The 7-inch Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 and A3000 Jelly Bean tablets have become available. While their specs are not fantastic, these two slates make it up through some relatively affordable price tags. The IdeaTab A1000 costs $189, while the IdeaTab A3000 can be yours for $229.
You may remember that both have been shown at Mobile World Congress 2013, with the A1000 making an FCC appearance not too long ago.
The 7-inch IdeaTab A1000 has a resolution of 1024 x 600 and is powered by a MediaTek 8317 dual-core Cortex-A9 CPU at 1.20GHz, with 1GB of RAM memory. Lenovo promises up to 8 hours of web browsing over a WiFi connection (the battery is a 3500mAh unit), while the internal storage is 16GB, expandable with up to 32GB via microSD.
The tablet, which runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, features a 0.3 megapixel front camera for video chat and Dolby audio enhancement, for your listening pleasure.
Available in white and black, the Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 can be purchased with a $40 web discount, at $149, by activating the code “HOMEPCDEAL” when checking out. The Lenovo website says that the deal will last until June 12, so you might want to take advantage of it pretty soon.
The more expensive model, the Lenovo IdeaTab A3000, which costs $229 (and has no promotion attached to it), has a MediaTek 6575 single core Cortex-A9 CPU running at 1.2GHz, helped by 1GB of RAM memory. Internal memory is 16GB, but the microSD slot supports cards of up to 64GB.
Just like the A1000, the A3000 includes a 3500mAh battery. A rear 5 megapixel camera is present on board, along with the 0.3 megapixel front shooter. The A3000 is only available in black.
Please a Snapdragon 800 or Tegra 4 7 Inch tablet !
S600 would suffice for a 7″…. S800 or T4 for 10″ would be appropriate…
.3 MP FF camera? Why bother? I do believe that FF cameras are important for tablets (for video chat) but .3 MP will produce highly unsatisfactory results…
I understand that most people view 7″ tablets as extremely cost sensitive, but really… My suggestion to save cost would be either drop the rear camera, and put some of that cost into the FF camera. The rest of the savings could improve margins :-)
I am looking for a 7″ tablet, and decent (at least) FF camera quality is a basic ‘table stakes’ feature imho.
The A3000 is single core.. really? but the videos on youtube from MWC says that it has quad core..?
Does it support phonecalling?!
I have the A3000 and I believe it was released before being properly tested. If you use a lot of apps and are buying this because it has 16gb beware you can only actually use 1gb due to how they did the partitions. Lenovo created a partition called “USB” which has the other 15gb. Well If you download apps that require internal storage it doesn’t recognize the USB partition.