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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. Views about the portability and screen are on the whole positive. The performance and usability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the reliability. Opinions about the battery and durability are mixed.

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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 Reviewers really like the durability and screen. The performance and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the GPS navigation and touch screen.

price, usability, performance, screen, durability

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

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Sarah Silbert (

Archos 101 XS review: a tablet that puts the keyboard center stage


More Info Archos outs G10 xs tablet line, readies Transformer Prime contenders Archos teases G10 xs with first press shot, vows launch in

Innovative design ; Keyboard included at $400

Cramped keyboard ; Short battery life ; Cheap build quality

The $400 Archos 101 XS includes a keyboard dock built into the tablet's cover, but this innovative feature doesn't amount to a good typing experience.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : David Pierce (

Archos 101 XS review


Let's just call it like it is: Archos doesn't have a history of making good tablets. I have fond memories of my Jukebox MP3 player from years ago, but more recently the company's produced a slew of...

Good-looking design ; Coverboard is handy, and included ; Price is right

Significant build quality issues ; Gets really dirty and scuffed ; Strange software and performance quirks

A leap forward for Archos, but not for the tablet market

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Jason Inofuentes (

The Archos 101 XS Review: Prettier, Faster, So Much Better


When Apple and Samsung were just in the planning stages of their respective tablets, Archos was already knee deep in it. Android was still just an idea Andy Rubin hadn't quite fully fleshed out, when Archos introduced the Archos 5, a 3G equipped...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Chris Burns (

Archos 101 XS Review


This week we've got our hands on the Archos 101 XS tablet (part of the G10 series) with included keyboard dock, featuring a dual-core OMAP 4470 processor and a 10.1-inch display as well as Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. This tablet brings on a nearly...

This device presents a rather interesting – and certainly unique – offering to the Android tablet universe. Compared to the ASUS Transformer Prime with keyboard dock , this device doesn’t quite seem as high quality a final product – but it’s a lot less...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Eliane Fiolet (

Archos 101 XS Review


We were glad to see that the Archos 101 XS did live up to our expectations of being thin and affordable and was pretty much exactly how it looked in the video presentation I saw during the press conference held [...]

The Archos 101 XS offers good bang for the buck and does not sacrifice the look for the price.In fact, it is the most stylish 10-inch tablet under $400 we have seen. The tablet+keyboard combo offers one of the best solution for mobile productivity in...

Aug, 2012

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Archos 101 XS


Archos 101 XS is a super-thin tablet, part of Archos eXtra Slim series. It sports a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 10.1-inch 1280x800 pixels touchscreen, Wi-Fi connectivity, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, 16GB of built-in storage and a memory card slot. In addition,...

Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape

Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port

May, 2013

Expert review by : (

Archos 101 XS


Designed to be good not just for entertainment but also for productivity, the Archos 101 XS brings several interesting hardware and software features to the table. For something so sleek, it offers a decent list of hardware specs. And its usefulness...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Android Police (

Archos 101 XS Review: Too Many Compromises In A Suddenly Competitive Budget Market


"Unique" is the name of the game with the Archos 101 XS. Just about every design decision goes against the status quo. Most tablets are made out of aluminum or plastic, but Archos went with stainless steel and a plastic rim. It's a tablet-laptop...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Stuart Davidson (

Archos 101 XS Android Tablet Review


As tablets have become more and more popular a significant number of users have looked to use them as more than just content consumption devices. Certainly the majority of people like to surf, listen, read, watch or play on their device but many now...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Matt Safford (

Archos 101 XS Review and Ratings


A speedy Android tablet with a spiffy bundled keyboard that doubles as a screen cover, the 101 XS is slim and light—but a bit too pricey.

Impressive benchmark performance ; Keyboard dock, included in price, also works as a hard cover ; Loud speakers ; Good port selection ; Pleasingly slim

Pricey given current competition ; Weak battery life ; Keyboard dock feels flimsy ; No rear camera

With its $399 MSRP, the Archos 101 XS sits in an uncomfortable middle zone when it comes to keyboard-equipped (or capable) Android tablets. Smaller-screen options like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Student Edition and the Nexus 7 sell for much less, even...

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: 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:Y
Main camera resolution:1280 x 720
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera:N / Y
Second camera: No
Video recording: Yes


Color of product:Silver, White / White
Form Factor:Clamshell / Slate
Product color:White
RoHS compliance: No


Display Diagonal:10.1
Display Resolution:1280 x 800
Display Technology:MVA
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

Energy Star certified: No


Graphics:PowerVR SGX544
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
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Carrying case: Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
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
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
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:User
Password protection type:User
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Games, Notes, Recorder, Stopwatch, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Games, Notes, Recorder, Stopwatch, To-do list
Position location:Y
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subtitle formats supported:SMI, SRT, SSA, SUB
Video compression format: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
Video compression formats:3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, H.264, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG2, MPEG4, MPG, RM, RMVB, VOB

Ports & interfaces

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


Energy Star certified:N


Processor:Cortex-A9 / OMAP4470
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 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):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):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


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:0.315 / 0.512
Weight:21.2 / 28.2