Archos is finally realeasing some of the final details of its upcoming pair of G9 tablets, the 8-inch 80 G9 and 10-inch 101 G9.
Arriving September 30th, the G9 series's biggest pull is its upgradable hard drive, which caps out at 250 GB. The 10-inch version features a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, while its smaller counterpart comes in both 1 GHz and 1.5 GHz forms. Both devices feature HDMI-out, skin-less Android 3.2, Wi-Fi, and 3G via the Archos G9 3G Stick.
Of course, the biggest concern with the devices are clearly their hard drives. Rather than strictly offer a flash storage-based tablet, Archos decided to run with regular old spinning disc-based hard drives as well. This is a problem because spinning hard drives add size and weight while typically decreasing battery time -- all of which create a less than favorable portable device.
Hard drive concerns aside, the G9 tablets seem like a pretty good deal. The 8-inch model starts at $299, and the 10-inch version is priced at $399. Pre-sales start September 20th.