Archos Xenon Series

Archos 79 XenonProcessor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544, Qualcomm Adreno 203
Display: 7.9 inch, 8.0 inch
Weight: 0.32kg, 0.5kg
Price: 200, 300 euro
Average Score: 67.63% - average
Average of 8 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 75%, features: 81%, display: 80%
mobility: 80%, workmanship: 60%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %


Archos 80 Xenon


Archos 80 XenonNotebook: Archos 80 Xenon
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 203
Display: 8.0 inch, 16:9, 1024x768 pixels
Weight: 0.5kg
Price: 200 euro
Links: Archos homepage
 Xenon (Series)
 80 Xenon (Model)

Average Score: 63.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)


80% Archos 80 Xenon
Source: Gadgetspeak English
The Archos 80 Xenon measures 21.5x15.5x1cm and weights 435grams. Perhaps the name gives a clue to the screen size if not its 8inches. This is an Android Tablet that is ideal to use over Wi-Fi. Of course its touch and with the creamy white surround to the screen it does not show your fingermarks, joy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80%
70% Archos 80 Xenon review: Giving you Jelly Bean on a budget is the only thing you need to know
Source: Techradar English
We could see the 80 Xenon doing a great job as a family tablet left in the kitchen, though its economic sweet-spot is as an occasional mobile tablet for the commute or car. Though we do like it a lot, it's just not got the grunt and extra features of the Acer A1 Iconia, for example. However, with the 3G version of that challenger clocking-in at around £200, the 80 Xenon makes its case as the cheapest mobile Android Jellybean 3G tablet, that's mostly pleasant to use.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 80% workmanship: 60%
40% Archos 80 Xenon review
Source: Expert Reviews English
With average performance, an outdated version of Android and very disappointing battery life, it’s difficult to recommend the Archos 80 Xenon. The Asus FonePad may be slightly slower on paper and have a 7in screen, but we think it’s the better buy if you absolutely must have mobile broadband and don’t want to spend £300 on a top-end Google Nexus 7.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 40%


Archos 79 Xenon

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. 


Archos 79 XenonNotebook: Archos 79 Xenon
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544
Display: 7.9 inch, 16:9, 1024x768 pixels
Weight: 0.32kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: Archos homepage
 Xenon (Series)
 79 Xenon (Model)

Average Score: 70.2% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)


70% Archos Tablet/Phone 79Xenon
Source: Gadgetspeak English
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%
60% Archos 79 Xenon
Source: Gadget Show English
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%
81% Archos 79 Xenon
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 79% features: 81% display: 80% mobility: 80%
80% Archos 79 Xenon
Source: PC News - Heft 3/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Archos 79 Xenon en test : une tablette 3G intéressante par son prix
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%



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.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

Qualcomm Adreno 203: Entry level GPU with support for OpenGL ES 2.0

PowerVR SGX544: OpenGL ES 2.0 compatible with 4 pixel and 2 vertex shaders

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


8.0: This is a very small format, which is used for UMPC, Netbooks or Subotebooks. There hardly exist any models with this display format. Working for a long time is uncomfortable. This tiny display is intended for outdoor usage.
The advantage is, that the mini-notebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the tiny display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is very exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions can hardly be used.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.32 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

0.5 kg:

67.63%: 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.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Acer Iconia Tab 8 A1-841
Mediatek MT8389
» Prestigio Multipad 7.9 inch
Mediatek MT8389
» MSI Primo 81
» Acer Iconia A1-810
Mediatek MT6589
» Acer Iconia Tab A1-810
Mediatek MT8125

Devices with the same GPU

» Alcatel OneTouch Idol Alpha
Mediatek MT6589, 4.7", 0.117 kg
» Lenovo Yoga 8
Mediatek MT8389, 8.0", 0.4 kg
» Asus Fonepad 7 FE170CG
unknown, 7.0", 0.29 kg
» Asus FonePad 7 ME372CL
Atom Z2560, 7.0", 0.333 kg
» Lenovo IdeaTab A8-50 A5500
Mediatek MT8121, 8.0", 0.36 kg
» MSI Primo 93
unknown, 9.7", 0.62 kg
» Acer Liquid E3 / E380
Mediatek MT6589, 4.7", 0.135 kg
» Lenovo A10-59407931
unknown, 10.1", 0.54 kg
» Acer Iconia A3-A11 3G
Mediatek MT8389, 10.1", 0.57 kg
» Huawei Ascend G610
Mediatek MT6589, 5", 0.17 kg
» Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA-CQ002H
Atom Z2560, 11.6", 0.7 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Core LTE SM-G386F
MP5232, 4.5", 0.137 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPhone P780
Mediatek MT6589, 5.0", 0.18 kg
» Lenovo IdeaTab A3000 3G 59-374506
Mediatek MT8389, 7.0", 0.34 kg
» Asus Fonepad ME175CG
Atom Z2420, 7.0", 0.34 kg
» Lenovo Ideapad A10
Mediatek MT8121, 10.1", 0.5445 kg
» Lenovo K900
Atom Z2580, 5.5", 0.17 kg
» Asus Zenfone 4
unknown, 4.0", 0.2 kg
» Gigaset QV830
Mediatek MT8125, 8.0", 0.34 kg
» Alcatel One Touch Idol X
Mediatek MT6589, 5", 0.13 kg
» Lenovo IdeaTab S6000-F
Mediatek MT8125, 10.1", 0.6 kg
» Lenovo S5000-F
Mediatek MT8125, 7.0", 0.246 kg
» Dell Venue 8
Atom Z2580, 8.0", 0.4 kg
» Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8
Mediatek MT8389, 8.0", 0.401 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-02-26 (Update: 2014-02-26)