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Oct
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Adorama, one of the more popular online purveyors of photo equipment (and other electronics), are offering a couple of awesome deals on Archos' 80 G9 tablets, selling the dual-core 1GHz 8GB model, as well as its 1.5GHz, 16GB counterpart for $250 each. Of course, since the 1.5GHz model was delayed, your purchase will essentially count as a pre-order, but $250 for this power-packed tablet is practically a steal, taking a cool $80 off the original price tag.

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While they may be relatively inexpensive, both Archos 80 G9 tablets have a lot to offer. Here are some of their specs:

  • 8" 1024x768 display
  • Android Honeycomb 3.1
  • ARM dual-core CORTEX A9 OMAP 4 processor (1GHz and 1.5GHz, respectively)
  • 8/16GB internal storage, expandable with microSD slot
  • 512MB RAM
  • Front facing camera capable of 720p encoding
  • mini-HDMI port
  • built-in kickstand

If you've been waiting for a discount on the 8GB variant of the Archos 80 G9, or want to get a great deal on its more powerful counterpart (and don't mind waiting for it to become available), head over to Adorama. The 8GB tablet can be found here, while the 16GB version is here.

via Slick Deals

Liam Spradlin
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  • sgtguthrie

    1.5 ghz dual core processor, but only 512 mb ram? My single core phone has more than that! It ruins the device for me...

    • Eric S.

      I agree. I've been stuck with my OG Droid which has a mere 250MB of RAM and I only have like 50MB of RAM free at any given moment and it basically gives me almost 0 multitasking capability. RAM has since become HUGELY important for me to value on a Android device.

    • Jake

      Agreed. Ram needs to be at least 1GB nowadays.

  • http://social-catalog.com/iris-app-like-siri-for-android aatif

    nice .this is good deal !

  • jspier

    Ohh if only people understood that RAM on Android functions differently than RAM on a PC. In Android, especially the later versions where memory management has been much improved, you don't want tons of free RAM. Android is designed to store apps in memory so they can be more quickly accessed. Instead of having to completely re-open the application from scratch. Your issues with your OG droid are likely A. the processor is old comparative to today's standard and B. the memory likely functions are a slower rate.

    • Ryuuie

      Considering we don't know how intensive ICS is on RAM, then it's best to assume that you DO want 1GB or higher.

      Just because RAM functions slightly differently than on a computer, doesn't mean you should be happy with such a low number.

    • sgtguthrie

      I fully understand how ram on Android functions. What you're saying is valid in telling people task killers are bad (which hopefully most ppl now realize they are). But, that isn't the most valid argument for this situation. Look at that d1. It's 250mb worked fine early on, but a little over a year after its release, it wasn't enough as the os and apps evolved. The same will likely hold true with 512 soon enough. I don't know about you, but if I'm purchasing a tablet, I want longevity, just like buying a computer! This is why the concern of only 512mb of ram is certainly a valid one...

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      512MB is not enough nowadays. My EVO had 512MB and it constantly killed apps that I would prefer running in the background and then kept restarting them, slowing the shit out of the phone. I'm talking launcher, Tasker, SystemInfo, and many services. If you're a power user, you need more than 512MB of RAM nowadays.

      • Tu Tu

        Agreed! The same thing goes/went for the Archos A70 (from about a year ago). I had to sell it bec. it couldn't keep up with things. It had the same RAM as this 'newer' Archos product. For me, it didn't take long for the excitement/honeymoon to wear off, and quickly turn to disdain for the product. As much as I'd like to say it depends on your desires or what you want from your device (what you want it to do), it is clearly NOT enough for a great user experience. And anything short of great, is not worth buying (considering all the products offered, how quickly they evolve and the cost of these things).

  • sgtguthrie

    Remember when pc's had 4, 8, or 16 mb of ram? Wow, how things change :-)

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