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September 09, 2011

Archos 80, 101 Gen 9 lands in October, under Php20k

Two new Honeycomb tablets from Archos are shipping to the Philippines next month. Announced back in June, the Archos 80 and Archos 101 G9 tablets feature dual-core 1.5GHz processors and up to 250GB of internal storage.

In a casual meeting with the new local reps of Archos yesterday, they revealed that the new models are expected to arrive sometime in October.

Coming from a strong background in the portable media player (PMP) space, Archos is the only tablet manufacturer to offer large-capacity tablets up to 250GB (obviously, for storing HD movies).

Archos 80 G9
8” LCD display @ 1024×768
ARM dual-core CORTEX A9 OMAP 4 up to 1.5 GHz
3D OpenGL (ES 2.0)
8GB & 16GB flash or 250GB HDD
up to 32GB via microSD
72p HD front-camera
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1
GPS
micro-USB port
micro-HDMI port
Android Honeycomb 3.2

The tablet is about 11.7mm thin on the flash variant and a little thicker at 14.7mm with the HDD variant.

Archos 101 G9
10.1” LCD display @ 1024×768
ARM dual-core CORTEX A9 OMAP 4 up to 1.5 GHz
3D OpenGL (ES 2.0)
8GB & 16GB flash or 250GB HDD
up to 32GB via microSD
72p HD front-camera
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1
GPS
micro-USB port
micro-HDMI port
Android Honeycomb 3.2

Like the Archos 80 G9, the 101 is about 12.6mm thin on the flash variant and 15.6mm with the HDD variant.

For both models, the internal Li-Ion battery can last up to 7 hours on video playback and up to 10 hours on web browsing over WiFi. They also come with a rear kick-stand, just like the G8 models we reviewed before.

As for the retail price, I am told they will try and offer it under Php20k to remain competitive (for the Archos 101). The Archos 80 should also be cheaper — probably in the Php16k range.

While the G9 models will be WiFi-only by default, there’s an optional 3G dongle that you can get (~$50) that fits perfectly at the back panel (as if it’s really part of the design).

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30 Responses to “Archos 80, 101 Gen 9 lands in October, under Php20k”

  1. jangie09 says:

    ano ba pinagkaiba ng ARM CORTEX sa Texas instrument.. TEXAS INSTRUMENT OMAP 4 ung processor na nakikita ko sa ibang review eh.. ahm. 16000 ba talaga price ng 80 g9 8gb?.. mahal pala dyan. bat 13000 lng dito ang benta 80 g9 8gb?..

  2. Jaime Caberos says:

    Tanong lang po! Magkano ba ang replacement battery ng Archos 101 g9… kung may stock?

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