Although it looks like a tablet in general, the Archos 101 target different market segments as an area of play. Archos is known as a brand that often release products PMP or portable media player of quality. But this time seems a bit Archos "swerved" by presenting a tablet-based multimedia devices. Not only launch products based on a popular operating system (Android), they also release a tablet that uses Windows, the Archos 101 Internet Tablet. This product is one of a series of artificial Archos tablet that uses Android.
First impressions of this tablet fixed on the physical form are thin and lightweight. This is the lightest tablet is ever present. Its dimensions are quite unique because the Archos 101 using wide screen (widescreen) which is focused to meet the needs of multimedia. Uniquely, this tablet has a buffer in the back of the body so that when positioned standing, these devices become more like a picture frame. This design is intended to maximize the user experience, for example when watching a video.
Wide screen has a resolution of 1024x600 with capacitive-type 10.1-inch scale. As the types of capacitive screens, response and accuracy of touch-screen Archos 101 include both. However, sometimes delays occur when touching the screen to access a particular command. It still added perspective and reflection of the screen is quite disturbing. Therefore, these tablets must be positioned correctly to be used comfortably.
Behind the thin body, the Archos 101 strengthened ARM Cortex A8 processor with a speed of 1 GHz. As is generally the processor type, the performance was enough to run a variety of applications. This processor is combined with the PowerVR SGX 530 as a driving force in terms of graphics. However, for some reason on the test, found the performance of graphics card is fairly low. And for the size of a PowerVR SGX530, this device should be able to give much better performance.
Unfortunate enough RAM memory capacity of only 256 MB. The number of these including the "just barely" especially when many applications are running in the background. To overcome the system so as not to slow down, to outsmart the application install Task Killer. By turning off applications that are not used, the overall performance of the tablet fixed maximum. While 512 MB of available RAM as internal memory that can be used the user to install the application.
Interestingly, the Archos 101 has a USB port that can recognize the external storage such as flash disks and external hard drive. Experiments on the USB port is running smoothly, the tablet is able to identify with both flash and through its file manager, so that the contents of the flash can be read. As a multimedia tablet, the Archos 101 also has no problem when asked to deliver high-definition content to standard 720p. However, for Full-HD 1080p format, this tablet rejected by issuing an error message that the resolution is too big. As a tablet "Entertainment Your Way", the Archos 101 is unique. The design is sleek with foot buffer makes it different from other tablets. In general, the performance of the tablet is quite good, except for graphics performance. Even so, the Archos 101 can still be used for enjoying multimedia content.