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Archos 502041 Gen 9 8 inch Tablet (1.5Ghz ARM processor, 1GB RAM, 250GB Hardrive, Android 3.2 Honeycomb (upgradeable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

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3.4 out of 5 stars 92 customer reviews

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8 inch, 250GB Hard drive
  • 8" touch screen
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS
  • 250GB Seagate Harddrive
  • WiFi & 3G ready
  • 1.5Ghz processor
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Style Name: 8 inch, 250GB Hard drive
Technical Details
BrandArchos
Item Weight599 g
Product Dimensions27.6 x 24.8 x 5.2 cm
Item model number502041
ColorBlack
Screen Size8 inches
Processor BrandARM
Processor TypeARM 7100
Processor Speed1.5 GHz
Processor Count2
RAM Size1 GB
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Card DescriptionNo graphics card
Graphics RAM TypeSDRAM
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Operating SystemAndroid 3.2 Honeycomb (upgradeable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich)
Lithium Battery Weight100 Grams
  
Additional Information
ASINB007BL9D5E
Best Sellers Rank 133,119 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.1 Kg
Date First Available20 Feb. 2012
  
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Style Name:8 inch, 250GB Hard drive

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Because it's an ARCHOS device your ARCHOS 80 G9 tablet comes with tailor made Video and Music apps bringing Full HD video, more codec support, jackets and meta-data for your videos, and those extra ARCHOS touches like full screen mirroring and streaming your media over your home wifi network. Thanks to the powerful dual-core processor, your ARCHOS 80 G9 tablet is able to run the latest 3D games for Android. With thousands of free and paid-for games available to download from Android Market, you can quite li

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Sapphire HD7870 2GB Graphics Card

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Style Name: 8 inch, 16GB Memory Verified Purchase
I've just received my G9 1.5 Ghz, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB storage.

It seems that there is some confusion about this model all over the internet. This is the 502036 model, as the sticker on the box confirms. I'm sure that future stocks will make these points mute but for now its worth noting the following.

This does not come with Android 4 ICS installed, it comes with Honeycomb 3.2, there is a sticker on the box to say its ready to upgrade to ICS. I did this from 'check for updates' on the device without a problem (Current version as of writing is 4.0.5). I have heard some people say you have to manually download it from the Archos website. Either way I would advise doing this before setting anything up, I had to set my email up after upgrading my original G9 1 Ghz.

MOST IMPORTANTLY, under Honeycomb, you will only see 1/2 GB of memory, NOT 1 GB. However when you have upgraded the OS to ISC, you see the full amount (which is about 890 MB actual available).

I have done a system check with an app from the market to double check the CPU and it is 1.5 Ghz.

Hope this is of help to anyone looking at buying this. I see that Amazon are currently investigating this and have taken it off sale, but I can confirm the one I got was correct, apart from having to manually update the OS which is no great problem.

UPDATE - Amazon have this on sale again but now list it at 512 MB - Obviously not done their homework! Maybe they should read the review of those of us who have bought them. This definately DOES have 1 GB.
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Style Name: 8 inch, 16GB Memory Verified Purchase
There are already loads of reviews so I won't go over the same things, I will just outline my first few days using the device as a newcomer to Android and Tablets. One thing I have not seen anywhere is that if you connect a mouse, a pointer will appear on the screen and work flawlessly, which impressed me, (Im easily pleased).
The 8 inch size is perfect, just right to carry around and still view web pages full size. The Archos performace is great, all the apps load fast, video playback works great, this machine really delivers all I need from a portable device.
Updating to Android 4 (ICS) was very easy, there is an option in the system to check for a new firmware, the whole process was automatic. The new interface is very nice, easy to organise the apps over the multiple desktops and the new widgets for things like your bookmarks which enables you to scroll through a list of thumbnails of the web sites, then just touch the image to open the site, makes using the device simple and fun.
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Style Name: 10 inch, 250GB Hard drive Verified Purchase
I decided to upgrade after being a very happy owner of the Archos 605 wifi for the last 6 years. I have been looking particularly at this model for a while and was surprised to see it available on Amazon already as it appeared to be out of stock in most other places and more money. Was it too good to be true? After much deliberation I decided to take the plunge knowing that if the spec wasn't completely as advertised I could always return it. Fortunately it was....more or less.

Firstly, as already stated, this doesn't come with ICS pre-installed, it comes with Honeycomb. No drama though, after a quick download from the Archos website I was up and running in less than 5 mins with ICS(it's really that easy). Also, more importantly, using `Android System Info' I can confrim that I am running at the correct 1.5ghz and 1g memory. Sweeet!

I've been using this for the last 2 weeks now and so far all I can say is that it just works and it works brilliantly. The whole Tablet runs fast and efficiently with several apps open at once and so far I can't fault it. Be warned though, the 250g model is a particularly power hungry device. Still this is the price you pay for a 250g hdd instead of a flash drive. GPS is working with no issues at all and I have'nt encountered any problems regarding powering down or using standby.

A quick note, if any of you are having trouble dragging MKV files from your PC to the tablet (a general tablet issue not an Archos issue) then visit this link. [...]. I have uninstalled DIV X and am now enjoying full hd mkv files on my tablet using 'Dice Player'

This really is a great tablet and remember for £299, the spec you get with this is unreal. Highly recommended
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Style Name: 10 inch, 250GB Hard drive Verified Purchase
Yep!..I am one off those lucky people that recieved a 1.5 1 g version and yes I do rate this well!
Like my title says, Ive been the owner off many a Archos for over Eight years now, so lets get one thing straight before I carry on.
PLEASE!!! do not slag the Archos off for its faults and compare it with IPad, because the simple fact is, all tablets will have there faults, be it IPad. Galaxy 10 , Motorola Xoom or even the No1 spot ASUS Transformer Prime. Check there reviews properly!...Your still get people moaning that the screen froze,apps did'nt work, battery charge not working, customer service..ETC!!!

This machine is good, very GOOD! so why only 4 stars?..SIMPLE!!
Although the Archos is cheaper than most, Id rather pay an extra £50 to get a few things better, mainly the build quality. Yes! it is built pretty well, but not as robust as it could be.
Id rather see it in a metal solid frame work, it just feels like you have to handle it carefully all the time and as for the kick stand?.I'm sure its going to break on me with such a big screen to support? Like my Archos's before, Ive seeked the help off TuffLuv (who have assured me, there will be one for the 250gb versions yee!!) to provide me with a decent protective case.
As for performance?.. Internet speed is fast! well impressed, especially using my HTC Disire as a Hot Spot...it makes the phone look redundant for internet browsing, mind it can loose the signal some times, but finds it again so quick, I can't grumble.
Games and Apps work well under Ice Cream format and even Adventures Of Tintin runs OK. (if with a few jerks along the way) Films run smooth and look good on the 10 inch screen, but be aware off the size ! as reflection is anoying in bright light and seeing my mug is enough for anyone.
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