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Archos 79 Xenon MTK8389 1.2GHz 8GB 7.85" 3G Tablet

MTK8389 1.2GHz Android 8GB Nov 2013
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ARCHOS introduces a new tablet in its ARCHOS ELEMENTS range: the ARCHOS 79 xenon.Featuring a compact design, this tablet is made for an on-the-go experience. Featuring a powerful Quad-core CPU,... More
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8 Reasons For

Good Size

One Archos 79 Xenon owner said in their reviews that the Archos 79 Xenon was a good size. Expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned two years ago “It even has the almost exact same dimensions as Apple’s tiny titan” . One Archos 79 Xenon reviewer said in their reviews that this tablet was compact. Expert Reviews said in their review of the Archos 79 Xenon “It measures up at 8mm deep, making it slightly thicker than Apples miniature marvel.” .

One customer who purchased this tablet concluded that it was thin. Expert Reviews said “Comes complete with thin bezels and firm aluminium shell”.

One Archos 79 Xenon owner wrote in their reviews that this tablet was a good weight.

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Reasonably Priced

Some Archos 79 Xenon owners who bought this tablet considered that it was good value for money. Gadgetshow.channel5.com said in their review of the Archos 79 Xenon “For the price, you’d be better served by the higher-res” nonetheless they only rated the Archos 79 Xenon 60 out of 100.

Robust

Several people who reviewed this tablet considered that it was well made. Expert Reviews wrote “Archos has crafted a well constructed tablet that has a solid weight 320g) to it in the hands” in their review of this tablet. Digitalversus.com wrote on Digital Versus “A solid entry-level performance from the 79 Xenon.”.

Good Sound Quality

One Archos 79 Xenon owner mentioned in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Expert review site Gadgetspeak.com mentioned “At the base of the back is a pair of reasonable speakers” in their review of this tablet.

Nice Design

One Archos 79 Xenon owner mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Tracyandmatt.co.uk wrote in their review “At £170 the Archos 79 Xenon is a good looking, good feeling Android tablet with a few eyebrow-raising specs”.

3G Compatible

The 79 Xenon is 3G compatible, as are most of the other tablet computers of this type and age.

Alternative 3G compatible tablet computers currently available which you might want to consider include the Archos 101 Xenon, the ODYS Sky Plus, or the Modecom FreeTAB 7.5 IPS X4 which has better reviews.

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Narrow

With a width of only 200 millimeters, the 79 Xenon is one of the narrower MTK8389 processor tablets that have been available for more than two years amongst tablet computers of this age. Comparable spec tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the 79 Xenon have widths of between 130mm and 270mm, and the average width is 210mm.

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Very Thin

The 79 Xenon has a quite thin thickness (only 8 millimeters) compared to most of the other tablet computers that were released around the same time as the 79 Xenon. Across all the MTK8389 processor tablets that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 79 Xenon the thicknesses range from 8mm to 180mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on thirteen expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Digital Versus, gadgetspeak.com and 01net.com the average expert rating of this tablet computer is 66%.

Archos Only Has Unexceptional Tablet Reviews

Based on 905 owner and expert reviews, Archos has unexceptional reviews for its tablets. Archos also has unexceptional reviews specifically for its MTK8389 processor tablets compared to other brands.

Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other MTK8389 processor tablets that have been on the market for more than two years, the 79 Xenon is not 4G compatible.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

At only 8 gigabytes, the 79 Xenon has a quite small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that have been around for a comparable time to the 79 Xenon. The smallest internal storage capacity of tablets of a similar age and spec to the 79 Xenon is 8GB and the largest is 16GB.

If this tablet computer internal storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Prestigio MultiPad 4 Diamond (16GB), or the Lenovo Yoga Tab 10 (16GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Screen Size

The 79 Xenon has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 7.85 inches) amongst MTK8389 processor tablets of this age. Across all the MTK8389 processor tablets that were launched more than two years ago the screen sizes range from 7.8" to 11", and the average screen size is 8.6".

It may also be worth considering one of the other 7.85" tablet computers currently available including the ODYS Sky Plus, or the Prestigio MultiPad 4 Diamond which has better reviews.

If this tablet computer screen size is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Yoga Tab 10 (10.1") which also has a higher rating.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

Tablets of this spec and age have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 2MP, and the average front camera resolution is 0.8MP. With a front camera resolution of only 0.3 megapixels, the 79 Xenon has one of the lower front camera resolutions amongst MTK8389 processor tablets of this age.

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Very Low Battery Capacity

The 79 Xenon has a quite low battery capacity (only 4,000 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other MTK8389 processor tablets that came out around the same time as the 79 Xenon. The battery capacities of MTK8389 processor tablets that have been around for around the same time as the 79 Xenon range from 4,000mAh to 9,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 5,500mAh.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Archos 79 Xenon

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this MTK8389 processor tablet was released.

Four Processor Cores

The 79 Xenon is a four processor core tablet. That's average compared to the other six MTK8389 processor tablets that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4 processor core tablets currently available including because of it's better review score, the Archos 101 Xenon, the Prestigio MultiPad 4 Diamond, or the ODYS Sky Plus.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.2 gigahertz, the Archos 79 Xenon has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable type and age to the 79 Xenon.

We compared this tablet to all the other 1.2GHz processor clock speed tablet computers and we think the Archos 101 Xenon, the Prestigio MultiPad 4 Diamond, and the ODYS Sky Plus which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 2 megapixels, the Archos 79 Xenon has a relatively average rear camera resolution compared to most of the other MTK8389 processor tablets that have been around for more than two years.

Alternative 2MP rear camera resolution tablets currently available that you might want to consider include the Archos 101 Xenon, or the ODYS Sky Plus which has better reviews.

If you want a higher rear camera resolution then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Yoga Tab 10 (5MP) which is also higher rated.

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Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
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Intel My WiFi Technology
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Expert Reviews

(18)
9 August 2014

This is unlike the screens on many other 7 or 8-inch Android tablets, like the Google Nexus 7 , which have wider 16:9 panels. Which is the better aspect ratio for a tablet can be a divisive issue;... Read more…

Good screenlarge viewing angles
Decent media player
3G connectivity allowing calls and texts
Fits nicely in the hand
Perfect for basic use
Screen resolution not quite enough for some uses
Battery life could be betterstandby not great
Mediocre photovideo capture
Limited processing power, especially when playing games or using resourceheavy apps
The Archos 79 Xenon might look like an iPad mini clone, but it just simply doesnt match up to the latest premium slate from Apple
31 July 2014

A solid entry-level performance from the 79 Xenon, but there's room for improvement concerning battery life and the processor, which is just a little under-powered for anything more than basic...

13 June 2014

At the base of the back is a pair of reasonable speakers. At the top of the back is a 2cm cream strip that is your way to inserting SIM and Micro SD Cards. At the left corner of this strip is the... Read more…

It may look like an iPad Mini however the Archos 79 Xenon falls at the other end of the price spectrum. At £170 the Archos 79 Xenon is a good looking, good feeling Android tablet with a few... Read more…

3 April 2014

I think the Archos 79 Xenon is certainly an interesting product but one that would need to fit a certain niche in the current £150-£200 tablet market and i'm not convinced on the size and...

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 7 May 2015 by Jose L.
(Verified Purchase)

It works as expected.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers 79xenon3g
Barcodes 00690590525665, 06905905256658

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