Archos Arnova 10

Released February, 2011
  • 10"
  • 4 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 2.0
10in is a comfortably large size to be watching full-length TV episodes and even movies on, but we'd trade down to a 7in size if it meant getting a better-quality display.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)

Features Key features of the Archos Arnova 10

screen resolution

Arnova 10
1024 x 600
iPad mini
1024 x 768
Archos 101
1024 x 600

camera resolution

Arnova 10
1 MP
Archos 101
5 MP

CPU Cores

Arnova 10
Single core
iPad mini
Dual core
10" Tablet
Dual core

CPU Frequency

Arnova 10
0.8 GHz
iPad mini
1 GHz
Archos 101
1 GHz

Reviews Word on the street for the Archos Arnova 10


4.0
Now that it's more than a year old, Android 2.1 is positively ancient by Android standards.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

The front features a mock brushed metal central section surrounding the screen while the back is smooth apart from four small rubberised feet and the speaker grille.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
Plus points aside, the low quality of the display stops watching video on it from being particularly pleasurable.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
Viewing angles are very poor, contrast is below par and the half-decent brightness is tripped-up in real-life use by the contrast shift that occurs when the tablet is moved even slightly from the perfect viewing angle.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)

Apps

Spend an hour searching through the AppsLib app store and it's easy to get the Arnova 10 stocked up, but many apps - games especially - struggle on the tablet.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
There are no impressive dedicated apps here - the Arnova's only special move is being able to play plenty of video types including MKV, Xvid and DivX.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
You have three home screens to fill as you see fit, and if you plaster them with widgets relaying much of the info you'll need daily, such as tweets and emails, you will at least cut down on some of those taps.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)

Operating System

For now at least, you're stuck with AppsLib, and without Google's own fine selection of Android apps.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
Some of Archos's other tablets can be tweaked to get the full Android Market installed, using the Arctools program, but this method didn't work with the Arnova 10.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
It's an Android tablet with a 10in screen that retails for just £150.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)

Touch

Switching to a stylus, and none is included, improves matters slightly but if you've ever used a touchscreen for any significant length of time before, that haunting sense of dreadful compromise will never leave.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
The touchscreen doesn't help matters either.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
Some newer resistive touchscreens have almost fooled us into believing they're of the more expensive capacitive kind, but not so here.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)

Operating system

Indeed even though some HD content stuttered significantly in our tests, it makes us wonder why this tablet has such a problem with apps and games.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
Smartphones running a 600MHz processor have no such trouble keeping simple games like Angry Birds running at playable speeds, so we can only assume there are some serious software issues at the Arnova 10's core or that its Rockchip 2818 processor has been seriously underclocked.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Size 10"
Technology TN LCD
Resolution 1024 x 600
PPI 118 ppi

network

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

processor

Cores Single core
Clock speed 0.8 GHz

sensors

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

storage

Internal storage 4 GB
Supported card formats
  1. microSD
  2. SDHC
Maximum capacity 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No
Webcam 1 MP

ports

USB support USB 2.0
Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a microphone jack Yes

form factor

Weight 1,020 g
Size 271.8 x 152.4 x 12.7 mm
Thickness 12.7 mm
Battery life 6 hour
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