If you’re watching it closely the Archos Tablet have evolved into full-time tablet from its known portable navigation GPS tool. And this time the company is promising 10-inch affordable internet tablet running Android OS called Archos 101 internet tablet. The new Android slate combines style and functionality of a multimedia device enabling its users to watch movies, edit Office documents, play games mainly in flash, reading books, and using hundreds of fun and interesting apps from the marketplace.
Now let’s go deep into the shell, this tablet is available in 8GB or the 16GB version which sports a high-resolution 1024 x 600 10.1-inch touchscreen, powered by an ARM Cortex A8 processor at 1GHz and running Android 2.2. So you’re getting the performance right, handling comes with 480 grams of weight burden but interestingly designed with an integrated kickstand to let give an even ease of use –yes, some of the other tablet have to rely on accessories to have this.
Other features include a front-facing VGA camera, microSD slot, supports both WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1, a G-sensor, a USB port and a USB host, a HDMI output and an integrated microphone and speaker. The view stand is also adjustable to 60 to 30 degrees depending when you’re sitting or in the bed. And lastly, it’ll last approximately 7 hours of video playback, or up to 36 hours of audio playback, and if you’re only browsing the net, you’ll get a full 10 hours of battery life.
Apparently, everything don’t ends here as the device have pre-installed applications like eBuddy, Aldiko, Deezer, WordNewspaper, Fring, Wikipedia, and Mewbox. Archos 101 also supports tethering where you can connect your 3G mobile devices and share internet access, comes handy rather than you have to pay plans for each device.
The Archos 101 is priced starting $300 for the 8GB model and $350 for the 16GB version.