Lenovo launches a new range of budget friendly tablets
If the recently released Galaxy Tab 3 series is a little out of your price range, perhaps Levono’s new line-up of mid-range / budget tablets will suit your needs.
The range was released without so much as a whisper from Lenovo, but the pricing and specs could well be right on point. Lenovo has released three tablets, the A1000 being the most budget orientated, the A3000 offering a little more in the processing department, with the S6000 topping the range with the largest display size.
So let’s start at the bottom, the A1000 features somewhat similar specs to Samsung’s new 7-incher, but costs $50 less. Priced at $149.99, the tablet comes with a 7-inch 1024×600 resolution display, a 1.2GHz dual-core MediaTek MT8317 processor, 1GB of RAM, and some Dolby Digital Plus front facing speakers. To top that all off, the tablet comes with 16GB of built-in storage and a MicroSD card slot, which will give you plenty of space.
The A3000 is virtually identical to the A1000, the only difference being the addition of a 5 megapixel rear facing camera to accompany the 0.3 megapixel front webcam, and a beefed up MT8125 quad core processor clocked at 1.2GHz. However, this extra processing power will cost you $179.99.
Finally, the S6000 is the largest of the range, offering 10.1 inches of screen space with a 1280×800 resolution display. This puts it directly up against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 or Nexus 10 in terms of size, but the S6000 costs substantially less, at just $279.99. Lenovo’s 10 inch tablet comes with the same quad-core MT8125 processor as the A3000, but it’s worth noting that this processor is based on four Cortex-A7 cores, so don’t expect top of the line performance despite the quad-core advertising.
Again, the S6000 tablet sticks with just 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, with 64GB more available via a MicroSD card slot.
All of the tablets also come with WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, so there are plenty of features packed into these tablets to make for a suitable experience. However, corners have definitely been cut in the hardware department, but that does help keep the prices down.