (8.90 x 6.11 x 0.58 inch) – 599g (21.9 oz)
. ARCHOS 101 G9 Flash series: 276 mm x 167.3 mm x 12.6 mm (10.86 x 6.59 x 0.50 inch) – 649g (23.8 oz)
. ARCHOS 101 G9 Hard Drive series: 276 mm x 167.3 mm x 15.6 mm (10.86 x 6.59 x 0.61 inch) – 755g (27.7 oz)

Battery life
. Music playback time7: up to 36 hrs
. Video playback time7: up to 7 hrs
. Internet navigation time 7: up to 10 hrs

Scalability7
. Device automatically downloads latest firmware updates when the WiFi connection is activated
. Updates can also be downloaded at www.archos.com

Minimum system requirements
. Microsoft® Windows® 7, Vista, XP or higher
. Mac OS. X with Android Transfer Files application (not included)
. Linux with android MTP tool (not included)
. USB 2.0 interface

Posted by Gareth

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