Archos 101

Released November, 2010
  • 10.1"
  • 8 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 2.0
This also isn't the brightest screen I've seen, and the difference between its brightest and dimmest settings is surprisingly small.
by The Verge (Aug, 2012)

Features Key features of the Archos 101

screen resolution

Archos 101
1024 x 600
Kobo Arc
1280 x 800
Xperia Tablet S
1280 x 800

camera resolution

Archos 101
5 MP
101 G9
1 MP

CPU Cores

Archos 101
Single core
Xperia Tablet S
Quad core
iPad Air
Dual core

CPU Frequency

Archos 101
1 GHz
Kobo Arc
1.5 GHz
Xperia Tablet S
1.4 GHz

Reviews Word on the street for the Archos 101


6.0
Archos also throws in a Mini-HDMI port for output to a TV, and a standard USB host port for connecting an external keyboard or thumbdrive.

7.0
It sports a dual-core (quad-core counting the companion cores).

6.0
This is almost universally a good thing: the 101 supports basically every file format you can throw at it, and the apps themselves are quite nice-looking.

Overall

6.3 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

The 10.1in 101xs also uses a 1,280 x 800 MVA display, which should offer comparable quality to IPS-based rivals and will beat the pants off some competitors still using TN screens.
by TrustedReviews (Oct, 2012)
Everything worked perfectly, filling the device's screen without any problems.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
That said, the screen needs to be angled away from your face slightly to avoid losing most of the picture's detail due to the flawed viewing angles.
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)
None of the bloatware apps are particularly exciting, but the number is fairly small, so I don't mind too much.
by The Verge (Aug, 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)

Apps

Performance within apps is solid though.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
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)
Some games even recognize the keyboard as an external controller, so you can play Shadowgun without your hands taking up half the screen.
by The Verge (Aug, 2012)

Operating system

The more I use a Nexus 7 the more I realize how much smoother and faster Android 4.1 really is, even for very basic things: switching homescreens, opening and closing apps, and even scrolling are all seamless in a way they just aren't on Android 4.0.
by The Verge (Aug, 2012)
Again, I haven't done any lasting damage yet, but none of this bodes well for the lifespan of the device.
by The Verge (Aug, 2012)
It's light and thin, powered by TI's recent OMAP 4470 processor and 1GB of RAM, and it runs effectively stock Android 4.0.
by The Verge (Aug, 2012)

Touch

Archos makes a big fuss about the 101's multi-touch capacitive touchscreen in the tablet's marketing blurb, but its performance is mediocre.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
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)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Size 10.1"
Technology Super IPS LCD2
Resolution 1024 x 600
PPI 117 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11g
  3. 802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v2.0
Supports 3G Yes

processor

Cores Single core
Clock speed 1 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS Yes
Has a compass No
Has an accelerometer Yes
Has a gyroscope No
Has a light sensor No

storage

Internal storage 8 GB
Supported card formats
  1. microSD
  2. SDXC
  3. SDHC
  4. SD
Maximum capacity 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No
Webcam 5 MP
Rear camera 0.3 MP

ports

USB support USB 2.0
Hdmi support HDMI 1.0
Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a microphone jack No
Has a built-in microphone Yes

form factor

Weight 453 g
Size 269.2 x 142.2 x 12.7 mm
Thickness 12.7 mm
Battery life 7.33 hour
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