Archos 101 XS review

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Often in tablet reviews, particularly reviews for tablets that don't sit at the top end of the market, we bemoan the quality of the rear-facing camera and question its worth to the device as a whole.

So, it's with some pleasure that we can report that Archos has decided not to offer a digital snapper to the 101 XS, with the only camera in place being a front-facing webcam that's capable of shooting 720p HD action.

Archos 101 XS review

Sure, it means that any augmented reality apps are a no-no, and you won't be able to take fun snaps when you're out and about, but - and this is a big plus point - it will prevent you from using your tablet to record video at a gig or event, and thus save you from looking like a complete idiot.

In all seriousness, for us the lack of a rear facing camera isn't that big of a deal on a tablet, but we can understand that it might be for someone forking out £300/$360 when similarly priced tablets do offer one.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeTablet
Flash Memory Capacity16 GB
Processor ManufacturerTexas Instruments
Graphics Controller ManufacturerImagination Technologies
Graphics Controller ModelPOWERVR SGX54
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeNo
GPSYes
HDMIYes
Front Camera/WebcamYes
Operating System PlatformAndroid
Processor ModelOMAP4470
ColourWhite
Operating SystemAndroid 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich
Brand NameArchos
Form FactorSlate
Processor Speed1.50 GHz
Processor TypeOMAP 4
Screen Size25.7 cm (10.1")
Screen Resolution1280 x 800
Standard Memory1 GB
Weight (Approximate)600 g
Memory Card ReaderYes
TouchscreenYes
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 4.0
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Height170 mm
Width273 mm
Depth8 mm
Screen ModeWXGA
ManufacturerArchos Technology
Product Model101 XS
Product Name101 XS Tablet
Aspect Ratio16:10
Manufacturer Part Number502126
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.archos.com
Marketing Information

The new definition of tablet

Thanks to patented construction tech, the ARCHOS 101 XS combines strength and elegance in a 8 mm (0.31'') body.

Play anything, share wirelessly

The ARCHOS Media Center means that there's amazing codec and format support in specially designed apps made for sharing your media.

Package Contents
  • 101 XS Tablet
  • AC Adapter
  • Ultra-thin Magnetic Coverboard
  • Charger
  • USB Data Cable
  • Documentation
Limited Warranty1 Year