A number of Archos 101 reviewers who reviewed it said that it was good looking. Cnet.com said in their Archos 101 review on expert website CNET.com “The tablet business is pretty cutthroat (just ask Hewlett-Packard”. Six years ago Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their Archos 101 review “The Archos 101 is a beautifully slimline tablet, with a brushed-metal screen bezel”. Digitalversus.com said on expert website Digital Versus “This tablet is pretty classic-looking, although its sides, without actually changing in thickness by one iota, seem to be thinner on one end than the other” in their review of this tablet but in spite of that they only scored the Archos 101 40 out of 100.
Three people mentioned in their reviews that this tablet was a good design. Expert review site Laptopmag.com wrote “A low price and sleek design make this Android tablet a tempting iPad alternative for those on a budget” in their review of this tablet. Whattabletpc.com mentioned in their review “Solid, lightweight design”.
Two customers reckoned that it was smooth. Digitalversus.com said on expert review site Digital Versus “With Android 4.0 that's smooth, stable and crash-free, plus a relatively powerful processor” in their review although they only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Uk.hardware.info said “Smooth 1080p video playback” in their review of this tablet.