Lenovo IdeaTab A1000

4.3/10 AVG.
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Specs summary


The Lenovo IdeaTab A1000's screen is 7 inches with 600 x 1024 pixels resolution.


There is a ARM Cortex-A9 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system (OS).

There is a front-facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3500 mAh battery. Lenovo's performance ratings are 14 days standby time, 8 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

In our mind this tablet works better for older users who want to go ultra-portable and keep a tablet in the living room instead of a laptop.

- Scott Webster , Android Guys 

Reviews summary

Based on 6 reviews

The Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 looks like a good entry level tablet for people who do not want to spend a lot of money but want something that is portable and has the same basic functionalities as other tablets. The A1000 is the more affordable sibling of the IdeaTab A3000 though both boast a 7-inch screen and utilize the Android operating system.

It offers a dual core 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 processor and 1GB of RAM. This affords the tablet excellent processing speed, which means fewer lag issues on applications and games. The tablet also offers 16GB of built-in storage with a microSD slot that allows users to expand their memory up to 32GB. For users that wish to watch videos or surf the web for an extended period of time, the A1000’s battery life offers 6 hours of continuous video playback and 8 hours of WiFi surfing time. Idle, the batteries will last around 14 days. Aside from this, the IdeaTab offers similar amenities to more expensive tablets such as multi-touch, GPS and Bluetooth connectivity.

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Unfortunately, the low cost of the tablet does reduce the quality of some of the features. While there is a forward facing camera, it is of relatively low quality at 0.3MP. The screen resolution is 1024 x 600 with a relatively low DPI if 171PPI. In addition, the screen itself is not IPS, so there are will be issues with viewing angles. In terms of weight and thickness, the IdeaTab A1000 is mid-range in comparison to its specs weighing in at 340 grams.

The Good: Dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM, affordable price, expandable SD memory.

The Bad: Poor screen resolution and no IPS leading to bad viewing angles, poor quality front-facing camera.

Reviews (4.3/10 Avg. rating)


It's certainly cheap, but its strengths on the entertainment front aren’t enough to make up for this slate’s weak points

from ITProPortal
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... Full review

The A1000 doesn't really do much to distinguish itself from what's an increasingly-crowded field

from TabletPCReview
I would like to believe that, like the Thinkpads, the IdeaTab is more ready for the world than other tablets, but I really don't see any evidence of that. And without it, the IdeaTab doesn't really offer much beyond brand name against the better specced equivalents... Full review
Android Guys

There’s less than half of the performance present

from Android Guys
Do not mistake this tablet as being something you might weigh against the Nexus 7. Speaking in strictly hardware terms there’s less than half of the performance present. If it were up to me, I would recommend this device only for the demographics I mentioned earlier. However, if you’re an existing Android user looking to complement their smartphone, you will come away unimpressed. Need to scoop one of for a youngster or someone who has no experience with these new-fangled tech products, it’s hard to argue with the price... Full review
Digital Trends

The poor hardware choices Lenovo made make this a bad purchase, even though it’s priced cheap

from Digital Trends

It might be possible to put together a decent tablet at this price. Unfortunately, no company has yet proved this to be true. The IdeaTab A1000′s general specs aren’t so different from the original Nexus 7 or the Memo Pad HD, but the A1000 is a poor tablet user experience, rendering the low price a moot point. 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. Spend an extra $20 and get the Memo Pad HD 7 from Asus. If this is your exact budget, a discounted Nook HD i... Full review


The only thing going for this is its super affordable price point

from PhoneArena

Dirt cheap Android tablets are in abundance, but after the recent Google Nexus 7, it reestablished what it means to be a fantastic budget offering – while at the same time, set the bar higher for everyone else too. Even with its lower $160 base price point, it’s not enough to put the Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 in the same realm. In fact, it’s not even remotely close, as everything about this is just dated and behind the times. To tell you the truth, the only thing going for this is its super affordable price point, which no doubt will attract consumers who are strapped for cash.... Full review

Android Community

A solid tablet for the price range that suffers from a bizarre fatal flaw

from Android Community
The Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 has some surprisingly good qualities for a tablet that competes in one of Android's lowest price tiers. Unfortunately, the sum of its parts cannot fix the whole, which is absolutely crippled by a very poor (and completely fixable) software design flaw. After updating included apps and installing a small handful of others, the tablet loses some of its most important core functionalities. In its current state, there are too many other good (and working) tablets out there to consider this one... Full review

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Full Specs

Release date June 5, 2013
Regions available USA
No cellular data
SIM Card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

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Secondary OS No
Processor ARM Cortex-A9 1.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
16 GB Flash
Digital compass No
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & Battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3500 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 4 hours
Video Playback Time 6 hours
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 8 hours
3G Surfing Time No
4G Surfing Time No
Reading Time No
Standby Time Up to: 14 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
E-book Reader No
Colors Black, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 19.9 x 12.1 x 1.1 cm
(7.8 x 4.8 x 0.4 in)
Weight 349 grams
(12.3 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 600 x 1024 pixels
Pixel Density 170 pixels
Size 7 inches
3D No
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Unknown
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Dual Lens No
Zoom No
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info No
Video Recording Formats No
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera  
Resolution VGA (640 x 480)
Zoom Unknown
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Lenovo A1000

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