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Archos 101 G9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2044 reviews of Archos 101 G9. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and screen. The price and usability also get good feedback. Many are critical about the apps and touch screen.

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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 G9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Archos 101 G9

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 101 user reviews of Archos 101 G9 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. People really like the durability and size. The usability and price are also appreciated.

performance, price, usability, size, durability

66% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Archos 501842 Gen9 10.1 inch Tablet (RAM 512MB, Memory 16GB, Android 3.2) - upgradeable to Android 4.0 / Ice Cream SandwichArchos 501842 Gen9 10.1 inch Tablet (RAM 512MB, Memory 16GB, Android 3.2) - upgradeable to Android 4.0 / Ice Cream Sandwich

Oct, 2018

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Amazon.com review summary for Archos 101 G9

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 273 user reviews of Archos 101 G9 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the battery and portability. The design and price also get good feedback. There are some less positive comments about the touch screen and size. Comments are divided on the performance.

usability, price, design, portability, battery

screen, size, touch screen

62% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Dana Wollman (engadget.com)

Archos 80 G9

 

Archos debuts Arnova 9 G2 Android tablet, offers Gingerbread on a 9.7-inch IPS displayNokia to release Windows 8 tablets this June, top drawer Lumia in the works?Velocity Micro Cruz T410 Gingerbread tablet will run you a penny under $300As far as...

Built-in kickstand ; Full-sized USB port ; Long battery life for a tablet this size ; Excellent value

Other Android tablets feel snappier ; No rear-facing camera

How many other $300 tablets run Android 3.2 and come with a kickstand and full-sized USB port? Try as you might, you'll be hard-pressed to get as much bang for your three hundred bucks.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Joanna Stern (engadget.com)

Archos 70 and 101 Internet Tablet review

 

We've seen our fair share of budget tablets from the Augens, Cobys, and Viewsonics of the world over the last six months, but let's not forget that

Very thin design with built-in kickstand ; USB and mini-HDMI ports ; Over seven hours of battery life

Discolored screen with poor viewing angles ; Performance can be sluggish at times ; Flimsy build

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Archos 80 G9

 

Product not yet tested by PCMag editors.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Archos 101 G9 (250GB)

 

Product not yet reviewed by PCMag editors.

Performance was solid, but not noticeably different than its competitors, and some bugs marred the overall experience. Keep an eye on Archos' Web site, as the company has been pumping out firmware updates for the 101 G9 on a steady basis.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Archos 101 G9

 

The Archos 101 G9 gives you a 10.1-inch Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) tablet at a good price, but it doesn't stand out.

Smooth 1080p video playback. Includes an HDMI port and a kickstand. Archos-specific music and video player apps work well.

Pedestrian design. Poor battery life. Still buggy, even with latest firmware update.

Android Market for Honeycomb still suffers from a major lack of optimized apps. Many apps you download will display distorted or blown-up phone versions that were clearly never designed for 10-inch screens. This remains the single largest barrier for...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Eric Franklin (cnet.com)

Archos 101 G9 (10.1-inch) review

 

Editor's note: As of April 2012, the Archos 101G is upgradable to Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0). For details on the advantages ICS offers over Honeycomb, check the Ice Cream Sandwich section of the Asus Transformer Prime TF201 review.

The Archos 101 G9 (8GB) runs 1080p video smoothly and has a good-quality screen, and its kickstand is a useful addition.

The tablet is too large for what it offers and has awkward button placement. Also, its single camera had poor recording quality.

The Archos 101 G9 (8GB) delivers a complete Android experience, but its rough design, low-quality camera, and awkward button placement make it feel rushed to market.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Archos 101 review

 

The Archos 101 is the 10-inch tablet Android needed in 2010. Thin, light, and affordably priced at $299 (8GB) and $399 (16GB), the Archos 101 is the first decent presentation of Android 2.2 we've seen on an iPad-size screen.

The Archos 101 is one of few Android 2.2 tablets with a large 10.1-inch screen. Extras such as a front-facing camera, Mini-HDMI output, USB host and sync ports, and microSD memory expansion are impressive considering the tablet's low price.

Charging requires wall adapter, screen quality and responsiveness are mediocre; onscreen keyboard is awkward; not fully compatible with Adobe Flash; lacks support for Android Market and Google Mobile apps, such as Maps, Navigation, Contacts, and Calendar.

The Archos 101 tablet's price is right and the screen is ample, but the experience is outdated and performance is sluggish.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Archos 80 G9 Review

 

In the world of sub-$300 Android tablets, the Archos 80 G9 is one of the better options, but that's not saying much. While we like that it offers full access to the Android Market, snappy performance, and fun media apps, it's far from perfect. The...

Good performance, Inexpensive, Convenient kickstand, HDMI output

Mediocre build quality, Runs hot, Limited viewing angles

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Archos 101 G9 Review

 

The Archos 101 G9 offers plenty of features for $369, including a big 10.1-inch screen, Android Honeycomb, and even HDMI output. However, its poor build quality, short battery life, and high operating temperature make it a bad deal at any price. Users...

Inexpensive, Fast performance, HDMI output, Kickstand and remote control app

Dull screen, Poor build quality, Short battery life, Remote control app lacks volume setting, Runs hot

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Archos 101 Internet Tablet Review

 

Among 10-inch Android tablets, the Archos 101 is the slimmest, most solid, and, at $299 ($349 for the 16GB version), the best value thus far. However, that doesn't mean we don't have reservations. For such a large screen, the viewing angles are too...

Solid, lightweight design, HDMI output, Built-in kickstand, Good selection of apps in AppsLib store

Poor viewing angles, Can't access Android Market or Google's apps, Performance a bit sluggish, Lackluster camera, Finicky touch experience when outputting display

Dec, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2

Battery

Battery Capacity:2100 / 2600 / 3000 / 4000 / 4200 / 6000
Battery life (max):10 / 36 / 4.5
Battery performance:3000 / 4000 / 4200 / 6000
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time:10
Continuous audio playback time:36 / 7
Continuous video playback time:36 / 7
Number of battery cells:1
Removable battery:Y
Standby time (3G):400
Talk time (3G):10

Call Management

Auto-redialing:Y
Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating alert:Y

Camera

Auto focus:Y
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash:Y
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 2
Main camera resolution:1280 x 1024 / 1280 x 720
Main camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 2
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum video resolution:1024 x 600 / 1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Rear camera:N / Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13 / 2
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera:No / Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Video capturing speed:60
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 720p

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1.62 / 1.765
Head SAR (EU):0.348 / 0.978

Design

Brand color:cobalt
Color of product:Black / Black, Brown / Black, Grey / Black, Silver / Orange, White / Silver / Silver, White / White
Device type:Full-size tablet / Mini tablet
Fingerprint reader:No / Y
Form Factor:Bar / Slate

Display

Aspect Ratio:128:75 / 16:10 / 16:9 / 4:3
Display Diagonal:10.1 / 5 / 5.5 / 7 / 7.85 / 8 / 9.7
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1024 x 600 / 1024 x 768 / 1280 x 720 / 1280 x 800
Display Technology:IPS / TFT / TN
Display Type:IPS
LED backlight: Yes
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:294
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter output current:2
AC adapter output voltage:5

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Graphics

Graphics:Mali 400 / Mali 400 MP / Mali 400 MP2 / Mali 400 MP4
Graphics adapter:Mali 400 / Mali 400 MP / Mali 400 MP2 / Mali 400 MP4

Memory

Internal memory:0.25 / 0.5 / 1 / 8
Maximum internal memory:0.5 / 1

Messaging

E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM): No
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC,AAC+,ADPCM,MP3,OGG,PCM,WAV / ADPCM,MP3,OGG,PCM,Vorbis,WAV / ADPCM,MP3,OGG,PCM,WAV
FM radio:Y
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG
Supported video modes:720p
Video compression formats:H.264
Video formats supported:3GP,AVI,H.264,MP4 / 3GP,AVI,MP4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y

Networking

2G:Y
2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G:No / Y / Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
3G standards:DC-HSPA+,WCDMA / HSDPA,HSUPA,WCDMA / UMTS,WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:N / Y
4G bands supported:800,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 4.0
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Battery low indication: Yes
CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Compatible operating systems:- Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7+ \n- Mac\n- Linux / Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, Mac, Linux / Windows 7/Vista/XP\nMac OS\nLinux / Windows XP/Vista/7 +\nMac\nLinux
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Depth:0.5 / 6.59
Depth (imperial):0.5 / 6.59
Dimensions (WxDxH):10.6 x 0.472 x 5.91
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Firmware upgradeable: Yes
Full HD:No / Yes
Google applications:Gmail,Google Calendar,Google Chrome,Google Hangouts,Google Maps,Google Music,Google Now,Google Play / Gmail,Google Calendar,Google Chrome,Google Hangouts,Google Maps,Google Music,Google Play / Gmail,Google Calendar,Google Hangouts,Google Maps,Google Now,Google Play
HD-Ready: Yes
Height:0.5 / 6.59
Height (imperial):0.5 / 6.59
Infrared data port: No
Interface:USB 2.0
Internal modem: No
Internet connection required: Yes
Maximum Resolution:1920 x 1080
Number of products included:1
Package dimensions (WxDxH):9.69 x 11.8 x 1.97
Power supply type:AC/DC
SIM card support: No
Speakers:Mono / Stereo
Supported network protocols:IEEE802.11b/g/n
TV in port: No
TV tuner integrated: No
USB mass storage: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720
Video card features:3D OpenGL ES 2.0
Video playback: Yes
Voice recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Weight:1.43
Wi-Fi: Yes
Width:10.9
Width (imperial):10.9
Wireless technologies:Wired & Wireless

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Battery pack:Y
Bundled software:ARCHOS Video, ARCHOS Files
Cables included:AC, USB / USB / Yes
Headset included:Y
Keyboard supplied: No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Stylus included:N
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC+, AC3, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WMA / AAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG, PCM, WAV / AAC, AAC+, ADPCM, FLAC, MP3, OGG, PCM, WAV / AAC, AAC+, FLAC, MP3, MS-ADPCM, OGG, WAV / AAC, AAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV / AAC, AC3, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV / AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV / AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / APE, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV / FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV
Electronic compass: Yes
Google applications:Gmail, Google Books, Google Calendar, Google Hangouts, Google Maps, Google Music, Google Now, Google Play / Gmail, Google Books, Google Calendar, Google Hangouts, Google Maps, Google Music, Google Play / Gmail, Google Maps, Google Play, Google Talk, YouTube / Gmail, Google Now, Google Play
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 304
Gyroscope: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Microphone mute:Y
Orientation sensor: Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calendar, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Recorder, Stopwatch, To-do list / Calendar
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Lunar calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Recorder, Stopwatch, To-do list / Calendar
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Ringtones / Icons, Menu, Ringtones, Themes, Wallpaper / Ringtones
Position location:N / Y
Subtitle formats supported:SMI, SRT, SSA, SUB / SMI, SSA, SUB
Themes:Wallpapers
USB On-The-Go support:N
Video call:Y
Video compression format:3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, H.264, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, MPG, RM, RMVB, TS, VOB / 3GP, AVI, FLV, H.264, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, MPG, TS / 3GP, AVI, FLV, H.264, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPG, TS / 3GP, AVI, FLV, H.264, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, MPG, TS / AVI, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / H.264
Video compression formats:3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, H.264, M-JPEG, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG2, MPEG4, MPG, RMVB, VOB / 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, H.264, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MPEG4, RM, RMVB, VOB / 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, H.264, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG2, MPEG4, MPG, RMVB, VOB / 3GP, ASF, AVI, H.264, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG2, MPEG4, MPG, RMVB, VOB / 3GP, AVI, FLV, H.264, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPG / 3GP, AVI, H.264, MOV, MP4, MPEG4 / AVI, FLV, H.264, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG4 / M-JPEG
Video formats supported:3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,H.264,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG4,MPG,RM,RMVB,TS,VOB / 3GP,AVI,FLV,H.264,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG4,MPG,TS / 3GP,AVI,FLV,H.264,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPG,TS / 3GP,AVI,FLV,H.264,MKV,MP4,MPEG4,MPG,TS / AVI,H.264,MP4,MPEG4 / H.264
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:N / Y
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB connector type:Micro-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Power

AC adapter output current:2
AC adapter output voltage:5

Processor

Processor:CORTEX-A8 / Cortex-A9 / MT8312 / MTK8389 / OMAP4460 / RK3026 / RK3168
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A7 / ARM Cortex-A8 / ARM Cortex-A9
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Arm / ARM Cortex-A / Mediatek / Qualcomm Snapdragon / RockChip / Texas Instruments
Processor frequency:1 / 1.1 / 1.2 / 1.3 / 1.5 / 1.6
Processor model:210 / CORTEX-A8 / Cortex-A9 / MT8312 / MTK8389 / OMAP4460 / RK3026 / RK3168

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: 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® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N

Software

Bundled software:Aldiko, Ebuddy, Wikipedia, Avecomics, HubKap, Deezer, Mewbox, Raging Thunderlite (a 3D car demo game), WordNewspaper, Touiteur, Fring / Aldiko, Ebuddy, Wikipedia, Avecomics, HubKap, Deezer, Mewbox, Raging Thunderlite, WordNewspaper, Touiteur, Fring
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:2.2 / 2.3 / 3.2 / 4.0 / 4.1 / 4.2 / 4.2.2 / 4.4 / 6.0 / 6.0 Marshmallow
Platform:Android

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, microSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), SDHC / MicroSDHC / SDHC
Internal RAM:2
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 4 / 8
Maximum memory card size:32 / 64
RAM capacity:1 / 2
Storage media:Flash

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Battery weight:1.48 / 1.69
Google applications:Gmail,Google Calendar,Google Chrome,Google Hangouts,Google Maps,Google Music,Google Now,Google Play / Gmail,Google Calendar,Google Chrome,Google Hangouts,Google Maps,Google Music,Google Play / Gmail,Google Calendar,Google Hangouts,Google Maps,Google Now,Google Play

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.366 / 0.394 / 0.402 / 0.413 / 0.453 / 0.472 / 0.48 / 0.496 / 0.579 / 5.91 / 6.1 / 6.57
Height:0.461 / 0.472 / 0.496 / 5.67 / 5.91 / 6.02 / 6.1 / 6.34 / 6.54 / 6.57 / 6.93 / 7.48 / 7.52 / 7.99 / 8.23
Package weight:34
Weight:16.4 / 16.6 / 16.9 / 20.4 / 22.2 / 22.5 / 22.9 / 24.3 / 5.64 / 6.63 / 9.88
Width:10.3 / 10.4 / 10.6 / 10.7 / 10.9 / 2.83 / 3.11 / 4.41 / 6.02 / 7.99 / 8.9 / 9.57 / 9.69