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Deal, Today Only: Archos 101 G9 Turbo for $259, Official Upgrade to Android 4.0 ICS Available

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Sellout.Woot has the Archos 101 G9 Turbo on sale (for one day only, as is Woot’s style) for a reasonable $259 (permalink). The price has been dropped $20 from when we saw the same product on sale from Woot back in February for $279. This is a brand new 8GB WiFi-only version of the Archos 101 G9, though, unlike most tablets, you can add data connectivity thanks to a USB modem that can be optionally added after purchase. The ‘Turbo’ in the name denotes that this unit is clocked to 1.5GHz instead of 1.2GHz (an arbitrary limitation as far as we can tell).┬áThe cheapest you’ll be able to find the Archos 101 G9 from Amazon is currently $302, which means the Woot deal will save you $43 (14%) off that price.

The Archos 101 G9 has a dual-core 1.5GHz CPU, 512MB of RAM, 1280×800 screen, and comes pre-installed with Android 3.2 Honeycomb — but fear not, you can upgrade the Archos 101 G9 (or Archos 80 G9 for that matter) to Android 4.0 Honeycomb with an update offered officially from Archos which you can download by selecting your product right here.

You can find a detailed list of specs and more at the Archos 101 G9 tracking page in our mobile device database.

Archos 101 Hands-on

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Full specs for the Archos 101 available here.

Lowest Capacity Archos G9 Tablets Will be Slower Than Others, But Why? (also, EU pricing confirmed)

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archos-g9-tablets1We’re really looking forward to Archos’ new G9 tablets, their inexpensive price and unique features are going make them a welcomed addition to the world of Honeycomb tablets.

As Charbax of ARMdevices.net shows us, the TI OMAP 4460 found in the G9 tablets will run at different speeds depending upon the capacity (and the price) of the tablet that you purchase.

When Archos first announced the Archos 80 G9 and the 101 G9, they were said to eventually be available in 8/16/250GB capacities, while other specs would remain the same. However, at IDF they are now showing that the 8GB variant of both models will run at 1GHz instead of 1.5GHz.

The lower capacity makes sense to bring down the price even further and offer additional choice to customers. What I don’t quite understand is the lower clock speed. As far as I can tell, the 8GB model of the 80 and 101 is still running the same CPU as the 16/250GB models. Feel free to correct me on this, but I can’t think of any additional fee that would be incurred to use a different clock speed on the CPU, so I have to wonder why they are lowering the speed on the 8GB variants.

My best theory is that Archos wants the more expensive models to be the most appealing, and give an additional incentive for going with one of the higher capacity units. If that’s the case, I can’t help but feel like they’re artificially giving users of the 8GB variants the shaft, though I’m hoping there is something less dubious behind it.

Archos confirmed US pricing for the 16GB variants of the 80 and 101 back when they were first announced; $270 and $349 respectively, and we should see the other models officially priced soon. Charbax has the official EU prices for all models here. The G9 80 and 101 will become available at the end of September, according to Archos.

Chippy is on the IDF show floor and we’ll see if he can get this question about the CPU speed answered for us.

Archos Gen 9 Tablets Now Tracking in the Product Database

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archos tabletsWe’ve just finished adding the recently announced Archos 80 G9 and the 101 G9 to our mobile product database where you can find official specifications, popularity charts, links, photos, and more. Have a look here:

Archos 80 G9 tracking page

Archos 101 G9 tracking page

We’ll be keeping a close eye on these exciting upcoming devices along with plenty of others. You can browse through our entire database here, which features hundreds of mobile devices!

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