Archos 101 XS

  • Archos 101 XS
70
Based on 35 scores, 63 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    3
  • Good:
    10
  • Average:
    8
  • Bad:
    14

Pros:

  • Impressive benchmark performance, Keyboard dock, included in price, also works as a hard cover, Loud speakers, Good port selection, Pleasingly slim
  • Good overall performance; Display has wide viewing angles; Keyboard included; HDMI and microSD ports
  • The Archos 101 XS includes a full QWERTY keyboard, memory expansion, Mini-HDMI, and great games performance.

Cons:

  • Pricey given current competition, Weak battery life, Keyboard dock feels flimsy, No rear camera
  • Awkward docking mechanism; Poorly placed webcam; Tinny audio; Cramped keyboard layout

Expert reviews and ratings

By howtospendit.ft.com on -

For as long as I have been reviewing technology, Archos has been bringing out an unpredictable mix of beautiful, sleek, occasionally pioneering products and some complete turkeys. This new Android tablet with a magnetically attached keyboard isn't...

By Tracy and Matt's Blog on -

Recent announcements have seen Archos add several new devices to their cannon however the Archos 101 XS is the companies flagship device for the moment. Taking tips from the previous two models of the 101 Archos have kitted this device out with they...

By uk.hardware.info on -

It's been a while since we published an overview of the current tablet market. With the holidays around the corner, we collected all of the tablets we've tested and that are still available, and created an overview of what's what. If you want to buy a...

By GadgetSpeak on 92

This is possibly the best Android Tablet that I have used so far. I will qualify that statement by saying it is most like a standard PC notebook and therefore easiest to use by anyone coming from a PC background to use an Android...

By uk.hardware.info on -

Last year we were definitely impressed by the Archos 101 G9, so much so that we gave it the Silver Award. The same honours won't be bestowed upon the 101 XS. Archos has not managed to update the hardware enough during the past year to keep up with the...

By What Mobile on -

Which company was already releasing Android tablets back before Apple released the first iPad? No, it€s not Samsung, HTC, Sony, or even Asus; it€s Archos, a plucky French firm you may never have heard of before.Back in 2009 it was the first out of the...

By IT PRO on 67

The budget tablet market is hotting up thanks to Google’s Nexus 7, and Archos has done well to offer something different with the 101 XS. In practice, though, the Coverboard and its keyboard don’t work particularly well – its quirks and shortcomings...

By Tech Digest on 60

Name: Type: Specifications: Price as reviewed: With its white plastic bezel, metal backplate and chrome highlights, the Archos 101 XS is quite an attractive Android tablet. Packing in a "Smart" dual-core OMAP4470 processor clocked at 1.5GHz, 1GB of...

By Wired UK on 80

The Archos 101 XS offers a unique solution to the keyboard conundrum for tablets, instantly transforming it from a media plaything into a practical work tool for all occasions. The flip-up stand feels a little flimsy for comfort, but the impressive...

By PC Pro on 67

A keen price and plenty of power, but the poor integrated keyboard and plasticky build taint the...

By TechRadar on 60

It's hard to dislike the Archos 101 XS, despite its shoddy build and mediocre design, but equally hard to fall in love with it too, despite its nippy performance and its useful hybrid control setup. We can't help that feel, even at a penny of shy of...

By techradar.com/au/ on 60

Finding your new tablet... 15 best Android tablets in the world 10 best Tablet PCs in the world today 21 best iPad alternatives Windows 8 Tablets: What you need to know The Archos 101 XS is a decent mid-range tablet that offers a native Android...

By HardwareHeaven on 70

Starting with the build quality and design of the tablet itself the Archos 101 XS is a nice looking device which is a little reminiscent of the HTC One X. The white body is enhanced by the silver trim and the tablet does stand out from most. It also...

By 5FWD on 60

We love what Archos was trying to do with the Archos 101 XS. It’s a huge leap forward for a company otherwise known for cheap efforts rather than affordable ones. But the keyboard’s a tad too small to be helpful, and it’s still lacking the build and...

By Techworld on -

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...

By itproportal.com on 70

Archos' decision to shift emphasis from media to productivity could have been a disaster, but the 101 XS works pretty well as a mobile work device. The Coverboard is brilliantly designed and realised – keeping the tablet safe and secure when in your...

By DigitalVersus on 80

The 101 XS is without a doubt the best tablet Archos has ever come up with, as well as one of the best tablets that are out right now. The battery life, hybrid functionality and part-"wow", part-"blah" display prevent it from getting our full five-star...

By Android Police on -

The 101 XS is just full of quirks. The touchscreen flakes out and starts touching itself if you press too hard, it takes forever to wake up, and the ports are in the wrong spots. The keyboard is flat, and you can't angle the screen to your liking. The...

By GadgetReview on 60

Shawn Sanders 3.0 5.0 The Archos 101 XS does a lot right but it still needs time in the oven....

By CNET UK on 60

While the Archos 101 XS's keyboard dock makes writing long documents somewhat easier, its cheap build quality, unpleasant screen and various other issues make it too expensive for what is being...