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Aside from their size differences, the 80 G9 and 101 G9 are physically identical.
October 13, 2011 6:40 PM PDTUpdated: October 14, 2011 11:06 AM PDT
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET
/ Caption by: Eric Franklin
Here you can see the speaker, 3G adapter slot (upper right corner), and kickstand in dry dock.
Two edges on each end of the tablet's bottom edge make it uncomfortable to hold.
The kickstand in action! Very useful when watching video.
The 3G slot opened. The $50 3G adapter plugs right in and provides "anywhere" Internet access.
The Archos 80 G9's single camera provides low-quality video and still photos.
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