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Logic Instrument 101 Xenon review

A budget Android tablet aimed at businesses
Wed Feb 12 2014, 08:25

Product Logic Instrument 101 Xenon
Website Logic Instrument
Specifications 10.1in 1280x800 resolution five-point multi-touch IPS display, quad-core 1.2GHz A7 SGX544 processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB flash memory and microSD card slot up to 64GB, 2MP rear camera and 0.3MP front camera, 1x microUSB 2.0 port, 3.5mm audio jack, WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth connectivity, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean mobile operating system, 246x175x10mm, 630g
Price £265

FRENCH TABLET MAKER Archos bought French military grade device maker Logic Instrument in January, acquiring almost half the company to start an enterprise products venture and launch mobile devices focused on the business sector.

Archos' intention in partnering with Logic Instrument was to bring lower-priced consumer devices to the enterprise, such as tablets and smartphones, including the Logic Instrument 101 Xenon.

With a quad-core processor and 3G connectivity support, the logic Instrument 101 Xenon tablet aims to be a business tool to support productivity while offering consumer features users want.

Logic Instrument Archos 101 Xenon Android tablet review - welcome screen

Design and build
With a standard rectangular shape, the Logic Instrument 101 Xenon tablet design boasts nothing original. It isn't the friendliest to hold, either, as its 10mm thickness makes it feel rather cumbersome.

Rather strangely, on its website Logic Instrument touts the 101 Xenon as "only 10mm thick, it fits in any pocket", which we were rather dumbfounded to read. Unless you have exceedingly large pockets or you're a kangaroo, the Logic Instrument 101 Xenon tablet won't fit in them.

Logic Instrument Archos 101 Xenon Android tablet review - back

Weighing 630g, the 101 Xenon isn't the lightest tablet we've held. But its plastic construction means it has a pleasant feel, though it does appear rather cheap. But taking into consideration its £265 price tag, it doesn't fare too badly, feeling relatively sturdy. We had no qualms that the Logic Instrument 101 Xenon would break when placed in a bag and carried around without a protective case, for example.

However, it doesn't have the premium look or feel of a high-end Android tablet, so you'll probably not find yourself showing it off to your friends and colleagues.

Next: Display, operating system and performance.


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