If you’re looking for an entry-level Android tablet and you don’t mind one that isn’t running on Ice Cream Sandwich or Honeycomb, the Archos Arnova 9 G2 might be up your alley. The tablet isn’t built to impress, but for completing light tasks and playing simple games on its 9.7″ (1024 x 768) display, it should suffice. The tablet has an ARM Cortex-A8 1GHz single core processor, 4GB of internal storage, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a microSD card slot, WiFi, and a battery that’s touted to last 6 hours when watching videos and 24 hours for listening to music with the screen off.
Unfortunately the tablet doesn’t come with the Android Market, instead you’ll have access to the alternative AppsLib app store instead – though we can be pretty sure somebody will figure out a way to get Android Market on it. The tablet is retailing for $229.99 to $249.99 depending on where you look. Anybody plan to pick up one of these budget devices?