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Archos 80 G9 250GB - Turbo HDD

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Product Description

Product Description

Because it's an ARCHOS device your ARCHOS 80 G9 comes with tailor made Video and Music apps bringing Full HD video, more codec support, jackets and meta-data for your videos, and those extra ARCHOS touches like full screen mirroring and streaming your media over your home wifi network.

From the Manufacturer

The Archos 80 G9 tablet computer makes it easy to enjoy movies, photos, and other digital media as well as stay connected. A powerful 1.2 to 1.5 GHz dual-core processor helps web pages load faster, while the large 1,024-by-768-pixel screen displays websites at their full width, so there's no need for you to zoom in or out. The device runs Android 3.2 Honeycomb and is Flash compatible, so you can experience the Internet exactly like you would on a PC. Other features include custom email and social networking applications for keeping in touch with friends and family members.

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ARCHOS 80 G9 Turbo 250 GB
At a Glance:
  • Fast 1.2 to 1.5 GHz dual-core processor
  • 8-inch multi-touch capacitive screen
  • Android 3.2 Honeycomb operating system
  • Full HD 1080p video playback
  • 720p front camera for HD video chats
  • One-year limited warranty
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8-inch capacitive multi-touch screen is ideal for movies, photos, and other digital media. View larger.
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Make video calls using the Google Talk application. View larger.
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Play the latest Android-based 3D video games. View larger.
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Integrated kickstand for easy tabletop viewing. View Larger.
Powerful Dual-Core Processor

Thanks to a 1.2 to 1.5 GHz OMAP 4 dual-core processor from Texas Instruments, the Archos 80 G9 allows you to multitask and surf the web at greater speeds--as well as play the latest Android-based 3D video games. It also smoothly plays full HD 1080p videos at over 30 frames per second.

Android Honeycomb for On-the-Go Performance

The Archos 80 G9 runs Google's Android 3.2 Honeycomb operating system, which was specially designed and optimized for tablets, and supports Adobe Flash 10.3 for online Flash videos and games. The tablet also includes Google's suite of mobile applications, including Gmail, Maps, and Calendar.

HD Video Chatting

Equipped with a 720p front camera, the Archos 80 G9 enables you to make video calls using the Google Talk application. Whether it's a one-to-one video chat with an Android smartphone or PC user, this tablet is designed for times when you want to be face to face.

Pre-Installed Multimedia Apps

The Archos 80 G9 comes installed with video and music applications that offer full HD video, codec support, jackets and meta data for videos, full screen mirroring, and the ability to stream media over your home Wi-Fi network.

Technical Specifications and Warranty

The Archos 80 G9 offers an 8-inch touchscreen, 250 GB of hard-disk memory, a screen resolution of 1,024 by 768 pixels, and up to seven hours of video playback time. The device measures 8.9 by 6.11 by 0.58 inches (H x W x D) and weighs 21.9 ounces.

The Archos 80 G9 is backed by a one-year limited warranty.

What's in the Box

Archos 80 G9, standard USB cable, power adapter, and quick start guide.

Archos logoANDROID TABLETSARCHOS 80 G9 Classic 8 GB
ARCHOS 80 G9 Classic
8 GB
ARCHOS 80 G9 Turbo 16 GB
ARCHOS 80 G9 Turbo
16 GB
ARCHOS 80 G9 Turbo 250 GB
ARCHOS 80 G9 Turbo
250 GB
ARCHOS 101 G9 Classic 8 GB
ARCHOS 101 G9 Classic
8 GB
ARCHOS 101 G9 Turbo 16 GB
ARCHOS 101 G9 Turbo
16 GB
ARCHOS 101 G9 Turbo 250 GB
ARCHOS 101 G9 Turbo
250 GB
Screen Size8 inches8 inches8 inches10.1 inches10.1 inches10.1 inches
Screen Resolution1024 x 7681024 x 7681024 x 7681280 x 8001280 x 8001280 x 800
Storage Capacity8 GB Flash Memory16 GB Flash Memory250 GB HDD Memory8 GB Flash Memory16 GB Flash Memory250 GB HDD Memory
Processor Speed1 GHz1.2 - 1.5 GHz1.2 - 1.5 GHz1 GHz1.2 - 1.5 GHz1.2 - 1.5 GHz
Operating SystemANDROID 3.2 (HONEYCOMB)ANDROID 3.2 (HONEYCOMB)ANDROID 3.2 (HONEYCOMB)ANDROID 3.2 (HONEYCOMB)ANDROID 3.2 (HONEYCOMB)ANDROID 3.2 (HONEYCOMB)
Android MarketYesYesYesYesYesYes
GPSYesYesYesYesYesYes
Camera720p720p720p720p720p720p


Product Information

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Screen Size8 inches
Screen Resolution1024 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1024 x 768 pixels
Processor1.2 GHz ARM 9 2818
RAM1000 GB
Hard Drive250 GB
Wireless Type802.11B, 802.11G, 802.11n
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Average Battery Life (in hours) 7 hours
Brand NameArchos
Series80 G9 TURBO
Item model number501893
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemAndroid 3.2 Honeycomb
Item Weight1.3 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H8.90 x 0.57 x 6.10 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandTexas Instruments
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeSDRAM
Flash Memory Size250 GB
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery TypeLithium Polymer (LiPo)
Power SourcePower adapter
  
Additional Information
ASINB005MED4J8
Best Sellers Rank #33,809 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.4 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First AvailableOctober 1, 2011
  
Warranty & Support
Amazon.com Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from Amazon.com that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Amazon.com reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellableRead more condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. Amazon.com will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Gadgetman VINE VOICE on February 6, 2012
I bought this model from B&H due to its availability over amazon's. I love the 250 GB model as I prefer to have the capacity for all of my favorite applications, videos, and music on my tablets without having to switch the SD cards with the smaller capacity models. There are vast improvements over the Archos 70 250 G model which I also own. I would share some of the observations here :

Initial Setup

It is pretty easy to run the setup as it navigates you through the steps the first time we powered it on. I ran into issues of not being able to connect to my home Wifi when I went through the initial setup. After I downloaded the latest firmware updates to my desktop and did a manual upgrade to the Archos 80 G9, everything ran fine. Interestingly, I ran into the same networking issues with the Archos 70. The instruction for upgrading the firmware manually is available on the Archos support website.

Display and Sound

The display is much nicer 70 with a brighter screen and better viewing angle as compared to the Archos. However, it still does not match the quality of the more popular tablets like the Kindle Fire and Asus Transformer which I also own. The unit's speaker produces adequate volume but the quality is not great. I have no problem with the multi-touch screen and it seems to be quite sensitive. The Archos 80 G9 250 GB model weighs 23 oz vs 15 oz for the Archos 70, quite a bit heavier in comparison.

System and stability

This Turbo version runs pretty fast and is quite noticeable when we run multiple applications including surfing on the internet. It is still not very stable as I occasionally had applications frozen which required a forced stop.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Efrank on November 23, 2012
My Archos tablet sould not hold a charge after 6 months of owning it. After contacting Archos to have it replaced UNDER WARRANTY, it took 3 months to resolve it. I will NEVER buy another Archos product again. EVER. It's one thing to sell an inferior product at half the price, but this is pretty expensive to be so terrible. And then to top it off with the worst support that I've ever experienced? Noooooo way...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Williams on June 21, 2012
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I read all the reviews before purchasing this product, and took the gamble that most people who decide to write reviews are driven to do so by a bad experience, and that not everyone who had a good experience posted a review.

I owned the Archos 101 before purchasing this product, with the 16GB flash memory. At the time it was awesome compared to other tablets because of its file compatibility. It was a little slow, and at times non-responsive, but I could get past that because the USB port allowed me to use an external hard drive, meaning I wasn't limited by the small internal memory. With this new one, I'm not limited by a small memory, it's touch screen and OS are significantly better, and I have full Play Store access, unlike the 101. This means Netflix, etc. which is fantastic. It's also a lot beefier than the 101. Where the 101 was very light, and made of cheap plastic (I dropped it on the corner from about 6 inches up and the corner cracked), this one doesn't feel that way. I'm sure if dropped it would react in a similar fashion, but it feels stronger. This is in large part due to the heavy hard drive inside it, but I don't care where it comes from, I feel more confident carrying this around.

I installed a firmware update yesterday, which I'm sure had some bug fixes, but I haven't had time to check it out, so the problems are all prior to any update.

The hard drive does run a little slower than flash memory, obviously, and this has only been noticeable when listening to music. If you go to skip a song, it takes 3-4 seconds to load the next one. Not too much of a problem. It does also have a problem with corrupted video files.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By byrnsey24 on August 10, 2012
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I originally bought this because my music collection was choking the harddrive of my laptop, my Ipod was also filling up, and I was interested in seeing what all the tablet brouhaha was about.

Takes quite a while to transfer files, and the file manager is unintuitive and offers no search function, but that's besides the point because that's not what most people use it for.

I haven't used it much as a tablet because the battery life is pretty atrocious. On a long bus/plane trip, it has enough juice (fully charged, with wifi and gyroscope off, screen just bright enough to be legible, and volume down low enough to be audible, only running the video program) to play a movie and a half. With the screen off, it lasts about twice that long, but why for the love of God would you not just use an mp3 player at a quarter the size?

I don't know if all tablets are like this or just this one, but it can't charge through USB, it needs to be plugged into 120V mains. AND when I run it while plugged in, the battery DRAINS! I was watching a Netflix movie a few days ago while charging, and it shut itself down due to low battery. I let it charge back up, and ran the same program while watching the battery monitor, and sure enough wall power isn't enough to counteract the drain.

As I said in the title, I feel bad complaining, since it performs the only function I wanted (be a compromise between a new ipod and a new harddrive) well enough, but it is frustrating that there's so much potential that I can't access unless I'm attached to mains power, and also willing to turn it off every hour or so to let the battery catch its breath.
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