Archos 79 Xenon
SpecificationsNotebook: Archos 79 Xenon (Xenon Series)
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544
Display: 7.9 inch, 16:9, 1024x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 300 euro
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Archos 79 Xenon
It is 19.7x13.4x.7cm and weights 315grams. The viewable screen is 12x16cm. The unit is cream in colour with a silver back. An Android Tablet with an added plus it can be used when Wi-Fi is not available so it can be a phone or with the correct service with Mobile Data. So what does this recent offering from French company have to offer the user?
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 80%
Source: Gadget Show
If you’re looking for Apple styling but with a much lower price-tag, the Archos 79 Xenon could be the slate for you, but for the price, you’d be better served by the higher-res and higher-spec Nexus 7, which is just £30 more and nets you double the storage, a better screen and faster guts under the hood. If you want a true iPad mini, you’ll have to fork out the premium for it. The 79 Xenon is a nice attempt by Archos to imitate Apple’s tiny tablet, but it just doesn’t measure up - and we’d much rather see an original effort rather than a copycat.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: PC Welt DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 79% features: 81% display: 80% mobility: 80%
Source: PC News - Heft 3/2014
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: 01Net FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
The Archos 79 Xenon tablet falls into the budget range and has some impressive specifications. At first glance, the tablet looks mighty familiar to the iPad mini and is good looking especially for its price. It boasts a slightly premium look which very few tablets manage to reach these days.
It comes packed with an A7 Quad-Core 1.2 GHz processor, 1 GB DDR3 RAM and 8 GB Flash. This makes it a capable tablet for the average, not too fussy user. Storage capability can be extended up to 64 GB using the MicroSD slot and this gives it the much needed media flexibility. There is a rear 2 MP camera and a 0.3 MP front shooter, which is adequate.
The Archos 79 Xenon comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, Google Maps and capability to access a multitude of applications of the Google Play store. Its display is a 7.85 inch IPS TFT Multi Touch display at 1024 X 768 pixel resolution, which is decent. This is a 3G device with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities, which makes it a nice on-the-go device. Weighing at 320g and decent battery life, users will definitely not have issues carrying the Archos 79 Xenon as a secondary device.
PowerVR SGX544: OpenGL ES 2.0 compatible with 4 pixel and 2 vertex shaders
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
unknown: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display size is a threshold between tablets and smartphones. Most tablets have larger screen diagonals but a lot of smartphones offer such a big screen.
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.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is somewhat high for a smartphone. Smartphones with a big screen and small tablets weigh as much, usually.
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.
70.2%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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