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4 Reasons For
At only 272 millimeters, the Archos 101 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that came out around the same time as the 101. The narrowest 3,188 processor tablet that has been around for a comparable time to the 101 is 270mm wide and the widest is 340mm.
The weights of tablet computers of a similar type and age to the 101 range from 690g to 1.2kg, and the average weight is 940g. With a weight of only 690 grams, the Archos 101 is quite light compared to most of the other 3,188 processor tablets that have been available for around the same time as the 101.
Very Large Maximum Memory Card Size
With a maximum memory card size of 64 gigabytes, the Archos 101 has one of the largest maximum memory card sizes amongst 3,188 processor tablets of this age. The maximum memory card sizes of tablets that came out around the same time as the 101 range from 32GB to 64GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 40GB.
The average height of tablets of this age and spec is 170mm. The Archos 101 is one of the shorter tablet computers that were released one year ago (only 12.1 millimeters) amongst tablets of this age.
6 Reasons Against
Based on 905 expert and user reviews, Archos has unexceptional reviews for its tablet computers. However, Archos has excellent reviews for its 3,188 processor tablets compared to 3,188 processor tablets made by other brands.
Not 4G Compatible
Most tablet computers of this age and type are not 4G compatible. The Archos 101 is no exception to this as it too is not 4G compatible.
Not 3G Compatible
Like most of the other tablets that were launched around the same time as the 101, the Archos 101 is not 3G compatible.
Only 1024 X 600 Pixels Display Resolution
The biggest display resolution of the Archos 101 is 1024 x 600 pixels. That's 40% less display resolution than a 1280 x 800 pixels tablet, which is the most common display resolution. The best display resolution of all tablets that were released more than a year ago is 2732 x 2048 pixels and the worst is 800 x 400 pixels.
+3 More reasons against
Very Small Screen Size
The Archos 101 has a fairly small screen size (only 10.1 inches) compared to most of the other tablets of a similar age and type to the 101. 3,188 processor tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the 101 have screen sizes of between 10" and 14", and the average screen size is 13".
With a thickness of 161 millimeters, the Archos 101's thickness is one of the thickest amongst tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to the 101. Across all the comparable spec tablets that were released one year ago the thicknesses range from 9mm to 170mm.
4 Other reasons to consider the Archos 101
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when Archos released the 101.
Four Processor Cores
The Archos 101 has four processor cores which is average compared to the other tablet computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 101 that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 1.4 gigahertz, the Archos 101 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other 3,188 processor tablets that have been available for a similar time to the 101.
+2 Other reasons
Average Internal Storage Capacity
With an internal storage capacity of 8 gigabytes, the Archos 101 has a relatively standard internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the 101.
Processor Clock Speed
Operating System Version
Internal Storage Capacity
Maximum Memory Card Size
SD, MicroSD (TransFlash)
Integrated Card Reader
Touch Sensitive Screen
1024 x 600
Mali 400, Mali 400 MP, Mali 400 MP4
Front Camera Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone / Microphone Port
Headphone Jack Size
Mini HDMI Port
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service)
3GP, AVI, FLV, H.264, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MPG, TS
BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
AAC++, FLAC, MP3, OGG, Vorbis, WAV
Gmail, Google Books, Google+, Google Calendar, Google+, Google+, Google Chrome, Google+, Google Hangouts, Google Maps, Google+, Google Music, Google+, Google Play, Google+
Archos 101 XS 2 has a 10.1 inch display. Its google certified tablet includes a quad core 1.6 GHz processor & runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It has 2 GB RAM, an HD IPS screen, front facing stereo... Read more…
Ok this tablet gets a bad press, and it does not deserve it. The fact is people see the price tag and screen size(10)and think yes i'll have it.Its only when they compare it to an Ipad or a... Read more…
I have an iPad, an Asus Transformer, a Hannspad, an Advent Vega, a 7inch witstech and a archos.
I have to say that by far the Archos is the best value for money
The iPad may be slicker, but mainly... Read more…
I picked one of these up a couple of days ago. i needed a cheap tablet. In this case cheap it is, cheap and nasty it is not. HD screen great sound very reactive. Archos have upped the ante and... Read more…
Fantastic piece of kit but remember, this is not an iPad. It does exactly what it says it does and fast enough to really enjoy using it. Internet access is fast and page flipping really good.... Read more…
This was one of the best "lower priced" Android tablets I have used, fast and responsive, brilliant media sharing (both in and out), very flexible with expandable memory (MiniSD up to 32GB), USB... Read more…