Excerpt: After seeing the Lenovo IdeaPad A1 Tablet at CES 2012, I was anxious to get my hands on one to do a full-fledged review for our readers, simply because I was sure that the tablet was one that could prove to be a strong contender in the sub-$250 7-inch tablet wars.
Summary: May 2 2012 - With a price tag of just $200, the Lenovo IdeaPad A1 is certainly targeted at the Kindle. Unlike the Kindle which is primarily a media consumption device, the IdeaPad A1 offers much of the features one would expect out of a full tablet all at the same price point.
Conclusion: The Lenovo IdeaPad A1 tablet is by no means a bad product; in fact it's a good alternative to those no-name tablets we see at Fry's and MicroCenter (Azpen, ChinaMart, even some Coby's aren't so hot). But the tablet's OS and CPU are already dated, and that means you'll get no future-proofing here.
Excerpt: One day soon, you'll find a free tablet in every box of Cracker Jacks, but until then, $249 remains a decent price for a 7-inch Android slate. Unlike other bargain tablets that are loss-leaders for content services such as the Kindle Fire or creaky also-rans such as the Ainovo Novo7 , the Lenovo...
Summary: Solid entry-level tablet? The new Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet A1 was announced a long time ago but it was first available at the beginning of December. The A1 is a 7 inch entry-level tablet and is currently sold for €199 RRP.
Pros: Good manufacturing quality, Price/performance ratio, Handy size, No crashes during the tests, Good battery life, Handy size and low weight at a good price-performance ratio.
Cons: No HDMI out, Short illumination of menu buttons, Reflective screen, Only 12 month manufacturer warranty, Needs a second to wake up from standby, HDMI out
Excerpt: Lenovo has not only finally dropped into the tablet market with their LePad series, but also recently released a new and relatively cheap 7 inch tablet. The Lenovo IdeaPad A1 offers a 1 Ghz processor as well as a 7″ capacitive screen for a price of around $200 USD.
Lenovo IdeaPad A1 – a very nice tablet for a surprisingly low price – specs review
2 October 2011
Conclusion: Now, the price: The 8 GB model will cost only $199 – that’s with all the other specs intact, including the two card slots! That’s even cheaper than the Nook Color, and it’s definitely a good purchase from a reputable brand name.
Excerpt: If you’re on the lookout for a full-featured Android tablet with decent specs and a low price tag, say hello to the Lenovo IdeaPad A1. Priced just a little bit more than Android-powered devices like the Amazon Kindle Fire and the Nook Color e-reader tablet, the Lenovo IdeaPad A1 offers a lot more...
Summary: Und schon liegt der nächste Kandidat, das Lenovo IdeaPad A1, aus unserem „max. 200 € Android Tablet“-Testfeld vor mir und wartet nur darauf in den Dauertest zu starten. Endlich mal wieder ein schönes 7″ Tablet ausprobieren und vielleicht kann es ja wirklich für einen Preis von 199 € überzeugen.