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Archos 101 XS

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Overall 6
6.0
Performance 6
6.0
Battery performance 7
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Display 6
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Camera 5
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Software 8
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Speakers 6
6.0

Archos 101 XS review

theverge.com
7 January 2014
  • Summary: Let's just call it like it is: Archos doesn't have a history of making good tablets. I have fond memories of my Jukebox MP3 player from years ago, but more recently the company's produced a slew of tablets that just didn't measure up. So when I first sat down with Craig TerBlanche, Director of Marketing at Archos, we immediately got to the point.
  • Pros: Good-looking design, Coverboard is handy, and included, Price is right
  • Cons: Significant build quality issues, Gets really dirty and scuffed, Strange software and performance quirks
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Overall 6
6.0

Archos 101 XS

CNET
31 December 2012
  • Summary: While the Archos 101 XS's keyboard dock makes writing long documents somewhat easier, its cheap build quality, unpleasant screen and various other issues make it too expensive for what is being offered.
  • Cons: Terrible screen; keyboard dock feels very cheap and flimsy; magnets on dock don't feel secure; Can't listen to audio on headphones if they have a built-in microphone.
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Overall 6
6.0

The Archos 101 XS prices itself out despite a full keyboard and good performance

CNET
29 December 2012
  • Summary: The Archos 101 XS makes performance improvements from the previous generation and includes a full keyboard, but doesn't offer enough to warrant its high price.
  • Cons: The tablet never feels like it's safely attached to the keyboard, and unless you have small hands, typing on the keyboard feels cramped. The tablet also features shoddy build quality and at $400 is too expensive for what's offered.
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Overall 6
6.0

The Archos 101 XS prices itself out despite a full keyboard and good performance

CNET
29 December 2012
  • Summary: The Archos 101 XS makes performance improvements from the previous generation and includes a full keyboard, but doesn't offer enough to warrant its high price.
  • Cons: The tablet never feels like it's safely attached to the keyboard, and unless you have small hands, typing on the keyboard feels cramped. The tablet also features shoddy build quality and at $400 is too expensive for what's offered.
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Overall 6
6.0

The Archos 101 XS prices itself out despite a full keyboard and good performance

CNET
29 December 2012
  • Summary: The Archos 101 XS makes performance improvements from the previous generation and includes a full keyboard, but doesn't offer enough to warrant its high price.
  • Cons: The tablet never feels like it's safely attached to the keyboard, and unless you have small hands, typing on the keyboard feels cramped. The tablet also features shoddy build quality and at $400 is too expensive for what's offered.
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

Channel5
29 August 2012
  • Conclusion: 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.
  • Pros: At just 8mm, the Archos 101 XS is a razor thin Android tablet. But it doesn’t feel cheap like its predecessors, which suffered from nasty creaks that even caused the screen to blur when you held them. That’s thanks to a slick metal frame with a white finish that feels almost as polished as an iPad chassis - though not quite. The keyboard cover protects the screen well, and can be dropped down and prised off with ease thanks to magnet guides. Archos’ common sense appro...
  • Cons: Those video playback skills are fine and dandy if the Archos 101 XS is plugged into a TV, but count for little on the slate itself when the screen’s so unpleasant to look at. While the 1280x800 resolution is standard on most Android tablets, the colours are washed out and poor, and even ramped up to the max, it’s so dim you’ll be squinting like Mr Magoo. And while the thin keyboard cover sounds great, in practice, the keys are maddeningly tiny. Propping up the tablet ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Archos 101 XS

LAPTOP Magazine
22 August 2012
  • Summary: At $399, it's nice that Archos is essentially adding a keyboard for the same price as a 10-inch Android tablet alone. This device also offers good performance and a sleeker design than previous Archos tablets. However, this slate has some issues that prevent it from earning a higher rating, including the poorly placed webcam and tinny speaker. Plus, propping the slate on the keyboard is awkward.
  • Pros: Good overall performance, Display has wide viewing angles, Keyboard included, HDMI and microSD ports
  • Cons: Awkward docking mechanism, Poorly placed webcam, Tinny audio, Cramped keyboard layout
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Overall 6
6.0

REVIEW: Archos 101 XS Android tablet with Coverboard keyboard case

Tech Digest
29 December 2012
  • Summary: You’re getting a lot for your £300 with the Archos 101 XS, there’s no denying that. But for everything it gets right (strong media support, clever Coverboard design) it gets things wrong too (shonky headphone support, poor build quality). If having a premium product isn’t on the top of your list of priorities, there’s still a lot of value in and fun to be had with the Archos 101 XS.
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Overall 6
6.0

Archos 101 XS tablet review

IT PRO
2 October 2012
  • Excerpt: A 10in hybrid Android tablet, which starts at £300. But can the 101 XS offer business users functionality?
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Overall 6
5.9
Features 6
5.5
Battery performance 4
4.0
Display 7
6.5
Camera 6
5.5

Archos 101 XS

Techzine
24 April 2013
  • Conclusion: De Archos 101 XS is een hybride tablet die precies op de lijn is gaan zitten van prijs en kwaliteit. Voor de lage prijs, op het moment 264 euro, krijg je prestaties die alleen door de prijs worden gerechtvaardigd. De kracht van de tablet is het design, waarbij magneten gebruikt zijn om het toetsenbord en scherm te koppelen. Op die manier is het scherm bedekt tegen beschadiging door het Coverboard-accessoire en is het allesbehalve een doorn in het oog.
  • Pros: Lage prijs;, Origineel ontwerp;, Toetsenbord inbegrepen;, Grafisch sterk;
  • Cons: Gebrekkige bouwkwaliteit;, Slecht geluid;, Matige accu;
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