Archos Arnova 9 G2: New Android tablet goes official
Archos has just made official the brand new Archos Arnova 9 G2 tablet. The Arnova 9 G2 is an Android tablet packing a complement of useful features. It should also sit at the affordable end of the range – read on to find out more.
The Archos Arnova 9 G2 tablet has more than a little in common with the Apple iPad 2. It shares the same screen technology, for a start, measuring in at 9.7-inches and offering a 1024×768 pixel resolution. It also uses IPS technology, as with its Apple counterpart.
Inside, the Archos Arnova 9 G2 is entirely different. This is a Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread device, as is the current norm for Android tablets. The Arnova 9 G2 is powered by a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 single-core processor, so quick and smooth performance when navigating applications looks a cert.
Features-wise, we’re looking at 8GB of flash storage. A microSD card slot will let you transfer photos, videos and documents quickly and easily to the Archos Arnova 9 G2, as well as adding additional storage space. USB and micro USB ports also mean you’ll be able to use a range of accessories with it straight out of the box without having to buy an adaptor. A front-facing camera will also allow video calls.
While the exact price has yet to be revealed, it’s worth noting that Archos already has a number of tablets stocked in its G2 range for around the £240 mark, so expect the Archos Arnova 9 G2 to be priced not too far from that mark.
For comparison, a 16GB iPad 2 Wi-Fi model will set you back £399, so those looking for a capable tablet without paying premium prices would do well to keep an eye out when the Archos Arnova 9 G2 hits UK shelves