For better or worse, Android tablets come with a plethora of hardware options. While Samsung likes to offer tablets with just about every display size available, ARCHOS is offering Android tablets with different choices for internal storage. Specifically, they’ve made a version of their 8-inch ARCHOS 80 G9 tablet with a whopping 250 GB hard drive for $370.
On the ARCHOS online store page they have three models of the ARCHOS 80 G9 to choose from:
- 1 GHz processor with 8 GB storage for $299.99
- “Turbo” 1.2 GHz processor with 16 GB storage for $319.99
- “Turbo” 1.2 GHz processor with 250 GB HDD storage for $369.99
Given the small differences in price among the models, it’s kind of a no-brainer to pick up the version with the 250 GB HDD. The HDD ARCHOS used is a hybrid version from Seagate that has a dedicated 4 GB of flash memory built-in to cache files and make the HDD feel as fast as SSD memory.
In addition to the 250 GB HDD option, the G9 tablet has access to the Android Market and includes Google apps, so you’ll be getting the full Google Android experience. The G9 has an 8-inch display with 1024 x 768 resolution. It supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR connectivity. It can handle 1080p HD video playback, and several different video codecs, which is nice in combination with the HDMI out. There’s also a front-facing camera that can record 720p video.
Also keep in mind that ARCHOS has said that their G9 line of tablets will soon be receiving an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade, so if you buy the G9, you supposedly will not be stuck with Honeycomb. All in all, it sounds like a pretty good deal if it’s important to you to have a ton of storage space on your Android tablet.