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.


Tech Specs

Product TypeTablet
Flash Memory Capacity16 GB
Processor ManufacturerTexas Instruments
Graphics Controller ManufacturerImagination Technologies
Graphics Controller ModelPOWERVR SGX54
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeNo
Front Camera/WebcamYes
Operating System PlatformAndroid
Processor ModelOMAP4470
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
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 Address
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