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Review Archos 101 Tablet/MID
5 January 2011
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.
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: The Archos 101 is a beautifully slimline tablet, with a brushed-metal screen bezel and rounded edges on the plastic case. It's made using an injection moulding technique that blends steel and moulded plastic to reduce weight while retaining rigidity, and the result is a tablet that's 12mm thin and weighs 480g, with a 10.1in widescreen display that stretches to the edges of the device.
Conclusion: L’Archos 101 se présente comme une tablette tactile moyenne gamme animée par Android 2.2 et une configuration musclée. Une alternative peu couteuse à l’iPad ? Quelles sont les concessions à faire ? Quels usages en attendre ? Quelques éléments de réponse dans notre test de l’Archos 101.
Pros: prix, connectique (mini HDMI, USB Host), configuration matérielle solide, compatibilité vidéo, stratégie multi écran et serveurs, autonomie, communauté et mise à jour
Cons: écran brillant, angle de vision décevant, des ralentissements notamment sous Froyo, capteur photo VGA anecdotique, finition plastique, pas d’Android Market en natif