Updated firmware brings Gtalk integration, bug repairs to Archos G9 tablets
After showing up at IFA and taunting us with the whole ‘pre-sale’ stuff, just like the thoroughly reviewed 80 G9, brethren, Archos 101 G9 wants some out of you pockets as well (the choice entirely relies on you; for us, we’ve done our part). Just noticed numerous tablets coming off IFA, eh? Following huge releases last Month, say Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 or Toshiba AT200, Archos’s Honeycomb slates maybe be fading away in terms of excitement, but ignorance is bliss – since you’ll be missing out on outstanding things going on with the 101 G9 and 80 G9 slates.
From a visual perspective, no one would argue how pretty, nice-looking these devices are (the 101 and 80 seems largely unchanged, maybe differences in footprint and display size), and of course they are at close quarters with the two aforementioned slates, in terms of build. They’re also rather on the chunky side and have quite significant bezels.
Similarly to those slates, the G9 tablets run on Honeycomb, nonetheless an unequivocally less skinned up version compared to Samsung’s tablet. Powered by 1.0GHz dual core processor, you shouldn’t experience any hitches with the current OS on board. Archos 101 G9 also has few tricks up its sleeve. Flip the tablet over and a kickstand on one side greets you and a slot on the other. Using you fingers, it saddens slightly when you pull down the stand – making a faint creaking sound, while the lid feels satisfactorily solid.
As for running apps, there’s much if you compare to your garden-variety Honeycomb slates here. Of course, the Archos 80 G9 is superb-built and low-priced with up to standard battery life, hence a valuable ready tablet. Performance is snappy enough; we couldn’t put down much since it resembles more features on its other 80 G9 slates. More hands on specs, click here