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

The Lenovo IdeaPad A10 is a convertible Android laptop/tablet that's yet to be officially announced by the manufacturer, but which is already listed on Amazon Germany.
October 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.