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- Jan 5, 2011
The Archos G9 Android Honeycomb tablet will be available for pre-order on September 20th, and the tab is expected to arrive for retail in October. As a refresher, this Honeycomb tablet is the first to come with a giant 250GB Hard Drive.
For some that is a huge boon, but keep in mind for the HD to be that size and still be affordable in a tablet, it would have to be a regular platter based physical HD. As long as you are careful with the tab you should be fine; however, regular hard drives are prone to sector damage from shock and vibration, whereas the smaller SSD 16GB and 32GB varieties arriving in traditional tablets are not. Here's a quote from the SlashGear article with details on Archos' different versions,
These seem like pretty competitive prices. Once they are released it will be interesting to see if the quality is good or matches the price.The Archos 101 G9 tablet will come in two versions with a 16GB version that sells for $399. The 250GB version of that tablet will sell for $469. The Archos 80 G9 with 16GB will sell for $329 and the 250GB version will sell for $369. The 250GB version of each model use a HDD inside and the other version uses flash storage. There will be a third version of the Archos 80 G9 with 8GB of storage and a 1GHz processor for $299 that will be in stores on September 30.
The tablets all use a 1GHz Arm Cortex A9 dual core processor. There will also be a Turbo version with the OMAP 4 dual-core processor at 1.5GHz.