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The Archos 101 G9 Turbo is very similar to the firm's 80 G9 and 101 G9 tablets. In fact, the only differences are the processor and RAM. So rather than repeating ourselves, you'll find we refer you to our reviews of these two products where appropriate. Our review of the 101 G9 Turbo will instead focus on tablet performances, including how it handles the Android OS and multimedia. We'll also look at display quality on the TN screen. However, in other respects, the 101 G9 Turbo is identical to its predecessors. So here is—the last of the three Archos G9 tablets to make its way into our test lab, announced all the way back in June 2011. It's an Android tablet with a 1.5 GHz dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP 4460 processor and 1 GB of RAM (compared with a 1 GHz or 1.2 GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 and 512 MB of RAM for the non-Turbo models). Otherwise, this Turbo version uses the same capacitive TN-type touchscreen as the other G9s, with resolution at 1280 x 800 pixels. Connections comprise a micro-USB port, a microSD card slot, a 3.5 mm headphones jack, a mini-HDMI output and a port for connecting a specific optional 3G key (the Archos 3G Stick) which doubles up as a USB 2.0 Host port for a flash drive or external hard drive.
Back when we reviewed the previous version of the Archos 101 G9, we weren't very impressed with its performance. It had some aesthetic flaws, had a poor camera, and was too slow for our taste. Unfortunately, much of that holds true with the Turbo version, despite its name. Even though it runs Android 4.0 and is available with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, instead of a 1GHz like its predecessor, this tablet still manages to underwhelm. And with a price tag of $390, the device is not worth its trouble. When held in landscape mode, the Archos 101 G9 Turbo measures 10.86 inches wide, 6.59 inches tall and 0.61 inches thick. Because of its higher memory capacity, this model is heavier than its flash series predecessors, and it weighs a hefty 1.73 pounds. Lugging it around in my backpack wasn't too bothersome, but it got tiring holding the tablet up while snapping self-portraits and playing games for an extended period of time. On the left side of the device, there is a charging port, a Mini-HDMI port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a Micro-USB port, and the power/sleep button. The power cord fits very firmly and snugly into the headphone jack.
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