Excerpt: It’s been a little more than a year since the Motorola XOOM made its debut as the first Android device running on Google’s tablet version of the OS – Honeycomb. At the time, Motorola priced its Wi-Fi only version of the XOOM at $599 for an experience which wasn’t quite ready for prime time.
Conclusion: This is the first Texas Instruments dual-core 1GHz OMAP4 processor-toting Android tablet on the market, and it's pretty decent. The kickstand, being as large and obviously important as it seems, is a bit of a disappointment as it's made of plastic and isn't very sturdy.
Excerpt: Archos 80 G9 is an Android Honeycomb tablet with an 8-inch XGA touchscreen, Wi-Fi and optional 3G connectivity, 16GB of flash storage (250GB hard drive is also an option), GPS, compass, Bluetooth, 720p front-facing camera and a super-fast dual-core CORTEX A9 OMAP4 1.5 GHz processor.
Pros: Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape
Cons: Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port
Summary: In the world of sub-$300 Android tablets, the Archos 80 G9 is one of the better options, but that's not saying much. While we like that it offers full access to the Android Market, snappy performance, and fun media apps, it's far from perfect.
Summary: The Archos 80 G9 tablet isn’t necessarily something I’d recommend for the hardcore tablet enthusiast, but it certainly gets the job done. Powered by pure Android 3.2 Honeycomb, the tab offers everything you’d expect out of Android and a nice variety of ports, albeit with a somewhat rough...
Pros: Stock Android install works fine, Battery life exceeded the amount advertised, which is unheard of/lovely, HD 1080p video via HDMI-out was an unexpected treat
Cons: Really poor build quality, To put it nicely, it’s not the most, Wi-Fi only, yet it teases you with a slot for a 3G dongle which will only work in Europe
Archos 80 G9 – more space and power than you’ll ever need in a compact tablet – user review
1 July 2011
Conclusion: The Archos 80 G9 will be available this September, and will cost anywhere between $250 and $400 – I’m betting on the former, as this tablet has a bigger brother that will take the more expensive price. If you’ve been waiting for the best tablet for entertainment and work on the go, this could be it!
Excerpt: Before the storm of Android tablets hit our stores you would have normally headed to Archos to get a decent multimedia solution. However now that Honeycomb tablets are flying off the shelves Archos have had to follow suite with their own interpretation in the shape of the Archos 80 G9 Turbo Edition...