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How important is audio quality in a budget tablet?

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With the IdeaTab A1000, Lenovo focused on audio quality, but the device's poor performance and disappointing display are a letdown.

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Critic reviews

5.1
7 reviews
  • Features
    5.8
  • Display
    3.9
  • Battery life
    5.5
  • Ease of use
    4.0
  • Storage capacity
    5.4
  • Design and form factor
    6.6
  • Portability (size / weight)
    6.6
  • Durability
    6.0

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5.0
Engadget Sep 2, 2013

With the IdeaTab A1000, Lenovo focused on audio quality, but the device's poor performance and disappointing display are a letdown.

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6.0
CNET Aug 13, 2013

With comparable budget tablets in abundance that provide better video, gaming, and browsing capabilities, enduring the A1000's baseball-sized pixels and internal storage limitations just to save a few bucks is unnecessary.

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6.0
Laptop Magazine Aug 27, 2013

At $129, the Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 is a capable Android tablet for everyday Web browsing, music listening and casual gaming. However, even compared to other budget tablets, its screen, performance and battery life don't measure up.

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5.0
PC Mag Aug 14, 2013

The Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 is affordable and has an above average set of speakers, but it makes too many sacrifices with features and performance. The display is fairly dismal and the performance is as pedestrian as it gets.

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4.0
TechHive Aug 16, 2013

If you just want a cheap Android tablet to have around, this one qualifies. But do yourself a favor and try to scrape up the extra Benjamin for a Nexus 7.

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5.0
Android Central Jul 29, 2013

Unfortunately, the sum of its parts cannot fix the whole, which is absolutely crippled by a very poor (and completely fixable) software design flaw. In its current state, there are too many other good (and working) tablets out there to consider this one.

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4.0
Digital Trends Aug 24, 2013

Performance-wise, there’s not much to complain about, but the severe lack of space for apps combined with a terrible display make the A1000 hard to recommend. ... You’ll get a far better experience on a different tablet.

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Pocket-Lint Feb 26, 2013

From what we saw apps and music playback were no problem for either ... Given their predicted price points ... it looks as though Lenovo could be on to a winner with both of these mini tablets.

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