Archos 80 G9 Android Honeycomb Tablet Now Available for £199.99

Archos’ latest Android tablet, the 80 G9 is ready to be snapped up from their online webstore, at a very reasonable price of £199.99.

Back in July Archos announced the new G9 range of tablets that would run the very latest Android Honeycomb 3.2 software, in an 8-inch size which is the ‘80’ and a larger 10.1-incher, the ‘101’.

The smaller of the two is now on sale, though the 101 G9 is still waiting to become available on the Archos webstore.

For your £199.99 you’ll get a fairly slimline tablet finished in Black, with an 8-inch capacitive touchscreen that displays a 4:3 resolution. A fast Dual-Core 1.0GHz OMAP4 processor made by Texas Instruments powers the tablet, providing speed and the ability to run games, HD video and more.

The latest Android Honeycomb v3.2 software is installed on the tablet, and this is the first Android Archos tablet that has official Google certification, meaning it will come pre-loaded with the official Android Market, Google Maps, Gmail and more.

Connectivity includes Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth and a slot to fit a USB 3G modem on the back, which can be purchased from Archos directly or UK network Three. When connected, this nifty little dongle will let you use internet on the go with the tablet.

The 10.1-inch Archos 101 G9 will be available soon, and features a larger widescreen (16:10) 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen, the same Android Honeycomb 3.2 software and Dual-Core 1GHz OMAP 4 processor.

Both tablets can be purchased with 8 or 16GB flash storage, or a 250GB mechanical hard drive.

Interestingly, there appears to be a ‘Turbo’ version of both the 80 and 101 G9 tablets available. We’ve scoured the specs sheet and the only difference we can find is the processor speed – both are clocked up to 1.2GHz instead of the standard 1GHz.

When you check the specifications sheet for the 80 G9 and the 101 G9, both state the TI OMAP 4 processor can go ‘up to 1.5GHz’, including the turbo models. We’re assuming that the processors are underclocked when sold, though this potential could be unlocked and overclocked with the right software.

Does the Archos 80 G9 tickle your fancy for under £200? Let us know if you plan to get one!