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    News - Archos introduces G9 series tablets

    Both pack Android 3.1, and fast 1.5GHz CPUs.
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    Re: News - Archos introduces G9 series tablets

    It seems that the tablet uses an SGX540 graphics processor:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_I...ts_OMAP#OMAP_4

    Since the SGX540 is clocked at 380MHZ and the SGX543MP2 dual graphics processor at 200MHZ the G9 series maybe not too far behind an iPad2 in graphics performance.

    If Archos can at least use even a decent TN panel the G9 tablet looks like decent value for money at under £300.
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    Re: News - Archos introduces G9 series tablets

    manufacturers need to make a standardized 3G dongle/indent for tablets...

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    Re: News - Archos introduces G9 series tablets

    The 10.1in model starts at £259 and the 8in tablet from £199. In typical Archos style both solid-state and mechanical hard drives are offered, topping out at 250GB capacity.
    I like the price of the 10" one very much, and I'm assuming that because it's got 3.1 on it that there's also Google Market Place. I was just about to wonder out loud why anyone would need 250GB of storage on a tablet, then I remembered that Archos have been beating the video-on-the-move drum for a long time.
    Is it just me being overenthusiastic or does the 10" make the Galaxy Tab and Xoom look a tad overpriced? Of course, the cynic would argue that Archos is bound to find someway to screw it up.
    There's an ADMI output for playing back 1080p video
    Possible typo - shouldn't that be HDMI (or is there yet another video port variation?)

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    Re: News - Archos introduces G9 series tablets

    Whats Archos build quality usually like?

    At those prices its an absolute steal and actually makes the tablet seem quite tempted when put next to a netbook.

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    Re: News - Archos introduces G9 series tablets

    Here are some previews of the G9 tablets:

    http://www.trustedreviews.com/archos..._Laptop_review

    http://www.trustedreviews.com/archos..._Laptop_review

    The body is plasticky but has a metal frame underneath. The screen is also not too bad. They both come with 16GB of storage. The 1.5GHZ dual core TI OMAP 4440 SoC and SGX540 means this is one of the fastest Android tablets. I suspect it the hardware is faster than the Tegra 2.

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    Re: News - Archos introduces G9 series tablets

    Clockspeed-wise its faster but is the actual real life performance better?

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    Re: News - Archos introduces G9 series tablets

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    Clockspeed-wise its faster but is the actual real life performance better?
    The BlackBerry Playbook and LG Optimus 3D use the 1GHZ OMAP4430(Cortex A9 cores) with a slower clocked version of the SGX540. The Archos G9 uses the 1.5GHZ version of the same CPU with a faster clocked version of the SGX540.
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    Re: News - Archos introduces G9 series tablets

    The 1GHZ OMAP4430 is faster than a Tegra 2 it seems:

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4179/t...imus-3d-tested

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    Re: News - Archos introduces G9 series tablets

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    The 1GHZ OMAP4430 is faster than a Tegra 2 it seems:

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4179/t...imus-3d-tested
    Thanks for that - although there's some times where the Tegra does well too. I was looking at that Asus EEE Transformer (Tegra 2 based) as this'd be a good way to try a tablet which is also a netbook replacement. Although the cheapness of the Archos is a big draw.

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