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Archos Unveils 101 XS 2 Tablet, Part of Its New Gen11 Lineup


Archos announced a tablet this morning, the 101 XS 2, the newest member of the Gen11 lineup. The tablet should remind you of the 101 XS that was released last year, a slate that was incredibly thin and somewhat speedy considering its lack of top tier specs. The Xs 2 features a 10.1″ IPS display (1280 x 800), a quad-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz, 2GB of RAM, as well as front-facing dual stereo speakers. Not a bad little package, considering the device will go on sale starting at only $279 this December. 

When purchasing the XS 2, buyers will be treated to the inclusion of Archos’ Coverboard, a detachable keyboard that pulls double duties as a screen protector when not in use. It’s a fancy design, one that we actually enjoyed on the first model.

You can start looking for the XS 2 on the Archos website starting sometime in December.

ARCHOS Continues Redefining the Tablet with Gen11

Designed for speed, high performance, multimedia and productivity, this Google™ Certified 10.1” tablet offers a complete user experience

Denver, Colo – November 5, 2013 – ARCHOS, a pioneer in Android™ devices, announces the availability of the ARCHOS 101 XS 2 tablet, the latest device from its new Gen11 range. Improving on the success of last year’s Gen10, this Google™ Certified tablet includes a Quad-Core 1.6 GHz CPU, 2GB RAM, an HD IPS screen, front facing stereo speakers and dual-cameras. Smartly designed, this feature rich and high performance tablet also includes the innovative Coverboard (introduced in the Gen10 range), a unique magnetic keyboard made to improve content creation.

For Speed

Powered by a super-fast 1.6 GHz Quad-core processor and 2 gigabytes of RAM, users will experience smooth and fast web browsing and apps. The ARCHOS 101 XS 2 utilizes Dual-Band Wi-Fi, the next generation of Wi-Fi for mobile devices. Dual-Band Wi-Fi is capable of using both the 5GHz and 2.4GHz bands for a more stable, less congested connection that results in faster download and browsing speeds. The ARCHOS 101 XS2 also includes Bluetooth and GPS technology.

For Productivity

ARCHOS – Gen11 101XS 2 Coverboard

The magnetic Coverboard is the perfect tool for typing on a tablet

ARCHOS 101 XS 2 comes with the ultra-thin magnetic Coverboard in every box. The Coverboard acts as a comfortable chicklet keyboard, freeing up screen space and enabling users to work faster with Android™ shortcuts for direct access to the main functions.

The Triple function Coverboard is more than a keyboard. It is also an integrated protective cover for your tablet screen, includes a Kickstand for easier movie watching and serves as a charging dock for the tablet.

The ARCHOS 101 XS 2 also comes pre-installed with OfficeSuite Pro 6, the acclaimed application for viewing or creating Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF files.

For Multimedia

ARCHOS – Gen11 101XS 2 Camera

Vibrant screen & amazing audio experience

The ARCHOS 101 XS 2 is equipped with an impressive 10.1” IPS screen, making it perfect for playing videos. The 1280 x 800 pixel widescreen resolution provides vivid, sharp images and extra wide viewing angles for an excellent viewing experience. Thanks to its front-facing stereo speakers, the ARCHOS 101 XS 2 delivers a truly immersive experience for movies, music and games.

ARCHOS Media Center Apps

The ARCHOS Media Center applications include the most complete audio and video codec and format support. Using over 12 years of mobile video and audio experience, these apps are designed to play every file and video available, including true 1080p HD video.

The ARCHOS Media Center includes a special video carousel to easily organize and find movie and TV show information by title, series, actor and more. It is also equipped with wireless sharing tools so you can easily access your media wherever you are.

Powered by Android™ 4.2 “Jelly Bean” with full Access to Google Play™ Store

Certified by Google™, the ARCHOS 101 XS 2 includes full access to the Google Play™ Store, containing more than 1 million Android™ apps and games, as well as DRM support for downloading books, music and movies.

The ARCHOS 101 XS2 (tablet with Coverboard included) will be available in the U.S. starting in December for $279 at www.ARCHOS.com. For more information about the ARCHOS 101 XS2 or any ARCHOS products, visit www.ARCHOS.com

  • Sporttster

    Not a bad deal really at all. I’ve had Archos items in the past (Archos Jukebox, for the older folks, remember those??) and they were nice. Wonder how long the batt lasts and how big?? That’s pretty important as well. In the market for a replacement for my Galaxy 8.9 which bugs the crap out of me how long it takes to charge. Bigger, faster, keyboard cover, sd slot, great price….hard to beat

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  • Sharrief Ibn Kamal Shabazz

    I see they don’t name the maker of the 1.6 GHz Quad Core CPU… I’m willing to bet its a Tegra 3, probably similar to the one in the Asus Transformer Infinity.

  • Stephen

    front facing speakers!!!!!!! micro-SD slot!!!!!!! sold.

    • Balansi Kherwyn

      You forgot the pixels as big as chiclets!

  • Bruce Wayne

    Archos… Because F U.

  • Scott Niemczyk

    Pretty impressive looking and I love the price. this will be my Xmas gift to myself.

  • Tyler

    Mhmmmmm 1280 x 800 resolution. KIlLER!

  • a.d.AM

    I feel like Archos releases a new tablet every month and yet I have never seen one anywhere ever in my life.

    • TroyConley

      as Irene answered I can’t believe that some people able to profit $4930 in a few weeks on the computer. my review here… w­w­w.d­a­y3­7.c­o­m

    • michael arazan

      Was waiting for the Archos TV connect that turned your hdtv into a vanilla android tablet with a camera and game controller, with keyboard and playstore access. Came out at CES last Jan and sits on their webpage with no release.

  • SA_NYC

    That’s actually pretty sweet-looking, especially for the price. Leaves a nice taste in my mouth, after the Ellipsis or whatever it’s called.

  • mustbepbs

    When I think Archos, I think quality.