Excerpt: Lenovo IdeaPad A1 is a 7-inch (1024x600 pixels) tablet running Android 2.3 Gingerbread. In addition, it also comes with Wi-Fi connectivity support, 3-megapixel camera, GPS, 16GB of built-in memory and a microSD slot.
Pros: Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape
Cons: Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port
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.
Summary: At $249, the IdeaPad A1 is one of the least expensive full-fledged Android tablets you can buy. The build quality is certainly better than other budget slates we've tested from Ainovo , Archos , and Pandigital --and the battery life is strong.
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...