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Archos 101 Series

Archos 101 SaphirProcessor: OMAP 3630 1GHz, OMAP 4470, RK3188, Mediatek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP4, ARM Mali-T720 MP2, PowerVR SGX530, PowerVR SGX544
Display: 10.1 inch
Weight: 0.53kg, 0.6kg, 0.642kg, 0.69kg
Price: 320, 380 euro
Average Score: 68.33% - average
Average of 12 scores (from 15 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 62%, features: 66%, display: 75%
mobility: 90%, workmanship: 62%, ergonomy: 62%, emissions: 98%

 

Archos 101

Specifications

Archos 101Notebook: Archos 101
Processor: OMAP 3630 1GHz
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX530
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 0.53kg
Price: 320 euro
Links: Archos homepage

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

 

79% Review Archos 101 Tablet/MID | Notebookcheck
Bargain tablet? In addition to a plethora of tablets in various sizes, Archos also offers a model in the popular 10" format with the 101. A light and slim case is just as attractive as the HDMI and USB 2.0 equipment features. We looked into what one can really expect at a current price of 280.- Euros.
60% Archos 101 Internet Tablet review
Source: PC Advisor English
This is far from an impressive tablet and came as something of a disappointment given Archos' strong legacy in portable entertainment products. The price is a palatable £229, but we think most people will find the BeBook or Creative Ziio better options, while 3G and the Samsung Galaxy Tab or the Linx N700 are not far away, price-wise.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/13/2011
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 70% features: 60% workmanship: 60%
70% Archos 101 Internet Tablet Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Archos 101 is a little unwieldy for one-handed use, has an average screen and slightly unresponsive touchscreen, for a capacitive model, but with a tweak or two it's a very versatile and useful entertainment device. We'd recommend waiting for the next generation of tablets to arrive before making a buying decision though, especially when the first-gen iPad's price drop shows that prices could tumble significantly.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 60% features: 80% ergonomy: 60%
60% Archos 101 Internet Tablet review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Ultimately, the good battery performance and connectivity features are not enough for us to recommend the device given the lack of business features, poor screen and lack of Flash support. We would urge users to wait for the Motorola Xoom Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Archos 101 Internet Tablet review
Source: Pocket Lint English
Archos has a reasonably priced, well performing and versatile internet tablet on offer with the 101, which despite its faults is ultimately a far more flexible device than the iPad. Apple fans will no doubt exacerbate its weaknesses, and they will have a point if display performance and build quality is a priority, but for those looking to experience the benefits of a lap-based tablet this is one the more compelling devices currently available.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
81% Flachkräfte
Source: Computerbild - 6/11 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 81% features: 81% display: 85% mobility: 83% ergonomy: 83%

 

Archos 101 XS

Specifications

Archos 101 XSNotebook: Archos 101 XS
Processor: OMAP 4470
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 0.6kg
Price: 380 euro
Links: Archos homepage
 101 XS (Model)

Average Score: 68% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

75% Archos 101 XS 10.1in Android tablet review
Source: Reg Hardware English
After a week with the Archos 101 XS I find myself rather fond of it. This is thanks mainly to the clever and well executed coverboard design and the keyboard which is impressive for something so thin and light. The tablet part won’t keep the engineers at Asus awake at night, but remember for the price of a Transformer Pad, you can buy an Archos 101 XS and two-thirds of an 8GB Nexus 7.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/11/2012
Rating: Total score: 75%
67% Archos 101 XS review
Source: PC Pro English
The Archos 101 XS is a tricky tablet to assess then. On the one hand the screen isn't bright, the build is plasticky and the keyboard is poor. On the other, the price is reasonable, it's powerful and very light. Rather than a direct competitor to the Transformer Pad 300, then, it's best to view this tablet as a good quality budget 10.1incher, with the bonus of a free cover and keyboard. In that light, it isn't bad at all.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 50% ergonomy: 50%
70% Archos 101 XS tablet review
Source: PC Advisor English
There's no doubt that the 101 XS is Archos' best tablet to date and it's a decent attempt to undercut rivals, notably Asus Transformer Pad 300. It's £100 cheaper and the keyboard dock is far less fiddly. However, the dock was reliable only when on a desk in our tests, and other build quality issues surrounding the buttons and screen mean we can't recommend the 101 XS unequivocal.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/23/2012
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 80% ergonomy: 60%
Archos 101 XS Review
Source: Ubergizmo English English
The Archos 101 XS offers good bang for the buck and does not sacrifice the look for the price.In fact, it is the most stylish 10-inch tablet under $400 we have seen. The tablet+keyboard combo offers one of the best solution for mobile productivity in an Android tablet. The Archos 101 XS is good for people who value productivity, like to travel light and in style — while saving money.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/22/2012
Archos 101 XS Review
Source: Slashgear English
This device presents a rather interesting – and certainly unique – offering to the Android tablet universe. Compared to the ASUS Transformer Prime with keyboard dock, this device doesn’t quite seem as high quality a final product – but it’s a lot less expensive at the same time at $399, dock included. We’re also thinking about how this device is currently set for a November release: this doesn’t bode well for a tablet that’s already slightly behind the times for specifications when compared to devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, for example.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/22/2012
Archos 101 XS Review
Source: Ubergizmo English English
The Archos 101 XS offers good bang for the buck and does not sacrifice the look for the price.In fact, it is the most stylish 10-inch tablet under $400 we have seen. The tablet+keyboard combo offers one of the best solution for mobile productivity in an Android tablet. The Archos 101 XS is good for people who value productivity, like to travel light and in style — while saving money.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/22/2012
60% Archos 101 XS Gen 10 Review
Source: Stuff TV English
The Archos’ keyboard dock makes it great value, but the Coverboard won't provide particularly comfortable typing on the go. Its average screen counts also against it – and given that a screen is pretty much all there is to a tablet, that's enough to leave it lagging behind its rivals.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Archos 101 XS 2

Specifications

Archos 101 XS 2Notebook: Archos 101 XS 2
Processor: RK3188
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP4
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 0.642kg
Links: Archos homepage

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% L'Archos 101 XS 2 séduit par son clavier mais déçoit par son écran
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Archos 101 Neon

The Archos 101 Neon is a premium feel device with moderate hardware specifications. Nevertheless, they are indeed adequate for most mobile tasks including gaming. The case is slightly curved, coated with soft-touch material and only weighs 690 g. The 10.1 inch display features a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. The full-sized tablet runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and features a Rockchip RK 3188T quad core processor clocked at 1.4 GHz, 1 GB RAM and a Mali 400 MP4 quad core GPU.

Thanks to MicroSD support, users can add 64 GB to the small internal memory. The Archos 101 Neon's basic 0.3 MP 1080p front camera provides a basic solution for video communication. Sound quality and volume are good with dual speakers. The tablet is Google certified and can access the Play Store with no compatibility issues. The only way to connect to the Internet is by using WiFi as the device has no cellular connection. The Archos's lithium polymer battery has 2 cells and a capacity of 5000 mAh. It ensures an excellent battery life, which fulfills the multimedia tag placed on the device.

Specifications

Archos 101 NeonNotebook: Archos 101 Neon
Processor: RK3188
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP4
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 0.69kg
Links: Archos homepage

Average Score: 58% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

58% Recenzja tabletu ARCHOS 101 Neon
Source: Tablety Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 58%

 

Archos 101 Saphir

Specifications

Archos 101 SaphirNotebook: Archos 101 Saphir
Processor: Mediatek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T720 MP2
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 0.6kg
Links: Archos homepage

 

Archos Saphir 101: ecco un nuovo tablet rugged con tastiera staccabile
Source: Giz Blog Italian IT→EN
Positive: Waterproof IP54; solid workmanship; nice display; decent hardware; good autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2017

 

Comment

Archos: The French manufacturer Archos S.A. was founded in 1988. While they initially produced products such as MP3 players, they have started producing laptops, smartphones, and tablets in 2009.

The world market shares are small, but there are many reviews on Archos smartphones and tablets. While the ratings were below average in the early years, they have become better by 2016.


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

PowerVR SGX530: PowerVR SGX544: OpenGL ES 2.0 compatible with 4 pixel and 2 vertex shadersARM Mali-400 MP4: OpenGL ES 2.0 GPU for ARM based SoCs with 4 fragment processors and 1 vertex processor.ARM Mali-T720 MP2: Integrated graphics card in ARM based SoCs. Can be configured with up to 8 cores (T720 MP8) and 650 MHz core clock (at 28nm). Supports OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.1, DirectX 11 FL9_3, and Renderscript.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Mediatek :

OMAP 4470: Two Cortex-A9 cores with NEON SIMD extensionsRK3188:

Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor manufactured in 28nm and clocked at 1.8 GHz. Integrates a Mali-400 MP4 GPU and a (LP-)DDR2/DDR3 memory controller.

MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz: Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53 SoC clocked at up to 1.3 GHz (V/B version) with integrated Mali-T720 MP2 clocked at 520 MHz graphics card.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.53 kg:

This is pretty heavy for a smartphone. Usually, small tablets weigh as much.

0.69 kg:

This weight is typical for small tablets.


68.33%: 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 with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Lenovo Tab 3 Business TB3-X70F
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8161, 0.509 kg
Acer Iconia One 10 B3-A32-K1UF
Mali-T720 MP2, Mediatek MT8735, 0.54 kg
Archos 101b Oxygen
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz, 0.5 kg
Acer Iconia One 10 B3-A30
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, 0.52 kg
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A40-N96X
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz, 0.529 kg

Devices with the same GPU

BQ Aquaris M8
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, 8", 0.35 kg
Archos 70 Oxygen
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz, 7", 0.3 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

Archos 55 Helium Ultra
Mali-T720, Mediatek MT6737, 5.5", 0.162 kg
Archos 50f Helium Lite
Adreno 304, Snapdragon 210 MSM8909, 5", 0.14 kg
Archos 50f Helium
Adreno 304, Snapdragon 210 MSM8909, 5", 0.14 kg
Archos 50 Saphir
Mali-T720 MP2, Mediatek MT6737T, 5", 0.222 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2012-08-26 (Update: 2012-08-26)