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).

30 Comments on this Post

  1. wow sa wakas may 3g na siya kahit add on pa ung usb dogle nya….

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  2. Hope it’s upgradable to ice cream sandwich! =D

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  3. Not a big fan of archos with its unflattering screens but that addon 3g dongle is brilliant. :)

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  4. Chris Borja

    Wow! Affordable! Is it possible to let us know where we can buy this when it arrives? Really good for mobile development and much more…

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  5. Mura na bago pa. Sana nga mura lang.

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  6. This is an ICS upgradeable device. Same hardware ng Nexus Droid Prime.

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  7. Iyan Sommerset

    Below 20k, good enough for me. Gonna be used primarily as a GPS device while walking around so I’m looking at the 8″.

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  8. If you say that it costs less that 20k for both Arcos models then i’m getting one of these!

    With a 1.5Ghz dual core processor and an optional 3G dongle, thats kinda impressive. but will see how it really works when it arrives on our stores.

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  9. Neat stuff! If this really gets to the under 20K price, I will surely add this one up to the wanted-to-buy list…

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  10. The OMAP 4460 on the Archos G9 tablets are faster than any Tegra 2 mobile device. This is definitely a big plus for me.

    On the downside, I’m expecting the G9 not to have any official access to Google’s services like the Market as with previous Archos devices.

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    • pwede kaya dito ung side downloading if wala syang android market…

    • Look at the photos and you’ll see there’s an android market app in the homepage. Being this a honeycomb version of android, definitely it will have access to the android market. That’s how google gets the payback…:)

  11. gustokoniyan!

    sa wakas! best buy talaga to! yung mga branded, parang brandname lang ang binibili natin! tulad ng apple, maraming kulang, pam pasikat lang talaga!

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  12. gravitymunky

    not all models will run on 1.5 ghz. ram not confirmed as well. i was patiently waiting for this models to come out but posts from the archos forums turned me off. boughtn asus transformer instead. anyway lets see their performance once they come out.

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  13. gravitymunky

    not all models will run on 1.5 ghz. ram not confirmed as well. i was patiently waiting for this models to come out but posts from the archos forums turned me off. boughtn asus transformer instead. anyway lets see their performance once they come out.

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  14. I’ve been waiting for this tablet since July.. Glad to know na darating na siya in Philippine Market this October.. :DDD

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  15. lcd native resolution of 1024×768? that’s a 4:3 aspect and intended to play HD movies??

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  16. geogetski666

    the archos 101 with 250gb looks tempting lalo na pag below 20k yan hehe

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  17. darren_133

    they’re pre-selling the 1ghz 8gb for 16999php compared to the 299usd + tax posted.. that’s still 24% more expensive..

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  18. darren_133

    at that price point the 1.2ghz 250gb will go for more or else 20k

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  19. Hi Abe: San po ba usually and bagsakan ng gadgets dito sa Pinas. Mas mura ata dun kesa sa mall, obviously. Ive been waiting for this Gadgets since I first heard of it. Hope may sagot po kayo.. Im interested in Archos 80 with 250 GB. Thanks.

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  20. fernando jr.

    can we follow up on the release date, October na kasi…and if the expected price are still the same. I have been researching on a decent, affordable tablet and I have my eye on this one.
    Thank you in advance and have a good one!!

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  21. I hope Archos 101 G9 is already available here in the Philippines. I really want to buy one NOW! Where can I buy this?

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  22. hi ask ko lang kung worth it ba yung ARCHOS 10.1 INTERNET TABLET?MAGKAIBA PALA SILA NG 101 G9 TABLET.. plan ko kasi bilhin yung promo sa metrodeal.com yung Archos 10.1 Internet Tablet 13k nalang with 1 year warranty until today oct. 26, 2011 nalang yung promo.. okay ba yung archos brand? quality nung product hindi ba siya sirain? meron service center ba siya? @sir gie: hope mabigyan mo din ako advice since nakabili ka na ng archos product thanks

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  23. wow, this is a great product, cheap price too… is it already available here? San kaya?

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  24. Any news if these are already available (and where)?

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