We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message

Archos unveils 101 XS tablet

Android tablet comes with magnetic keyboard dock

Archos has announced its 101 XS tablet after months of teasing the product. See also: Archos 101 XS review.

The 101 XS is a 10in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet which comes with a magnetic Coverboard. Archos said the tablet will be released next month with a £299 price tag. See also: Group test: What's the best tablet PC?

Archos 101 XS

Henri Crohas, CEO of Archos said: "As the pioneer in the Android tablet market, we strive to continually push the technological boundaries of tablets and user experience,"

"We are taking our tablets to the next level by releasing an entirely new design that will redefine thin, while providing more functionality and a better price than any current Android tablet in the market."

Key specifications include a 1.5GHz multi-core processor, 10.1in (1280 x 800) screen, 16GB internal storage and a Mini HDMI port. The magnetic Coverboard acts as a cover, stand, and keyboard dock in one meaning it will rival the Asus Transformer range of tablets.

See also: Best Android apps

The 101 XS is just 8mm thin and the Coverboard adds a further 5mm. Archos has promised an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean before the end of the year. Accessories will include a speaker dock, docking station and carry pouches.

Follow Chris Martin and @PCAdvisor on Twitter.

IDG UK Sites

Galaxy S6 UK release date, price, specs: When is the Samsung Galaxy S6 coming out? Samsung Galaxy S6......

IDG UK Sites

5 things we hate about MWC: What it's like to be a journalist at a technology trade show

IDG UK Sites

Interview: Lauren Currie, "There is currently a big gap between what schools teach and what designe"......

IDG UK Sites

12in Retina MacBook Air release date rumours: new MacBook Air to have fingerprint ID, could launch...