ARCHOS 101 Internet Tablet

Released March, 2011
  • 10.1"
  • 8 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 2.2
With a 10.1in display its screen is technically larger than the 9.7in Apple iPad 2, but thanks to its widescreen aspect ratio, the difference in design is much greater than a simple size bump.
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Features Key features of the ARCHOS 101 Internet Tablet

screen resolution

101 Internet Tablet
1024 x 600
Nexus 10
2560 x 1600
MediaPad M3
2560 x 1600

CPU Cores

101 Internet Tablet
Single core

CPU Frequency

101 Internet Tablet
1 GHz
MediaPad M3
2.3 GHz
ZenPad 3S 10
2.1 GHz

Reviews Word on the street for the ARCHOS 101 Internet Tablet


7.0
Archos makes a big fuss about the 101's multi-touch capacitive touchscreen in the tablet's marketing blurb, but its performance is mediocre.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

Before the iPod Touch offered an affordable solution for buyers looking for a small-screen video player, Archos was the top video PMP player, for a while at least.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
When browsing, the benefits of the large 10.1in screen quickly outweigh the quibbles of the less-than-perfect touchscreen - and while performance isn't exemplary, the level of lag is acceptable.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
There's a grid pattern overlaid across the whole screen, visible when it catches the light.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)

Touch

Touchscreen performance is disappointing.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
The multi-touch gesture does work as expected though, zooming in and out of web pages, and photos within the gallery app.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
It's presumably part of the device's touchscreen layer and is not visible at other times, but is another indication that you're using an "affordable" device rather than a premium tablet contender.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)

Operating System

There is a custom UI laid on top of Android 2.2 (FroYo), but it's very simple.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
It offers greater flexibility than the iPad, with expandable memory, a built-in miniHDMI slot and virtually all of the customisation available to a vanilla Android device.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
This is only a brief drawback though as it's blissfully easy to get the real Android Market installed on the tablet.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)

Operating system

The tablet's screen resolution may be non-standard for Android 2.2, but in the twenty or so popular apps and games we tried out, looking for graphical issues and other blips, we found no problems.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
Whether it's the software or hardware at fault, the touchscreen is not sensitive enough to compete with the Apple iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
This is a symptom of Android 2.2's "not for tablets" nature, but the effect is much less irritating than in the Samsung Galaxy Tab - with its five icon-wide screen you maddeningly can't even centre widgets properly.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)

Apps

Performance within apps is solid though.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
Android doesn't have the same level of high-end games as Apple's iPhone does, but the 3D games we tested had no problems running here.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
Archos claims that the 101's battery will last for seven hours when playing video, or up to 36 hours for music.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Size 10.1"
Technology TFT LCD
Resolution 1024 x 600
PPI 117 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11g
  3. 802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v2.1
Supports 3G No

processor

Cores Single core
Clock speed 1 GHz

form factor

Weight 480 g
Size 150 x 270 x 12 mm
Thickness 12 mm

storage

Internal storage 8 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDHC
  2. SD
Maximum capacity 32 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes
Rear camera 0.3 MP

sensors

Has a GPS No
Has a light sensor No
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