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Selasa, 10 Mei 2011

The Netbook Archos 10

The Netbook Archos 10Price as Reviewed $399.00

The netbook bazaar is so awash that alike companies that accept never fabricated computers afore are jumping on the bandwagon. Exhibit A: Archos, a cast accepted primarily for its carriageable media players. The Archos 10, its aboriginal netbook, offers a fast adamantine drive and a ample software stack. Unfortunately, these allowances aren’t abundant to alibi its awkward keyboard and abbreviate array life, abnormally back there are added $399 netbooks that attending and accomplish better.

Considering the absorption to aesthetics Archos puts into its added products, we were somewhat afraid at the banal looks of the Archos 10. Although it costs $399—not bargain for a netbook with a three-cell battery—it looks bargain abutting to the competition. The matte atramentous lid has Archos’ logo formed on it; aggregate inside—the keyboard, approach rest, and blubbery bezel—is apparent black, too. With the lid open, an awkward gap separates the affectation and the hinge; although not as arresting as on the absolutely animal Everex CloudBook, it still is unappealing. The breadth aloft the keyboard has attenuate accumbent grooves, which attending chintzy.