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alaTest has collected and analyzed 500 reviews of ARCHOS 101 XS. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and screen. The performance and usability are also appreciated. There are some negative reviews about the reliability. Opinions about the battery and durability are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the ARCHOS 101 XS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of ARCHOS 101 XS from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Opinions about the durability and screen are overall positive. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are mixed opinions on the GPS navigation and touch screen.

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70% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Ardjuna Seghers (

Archos 101 XS


An Asus Transformer rival Android tablet from Archos.

Decent connectivity ; Relatively low-cost ; Respectable overall performance

Mediocre battery life ; Some serious build problems ; Could do with some stabilisation updates

For all the details, performance results and our definitive verdict on the Archos 101 XS, have a read of our full review which will be coming soon. But at first blush, Archos seems to have created a decent budget tablet if you’re after something that...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

Archos 101 XS


Archos hasn't had the greatest success with its run of Android tablets. Having pushed out an Android device way back when, the French company found itself falling foul of the Google certification problem. We know how important desirability is to...

Coverboard is innovative and mostly works well, value for money, physical connections and expandable memory

Some build quality gripes, speaker performance, battery life isn't great, Coverboard is a little too lightweight, finish scratches easily

We know how important desirability is to consumers. Although the Archos 101 XS is smart, is it going to be desirable enough to for the £299 asking price? For a 10-inch tablet, the price is pretty good, but it’s only £30 cheaper than an iPad 2 and those...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Paul Lamkin (

Archos 101 XS review


Tranformer Prime rival arrives but can it compete?

Native Android ; Nippy processor ; Keyboard dock ; Affordable price

Average display ; Terrible sound ; Poor build quality ; Ugly design

Buying Guide 15 best Android tablets in the world French tech manufacturer Archos have been banging out tablets since before you were in long trousers, Sonny Jim - although back in the early noughties, the likes of its AV series were simply considered...

Sep, 2012

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Archos 101 XS 2 and Chefpad tablets review


Archos refines its keyboard cover-equipped 101 tablet and launches another designed just for the kitchen - we take a look

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Seth Barton (

Archos 101 XS review


A slender, capable and cleverly-designed tablet for those who also want a physical keyboard

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Jonathan Margolis (

Archos 101 XS


A nifty Android tablet with a super-useful separate keyboard

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Tracy and Matt's Blog (

Archos 101 XS Review


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...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Mobile Choice UK (

Archos 101 XS review -


Innovative magnetic keyboard cover; Sharp screen; Plenty of storage

Reflective screen; Dodgy earphone port; Less powerful than cheaper machines

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Mike Jennings (

Archos 101 XS tablet review


A 10in hybrid Android tablet, which starts at £300. But can the 101 XS offer business users functionality?

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...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Gerald Lynch (

REVIEW: Archos 101 XS Android tablet with Coverboard keyboard case


Offering up a full 10-inch Android tablet experience alongside a nifty keyboard/protective cover for under £300, the Archos 101 XS looks a bargain. But can value for money help you overlook a string of bugs? Read on to find out!

You're getting a lot for your £300 with the Archos 101 XS, there's no denying that. But for everything it gets right (strong media support, clever Coverboard design) it gets things wrong too (shonky headphone support, poor build quality). If having a...

Sep, 2012

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
FM radio: Yes


Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Browsing time:10
Continuous audio playback time:40
Continuous video playback time:7


Built-in Camera: Yes
Front Camera: Yes
Main camera resolution:1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera:No / Yes
Second Camera: No
Video recording: Yes


Colour of product:Silver, White / White
Form factor:Clamshell / Slate
Kids tablet: No
Product colour:White
RoHS compliance: No


Display diagonal:25.6
Display Resolution:1280 x 800
Display Technology:MVA
LED Backlight: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Graphics adapter:PowerVR SGX544

Media formats

Audio formats supported:AAC,AAC+,AC3,FLAC,MP3,OGG,WAV
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPEG XR,PNG
Subtitle formats supported:SMI,SRT,SSA,SUB
Video formats supported:3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,H.264,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG4,MPG,RM,RMVB,TS,VOB


Internal Memory:1


E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM):No / Yes
T9 text input: Yes


3G: No
4G LTE: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Data network: No
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi Direct: No
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Battery charge indicator:Y
Battery charging indication: Yes
Battery low indication: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Carrying case: Yes
Keyboard Included:Y
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AC3, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV / AAC, AC3, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV / AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, PCM, WAV
Electronic compass: Yes
Google applications:Gmail, Google Maps, Google Talk, YouTube / Windows 2000/XP/Mac OS X 10.1
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, JPG, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Orientation sensor: Yes
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:User
Personal info management (PIM):Fast backward, Fast forward, Fast reverse, Next, Previous, Repeat, Shuffle
Position location:Y
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subtitle formats supported:SMI, SRT, SSA, SUB
Video compression formats:3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, H.264, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG2, MPEG4, MPG, RM, RMVB, VOB
Video formats supported:3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, H.264, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG2, MPEG4, MPG, RM, RMVB, TS, VOB / 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, H.264, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, MPG, RM, RMVB, TS, VOB

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone Out:No / Yes
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in: No
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Energy Star certified: No


Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A9
Processor boost frequency:1.8
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:ARM / Texas Instruments
Processor frequency:1.5
Processor Model:CORTEX-A9 / OMAP4470

Processor special features

Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No


Password protection:Y


Bundled software:OfficeSuite Pro 6
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.0 / 4.0.3 / 4.1


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:128
Storage Media:Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.3 / 8
Height :17
Weight:600 / 800