By November 6, 2010

Archos 101 Internet Tablet unboxing

ARCHOS_101_it_ambianceThe Archos 101 is a much anticipated Android tablet. Whilst Samsung occupy the high end of the market with the £500 Galaxy Tab and an endless slew of cheap and nasty tablets invade from every other company looking to make a buck Archos focuses on a mid-range that is going to appeal to the majority.

The 101 is named as such due to it’s huge WXVGA 10.1″ LCD screen. the device boast quite an eye catching spec list including a front facing webcam, Android 2.2 Froyo (not implemented yet), 1ghz processor, 3D openGL, 8 or 16gb on-board storage, video and audio codecs for pretty much everything and a handy kickstand.

Have a look at the extended unboxing below and keep your eye peeled for further video demos in the future. I shall be leaving the review until 2.2 Froyo arrives in the next couple of weeks.


Archos 101 Internet Tablet unboxing


Archos 101 Specifications:

  • Internal: 8 & 16 GB**** flash memory
  • External: Micro SD Slot (SDHC compatible)
  • High resolution touch screen, 1024×600 pixels (WXVGA), 10.1” TFT LCD
  • ARM Cortex A8 at 1 GHz with DSP
  • Graphic accelerator: 3D OpenGL ES 2.0
  • Video Playback 
    – MPEG-42 HD (up to 720p, 30 fps@6Mbps)
    – MPEG-42 (ASP@L5 AVI, up to DVD resolution, 30 fps@8Mbps)
    -  H.264 HD ([email protected] up to 720p, 30 fps@5Mbps)
    -  WMV9/VC1 (AP up to 720p 30 fps@10Mbps)
    -  M-JPEG (Motion JPEG Video) in VGA resolution
    – With optional plug-in (downloadable on Cinema: MPEG-2 (up to DVD resolution MP/D1, 30 fps@10 Mbps)
    With the above codecs, the device can play video files with the following extensions: AVI, MP4, MKV, MOV, WMV, MPG, PS, TS, VOB, FLV, RM, RMVB, ASF, 3GP
  • Audio Playback1
    – MP3 CBR & VBR
    – WMA, WMA-Pro 5.1
    – AAC, AAC+ 5.13
    – OGG Vorbis
    – FLAC
    With optional software plug-ins (downloadable on
    – AC3 5.1
  • Webcam
  • Interfaces
    – USB slave 2.0: Mass Storage Class (MSC)
    – Full size USB host: Mass Storage Class (MSC)
    – Micro SD (SDHC compatible)
    – HDMI output5 (Mini HDMI / HDMI cable sold separately)
  • WiFi (802.11 b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
  • Built-in speaker
  • Built-in leg stand
  • Built-in Microphone
  • G-sensor
  • Front VGA camera
  • Music playback time : up to 36 hours
  • Video playback time : up to 7 hours
  • Web surfing : up to 10 hours

Posted by: Gareth


Posted in: Videos/Unboxings

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