SpecificationsNotebook: Archos 10
Processor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 10.2 inch, 4:3, 1024x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 350 euro
Sold in: Unspecific
Average of 4 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Archos 10
Source: IT Reviews
For a company that tries hard to set the pace in its chosen field - media players - Archos's decision to launch a netbook now seems like an odd one. The market's pretty defined, the big players established and users have had time to work out what they want (and their expectations are considerable); all of which means the Archos 10 needs to be much more than another me-too product. So how does it shape up? At the full retail price this is a disappointing, average netbook with poor battery life and a ragbag of free software. But seek out one of the retailers who's selling the version with the more capacious 6-cell battery for £100 less and - shazam! - it turns into a good deal.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/23/2009
Rating: price: 50% mobility: 40%
Yes, it's a laptop from the portable media player manufacturer. Archos is known for its portable media players, but also has a range of netbooks, including the Archos 10. As the name implies, this is a 10-inch netbook, offering an affordable entry into the netbook market.Although it's affordable and highly portable, the lack of any stand-out features whatsoever and the truly appalling keyboard make it impossible to recommend the Archos 10 over its rivals. This is one netbook best avoided.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 40%
Source: Pocket Lint
The Archos 10 delivers a netbook experience without really stepping up over last year's offerings. Unfortunately the price does seem to have stepped up to 2009's level. At £350 (£380 with 6-cell battery) the Archos 10 is punching above its weight alongside offerings from the likes of Asus and MSI, so there is little to appeal here.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: c't - 24/09
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/01/2009
Rating: price: 80%
Source: c't - 18/09
Comparison, , Long, Date: 08/01/2009
Rating: performance: 40% features: 40% display: 70% mobility: 40% ergonomy: 40% emissions: 70%
Source: Computerbild - 6/09
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 90% performance: 74% features: 79% display: 89% ergonomy: 79% emissions: 97%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/26/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 10% display: 70% mobility: 30% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 50%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).
Power efficient, cheap and slow Netbook single core CPU. Because of the in-order execution, the performance per MHz is worse than Core Solo or Celeron M processors.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is a typical display size for tablets and small convertibles.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
Archos: Archos is a French consumer electronics company that was established in 1988. The company manufactures portable media players and portable storage devices. Archos has developed a variety of products, including digital audio players, PVPs (portable video players), digital video recorders, and a personal digital assistant. The first laptop reviews appeared in 2008/2009. The global market share of Archos laptops is quite limited.
65.25%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.