- Scott Webster , Android Guys
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.
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.
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
The A1000 doesn't really do much to distinguish itself from what's an increasingly-crowded field
There’s less than half of the performance present
The poor hardware choices Lenovo made make this a bad purchase, even though it’s priced cheap
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
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
A solid tablet for the price range that suffers from a bizarre fatal flaw
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