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In fact, the material picks up smudges almost instantly. The rounded, almost kid-friendly edges aren't the markings of a high-end product either, but Archos tempers the cheap materials with a stainless steel frame that surrounds the Archos says it used more stainless steel on this device than on previous tablets, and it does feel sturdier than last year's G9. The finish may be stainless, yes, but we noticed a disconcerting number of scratches on the backing, and that was before we even used the tablet away from our desk. Also decidedly un-high end: Archos didn't hold back with the branding here: Though the XS' soft lines and plastic body don't provide much eye candy, we must say Archos 101 XS Tablet device feels very good in the hand.

That's the upside to the rounded edges, of course, but for a 1. And though we knock the tablet for a slightly chintzy feel, attaching it to the keyboard cover paints a prettier picture. The so-called Coverboard attaches to the tablet magnetically, and the grayish magnetic strip that runs along the edge of the cover matches the silver bezel surrounding the The silver-and-white aesthetic pulls the package together, and the docked tablet even manages to look a little edgy and futuristic.

Archos 101 XS - tablet - Android 4.0.3 - 16 GB - 10.1" Series

Ports include a proprietary USB 2. Taking a closer look at the keyboard case, we have a chiclet-style layout spanning most of the cover's width, with the docking connector and the kickstand sitting up top. The kickstand consists of two parts that lie flat, but pulling it up to a vertical position lets you prop up the tablet when it's docked in the base. We'll get to display quality in a minute, but it's worth mentioning here that the kickstand tilts the tablet back at an angle that Archos 101 XS Tablet you to keep the device pretty distant from your body -- otherwise, you won't have the best view of the screen.

The Archos XS has a 1, x display, and the absence of IPS technology tells you it's not anything to get excited about.

Colors aren't particularly bright, and you'll definitely want to bump up the brightness, as the panel is pretty dark by default. Text and images on web pages aren't especially crisp, but the XS' screen is perfectly adequate for surfing the web and firing off emails.

The glossy screen is a glare magnet, but reflections aside, this tablet offers good viewing angles. Keyboard A keyboard section in a tablet review, eh?

Its only port is a micro USB one, which is used for charging the tablet when docked. When not connected to the mains, the Archos XS's keyboard drains Archos 101 XS Tablet from the tablet's battery. And the build quality, not just of the dock, but of the whole device, is nowhere near on par with its competitors. Starting with the dock, its thinness works against it, feeling very weak, with plenty of flex and incredibly plasticy.

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The keyboard keys have an incredibly shallow travel, so typing for long periods of time isn't too comfortable. And the kick-stand, which pops up to hold the tablet in place for typing sessions, is incredibly feeble. In its most upright position it will hold the tablet in place - just - but try to adjust the angle although we're not entirely sure you're supposed to and you'll run Archos 101 XS Tablet trouble, with it giving way under the weight of the slate. The method used to hold the coverboard and the tablet together, using magnets, is also pretty basic. Sure, the twist motion that Asus suggests to separate the two pulls them apart easily enough but, on more than one occasion, we pulled the Archos XS out of our bags only to find the tablet wasn't sitting flush with its partner.

Archos XS review: a tablet that puts the keyboard center stage

The tab itself also suffers from appearing 'cheap'. The white plastic edges don't exactly blend into the mock plastic, of course brushed metal finish, and the lip between the silver trim and the It's a build that is also massively susceptible to scuffs and scratches - ours was a bit of Archos 101 XS Tablet mess after only a short while of regular use and transportation. The volume rocker and the power button, positioned on the bottom-right corner, are incredibly thin and fiddly to use, and the speaker grill up front is pretty incongruous. On the left-hand side is your port activity.

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You'll find a mini HDMI port, a 3. The bottom edge contains the dock connector and a couple of magnets.


Although, while the pixel count is on a par with its similarly priced rivals, the quality falls a little short. Archos XS - tablet - Android - 16 GB - " overview and full product specs on CNET. The Archos XS--a new inch Android tablet--comes with a keyboard stand Archos 101 XS Tablet attaches magnetically. Is this slate just your type?

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