Archos just uncovered a new model under its android tablets lineup — the Arnova 9 G2. One look at the specs — see below — and you know that it’s supposed to be one of the cheapest buyable tablets. I said buyable because there already too many cheap tablets, that are so chunky and ugly, that even the low cost seems unjustified. Anyway, Arnova 9 G2 looks good if you’re looking for a cheap and cheerful tablet.
Arnova 9 G2 doesn’t belong to hi-end league, and it would be unfair to compare it against bets android tablets right now — Galaxy Tab 10.1, Asus Transformer, etc — or the upcoming great quad-core tablet, Asus Transformer Prime. It’s an odd single-core processor tablet, with Android 2.3 (suited for phone, actually) onboard, so its similar to original 7-incher Galaxy Tab, but it Arnova 9 G2 get you cool iPad-esque 9.7-inch IPS display in 4:3 ratio (which means wider tablet as compared to 10.1 inch tablets like Tab 10.1 and Transformer).
Archos Arnova 9 G2 Specs
- Single-core 1GHz ARM8 processor, capable of 1080p videos.movies playback
- 9.7-inch IPS tech based TFT LCD display in 4:3 ratio (resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels)
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- 239 mm x 184 mm x 12.5 mm
- 630 grams
- 8GB memory, with additional slot for microSD card
- 3.5mm audio jack
Archos Arnova 9 G2 v/s 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab
The Arnova 9 G2 looks fairly decent and is not bad for an affordable tablet. But since Archos hasn’t announced the price yet, we couldn’t compare it with original 7-inch Galaxy Tab, and find a winner just like that.
Archos Arnova 9 G2 Price
Price is yet to be announced but we hope it will the best of all cheap tablets available with Android OS.
Archos Arnova 9 G2 Release Date
Not announced but it should be soon.
We’ll update this post as and when new info comes up. So, stay tuned.