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Archos 101 XS

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58 Engadget Score
It might work in a pinch, but you wouldn't want to use it regularly.
58

It might work in a pinch, but you wouldn't want to use it regularly.

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The $400 Archos 101 XS includes a keyboard dock built into the tablet's cover, but this innovative feature doesn't amount to a good typing experience.

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58 Engadget Score
It might work in a pinch, but you wouldn't want to use it regularly.
58

It might work in a pinch, but you wouldn't want to use it regularly.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Average Critic Score
 
60
CNET
The Archos 101XS makes performance improvements from the previous generation and includes a full keyboard, but doesn't offer enough to warrant its high price.
 
70
Engadget
If you have a $400 tablet budget, there's a wealth of smarter choices out there and many comparably priced options provide better performance ... For the time being, we'd say if you want a productivity-minded slate, the best option is still to buy a Bluetooth keyboard case.
 
80
SlashGear
If the Archos 101 XS is released in November sporting Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and essentially the same build we’re seeing here, it might be worth $399. It’s still a slightly surprising combination though now that the 7-inch wave is upon us.
 
60
Laptop Magazine
The 10-inch Archos 101 XS Android tablet offers snappy performance and comes with a keyboard for an affordable price, but its design could be better.
 
40
Gizmodo
For $400 you could get two Nexus 7s and you'll have a much, much better time. Even if you really, really want a keyboard, this integrated solution is just cumbersome and awkward. You'd be better off getting a tablet that performs well and buying a Bluetooth keyboard to go with it.
 
70
TrustedReviews
At first blush, Archos seems to have created a decent budget tablet if you’re after something that lets you type ‘properly’.
 
70
TechRadar
It's hard to dislike the Archos 101 XS, despite its shoddy build and mediocre design, but equally hard to fall in love with it too, despite its nippy performance and its useful hybrid control setup.
 
80
Ubergizmo
The Archos 101 XS is good for people who value productivity, like to travel light and in style — while saving money.
 
70
TechCrunch
I could definitely see myself using it on a short weekend trip if I had some Word work to do but beyond documents, presentations, and some spreadsheets, you may want to look elsewhere.
 
70
Android Central
The 101 XS is a nice step up from Archos G9 series, and its budget friendly price gets you a lot of hardware for your buck. The Coverboard is a unique idea and it's great that Archos is including it in the $399 pricetag, but at this time you'll be hard pressed to replace your keyboard with it.