Summary: Well, let me start by saying I bought this for $130 refurbished. Pros: upgradeable to Jellybean. Seems responsive and fluid. Decent sound.Great battery life. Micro HDMI. Cons: Jekyll and Hyde screen. One minute it looks good and next app or screen it looks just awful. Very poor viewing angles. Heavier then most. Severe lack of cases. I thought I would be fine buying this at $130 but now after adding a $30 SQ 3 year warranty and a $20 32gb micro sd card I am down $180.
Summary: A decent tablet for its price point. Can run a little slow at times and can feel heavy. On the plus side, can hook it up to any tv or monitor via mini HDMI. Sound is a 6/10 screen looks great but only at the right angle 7/10. just know you are getting what you pay for with this pad. Don't expect a iPad, nexus 7 or surface here. But if you can't afford a top line pad this is what you probably want to settle on.
Summary: I ran mine for a month and then couldn't get it to keep rebooting and couldn't get in. I called Lenovo and then took it back. I had to pay to ship which shouldn't have been. My daughter bought a Yoga and had problems too.
Summary: The build quality seemed fine, but the screen's viewing angle was really poor. Just a slight tilt and the colours are all off. Similarly, the camera was pretty bad (grainy and inaccurate colours). While the chipset was last gen, it's pretty inexpensive and good enough for browsing, e-mail, videos, etc... but the weight of the tablet and the issues above really outweigh its benefits.
Summary: Got my refurbished unit yesterday. Used it for 3 hours and battery is dead. It will not hold charges. I am returning it today. May be I got one of those lemons. Otherwise, the unit works fine even though at times the touch sensor is not too responsive. Accessories like screen protector and case for Lenovo are almost impossible to get on the open market. For [the price], it is good deal but Samsung and Apple are definitely much better machines.
Summary: Pros: Good size, fast CPU, plenty of storage with a 32 GB microSD Cons: Heavy, the screen is not IPS (not a big viewing angle), cameras are very noisy in standard and low light, no Android updates after 4.1 I bought this tablet based on the powerful hardware specs, hoping Lenovo will provide Android updates for at least two main versions. My goal was to use it mainly as a travel companion (ebooks reader, skype, email, web, some games), which serves well.
Great tablet let down by appalling display/viewing angle
16 October 2013
Summary: Thought this tablet was great, runs like a dream, very responsive, form factor's fine...only problem...the display. After reading other reviews about the viewing angle being poor I wasn't too put off as I have a scroll excell(great little tablet) with poor viewing angles and am forgiving of tech - I don't need the latest and greatest as long as it does it's job.