The first thing we noticed about the Archos 101 is how light it is. At around 16 ounces, it weighs about as much as a pint of beer and is noticeably lighter than the iPad. How Archos was able to achieve this light weight is no mystery, though. Instead of the aluminum-and-glass construction of the iPad, the Archos design is mostly plastic and bends under pressure. Granted, tablets are fairly fragile devices inherently, but the 101 wins no points for ruggedness.