Lenovo has released two new tablets for sale in the US. The IdeaTab series of tablets are being marketed at the budget end of the range, with both models coming in the 7″ form factor, they have launched with Android 4.2 on-board as standard.
The specs on the tablets are very much aimed at the low end of the market but appear to be fairly solid. With Lenovos manufacturing prowess behind them the IdeaTab range should be fairly good quality. The A1000 and A3000 are now on-sale via the Lenovo on-line store.
|Screen||7″ 1024 x 600 TN Display||7″ 1024×600 IPS Display|
|OS||Android 4.2 Jelly Bean|
|CPU||MT8317 Dual-Core Processor 1.2 GHz||MediaTek 6575 Single-Core Cortex-A9 1.2GHz|
|Storage||16GB with MicroSD Card Slot(up to 32GB)||16GB with MicroSD Card Slot(up to 64GB)|
|Camera||0.3M Front Facing WebCam||5MP Rear Camera, 0.3MP Front Facing Webcam|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, BT 4.0|
|Weight||349 grams||344 grams|
|Price||US $189 ($149 with eCoupon)||US $229|
The 7″ tablet market is quite quickly becoming flooded with quite a few large scale manufacturers releasing tablets in that size, it indeed begs the question of just how many tablets the market can support. The market will however always out the highest quality tablets in a ‘survival of the fittest’ style competetive consumer market. We’ve approached Lenovo Australia about a possible release here on our shores and will advise if there are any updates.