THE WORLD’S FIRST TABLETS WITH HDD IS MADE POSSIBLE BY SEAGATE
Written By MR on Thursday, June 30, 2011 | Thursday, June 30, 2011
If you’re not already confused by the many different tablet devices available out there, here’s one more to add to your list of consideration; especially if you’re looking for one powered by Android 3.1 – the ARCHOS G9 8 inch and 9 inch tablet. What makes these tablets of different size different from all the rest is how it’s equipped with Seagate Momentus Thin hard drive, making it the world’s first handheld tablet computers with hard drives. At a super slim profile of 7mm, the Seagate Momentus Thin is a speedy notebook hard drive perfect for the ARCHOS G9.
Packed with the industry’s fastest dual-core 1.5GHz processor, the ARCHOS G9 family of tablets gives users 250GB of storage capacity, a whopping 8 times more than a standard storage space of 32GB that is found on most device. But what’s more exciting is albeit the large difference in capacity, the cost is still the same which makes the G9 series very competitively priced.
“Seagate continues to break new ground in the development of products and technologies that matter most to customers by delivering the Momentus Thin drive for these powerful ARCHOS tablets. The Momentus Thin drive gives tablet buyers a compelling option, providing great storage capacity and performance that dovetail with the processing power of the new ARCHOS products for great Android and multimedia experiences.” – Rocky Pimentel, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Seagate.
Both the ARCHOS G9 tablets are scheduled to be available in late September. The estimated price for the ARCHOS 80 G9 (8-inch) and ARCHOS 101 G9 (10-inch) are USD$279 and USD$349 respectively.
Hit the break for more information about the world’s first 2.5” hard drive with a 7mm profile or visitwww.archos.com for more information regarding the tablets.
The Seagate Momentus Thin hard drive is ideal for tablet computers and other ultra-portables, entry-level to high-performance laptop PCs, and slim consumer electronics devices. The world’s first 2.5-inch hard drive with a 7mm profile features:
- Seagate SmartAlign technology to smooth the transition to 4K sectors without the need for software utilities
- 320GB, 250GB and 160GB capacities
- 7200RPM and 5400RPM spin speeds with 16MB of cache
- Optional: Government-grade encryption to protect computer data where it lives – on the hard drive – for powerful data security. (The Momentus Thin drive is FIPS 140-2 certified, delivering government-grade encryption, and conforms to the Trusted Computing Group Opal specification, developed to enable the ecosystem for self-encrypting drives and increase their adoption.)