ARCHOS 101 Internet Tablet – Android 2.2 (Froyo), Wi-Fi, HDMI

Archos 101_it_face_video playerThe 101 internet tablet from Archos gives you 10.1 beautiful inches of browsing and viewing glory and a number of other useful and fun functions and features. This sleek device puts the Internet, games, apps, music, videos, webcam capabilities, and more at your fingertips with the help of Android 2.2.

As is the growing trend, the 101 internet tablet pops easily into your bag for use just about anywhere, and features an on-screen keyboard. It connects to an external mouse and keyboard as well. Versatile and economical, this tablet gives you portability and a more traditional setup. Either way though, the internet tablet connects to the internet via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. For guaranteed, fast service anywhere, you can tether the tablet to your mobile phone.

In addition to the 101 internet tablet’s 8GB and 16GB of built-in flash memory, the tablet allows for expanded memory using microSD cards. You can also enjoy your personal media files using a USB host. And you can even connect to your PC via Wi-Fi for retrieval of your music, videos, and photos directly on the device – saving space on the tablet for those files you must have when you’re away from home. When you’re looking to share on a grand scale the internet tablet hooks up to your HDTV via the HDMI mini connection. Play games, using the tablet as your controller, view photos, watch movies, and browser your apps all on the big screen.

Features

Head-Turning Design: The nice, big 10.1″ diagonal screen sits within the slim and lightweight design of the 101 internet tablet. Archos has carefully matched the power of the Android platform with this alluring design for one stylish and useful tablet.

Viewing Comfort: With the adjustable viewing stand you’ll always have just the right view of the screen – whether you’re writing email, watching movies, or simply viewing photos.

High-Resolution 10.1″ Screen: Whether you’re viewing the 101 internet tablet in landscape or portrait mode you’ll enjoy a bright, crystal-clear 1024*600 pixel screen. Hold it in your hands, lay it on a table, or stand it up using the built-in stand – you’ll be impressed by this high quality screen.

Android 2.2: Android 2.2 is the application framework developed by Google for connected mobile devices, with a full pack of connected apps such as a web browser and email application. The 5 home screens of the Android user interface allow for advanced personalization; icons can be placed, moved, or erased with just a flick of a finger. Thanks to the home screen widgets, users can instantly access their favorite apps.

Android on TV: With its TV output, the Archos 101 internet tablet displays every Android screen on your wide screen TV – You can browse your files or the Internet right from you couch. And just think how immersed in your 3D games you’ll be using the Archos 101 as your steering wheel!

Tethering Using your Mobile Phone as a Modem: Want to be connected anywhere? Just pair up your mobile phone equipped with 3.5G and Bluetooth technology with the Archos 101 internet tablet. Connect via Bluetooth or even using the USB cable. You’ll have easy access to the Internet directly on your device anytime, anywhere. And there’s no need to pay an extra fee when you already have a data service plan.

Home Streaming from Your PC: The Archos 101 internet tablet has Samba and UPnP protocols. This means that you can play your movies, videos, and photos stored on your computer on your Archos tablet. Your files fly through the air over Wi-Fi – allowing you to keep everything conveniently organized in one place.

Real Web: Connect the Archos 101 internet tablet to your WiFi network and you’ll be able to do just about everything that you do on your home PC wherever you are. Surf the web in all its glory – not a just a scaled-down mobile version – thanks to Flash 10 support. You’ll also benefit from a full width, superfast display of web pages with the high resolution screen and the high-speed processor running at 1GHz. The browsing experience is made even more intuitive with the Android browser. Tap a part of the text and the display will be automatically resized to the paragraph you want to read. You can also easily check your email at any time with the Android email client, which allows you to manage all your accounts in one place.

Multiple Connections: With a built-in webcam, an ultra-powerful processor, WiFi connectivity, and multiple connections (USB host/slave, microSD, HDMI output), the Archos 101 is a lightweight, scaled down version of your home PC. Just connect an external keyboard and/or a mouse and your tablet transforms into a more traditional machine in seconds. You can even use a full-sized, on-screen keyboard as well.

3D Graphics Accelerator: The Archos 101 internet tablet features a graphics accelerator (3D Open GL ES 2.0) to make the most of Android’s 3D capabilities, such as 3D games, animated interfaces with live wallpapers, and transitions effects. You can even enjoy the Android interface on your TV screen via the HDMI output. And when playing games on your TV the tablet becomes your gamepad.

AppsLib: Just tap the AppsLib icon on the home screen of the Archos 101 internet tablet to immediately discover a large choice of Android apps – everything from the weather, to games, to social networks, communication, and more!

Games: Use the Archos 101 internet tablet to reflect your personality and style. The 101 transforms into a real game console. With the 3D open GL technology and the accelerometer you’ll discover a gaming experience like no other.

Unique Android Multimedia Applications: Android brings you exclusive applications, including music, video, and applications all developed by Archos to enrich the user experience. Enjoy smooth browsing album covers and widgets added to the home screen. You can also take full advantage of an Internet connected photo frame application with 3D transitions, the ability to sync your pictures with your Facebook, Picasa, or Flickr accounts. Additionally, Archos makes life easier by supporting audio and video formats beyond the standard Android formats. The tablet can even display subtitles and alternate audio tracks – all you have to do is drag, drop, and play!

1280*720 HD Multimedia: In the Archos tradition of employing the very latest technologies, the 101 internet tablet offers the ultimate multimedia experience with 1280*720 HD quality.

HDMI Video Output: Via the HDMI connection (HDMI cable optional) enjoy the Android interface on your TV screen. You’ll discover a whole new way to play games on your TV or share your videos and photos with a room full of people.

Unique Photo Experience: Browse through your photos or play a slideshow with a simple flick of your finger. You can even enjoy your memories with music and transition effects. Additionally, you can display the pictures that your friends uploaded to Facebook or other photo sharing websites.

Easy Transfer: There’s a full-sized USB connector on the side of the 101 internet tablet that lets you transfer all your multimedia content. There’s also a USB host connector to directly transfer your files without using a PC.

Specifications

Product capacity[advt]

  • Internal: 8GB and 16 GB flash memory
  • External: microSD Slot (SDHC compatible)

Display

  • High resolution capacitive multitouch screen, 1024*600 pixels (WXVGA), 10.1″ TFT LCD

Application Framework

  • Android 2.2 Froyo

Processor

  • ARM Cortex A8 at 1 GHz with DSP
  • Graphic accelerator: 3D OpenGL ES 2.0

Video Playback

Audio Playback

  • MP3 CBR and VBR
  • WAV (PCM/ADPCM)
  • AAC, AAC+ 5.1
  • OGG Vorbis
  • FLAC
  • With optional software plug-ins (downloadable on www.archos.com): AC3 5.1

Photo viewer

  • JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF

Subtitles

  • Support subtitles files with .srt, .ssa, .smi, .sub extensions

Webcam

Pre-installed applications

  • Aldiko
  • Ebuddy
  • Wikipedia
  • Avecomics
  • HubKap
  • Deezer
  • Mewbox
  • Raging Thunderlite (a 3D car demo game)
  • WordNewspaper
  • Touiteur
  • Fring

Interfaces

  • USB slave 2.0: Mass Storage Class (MSC)
  • Full size USB host: Mass Storage Class (MSC)
  • microSD (SDHC compatible)
  • HDMI output (Mini HDMI / HDMI cable sold separately)

Communication protocols

  • Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Miscellaneous

  • Built-in speaker
  • Built-in leg stand
  • Built-in Microphone
  • G-sensor
  • Front VGA camera

Power source

  • Internal: Lithium Polymer battery
  • External: Power adapter/charger

Battery life

  • Music playback time: upto 36 hours
  • Video playback time: upto 7 hours
  • Web surfing: upto 10 hours

Scalability

  • Device automatically downloads latest firmware updates when the Wi-Fi connection is activated
  • Updates can also be downloaded at www.archos.com and updated via USB mass storage

Dimensions and Weight

  • 270*150*12 MM
  • 480 Grams

Minimum system requirements

  • Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7 or higher
  • Mac
  • Linux
  • USB 2.0 interface

Package includes

  • ARCHOS 101 internet tablet
  • Standard USB cable
  • Quick Start Guide (QSG)
  • legal and safety notice
  • power charger

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