LENOVO IDEATAB A8-50
|Operating System||Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)|
|Dimension (in)||5.4 x .35 x 8.5|
|Resolution (px)||1280 x 800|
Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi connectivity; front and rear cameras; micro USB port, MicroSD, Accelerometer
|Battery Life||8 hrs|
At last, an affordable tablet solution from Lenovo, the IdeaTab A8 is a competitive deal under $200. Each of the tablets in this series are named after their screen size, this one has an 8 inch screen and the IdeaTab10 features a 10 inch screen.
The IdeaTab family makes a colourful design range available in red, navy blue, yellow and white.
An 8 inch wide view screen is a generous amount of screen space for the price attached. The front camera is only a mere 2 Megapixel but the rear camera is 5 megapixel meaning sharp image quality for all the snapshots you take, both cameras are adequate for whatever you wish to use the tablet for.
The Lenovo IdeaTab A8 has a MediaTek 1.3GHz quad core processor for modest performance and minimal latency loss while gaming or watching video playback which means a smooth performance with no pauses or device malfunction. As for the battery life, with enough power at 4200 mAh, you can expect to be using 3G Wi-Fi for up to 8 hours on this tablet.
What will really impress you on this tablet is the resourceful anti-glare screen for outdoor use which is a much needed feature in all tablets and this makes it easier to actually see the screen even when the sun is shining on it. The 1280 x 800 resolution is good for the screen size and the 1GB of memory ensures little to no sluggish performance with more than one app running.