Archos 101 XS Tablet Driver
A 10in hybrid Android tablet, which starts at £ But can the XS offer business users functionality? French tech manufacturer Archos have been banging out tablets since before you were in long trousers, Sonny Jim - although back in the early. Archos XS Tablet - cm (") - 1 GB - Texas Instruments OMAP - ARM Cortex A9 GHz - 16 GB - Android Ice Cream Sandwich - x.
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Archos 101 XS Tablet Driver
Taking a closer look at the keyboard case, we have a chiclet-style layout spanning most of the cover's width, with the docking connector and the kickstand sitting up top.
The kickstand consists of two parts that lie flat, but pulling it up to a vertical position lets you prop up the tablet when it's docked in the base. We'll get to display quality in a minute, but it's worth mentioning here that the kickstand tilts the tablet back at an angle that requires you to keep the device pretty distant from your body -- otherwise, you won't have Archos 101 XS Tablet best view of the screen.
ARCHOS XS specs
The Archos XS has a 1, x display, and the absence of IPS technology tells you it's not anything to get excited about. Colors aren't particularly bright, and you'll definitely want to bump up the brightness, as the panel is pretty dark by default. Text and images on web pages aren't especially crisp, but the XS' screen is Archos 101 XS Tablet adequate for surfing the web and firing off emails.
The glossy screen is a glare magnet, but reflections aside, this tablet offers good viewing angles.
Archos 101 XS - tablet - Android 4.0.3 - 16 GB - 10.1" Series
Keyboard A keyboard section in a tablet review, eh? In addition to upping your productivity, the keyboard cover protects the tablet's screen.
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It does add a few millimeters of bulk to the XS, though, so the hardware keys are the real value proposition here. In addition to the full QWERTY setup and your standard numbers and arrows, there are keys for all the basic Android functions, including home, back, recently open and shortcuts to the updates bar and apps menu.
The keys are so close together that it's easy to hit an adjacent letter, and the buttons are extremely small. Though we appreciate the all-in-one design, the keyboard dock concept hasn't proved itself to be the most ergonomically sound.
Archos 101 XS review: a tablet that puts the keyboard center stage
The XS also has this problem: In short, there's a learning curve for typing on the XS. The keys are so close together that it's easy to hit an adjacent letter, and it also doesn't help that the buttons are extremely small.
Neither of these issues is a surprise given Archos 101 XS Tablet the keyboard is built directly into the lid, and while it's ultimately a superior option to the onscreen Android keyboard, it's still no substitute for a full-fledged laptop. We gave an online typing test a Archos 101 XS Tablet to check out our words-per-minute score, and our rate was about 20 points lower than usual, with an increased error percentage, too.
We also tried knocking out a few emails in Gmail, and the keyboard evidently did not want those messages to get sent. While typing a few pithy sentences on Archos 101 XS Tablet cramped layout, we naturally made a few errors and needed to backtrack and correct our work. When you consider that its direct rival, the Asus Transformer Padmeasures a combined At almost g 0.
On its own, the Archos XS tablet weighs g 1. But Archos 101 XS Tablet Asus's hybrid tabs, which offer clever keyboard docks that expand connectivity and enhance battery life, the coverboard is pretty poor in comparison. Archos 101 XS Tablet only port is a micro USB one, which is used for charging the tablet when docked. When not connected to the mains, the Archos XS's keyboard drains power from the tablet's battery.
And the build quality, not just of the dock, but of the whole device, is nowhere near on par with its competitors.
Archos XS review: a tablet that puts the keyboard center stage
Starting with the dock, its thinness works against it, feeling very weak, with plenty of flex and incredibly plasticy. The keyboard keys have an incredibly shallow travel, so typing for long periods of time isn't too comfortable. And the Archos 101 XS Tablet, which pops up to hold the tablet in place for typing sessions, is incredibly feeble. In its most upright position it will hold the tablet in place - just - but try to adjust the angle although we're not entirely sure you're supposed to and you'll run into trouble, with it giving way under the weight Archos 101 XS Tablet the slate.
The method used to hold the coverboard and the tablet together, using magnets, is also pretty basic. Sure, the twist motion that Asus suggests to separate the two pulls them apart easily enough but, on more than one occasion, we pulled the Archos XS out of our bags only to find the tablet Archos 101 XS Tablet sitting flush with its partner.
The tab itself also suffers from appearing 'cheap'.
The white plastic edges don't exactly blend into the mock plastic, of course brushed metal finish, and the lip between the silver trim and the It's a build that is also massively susceptible to scuffs and scratches - ours was a bit of a mess after only a short while of regular use and Archos 101 XS Tablet. The volume rocker and the power button, positioned on the bottom-right corner, are incredibly thin and fiddly to use, and the speaker grill up front is pretty incongruous.