Reviews and Problems with Archos 101 Internet Tablet
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Cesar R. Sosa, Amazon
17 December 2011
Summary: I'll make this as to the point as possible Good: Screen size Light weight for it's size battery life is not bad Nice speakers, but not great. Even thou is kinda slow, it plays music and videos pretty smoothly. Bad: It's slow. Even when changing screen orientation it has a 3 second delay, scrolling or zooming does not happen smoothly.
Summary: If you want an ipad/ipad2/galaxy, then buy those do not buy this product. If you are looking for a device to play videos flawlessly, then buy an ipad/ipad2/galaxy. If you are looking to video chat, again ipad/ipad2/galaxy. However, if you like gadgets. Gadgets that will keep you up for hours trying to make it work. Gadgets that you lay around to impress other geeky people.
Pros: This device is portable, it allows you to access the internet, and there are a ton of apps that you can download for this device thanks to the android market. As for it's construction, it's sturdy without sliding down the 'like' scale with adding too much weight. The Archos 10.1 does have some serious battery life. I was able to get 7 hours of reading with the nook app, coupled with browsing the internets. The screen is large, 10inches is plenty big when surfing the w...
Cons: unfortunately with the price, you are going to experience laggy/slowness coming from the device. It's not a race car it's more of a compact car, meaning you get four wheels and an engine. It's not going to play games 'well' matter of fact stick to games that don't have too much going on. Watching videos over the network is dicey, but seems to work better if the video is on the device.
Excerpt: I love the design of this tablet, it's screen is a nice size (it's also capacitive) and it's very light and easy to hold. Although it doesn't have 3G connectivity, it does have WIFI, which means you can buy MIFI and use it anywhere, not just at WIFI hotspots. I use mine as an e-reader, I use the free Sipdroid app to make phone calls via VOIP (I already had a paid VOIP service before I bought this tablet), I've got Quick Office installed and easily work on MS documents...
Summary: I purchased this tablet because I wanted an alternative to the Ipad do to price and lack of external features. The Archos 101 does not lack in external feature or price however, I could not get over the lack of support for the android market.
Summary: The Archos tablet is amazing especially with the low price tag of $299. The fact that it has Flash 10.1 support makes it a great alternative to the overpriced iPad. Just a word of warning though, if you want one do not buy it from any seller on Amazon other than Amazon itself because they are seriously overcharging and scalping people for a dishonest buck. The price of this tablet from Archos set by Archos is $299 for the 8GB.
Summary: After researching for more than 1 month online, I bought A101 on 12/22 when it was available on Amazon for just a couple of hours. Finally received it on the last day of 2011. The process I went thru for the system set up: (after reviewing related postings on Amazon and Archosfan) 1. Hooked it up to the Wi-fi network. (You want to make sure you plug the power adapter into the correct hole on the side, but NOT the headphone jack. They are almost in the same size.) 2.
Summary: This is a pre-review I guess. I was so anticipating getting it and even paid for one day shipping. Alas, fate laughs as the device won't start up. Charged it and there's a solid green light when I unplug it but the screen won't come on when I press the power button. Nothing I do turns the screen on - lol. Was brand new of course, in plastic and the box.
Summary: 3 stars should be two poor product slow to get internet connected on wi fi daughter and i have used it a few times but freezes all the time slow hopeless on wi fi and i have super fast bt wi fi .i could recommend thi at all in fact i should have sent it back