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Archos 101 RK3168 1.2GHz 8GB 10.1" Tablet

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RK3168 1.2GHz Android 8GB Nov 2013
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Featuring a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM, the ARCHOS 101 COBALT runs Android4.2, Jelly Bean. This smart combination between performant hardware and intuitive software meansThat the... More
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12 Reasons For

Reasonably Priced

A few Archos 101 owners said that it was good value for money. Pcmag.com wrote on PC Mag “The Archos 101 G9 is a functional, up-to-date Android tablet at a reasonable price, although it doesn't really stand out aside from 1080p file support” however despite that they scored it 3 stars. Computershopper.com mentioned in their review of this tablet “Lots of connectivity options make this an attractive slate for the price, especially for video playback—if you're willing to overlook a few serious design flaws” . Expert website V3.co.uk mentioned “Despite the reasonable price the device fails to deliver in key areas including display” in their Archos 101 review.

A number of Archos 101 reviewers who purchased the product considered that it was a bargain for the price. Expert website Computershopper.com wrote five years ago “Its poor camera recording, cheap construction” . Stuff.tv said also five years ago “It’s not the best designed – the plastic case feels cheap next to other An”. Expert website Mobilechoiceuk.com wrote in their review of this tablet “It’s reasonably cheap too.”.

A number of Archos 101 owners who reviewed it considered that it was cheap. Five years ago expert review site Computershopper.com mentioned “This inexpensive tablet has a surprisingly good screen”. In the same month Uk.hardware.info said “Very good integration of the 3G option, not too expensive”. Expert website Whatlaptop.co.uk wrote “The Archos 101G9 is a strong budget performerHow important design is to you will determine whether the Archos 101 G9 ( £299 inc” .

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Good Connectivity

A number of customers who bought it thought it was able to connect to the internet. V3.co.uk said in their review “The 101 Internet Tablet is a good effort from Archos.”. Uk.hardware.info mentioned in their review “Good Internet browsing experience playback in both display modes” . Expert review site Whattabletpc.com said “The Archos 101 Internet Tablet is a great value tablet at the price” in their Archos 101 review.

Four customers wrote that the Archos 101 was good in terms of connectivity. Uk.hardware.info wrote “Excellent connectivity” in their review of the Archos 101. Whattabletpc.com said “A kick stand, thin and light, good connectivity” in their review of this tablet. Whattabletpc.com also said “Wide range of connectivity and generic support, slim”.

One Archos 101 owner said in their reviews that it was wifi compatible. Expert review site Theinquirer.net said “680g for the lighter WiFi only” in their review of the Archos 101. One Archos 101 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Archos 101 was good in terms of USB connections. Uk.hardware.info said “Charging using USB Improved battery life compared to old generation” .

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Good Size

A number of Archos 101 reviewers who purchased the Archos 101 thought it was thin. Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote in their review six years ago “Between the tablet's two halves is a slim aluminium st” . Expert review site Onlinenotebook.com mentioned “It is light, thin and priced very affordably at $299 for the eight gigabyte model” in their review of this tablet. Expert review site Itreviews.com mentioned “The Archos 101 is slim, light, offers an excellent range of support” in their Archos 101 review.

Three customers who reviewed the Archos 101 thought it was good structurally. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk mentioned “The Archos 101 G9 sacrifices construction quality for a good screen, excellent expansion options” in their review and gave it a score of 4 stars. Expert website Hardwareheaven.com said in their review of this tablet “It has a solid construction which, through the use of metal backplates, high tensile st”.

Two people who reviewed the Archos 101 concluded that it was lightweight. Expert review site Whattabletpc.com mentioned “It's lightweight and nippy with good versatility due to the large range of ports”.

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Nice Design

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.

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Good Value for Money

Notebookjournal.de and Expert Reviews highlighted in their review that this 3,168 processor tablet computer provided a good bang for your buck.

Easy to Use

A number of Archos 101 reviewers considered that the Archos 101 had a good experience. Expert website Digitalversus.com wrote in their Archos 101 review six years ago “A nice typing experience”.

Several customers who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to use. Uk.hardware.info mentioned in their review of the Archos 101 “Handy kickstand” . Whattabletpc.com said in their review of this tablet “Although it's easy to use and offers good value for money”.

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Good Picture Quality

A number of Archos 101 owners who reviewed the Archos 101 thought it was good for watching movies. Uk.hardware.info mentioned “The "kick stand" on the rear of the 9 is perfect for watching movies” in their Archos 101 review. Whatlaptop.co.uk wrote in their review “On the inside it's a decent 10-inch Android tablet, which is great for movies”.

Good Sound Quality

Several Archos 101 owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Coolsmartphone.com said “A mix of good speakers”. Whattabletpc.com wrote “Barely acceptable sound quality” in their Archos 101 review.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person concluded that it was quiet. Whattabletpc.com wrote in their Archos 101 review “USB 2.0 mini USB, long battery runtimes, silent operation, hardly noticeable warming of the case, Android 2.2, very small”.

Good Technical Features

One Archos 101 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features. Whattabletpc.com wrote “Good selection of features” in their review of this tablet.

Good Battery Life

Some people who reviewed it mentioned that it had a good battery life. Six years ago Trustedreviews.com said on expert review site Trusted Reviews “The screen's decent and battery life compares fairly well with more expensive tablets” in their review of the Archos 101. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote “The Archos 101 has impressive battery life and supports external storage.” but even so they gave the Archos 101 a rating of 60 out of 100. Uk.hardware.info wrote five years ago “Good battery life” in their review of this tablet.

Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

Most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been available for more than two years only have one number of built-in speakers, however the Archos 101 has two number of built-in speakerss.

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8 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

Eleven Archos 101 owners considered that the Archos 101 was not good quality. Seven years ago expert review site Laptopmag.com said in their review of this tablet “Long before anyone ever heard of an iPad, Archos was churning out media-centric touchscreen devices that, while not hugely popular, were well designed”. Digitalversus.com wrote in their review “The mediocre display quality and the poor battery life for this type of devi”. 3g.co.uk gave the Archos 101 a score of 60 out of 100 and wrote in their review “With disappointing battery life, plasticky build quality and lack of rear-facing snapper”.

Archos Only Has Poor Reviews for Its Tablets

We checked 1,227 owner and expert reviews for Archos tablet computers and found that on average Archos has poor reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Archos has poor reviews specifically within its 3,168 processor tablet computers range.

Not Robust

A few Archos 101 reviewers who purchased it concluded that it was not well made. Cnet.com said on expert website CNET.com “The Archos 101 G9 Turbo's glacial lag and cumbersome build makes this tablet safe to skip over”. Trustedreviews.com wrote in their review of this tablet on expert website Trusted Reviews six years ago “None of its previous efforts have quite hit the jackpot, suffering from uninspiring build, rubbish screens”. Expert review site Channelpro.co.uk said “Plasticky build and an average screen sour the dealRating”.

Not 4G

The Archos 101 is not 4G, although this is within the context that most of the other tablets of a comparable age and type to the 101 are also not 4G.

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Not 3G

The Archos 101 is not 3G. Most of the other similar spec tablet computers that came out around the same time as the 101 are also not 3G.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the 101 the maximum internal memorys range from 0.5GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 3.8GB. The Archos 101 has one of the smaller maximum internal memorys (only 1 gigabyte) amongst tablet computers of this age.

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Only 1024 X 600 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The biggest maximum video resolution of the Archos 101 is 1024 x 600 pixels. That's 70% less maximum video resolution than the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The best maximum video resolution of all tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to the 101 is 3840 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 800 x 480 pixels.

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Very Heavy

The weights of comparable spec tablets that were released more than two years ago range from 300g to 690g, and the average weight is 480g. The Archos 101 is very heavy (690 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that have been around for a comparable time to the 101.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Archos 101

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this 3,168 processor tablet computer was released.

Average Processor Frequency

At 1.2 gigahertz, the Archos 101 has a fairly standard processor frequency compared to most of the other tablets of this age and type.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 10.1 inches, the Archos 101 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other 3,168 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the 101.

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Two Processor Coress

The number of processor coress on the Archos 101 is two. That's average compared to the other six 3,168 processor tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the 101 that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 8 gigabytes, the Archos 101 has a fairly average internal storage capacity compared to most of the other 3,168 processor tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the 101.

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Specification

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Processor Brand
Processor Family
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Version
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Storage Medium
Card Reader Integrated
Storage Media
Display
Display Diagonal
Aspect Ratio
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Camera
Front Camera
Maximum Video Resolution
Audio
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
4G
3G
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone in
Headphone Out
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Battery
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Keyboard Supplied
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Kids Tablet
Wi-Fi

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Expert Reviews

(150)
1 October 2015

On paper, the Archos 101 Magnus Plus had it all, bringing together a multimedia tablet with loads of storage and a high definition screen. However, the hit-and-miss optimization, the mediocre...

Large storage capacity
Fusion Storage with a microSD card (quick insertion of large files possible)
Full HD resolution
Many connections
Quality video player
Poor screen brightness reflection
Glass too far from the touchscreen panel
Yellowish tinge on screen
Battery life too short for a socalled multimedia powerhouse
Wall charger too limiting

Overall I'd say the Archos Oxygen 101 was a good ?all rounder?. A mix of good speakers, a decent screen, a suite of nice multimedia apps, a flexible array of ports and a software trick that will...

29 April 2014

The Archos 101 Internet Tablet is a great value tablet at the price. It's lightweight and nippy with good versatility due to the large range of ports. The battery life, audio and visual... Read more…

Respectable manufacturing
Archos media players support a wide range of file formats
Lots of connectivity
One of few Android 2.2 tablets with 10.1-inch screen
Mini-HDMI output
Overall performance Bugs, lags
Low battery life
Barely acceptable sound quality
Bad cameras
Only 8 GB of onboard storage
8 January 2014

The market is crying out for a more affordable full-sized tablet alternative to the iPad, of that there's no doubt. But the Archos 101 Platinum simply makes too many compromises to be that device....

5 December 2013

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…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 15 November 2013 by Goldroversix

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…

Reviewed 11 November 2011 by D. G. Thomas

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…

Reviewed 18 February 2013 by Johnyfish

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…

Reviewed 8 December 2011 by Bill Hoy
(Verified Purchase)

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…

Reviewed 7 April 2012 by Jon Williams
(Verified Purchase)

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…

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