By November 30, 2012

Archos 101 XS unboxing

archos_101xs_slide_01For a few years now, Archos have been build cheap tablets that have met with varying feedback. Previously they were at the top end of the premium media player market. Recently Archos are in the process of releasing a newer, mid-range, varient of their fairly popular Archos 101. The XS combines a more quality feel with some unique design decisions. Here we will take a first look at a pre-release build of their latest flagship device.


Archos 101 XS

Included in box
. Tablet, Coverboard, charger, USB data cable, documentation

. 10.1”: 1280 x 800 MVA

Application Framework
. Android 4.0.3 “Ice Cream Sandwich” upgradable to 4.1 in Q4 2012

. Smart multicore OMAP4470 processor @ 1.5GHz (ARM® CortexT-A9) with a PowerVRT SGX544 GPU
. 3D OpenGL (ES 2.0)

. Flash Memory: 16GB* + micro SD Slot (compatible up to 128GB)


Video playback1
. H.264 HD ([email protected], up to [email protected] fps and 1080i/[email protected] fps)
. MPEG-42 HD (SP/[email protected], up to [email protected] fps)
. With optional plug-in: MPEG2 HD (MP/HL, [email protected] fps)
. With the above codecs, the device can play video files with the following extensions: AVI, MP4, MOV, 3GP, MPG, PS, TS, VOB, MKV, FLV, RM, RMVB, ASF

Audio Playback1
. MP3
. AAC3, AAC+ 5.13
. OGG Vorbis
. With optional plug-in: AC3 5.1

Photo viewer4

. .srt, .ssa, .smi, .sub formats supported

. 720p front camera with 720p encoding

. Micro USB 2.0: Mobile Transfer Protocol (MTP)
. USB host: Mass Storage Class (MSC) (USB 2.0/USB Host cable sold separately)
. Proprietary USB docking connector
. microSD (compatible with 64 GB cards)
. mini HDMI output (mini HDMI / HDMI cable sold separately)

Wireless technologies
. WiFi
. Bluetooth 4.0

. Built-in speaker
. G-sensor
. Compass
. Built-in Microphone

Power source
. Internal: Lithium Polymer battery
. External: Power adapter/charger

Dimensions & weight
. Tablet: 273 mm x 170 mm x 8mm (10.7” x 6.7” x 0.31”)
. Coverboard: 273 mm x 170 mm x 5mm (10.7” x 6.7” x 0.2”)
. Tablet: 600g (21 oz)
. Coverboard: 200g (7 oz)

Battery life5
. Music playback time: up to 40 hrs
. Video playback time: up to 7 hrs
. Internet navigation time: up to 10 hrs

Compatible Accessories (via the Proprietary USB connector)
. Speaker Dock
. Docking Station

Posted by: Gareth

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