Reviews and Problems with Archos 101 Internet Tablet
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Archos 101 Internet Tablet
23 February 2011
Summary: The Archos 101 tablet's price is right and the screen is ample, but the experience is outdated and performance is sluggish.
Pros: The Archos 101 is one of few Android 2.2 tablets with a large 10.1-inch screen. Extras such as a front-facing camera, Mini-HDMI output, USB host and sync ports, and microSD memory expansion are impressive considering the tablet's low price.
Cons: Charging requires wall adapter, screen quality and responsiveness are mediocre; onscreen keyboard is awkward; not fully compatible with Adobe Flash; lacks support for Android Market and Google Mobile apps, such as Maps, Navigation, Contacts, and Calendar.
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.
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.
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. µ
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...