While it’s very common to see a tablet with internal storage capacities of 32-64GB, very rarely do they cross the 128GB limit, even with slots for an SD card. Well, Archos seems to have plans to change all that. The company has announced that it will be offering its G9 tablet with up to 250GB of storage. This is made possible due to the inclusion of a hybrid hard drive.
The drawbacks of having a hard disk in the tablet obviously leads to an increase in weight, but hey – you get all the storage space that you need to make your tablet worthwhile using on those long trips when you don’t have internet access – just imagine how many movies you can put on the tablet.
The Archos G9 will come in two sizes – 8″ and 10″ for $369.99 and $469.99 respectively for the 250GB models. Considering that the iPad 2 costs $699 for 64GB – the 10″ Archos G9 has more than double the storage for a cheaper price, talk about a bargain! Other specs of the G9 tablet include: an OMAP4 1.5GHz dual-core processor, Android 3.2 Honeycomb, and a 720p HD video recording capable camera. The Archos G9 will go on sale in September.