So I hate using that word cheap, but a better descriptive word does not exist. You’ll remember my office purchases some of the Archos 101 tablets to evaluate, and we found those to be lacking. They felt cheap, and they did not perform to our expectations. Why then would Archos come out with a line, their Arnova ‘budget’ line for $99? One of the models comes with Froyo and the other with Eclair. You do not buy a tablet with these, but a time machine, since you will go back in history with these limited OS. While new tablets come out with Gingerbread or Honeycomb, you lose functionality with these.
These may have a place–maybe for a coffee table tablet for strict web browsing, but if you purchase one with the intent to take it everywhere with you, you will be disappointed. As for schools, if our experience with the 101s is similar to the experience by this line, you will be more frustrated with these than satisfied. My advice–wait for the Toshiba or Samsung 10″ and buy fewer of these for the cost you would buy a bunch of the Archos.