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Let's now have a look at the Archos 101 XS battery life, focusing in a video play test. Unlike the Asus Transformer, the keyboard dock / coverboard won't be of much help to increase the life, as it does not contain any extra battery.
From the Archos specifications
Archos announces in the 101 XS specs on their web site a battery life up to 7 hours of video play using low backlight settings.
On earlier Archos 101 XS pictures at the FCC, it looks like the tablet contains a 3 cell, 6800 mAh battery.
Our battery test video
From a fully charged tablet, we played this video file big_buck_bunny_720p_AAC.mp4 (Big Buck Bunny 720p, stereo sound in AAC format) in loop until the tablet battery gets empty.
More details about the test conditions:
- using latest beta firmware (4.0.23) available on the pre-production device
- machine started after a fresh reboot
- tablet fully charged (lockscreen says "Charged", Settings / About tablet / Status says Battery level100%)
- media sound volume set to half (Settings/Sound/Volume, set Media bar to middle position)
- brightness set to…
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