Meet the Lenovo IdeaPad A10: a convertible Android laptop/tablet yet to be officially announced

by: Chris SmithOctober 9, 2013

Lenovo IdeaPad A10

The Lenovo IdeaPad A10 is a new convertible Android laptop/tablet, although the Chinese manufacturer is yet to officially announce it.

Even though a service manual and user guide for the IdeaPad A10 have already been spotted on Lenovo’s website, the device is not technically official. Curiously though, the IdeaPad A10 has popped up over on Amazon Germany where it can be purchased for 249 Euros (the 1GB of RAM / 16GB of storage version).

When it comes to specs and features, the IdeaPad A10 is more of a mid-range device than a flagship 10-inch tablet. Without further ado, here’s what you can expect from it hardware-wise:

  • 1.6 GHz Rockchip RK3188 CPU
  • 10.1-inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display
  • 1GB or 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB or 32GB of storage
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports
  • micro USB port
  • microSD card slot
  • combo mic/headset jack
  • stereo speakers
  • built-in mic
  • HDMI port
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • 0.3-megapixel camera
  • 22.6 WHr battery

Interestingly though, this is not a dual-booting Android/Windows laptop/tablet – such as the canceled Samsung Ativ Q tablet/laptop was – but just an Android tablet that has a keyboard permanently attached.

Lenovo IdeaPad A10

As you can see in the image gallery below, the display of the IdeaPad A10 rotates 360 degrees, allowing you to use the device as a regular tablet. However, the display is attached to the keyboard at all times.

As for the full QWERTY keyboard found on this convertible laptop/tablet, you’ll have to know that it has various Android function keys that will let you access different apps – shortcuts to back, home, settings and apps menu are included (see image above).

That said, we’ll remind you that we already know such devices are coming from various computer makers, so we should get used to the idea of seeing more affordable laptop-like Android tablets in stores.

It’ll certainly be interesting to see whether Google plans any special features for Android to better make use of such devices.

  • Igor Farago

    This should be super cheap for anyone to want it. Otherwise, there’s no point.

    • I also think this is a no point idea. Android can do comfortably in a tablet.

      Laptop manufacturers should focus on improving windows based convertibles. I want a High definition screen at 8-10″ screen maximum. With profession windows of course [meaning not windows RT]

      • Ivan Myring

        Dell venue 11 pro
        10.8 inch FHD screen, up to a has well i5, removable battery and 2 different styles of keyboard

        • I’m waiting for samsung to design something I will like. If not, I have seen one with physically attracting design – the TOSHIBA Portege Z10T.

  • Nathan Powell

    Umm… 0.3mp?? Sure hope that’s a misplaced decimal, didnt know we were going back to 2004

  • jhenning

    That doesn’t look like the display can rotate 360 degrees, more like 270 it’ll stand upright resting on the keyboard but never fully flat.

  • katjushka

    Como pongo a lenovo ideapad A10 fotos a un USB ???

  • katjushka

    Perdón de lenovo ideapad A10 fotos a un USB???