Summary: DO NOT BUY THIS TABLET!!!!! I ordered 3 tablets for my children for Christmas last year (2011). We have spent the last year dealing with glitch after glitch, problem after problem. First, the touch response is terrible. Second, they randomly turn off and can not be turned back on. Third, they crash all of the time. Fourth, the operating system (Android 2.3) is 3 generations out of date and the Company has no plans to ever update. (This was confirmed by the Company.
Summary: Purchased 2 new Lenovo A1-7 tablets from Amazon as gifts for my daughters. One tablet never seemed to charge properly so after a couple of months we sent it back to Lenovo for warranty repair. Lenovo says the motherboard inside the tablet is cracked and as a policy they won't repair it under warranty but they will repair for $300 (the tablet sells for less than $200). Essentially we are out of a tablet through no fault of our own.
Never i gonna be to buy a expensive item online !!
21 May 2012
Summary: I paid almost 200 dollars and i think it is much monety for a standard tablet, the lenovo apps never work, either the navigation app to use the gps, and the gps ins self never works too. I suggest the next time you want to buy a expensive item do it in a store directly.
Neutered Android . A Generic with Lenovo label . The Bloatware King Is Here
20 May 2012
Summary: These are crap . no inputs at all . a proprietary bloatware filled yawner . lenovo has taken a simple android device and basically neutered it into this bland and rather slow device called the A1 . This overpriced laggard is not even on par with a generic ePad from China and cost twice or more as much . Its a generic android with a lenovo name and neuter .
I thought the "nay sayers" were wrong but they were right
7 April 2012
Summary: I'll agree with the other few who've had problems with this tablet. Pros: - Great price Cons: - Gets very hot while charging and use. - With a full charge, the battery would discharge probably 1%/minute with wifi on. (Yeah you can get about 2 hours of use if you're lucky). - It would discharge quickly even if just sitting on the table doing nothing. I could set it down and go back an hour later and the batter would drop 50%-60% while doing nothing.
Summary: I received it directly from Lenovo as I ordered it direct from Lenovo 1/26/2012, and it worked great for two days, and then it won't turn on. Called tech support, and shipped back 2/1/2012, and they are still waiting a motherboard to replace after two weeks (no reason was given as to why as I later questioned the tech support...
Summary: I bought a Kindle Fire and returned it after 2 days. I didn't need Amazon using me as a kiosk at the expense of efficient use. I bought a Nook, better but not good enough, it went back. Saw the Levono A1 and took a chance on Black Friday ($199 on Amazon). So far this is an almost perfect choice. Nice solid build, micro sd slot, Real accessible volume control, customizable interface, tons of Apps without interference, installed both Kindle and Nook.
Summary: Bought two of these as gift. I wanted a cheap tablet for playing game and skype voice / video chat. I would have prefer Acer Iconia, Asus Transfomer or Kindle fire. Acer/Asus are really nice but too expensive for gift. Kindle fire is good but I really wanted front webcam for video chatting. So I went with Ideapad A1 16g. Overall the experience was ok. Build quality is good. Performance is good. No too much preloaded apps.