Archos 80 G9 Tablet now available

Archos 80 G9 Tablet now available

Archos have updated their store and you can now buy the new Honeycomb packing Archos 80 G9 from them. The price of it is £199 and the specs are below.

Tech Specs

Display characteristics • 8”: 1024 x 768
Application Framework • Android
Processor • ARM dual-core CORTEX A9 OMAP™ 4 up to 1.5 GHz
• 3D OpenGL (ES 2.0)
Capacity • Flash Memory: 8 or 16GB* + microSD Slot (SDHC compatible)
• HDD memory: 250GB*
Video Playback1 • MPEG-4 HD (up to 1080p)
• MPEG-42 ([email protected] AVI, up to DVD resolution)
• H.264 HD ([email protected], up to [email protected] fps and 1080i/[email protected] fps)

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

Audio Playback1 • MP3
• AAC3, AAC+ 5.13
• OGG Vorbis

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 • Flash series: 226 mm x 155 mm x 11.7 mm (8.90 x 6.11 x 0.46 inch) – 465g (17 oz)
• Hard Drive series: 226 mm x 155 mm x 14.7 mm (8.90 x 6.11 x 0.58 inch) – 599g (21.9 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
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

The most exciting part of this release is this marks the first official Honeycomb tablet to sell at under £200. It also has the Google apps and Market which is a first for Archos as well, there previous tablets used the “Appslib” market which was not much fun. Beware this is the lower spec model as there is a “turbo” model in the pipeline which has more storage and a faster processor, but will cost more. The Archos site does not say how long you will have to wait for delivery, so let us know if you go for one of these and how long the advise for delivery. Below is the link to the Archos store.

Archos Store