Archos G9 Honeycomb Tablets Available for Pre-Order on September 20th

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    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.

    Source: AndroidTablets.net via SlashGear
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    WAIT A SECOND! I'm getting goosebumps. Didn't ANYONE read my comments about the Git tablet the other day?!?!?!?! LOL :blink: We're talking "total deja vu."

    To recap: my personal view (obviously ymmv) is if it's Archos -> stay away. I once had a perfect 605 media player that worked beautifully. But I've read dozens and dozens and dozens of reviews by miserable owners -- mainly dealing with Archos customer service, and probably more importantly, promised features on units that never materialize. If it's a tablet you're looking for, I'd really recommend sticking with a "mainstream" manufacturer and avoiding the smaller guys.

    -Matt
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    Haha, Archos. The shady company!

    They are so shady how much RAM the tablets comes with. Spoke to the customer rep. same answer, won't tell. :blink: