Lenovo Ideapad A10
SpecificationsNotebook: Lenovo Ideapad A10 (Ideapad A Series)
Processor: Mediatek MT8121
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: $250 USD, ~185 euro
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo Ideapad A10
Thin, bright, and inexpensive. The A10 manages to combine a large 10.1-inch IPS panel with a bright backlight, light weight, mainstream SoC, and a thin bezel with a future update to Android 4.4 KitKat - all for $250. We find out what's the catch to this low-cost, yet attractive consumer tablet from Lenovo.
The Lenovo A10 isn't without competition, and some may find competing tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 superior. Still, I'd go as far to say that the A10 has the best speakers on any tablet in its price range, and that's not something to ignore. Personally, if I were in the market for a 10-inch budget tablet, I'd be torn between Lenovo's tablet and Samsung's.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Tom's Hardware DE→EN
Positive: low price; android software; viable keyboard
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/24/2014
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Modern quad-core processor; compact size. Negative: Poor webcam.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/26/2014
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Positive: Good price; compact size; completely silent operation; excellent battery time. Negative: Plastic case; weak display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/10/2014
With the flood of affordable tablets in the market, those on a tight budget have a wider range of options now than ever before. The Lenovo Ideapad A10 is an affordable 10-inch Android tablet that is worth a look for anyone on a smaller budget.
It features dual front-facing Dolby Audio stereo speakers and Dolby app that allows for detailed customization, which audiophiles will appreciate. It sports a 1.3 GHz MediaTek 8121 quad-core processor and 1 GB of RAM. While it might not sound as impressive, it will be enough to multitask with a few apps and play some of the lighter games available on the Play Store.
As usual, for a budget device, the camera is nothing spectacular. It has a 2MP front-facing camera, which is decent enough for video calls and a 5 MP rear camera, which lacks anything special but is enough for simple photos. The screen is only basic, sporting a 1080 by 800 pixel resolution.
The Ideapad A10 is definitely a budget tablet with its unimpressive specs and screen, but it comes with front-facing Dolby Audio stereo speakers and is fast enough to handle most of the apps that you will use it for.
PowerVR SGX544: OpenGL ES 2.0 compatible with 4 pixel and 2 vertex shaders
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
MT8121: Quad-core ARM SoC with an integrated PowerVR SGX 544 GPU for tablets.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is a typical display size for tablets and small convertibles.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.
This is pretty heavy for a smartphone. Usually, small tablets weigh as much.
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 %
75.5%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.