Reviews and Problems with Archos 101 Internet Tablet
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Archos 101 G9 tablet – Accessible technology for all – user review
12 July 2011
Excerpt: Overview The Archos 101 G9 tablet has been released on the market on June 22, 2011 alongside its cousin, the Archos 80 G9 model. Since its release, this tablet model has received a great deal of positive reviews, as the features and technology fused together in this device are considered both innovative and groundbreaking.
Archos 101 G9 Android tablet – the new champion in performance and storage space – user review
4 July 2011
Excerpt: You may already be familiar with the Archos brand if you ever purchased or at least were interested in portable media players – their PMP’s are some of the best in the world, having been around for almost a decade. Archos was actually one of the first companies to start producing Android tablets even before the iPad came to be, although they were focused on playing movies, music and slide showing images (besides there was no Android apps market, either!).
Conclusion: In terms of its features alone, the Archos Internet tablet 101 offers a lot for the money . USB and HDMI open up flexible application fields and Android 2.2 is a solid basis for the target group its aiming for. The mobile characteristics are very good with battery runtimes of around 9 hours and a test weight of 530g.
Pros: light and slim, reasonably priced, HDMI, USB 2.0 + mini USB, long battery runtimes, silent operation, hardly noticeable warming of the case, Android 2.2, very small and light power pack, Very light, very reasonably-priced, well equipped and a very usable range of functions.
Cons: Poor case stability, Very angle-dependent display with only adequate brightness and limited contrast, no access to Google's Android Marketplace..., ...and thus marginal app-availability, low rated 8 GB flash memory, no UMTS available
Excerpt: Archos 101 Internet Tablet is 10.1-inch Android-powered device with Wi-Fi connectivity. Specs wise, it sports a 1GHz processor, VGA front-facing camera, HDMI port, 8GB of internal memory which can be further expanded with microSD cards.
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
Excerpt: We've seen our fair share of budget tablets from the Augens , Cobys , and Viewsonics of the world over the last six months, but let's not forget that before everyone and their mother jumped into the cheap-o Android tablet pool, Archos was already in the shallow end with its own sub-$200 tablets.
Pros: Very thin design with built-in kickstand, USB and mini-HDMI ports, Over seven hours of battery life
Cons: Discolored screen with poor viewing angles, Performance can be sluggish at times, Flimsy build
Summary: Among 10-inch Android tablets, the Archos 101 is the slimmest, most solid, and, at $299 ($349 for the 16GB version), the best value thus far. However, that doesn't mean we don't have reservations. For such a large screen, the viewing angles are too narrow. Also, you don't get access to all of Google's apps or the Android market, and the pricier Galaxy Tab offers faster performance.
Pros: Solid lightweight design, HDMI output, Built-in kickstand, Good selection of apps in AppsLib store
Cons: Poor viewing angles, Can't access Android Market or Google's apps, Performance a bit sluggish, Lackluster camera, Finicky touch experience when outputting display
Summary: The space-age styled Gen 10 is bravely gunning for the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 's title of best hybrid tablet in the world. A tall order, but its super-thin 8mm form, skinny magnetic keyboard and positively lean price of just £300 are a good start.