Archos 101 Platinum review

Archos's latest full-sized tablet is cheap in every sense of the word

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Archos 101 Platinum
A good example of the camera's general failings - low detail, poor colour reproduction, and bleached out whites.

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There's a distinct lack of depth to snaps, and once again note the bleached out skies.

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Note the graininess even with fairly decent indoor lighting.

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Here's a fence with the 'cloudy' setting on...

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…and here's the same shot with 'sunshine' activated.

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Note the falling away of detail at the edges.

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Here the camera struggles to render the deep red and subtle shadowing on the postbox, as well as the grey sky behind.

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Note the extreme fuzziness at the image's lower corners

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Detail appears to be fine, but look at those corners.

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The camera's struggle with dynamic range is perfectly illustrated here.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeTablet
Flash Memory Capacity8 GB
Processor ManufacturerARM
Graphics Controller ManufacturerARM
Graphics Controller ModelMali 400 MP4
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeNo
Graphics Memory AccessibilityShared
GPSYes
HDMIYes
Product FamilyElements
Front Camera/WebcamYes
Operating System PlatformAndroid
Operating SystemAndroid 4.2 Jelly Bean
Brand NameArchos
Processor Speed1.60 GHz
Processor TypeCortex A9
Screen Size25.7 cm (10.1")
Screen Resolution1280 x 800
Standard Memory2 GB
Weight (Approximate)635 g
Processor CoreQuad-core (4 Core)
Memory Card ReaderYes
TouchscreenYes
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Display Screen TechnologyIn-plane Switching (IPS) Technology
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Rear Camera Resolution2 Megapixel
Height10 mm
Width262 mm
Depth172 mm
Screen ModeWXGA
ManufacturerArchos Technology
Product Model101 Platinum
Product Name101 Platinum Tablet
Product LineElements
Aspect Ratio16:10
Manufacturer Part Number502415
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.archos.com
Marketing InformationThe ARCHOS 101 Platinum, featuring a super-fast 1.6 GHz quad-core CPU. Its IPS screen delivers astonishing details, sharper texts and true vivid colors. With embedded GPS & Bluetooth™, combined with the optimized mobile operating system Android™ 4.2 ''Jelly Bean'', the ARCHOS 101 Platinum has everything to meet your tablet needs.
Limited Warranty1 Year