Lenovo IdeaTab A1000


Lenovo IdeaTab A1000Notebook: Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 (IdeaTab A Series)
Processor: MTK 8317T
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX531
Display: 7.0 inch, 5:3, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.348kg
Price: 129 euro
Average Score: 60.4% - poor
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 40%, features: 40%, display: 79% mobility: 79%, workmanship: 71%, ergonomy: 72%, emissions: 91%

Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaTab A1000

82% Review Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 Tablet | Notebookcheck
Entry-level revisited. Lenovo releases a budget-friendly 7-inch tablet with Android OS and low-power hardware. Can the bargain-basement offering from the well-know manufacturer hold its own or have the cost-saving measures been taken too far?
How important is audio quality in a budget tablet?
Source: Engadget English
The only thing Lenovo's IdeaTab truly has going for it is its emphasis on audio quality, but when all is said and done, that's not enough for us to recommend it. The unforgivably shoddy display was far worse than we would have expected even at this price. Even if we were able to look beyond that obvious shortcoming, the tablet's poor performance would have been the final nail in its coffin.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/02/2013
60% Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
At $129, the Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 is a capable Android tablet for everyday Web browsing, music listening and casual gaming. We also like that it gets more than 8 hours on a charge, but wish it offered just a little more performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
40% Review: Lenovo's IdeaTab A1000 is craptastically cheap
Source: TechHive.com English
If you just want a cheap Android tablet to have around, this one qualifies. But do yourself a favor and try to scrape up the extra Benjamin for a Nexus 7, which runs Android 4.3 (the A1000 runs 4.1) and sports a 1280-by-800-pixel IPS screen that’s a squillion times better, give or take a couple of zeroes. Right now, the Nexus 7 is the best 7-inch tablet you can get. The A1000 is just frustrating in comparison.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 40%
50% Lenovo IdeaTab A1000
Source: PC Mag English
The Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 might be among the most affordable tablets available, but its entertainment focus and front-facing speakers aren't enough to make up for an otherwise below average device.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/14/2013
Rating: Total score: 50%

Foreign Reviews

70% Đánh giá IdeaTab A1000-T - tablet gọi điện giá mềm của Lenovo
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%


PowerVR SGX531:

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

MTK 8317T:

Entry-level SoC based on the MT6577 with a slightly faster 1.2 GHz CPU.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

7.0": This is one of the smallest formats, which is used for UMPC, Netbooks or Subotebooks. There hardly exist any models with this display format. Working for a long time is uncomfortable. This tiny display is intended for outdoor usage.
The advantage is, that the mini-notebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the tiny display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is very exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions can hardly be used. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.348 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Lenovo reviews

60.4%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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» Gigabyte Tegra Note 7
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» Asus Fonepad ME175CG
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» Advent Vega Tegra Note 7
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» Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Lite
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» Acer Iconia B1-720
unknown, unknown
» Dell Venue 7
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» Acer Iconia B1-710-L401
unknown, MTK 8317T
» Asus Fonepad ME372CG
PowerVR SGX544, Atom Z2560
» Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 inch
Adreno 330, MSM8974
» Lenovo IdeaTab A3000-H
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» Panasonic Toughpad JT-B1
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» Asus Memo Pad HD 7
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» Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 inch
Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core, PXA986
» Asus Memo Pad ME172V
Mali-400 MP, WM8950
» HP Slate 7
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» Asus Fonepad
PowerVR SGX540, Atom Z2420
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-08-18 (Update: 2013-08-18)