Excerpt: Archos 101 XS is a super-thin tablet, part of Archos eXtra Slim series. It sports a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 10.1-inch 1280x800 pixels touchscreen, Wi-Fi connectivity, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, 16GB of built-in storage and a memory card slot. In addition, it will come a magnetic cover that doubles as a keyboard dock, allowing for faster typing.
Pros: Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape
Cons: Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port
Conclusion: Recent announcements have seen Archos add several new devices to their cannon however the Archos 101 XS is the companies flagship device for the moment. Taking tips from the previous two models of the 101 Archos have kitted this device out with they best specs they could pack for the money, combined with a superior build quality the Archos 101 XS looks to be a viable alternative for those who like to shake off the norm and carry something just that little bit different.
Excerpt: When we reviewed the Archos G9 tablet last year we were quite impressed, giving it a Silver Award. Now the follow-up is in our hands, in the form of the Archos 101 XS. The Android tablet comes complete with a keyboard dock and is available for £275.
Archos 101 XS Review: Too Many Compromises In A Suddenly Competitive Budget Market
6 September 2012
Excerpt: "Unique" is the name of the game with the Archos 101 XS. Just about every design decision goes against the status quo. Most tablets are made out of aluminum or plastic, but Archos went with stainless steel and a plastic rim. It's a tablet-laptop hybrid, but there's no hinge, everything is held together with a kickstand and some magnets. The included keyboard dock also doubles as a magnetic cover.
Summary: We love what Archos was trying to do with the Archos 101 XS. It’s a huge leap forward for a company otherwise known for cheap efforts rather than affordable ones. But the keyboard’s a tad too small to be helpful, and it’s still lacking the build and screen quality of Asus’ much cheaper Google Nexus 7 slate.
Summary: The Archos 101 XS offers good bang for the buck and does not sacrifice the look for the price.In fact, it is the most stylish 10-inch tablet under $400 we have seen. The tablet+keyboard combo offers one of the best solution for mobile productivity in an Android tablet. The virtual keyboard could be better, however, since the Coverboard can always be attached to the tablet, that feature might become less important.