ARCHOS 10.1 Internet Tablet

On November 29, 2011, in Archos Tablet, Tablet Review, by Indra Vladvamp

The ARCHOS 101 internet tablet is a tablet who’s choice you’ll be proud of. You’ll have in your hands the best of the highly desirable Android™ technology with a large, high-resolution 10.1’’ screen, a weight of 480 g, and a thinness of just 12 mm. Beyond containing your window into the Internet and your HD multimedia, your device is completely customizable with a world of apps to make it your personal tablet. The ARCHOS 101 internet tablet is a tablet who’s choice you’ll be proud of. You’ll have in your hands the best of the highly desirable Android™ technology with a large, high-resolution 10.1’’ screen, a weight of 480 g, and a thinness of just 12 mm. Beyond containing your window into the Internet and your HD multimedia, your device is completely customizable with a world of apps to make it your personal tablet.

Review of the design

ARCHOS Internet Tablets are the thinnest and lightest around thanks to a patented process of plastic overmolding developed by Archos. They stay strong and resistant thanks to an inner metal structure of high-tensile strength stainless steel embedded inside an injected plastic enclosure. Steel and plastic are directly bound resulting in high overall structural strength and reduced shell thickness. The shell thickness is reduced from 2 mm for plastic right down to 0.3 mm for stainless steel in large flat areas where the steel is exposed giving the product a stylish metallic finish. The nice big 10,1’’ diagonal screen sits within a very slim and light design. With more people looking toward this new trend in Internet tablets, ARCHOS has carefully matched the power of the Android™ platform to a seductive design that will have heads turning.

Capacitive multitouch screen, whether you’re looking at your ARCHOS in landscape or portrait mode, your pictures will look bright and crystal clear on the high-resolution 1024 x 600 pixel screen. It doesn’t matter if you have it in your hands or if it’s standing on a table with the built-in leg stand, You will always be impressed by the quality of the screen.

Review of the Connected 

Android™ is the application framework developed by Google for connected mobile devices, coming with a full pack of connected apps such as a web browser and email application. The 5 home screens of the Android user interface allow advanced personalization: icons can be placed, moved or erased with just a flick of a finger. Thanks to the home screen widgets, users can instantly access their favorite applications. Internet on the go by Tethering to your cellphone Want to be connected anywhere? Just link-up your 3.5G cellphone and your ARCHOS 101 internet tablet. Whether via your phone’s Portable Wifi hotspot (Android Froyo and many other wifi-capable smartphones), Bluetooth™ or even via USB cable, your ARCHOS 101 internet tablet can use your cellphone as a 3.5G modem.
Giving you free easy access to the Internet directly from your ARCHOS 101 internet tablet anytime and anywhere, tethering is the way to go for mobile internet on your tablet using the data service plan of your cellphone.

Excess of ARCHOS 10.1

ARCHOS 101 internet tablet is completely open to programmers, letting them even install alternative operating systems to create their own applications and have complete control over their system environment. To allow this, ARCHOS has ‘opened up’ their Internet Tablets allowing users to install or even replace the Android system installed on the device. Experienced developers and programmers can install a complete Linux operating system such as Linux Ångström distribution. When using Linux Ångström you will be joining a community of open source developers constantly adding in new features, new apps, drivers and icons. Archos is proud to support the community of Linux on mobile platforms, and has chosen Ångström out of all Linux OS for their philosophy of creation that we both share.

The user can easily connect accessories to the ARCHOS 101 internet tablet. By connecting a USB keyboard or Bluetooth™, the tablet turns into a real PC, ideal for working with office files. Thanks to the USB host, there is nothing easier than transfering photos or files directly from a mass storage device directly to the device. Cameras, USB keys and USB hard drives are easily accessible with the ARCHOS 101 internet tablet. Want to work on a larger screen? The ARCHOS 101 internet tablet can be connected a computer screen very easily via the HDMI port. Now you can check your email, edit your documents and practice your presentation on a computer screen, anywhere you go.

 

The great thing comes in surprise is from Android 2.2 Froyo operating system however unlike other Android tablet have access to Android App marketplace to install and enjoy the huge collections of applications both paid and free is not available here. Instead the customers are sent to AppsLib for adding apps. So that comes the major drawback of this tablet and the techie people would be surely be disappointed with that but nevertheless AppsLib is also a nice market for Android Apps with over to 40,000 apps available.

It comes with pre-installed apps like Aldiko provides you to read books, ebooks with browse and download from heavy collection of their inventory, Ebuddy app for instant messaging services and online chat with friends on Facebook, Gtalk, MySpace, AIM, ICQ and Yahoo, Quick search to Wikipedia, Avecomics, HubKap sync mobile data with your tablet other devices, Deezer the free music streaming services, Mewbox a music store for Google Android which as the 4 million tracks, Raging Thunderlite a 3D car demo game, World Newspapers, Touiteur and Fring app for video calls and mobile calls.

The home screen consists of 5 navigation and the overall interface allows advanced personalization. The icons can be placed, moved or erased with just few clicks with your finger and thus its provides instant access to your favorites applications. For those who are not programmers can skip to the next section consisting of Features, as this is paragraph presents the programming capabilities of Archos 10.1. The device is completely open to programmers and advanced users can install alternative operating system and have complete control over the system environment. So they can remove Android OS and install Linux operating system on it.

It’s provided with an adjustable leg stand so that you get the best position to enjoy whatever you do. And importantly if you feel that your 10.1 inches screen is small for you then you can connect it your large screen TV through a wire from the TV out pin. This tablet provides Internet on go by tethering to your 3G cell phone. You would have to link up your 3.5 G mobile phone to this device via your phone Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot or with Bluetooth or via USB cable and this devices makes cell phone as 3G modem and you can enjoy free access to the Internet. This tablet also supports a UPnP protocol which allows this device to add it to the list of established functional network services for data sharing & communication. So using that you can play your movies, videos and photos on your Archos device with being transferring the files to it which is present on the PC.

Provided with the 3D open GL technology and the accelerometer you can discover a real gaming experience and Archos can be your real game console. You can read your office documents like Word, Excel Powerpoint with OfficeSuite application available at AppsLib. Its compatible with Microsoft Office, provides ability to manage all the Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents. The users can connect external accessories like USB keyboard or Bluetooth and make it work ideally suitable accordingly to your requirements. It uses Android browser for browsing on the web and Android email client for checking emails. You can manage multiple email accounts from Google mail, Hotmail, etc., directly on the Archos 10.1.

It supports multiple video playback including HD videos with file formats like MPEG 4, H.264, H.263 and M JPEG, AVI, MP4, MKV, MOV, WMV, MPG, PS, TS, VOB, FLV, RM, RMVB, ASF and 3GP. The following audio formats are supported – MP3, AAC, AAC+, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV, WMA, VBR and others. Its provided with 3.5 mm headset jack for universal headphones acceptance and micro SD card slot provides prohibition for adding extra memory to the device.

Specification  :

  •  Product capacity  : Internal: 8 & 16 GB flash memory  External: Micro SD Slot (SDHC compatible)
  • Display characteristics : High resolution capacitive multitouch screen, 1024×600 pixels (WXVGA), 10.1” TFT LCD
  • Application Framework  : Android 2.2 Froyo
  • Weight : 480g
  • Processor : ARM Cortex A8 at 1GB with DSP Graphic accelerator : 3D OpenGLES 2.
  • Battery Type :  Lithium Polymer battery
  • Battery life : Music playback time6: up to 36 hours Video playback time6: up to 7 hours Web surfing6: up to 10 hours
  • Communication protocols :  WiFi (802.11 b/g/n) Bluetooth 2.1 ED
  •  Webcam : Yes
  • Input Device Type : Touch Screen 
  • Package includes :  ARCHOS 101 internet tablet, Standard USB cable, Quick Start Guide (QSG), legal and safety notice, power charger.

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