LENOVO IDEAPAD A1
|Operating System||Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)|
|Dimension (in)||4.9 x 0.47 x 7.7|
3.5 mm audio jack, Bluetooth, Camera, GPS, Micro SD, SD Card, WiFi, USB
|Battery Life||7 hrs|
Among budget tablet PCs, the Lenovo IdeaPad A1 stands out in many areas, and this device truly delivers on the promise of many to deliver more value for the money. With a retail price of under $200, Lenovo bests the great majority of its competitors early on simply by offering a nice suite of Google apps. While most Android-powered budget tablets cut costs by eliminating Android Market and other such apps, Lenovo includes these out of the box.
Running the Android 2.3 operating system in this tablet is a Cortex A8 microprocessor, another big step beyond the competition. And while the user should expect a resistive touchscreen at this price, the 1024 x 600 pixel display on the 7” IdeaPad A1 screen also puts this tablet in a different class.
The maximum 32 GB memory isn’t incredible big, but should do the job for most users; plus, the microSD and SD card ports will help here. Also included in the specs are a 3 MP camera and a GPS function that is even available to use in offline mode.
Finally, there are the aesthetic qualities to help the Lenovo IdeaPad A1 stand out. Naturally, this tablet is crafted from plastic, but it is of high quality and reduces the weight dramatically. At just 0.3 pounds (0.1 kilograms), this is a featherweight among the lightest tablets on the market. Additionally, the IdeaPad A1 comes in four colors: traditional black is joined by options in blue, white and pink.