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Archos 80 G9 (photos)

Check out these photos of the Archos 80 G9, which is just a smaller version of the 101 G9.

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Archos 80 G9 (photos)

The tablet business is pretty cutthroat (just ask HP), and with the release of the Amazon Kindle Fire just weeks away, it's only going to get scarier out there for would-be iPad competitors.


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Aside from their size differences, the 80 G9 and 101 G9 are physically identical.

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Archos 80 G9 (photos)

Aside from their size differences, the 80 G9 and 101 G9 are physically identical.

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Archos 80 G9 (photos)

Here you can see the speaker, 3G adapter slot (upper right corner), and kickstand in dry dock.


Aside from their size differences, the 80 G9 and 101 G9 are physically identical.

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Archos 80 G9 (photos)

Two edges on each end of the tablet's bottom edge make it uncomfortable to hold.


Aside from their size differences, the 80 G9 and 101 G9 are physically identical.

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Archos 80 G9 (photos)

The kickstand in action! Very useful when watching video.


Aside from their size differences, the 80 G9 and 101 G9 are physically identical.

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Archos 80 G9 (photos)

The 3G slot opened. The $50 3G adapter plugs right in and provides "anywhere" Internet access.


Aside from their size differences, the 80 G9 and 101 G9 are physically identical.

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Archos 80 G9 (photos)

The Archos 80 G9's single camera provides low-quality video and still photos.


Aside from their size differences, the 80 G9 and 101 G9 are physically identical.

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