Lenovo IdeaTab A1000

50
Engadget
Score
50

A disappointing product with a lot of problems.

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Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 review: how important is audio quality in a budget tablet?

Summary

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

Pros
  • Sturdy design
  • Good sound quality
Cons
  • Subpar display
  • Software update unlikely
  • Sluggish performance, some hiccups
Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 review: how important is audio quality in a budget tablet?

It's not easy being a 7-inch tablet these days. With relatively inexpensive devices like the ASUS MeMo Pad HD 7 and the refreshed Nexus 7 offering a whole lot of bang for your buck, budget tablet makers are facing stiffer competition than ever before. Lenovo hasn't had much luck thus far delivering mobile devices that impress and, indeed, the company's latest offering -- the 7-inch IdeaTab A1000 -- has its work cut out for it. With the 16GB model priced at $160 (currently on sale for $130), the petite IdeaTab prioritizes sound quality over its other functions, perhaps in the hopes that its above-average performance in that area will woo picky buyers. But does the A1000 have what it takes to compete in a crowded market? Read on to find out.

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Scores

Engadget

50
 

Breakdown

Design and form factor
6.6
Features
6.0
Durability
6.0
Storage capacity
4.7
Battery life
6.0
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Specs

IdeaTab

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card
Maximum battery life
Up to8 hour
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Specs

IdeaTab

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card
Maximum battery life
Up to8 hour
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