22
Aug
thumb

Way back in March of '12, we heard that ARCHOS would be releasing a new line of thin, keyboard-packing tablets. The first of those rumored devices has now emerged as the 101 XS, and it actually looks pretty neat.

image

The device itself is a fairly typical 10" tablet: 1.5GHz dual-core OMAP 4470, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage, Android 4.0 (4.1 OTA update is expected to roll out in "Q4 2012"). What makes this device unique(ish), however, is its magnetic keyboard dock, which ARCHOS has named the Coverboard. The Coverboard also doubles as cover of sorts (hence the name), and perfectly aligns to the tablet using a series of magnets. What's more, each tablet ships with a Coverboard in the box, adding even more value to the deal.

3 2[5] 1[5]

There will also be a few accessories available for the Gen10 XS line, such as an ARCHOS speaker dock, docking station, and carrying cases. Woo.

4 4[5]

The device is slated to be released in North America around November for the price of $400. Our own Ron Amadeo has one in his possession right now, so you'll have plenty of time to mull over his upcoming review before November rolls around. And with Ron on the job, you know no stone will go unturned.

Good luck, Archos.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

    No option for 250GB? What has become of Archos?

    • Leonard Krum

      Archos say on Archos worldwide "
      Archos Worldwide ‎It has 16GB of internal memory and accepts micro sd cards up to 64 GB (and eventually 128 GB when they come out). ".. i supose that was too small for 250..

    • Sorian

      Do you need that much storage space?

      • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

        "Need" is a strong word lol, but want, yes.

  • DCMAKER

    now this is pretty cool but i would have designed the keyboard a little different but cool none the less. I wish it has better specs.

  • Guest

    Will the Coverboard work on water, you bojo?

  • Guest

    Hey bojo! Will the Coverboard work on water?

  • Vinnie

    If the 101G9 is any indication of Archos quality I suggest passing on this. Unless frequent system freezes requiring a hard reset are something you enjoy.