Archos are well known Media player and Tablet manufacturing company now. They have already launched many Android ICS based Tablet and they have now introduced the Archos 101 XS which is a IceCream Sandwich Tablet but will get Android Jelly Bean update by End of 2012. Archos has launched 101 XS in Europe and it is a 10.1 inch capacitive touchscreen Tablet with 1.5Ghz Dual core processor and a Physical QWERTY Kickstand for this Tablet is exclusively bundled with the package. The Tablet is just 8mm slim that makes it look very much like Asus Transformer TF700.
Archos 101XS Specs and features detailed:
- Dual-core 1.5Ghz Cortex A9 Processor with a PowerVR™ SGX544 GPU
- Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream sandwich >> Jelly Bean 4.1 will be released by December 2012.
- 10.1″ Capacitive multitouch IPS touchscreen with 1280 x 800 display
- 1GB RAM, Flash Memory: 16GB + micro SD Slot (compatible up to 128GB)
- 3.2MP front camera with 720p encoding
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, G-Sensor, mini HDMI output, microUSB 2.0
- Lithium Polymer battery- 4100mAH
- Music playback time: up to 40 hrs
- Video playback time: up to 7 hrs
- Internet navigation time: up to 10 hrs
Archos 101XS Pros and Cons:
- Dual Core Cortex A9 Processor multitasking ready
- 10.1 inch screen but still 8mm slim
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update will be available soon
- Physical QWERTY Keyboard stand provided in the package
- Price is a bit more than other Tablet but when you see total package you will be getting a physical Keyboard with it.
Archos 101XS looks promising as it resembles Asus Transformer and will be getting a Jelly Bean update very soon. Right now, 101XS is up for sell in Europe for £300. You can buy it through the Archos Online Store 101XS page.