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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). The 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.

Deal Alert, Today Only: Archos 101 G9 Turbo Tablet for $279

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The Archos 101 G9 is a unique Android tablet that Woot is selling today for just $279. Woot, as you should know by now, is the famous deal-a-day site that loves to run a good tablet deal every once and a while. Today, jokingly, Woot’s headline reads “You asked for it, and now we’re giving it to you! Starting today Woot sells nothing but tablets!” and while we hope that never actually comes to fruition, we do enjoy seeing the occasional tablet deal.

Today is one of those days with the Archos 101 G9. This 10.1″ tablet stands out with several unique features. For one, it’s got a built-in stand to keep it propped up. Then there’s the (optional) USB 3G module which is added via USB and will accept any standard SIM card (and can also be used on any USB-equipped computer). The G9 series is also the first from Archos to include Android Market support and full Google apps. And of course, the price — it’s affordable (especially with this deal from Woot)!

While the Archos 101 G9 comes pre-installed with Android 3.2 Honeycomb, Archos has recently said that they’d be updating the G9 tablets over the air to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Here are the full specs:

Capacity: Internal: 8GB Flash Memory
External: microSDHC Slot (Up to 32GB)
Display: 10.1″ TFT LCD High Resolution Capacitive Multi-Touch Screen
Resolution: 1280 x 800 pixels
Application Framework: Android 3.2 (Honeycomb)
Processor: ARM Dual-Core CORTEX A9 OMAP4 1.5GHz
3D OpenGL (ES 2.0)
Video Playback: MPEG-4 HD (up to 1080p)
MPEG-4 (ASP@L5 AVI, up to DVD resolution)
H.264 HD (HP@L3.1 up to 1080p)
WMV9/VC1 (AP up to 1080p)With optional plug-in (downloadable on www.archos.com):
Cinema: MPEG2 (up to DVD resolution MP/D1)
With the above codecs, the device can play video files with the following extensions: AVI, MP4, MKV, MOV, MPG, PS, TS, VOB, FLV, RM, RMVB, ASF, 3GP, WMV
Audio Playback: MP3
WMA, WMA-Pro 5.1
WAV (PCM/ADPCM)
AAC, AAC+ 5.1
OGG Vorbis
FLACWith optional plug-in (downloadable on www.archos.com):
AC3 5.1
Photo Viewer: JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF
Subtitles: .srt, .ssa, .smi, .sub
Webcam: 720p Front Facing (with 720p encoding)
Interfaces: USB Slave 2.0: Mobile Transfer Protocol (MTP)
USB Host: Mass Storage Class (MSC)
microSD (SDHC compatible)
mini HDMI Output (cable not included)
Communication Protocols: Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n)
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Miscellaneous: Built-in GPS
Built-in Speakers
Built-in Kick Stand
Built-in Microphone
G-Sensor
Vibrator
Compass
Power Source: Internal: Lithium Polymer Battery
External: Power Adapter/Charger
Battery Life: Music playback time: up to 36 hours
Video playback time: up to 7 hours
Web surfing: up to 10 hours
Dimensions: 10.86″(W) x 6.59″(H) x 0.5″(D)
Weight: 23.8oz

 

If you’re interested in the Archos 101 G9, here are some reviews to consider before making a decision:

Ice Cream Sandwich preview on Archos G9 – Video

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With the Archos G9 series starting at £200 in the UK you have to give this a little look. Ice Cream Sandwich is being promised for early 2012 but @Charbax has seen a preview.

“Archos is showing a preview of Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich running on the OMAP4 based Archos G9 tablets to be finalized during Q1 of 2012. They still have to finish the hardware acceleration for video support, Samba/Upnp, 3G stick support and all of the other specific features that Archos provides on top of Android. ”

Via PR Email

Archos 101 Hands-on

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Full specs for the Archos 101 available here.

Archos 80 G9 Hands-on

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Chippy goes hands-on with the upcoming Archos 80 G9 [specs sheet]. Overview of Archos’ new G9 tablets here.

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