Review: Archos 101 Tablet with 3D Graphics Acceleration

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Archos has launched the new Tablet computer named Archos 101. Archos 101 Tablet is positioned as a direct competitor to Apple iPad, presenting itself as a multi-accessorized.

Archos 101 Tablet comes with a 10.1 inch 1024 x 600 capacitive touchscreen display with 3D graphics acceleration to exploit Android 3D capabilities such as 3D games, animated interface with live wallpapers and transitions effects. You will be also able to enjoy the Android interface on your TV screen via the HDMI output. Discover a new way to play games on TV, your device becomes your gamepad. The device screen uses the same multi-gestures capacitive touchscreen technology, but uses a TN panel, which offers wide viewing angles less than the IPS panel iPad.

The Archos 101 is powered by a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bleutooth 2.1, a front-facing VGA camera, built-in mic and speakers, and HDMI output. The 101 tablet is lighter than the iPad and Galaxy Tab with weighs 480g and measures only 12mm thick (270 x 150 x12mm). it’s lighter than the iPad and Galaxy Tab. The Archos internet tablet also comes with a mini HDMI port for connecting to a monitor or HDTV, a full sized USB port, and support for a wide range of audio and video codecs inclduing WMV, VOB, MKV, FLV, DivX, and Xvid as well as MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC, and OGG Vorbis.

Web browsing is quick and easy with your WiFi network, and thanks to the Adobe Flash 10.1 support, you can access all Flash-based web content, unlike on the pesky iPad, which currently offers no such support. There is also Samba and UPnP protocol so you can play your movies, videos, and photos on your Archos, but these files are really located on your computer in another room. The Archos 101 Internet Tablet will be shipped in October at a price of 300 euros with a capacity of 8GB and € 350 for the 16GB model.

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