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Archos 101 XS (Gen 10) review | Part 4: battery life
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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.

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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.
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On earlier Archos 101 XS pictures at the FCC, it looks like the tablet contains a 3 cell, 6800 mAh battery.
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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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