amazon Archos 101 XS reviews
Archos 101 XS is almost slimmer version of the previous-generation tablet, the Archos 101 G9. Instead of black and dark silver, the 101 XS uses silver decking and metal back cover, and the rest is white plastic.
Archos 101 XS’s right edge with small speakers, while the left side is the front webcam. Like the Lenovo ThinkPad tablet S2109, the position of the camera is quite grotesque. Although tablets are usually arranged horizontally using, you will need to rotate along the machine when using the front camera to see the conversation.
The lower right corner of the machine on and off button volume rocker. The volume buttons are not only difficult to press, but also requires the user to take your hands off the machine to change the volume. The left side has a microSD card slot, microUSB port, microHDMI and 3.5 mm headphone jack.
26.9 x 16.8 size x 1 cm, the 101 XS a little smaller than the Asus Transformer Pad TF300. It weighs 630 g, like the TF300. When adding a keypad on, it weighs about 900 g and about 1.3 cm thick.
101 XS keyboard with white and silver tones like tablets. The two parts are held together by magnets along the machine, help them connect quite sure. To remove the two parts you will have to drag along the fuselage, rather difficult.
The keyboard is made of plastic, which makes it not very much rigidity; I can turn the keyboard by hand. The following section of the keyboard with a tripod that you have to put up before the tablet down. This is not the most intelligent design, but it is useful. The best thing is when you attach a keyboard to it, you can use immediately without the need to set up a Bluetooth connection.
I like the keyboard available on some dedicated function buttons for Android, such as the Task Manager or the Home button on the left side bar Spacebar, as well as the right button to open the applications list. Line function keys with buttons to adjust the brightness of the screen, volume, Search, and Back.
Unfortunately, the keys are quite small. I often suffer mistyped keys. Sometimes worse than not getting the tablet that I’ve knocked down, and I was compelled to retype.
When I click the Back button (back) or Delete (delete) while typing a message in Gmail, the cursor jumps to the section addressed to, instead of the editor window. However, the delete button works fine with Google Docs app. Archos said the software update will resolve this error.
Unfortunately, because if considered as an external keyboard, the key buttons are pretty good journey.
Screen size 10 inch, 1280 x 800 resolution of the machine is quite good compared to other products in the price range. When watching the trailer, like “The Expendables 2”, black is shown quite deep, while others are brightly colored. Additionally, the screen has good viewing angles. I can see what happens on the screen in the corner near 180 degrees.
I like the Archos 101 points XS is its speakers are located on the front, but its location was a bit low and susceptible to finger obscured. Speakers also on the right side only, so the sound output is not balanced. Plus, the sound is very small, and when adjusted to the highest volume level, the sound becomes distorted.
One of the biggest is not pleasant for the 101 G9 is the flip side of it becomes very hot – up to 42 degrees Celsius – after turning on video for about 15 minutes. The good news is that position of the XS 101 only up to about 35 degrees C.
Archos 101 XS uses a version of Android 4.0 does not customize, and Archos said it will be upgraded to Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) in the fall. As with other tablets running ICS, Recent Apps buttons I like to help the software lists recent run multitasking operations, and the ability to quickly access Settings at the bottom right of the screen.
The virtual keyboard is easy to Android’s usual type. However, like with most other 10-inch tablet, while typing in landscape screen mode, then your thumb will have to take out as much to type the text between keyboard.
The 101 XS has 16 GB of internal memory, and can be extended 64 GB via micro SD card slot.
Archos is a company manufacturing portable entertainment devices, and they have left the mark with the application to watch movies and listen to music very attractive. In both applications, your entertainment items listed on the left, and the right are links to items such as Shared Folders, Playlists and Favourites.
Archos Remote is an application that helps you control the 101 XS with other Android devices on the same local network, very useful if you are connecting the 101 XS with TV and want to open a video without having to work on the machine equal.
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Archos 101 XS 16GB, Wi-Fi, 10.1in Touchscreen Android Tablet with Keyboard – B: Buy it now
As mentioned, the Archos 101 XS has a front-facing camera with 1.3 megapixel resolution, placed in the left corner. Placement of cameras that you can accidentally cover the lost camera, or can not show clearly the face while holding horizontally.
Archos 101 XS no camera behind, but these are not major issues.
Archos 101 XS gain time is 7 hours battery test 5 minutes in our battery (web browser via a WiFi connection). This figure is equivalent to the Asus TF300 (7 hours), as well as the average number (6 hours and 55 minutes), only the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is the unsurpassed battery life of 9 hours 59 minutes.
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