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Lenovo IdeaPad A1

65
Global
Score
It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.
65

It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.

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Engadget Summary

At under $200, the Lenovo IdeaPad A1 might seem like a bargain, but you get what you pay for. This 7-inch tablet has a dull-looking display with limited viewing angles; sluggish performance; and an older version of the Android operating system. If you're looking for a 7-inch Android tablet, and have a limited budget, you may be better off with a Nook Tablet — or you can wait for the next round of tablets from Samsung, Asus, and others, some of which will sell for around $249.

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User Reviews

80
fentrena
The ideapad A1, is a really good entry level 7" Android Tablet. Nice size,...read more
60
caliopigio
Fair value for the money.
70
Centauri27
The Lenovo A1 was a good choice when I bought it a year ago--it was the only...read more
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Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Screen size
722
Storage type
Internal, Memory card
Camera (integrated)
Yes
Maximum battery life
Up to 720
Model
16GB

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Gingerbread [2.3])

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)

Location

Location support
Yes (GPS)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (3 megapixels) (Records video) (Yes)

Storage

Storage type
Internal, Memory card (16 GB) (Flash) (MicroSD)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 7 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)
Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
CPU cores
Single-core

Other features

Screen size
7 inches
Screen resolution
1024x600
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
Model
2GB

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Gingerbread [2.3])

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)

Location

Location support
Yes (GPS)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (3 megapixels) (Records video) (Yes)

Storage

Storage type
Internal, Memory card (2 GB) (Flash) (MicroSD)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 7 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)
Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
CPU cores
Single-core

Other features

Screen size
7 inches
Screen resolution
1024x600
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
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