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Archos G9 available for pre-order with slower processor, less storage space

Archos G9
Archos G9

The Archos G9 is available for pre-order, but what's on sale now isn't the same Android tablet we were introduced to earlier this summer. Interested parties will be paying at least $20 more and getting a little less, or waiting longer to get the speed initially promised to them.

Instead of shipping a 1.5GHz tablet with 16GB of storage for $279, Archos is introducing a new "Standard" model with a 1GHz processor and 8GB of flash instead; the 8-inch 80 G9 is available for pre-order now at $299, with a similarly spec'd 10-inch 101 G9 to be available imminently. We'll see "Turbo" variants at the end of October, which offer 1.2GHz speeds and 16GB of storage as well as the optional 250GB HDD. As for those original 1.5GHz models? Archos says they won't be available until 2012.