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
Conclusion: The Archos 101 G9 tablet is, to put it simply, a very cost effective device. If you are looking for a tablet that can meet your needs and not deal a deathblow to your budget, then this model is definitely one to be taken into account. Moreover, the designers of the Archos 101 G9 do not make unrealistic promises regarding its capabilities, so you know exactly what you are bargaining for.
Archos 101 G9 Android tablet – the new champion in performance and storage space – user review
4 July 2011
Conclusion: Thanks to all of these features, I think the 101 G9 will also be a great purchase for those who want to be able to work on the go and keep all their data always with them, especially when the price will be about $400 – that’s cheaper than the lower-specced iPad 2!
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
Summary: Bargain tablet? In addition to a plethora of tablets in various sizes, Archos also offers a model in the popular 10" format with the 101. A light and slim case is just as attractive as the HDMI and USB 2.0 equipment features. We looked into what one can really expect at a current price of 280.- Euros.
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
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.
Conclusion: The Archos 101 is a reasonable tablet for its price. It's thin and light with good connectivity but it doesn't rival other tablets in performance. If you're after a cheap device for casual web browsing and media viewing then the 101 is a good option.
Pros: Inexpensive, decent screen size, a kick stand, thin and light, good connectivity.
Cons: Poor perfomance, unresponsive capacitive touchscreen, display pixilation, no rear camera, only 8GB or 16GB storage., VGA webcam.
Excerpt: Devices like the Archos 101 Internet Tablet are likely to be forever in the shadow of their sexier rivals such as the Apple iPad 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab. But does this relative obscurity mean users are missing out on what is essentially a sound and affordable alternative? The Archos 101 is a reasonable effort at an entry-level tablet. The 8GB unit is fairly priced and at £250 costs less than many high-end smartphones.
Conclusion: Archos has a reasonably priced, well performing and versatile internet tablet on offer with the 101, which despite its faults is ultimately a far more flexible device than the iPad. Apple fans will no doubt exacerbate its weaknesses, and they will have a point if display performance and build quality is a priority, but for those looking to experience the benefits of a lap-based tablet this is one the more compelling devices currently available.
Pros: Wide range of connectivity and generic support, slim and light, reasonably priced, flexible Android 2.2 OS, kick stand
Cons: Display viewing angle is quite poor, some users will be limited to Archos’ own application library, bad camera