Lenovo IdeaPad A1
|Lenovo IdeaPad A1|
The IdeaPad A1 Tablet was announced in September 2011. The PCWorld review indicated that the A1 would be the first 7-inch tablet prices at $200 or less. The reviewer stated that the low price was achieved through a reduction in storage capacity, not functionality. The basic unit offered 2GB of internal storage and other variants with more storage would be made available. The A1 contained a Micro SD card slot, which allowed expansion of up to 32GB.
The A1 tablet was powered by a single-core 1GHz Cortex-A8 processor. It was suggested by the reviewer that the "single-core CPU may be the reason why no Honeycomb is on board, and may explain how Lenovo can achieve its aggressive price".
A feature indicated to be "most notable for a tablet at this price" was the capacitive touch screen. This was in contrast to the resistive touch screen found on value tablets. The display also offered a higher-than average resolution, of 1024x600 pixels and 170 pixels per inch (ppi). The ppi value made the display sharper than even that of the Apple iPad 2, which offered only 132 ppi on a 9.7-inch screen.
The fact that the A1 included Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) as opposed to Android 3.2 (Honeycomb), was indicated to be a point of concern. The reviewer said that those companies which did incorporate Android 2.2 or 2.3 only achieved this by making significant customizations to the on-board apps as well as the interface. At the time of announcement, Lenovo had not provided information on what customizations had been made, if any.
The IdeaPad A1 tablet was 0.47 inches thin and weighed 0.88 lbs. The A1 was offered in four different colors: white, black, pink, and light blue.
A feature of the A1 announced by Lenovo was the inclusion of a magnesium-alloy roll cage, which protected internal components through bumpers. Another key feature of the A1 was the GPS which did not require a data connection to be used.
Part Number = A1-07
- Lenovo Files