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The Archos 10 is the first laptop from a company that’s best known for making portable media players. The netbook appears to be a rebranded Hasee MJ125 mini-laptop, but it comes with an Archos logo and some custom multimedia software. Unfortunately, Laptop Magazine reports that it also comes with a horrible keyboard.

As you can see in the photo, Archos/Hasee have left a lot of space around the edges of the keyboard. While that may work for a 14 inch laptop,  this computer measures just 10.2″ x 7.4″ x 1.1″. And that means that if you don’t use as much space as physically possible for the keyboard you’re going to wind up with some cramped keys.

The folks at Laptop Magazine put the Archos 10 through the paces and found that it offered good performance, but poor battery life, topping out at just over 2 hours. On the plus side, the $399 laptop comes with a boatload of free software, including vTuner, and a $50 credit for the Archos Media Club which lets you purchase or rent downloaded movies.

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