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Lenovo Ideapad A1 VD21EGE

Specifications

Notebook: Lenovo Ideapad A1 VD21EGE
Processor: OMAP 3622
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX530
Display: 7 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.4kg
Price: 199 euro
Average Score: 60.33% - poor
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 19%, features: 35%, display: 64% mobility: 95%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 61%, emissions: 97%

Reviews for the Lenovo Ideapad A1 VD21EGE

81% Review Lenovo Ideapad A1 Tablet | Notebookcheck
Solid entry-level tablet? The new Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet A1 was announced a long time ago but it was first available at the beginning of December. The A1 is a 7 inch entry-level tablet and is currently sold for €199 RRP. Is it just an oversized smartphone (without phone functions) or an undersized tablet? How Lenovo's new "penny pincher" fares will be rated based on our conclusive test criteria in the following review.
50% Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet A1
Source: PC Mag English
If you're sold on the 7-inch form factor and want an affordable, capable tablet, the Kindle Fire or the Nook Tablet, which is now available in an 8GB version for $199, are better (and less-expensive) bets. Below-average performance, an older OS, and a subpar screen make the A1 a tough sell.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/29/2012
Rating: Total score: 50%
Lenovo’s affordable Ideapad A1 put to the test
Source: Fudzilla English
In the end, it is really a matter of personal choice. If you are on a tight budget, the A1 will do the job. Also, if you prefer storage or GPS functionality over performance, particularly in games, it also makes sense. Basically, if you are interested, make sure you go down to your local shop and see the screen in action before you reach for your wallet. Maybe it’s just me, some people might not mind the limited viewing angles as much as I do. On another note, the A1 seems like the perfect choice for kids, too. It is dirt cheap, robust, it has a couple of cameras to play around with and it is available in white, pink and blue.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2012
50% Lenovo IdeaPad A1 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
At $249, the IdeaPad A1 is one of the least expensive full-fledged Android tablets you can buy. The build quality is certainly better than other budget slates we've tested from Ainovo, Archos, and Pandigital--and the battery life is strong. However, in too many ways you get what you paid for with a dull screen, sluggish single-core performance, and an outdated OS. Hardware hackers looking to improve the experience by rooting the IdeaPad A1 and installing a more up-to-date version of Android may find this device a bargain, but most others would be better off with the less expensive Kindle Fire, similarly priced Nook Tablet, or pricier but more powerful Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/24/2012
Rating: Total score: 50%

Comment

PowerVR SGX530:

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.


OMAP 3622: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


7": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.4 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


60.33%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-03-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)