Archos Moves Up the Tablet Tree

Archos has been big on low-end tablets meeting the need for small cheap computers, but considering that iPads still sell they have gone upscale with an “ultrabook”-ish tablet with a good processor and a cover/dock/keyboard arrangement. This has just about every feature one could want except good speakers. They just could not fit them in the few millimetres of thickness. External speakers are on the way…

“The 101 XS has two distinct parts. The tablet bares a resemblance to the Archos G9 101 except at 8mm front-to-back its much thinner and 50g lighter. The other part is called the coverboard – it’s part keyboard and part screen cover. It’s even lighter at a mere 200g and only 5mm thick.”

So you can carry a package 13mm thick or 8mm, your choice. If you can afford the price, price/performance may appeal to you.

see Archos 101 XS 10.1in Android tablet review • Reg Hardware.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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One Response to Archos Moves Up the Tablet Tree

  1. ch says:

    “The other part is called the coverboard – it’s part keyboard and part screen cover.”

    Now where have I seen that idea before? Hmm…

    http://www.loggn.de/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/microsoft_surface.jpg

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