Lenovo Ideapad A10


Lenovo Ideapad A10Notebook: Lenovo Ideapad A10 (Ideapad A Series)
Processor: Mediatek MT8121
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.5445kg
Price: $250 USD, ~185 euro
Average Score: 75.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 48%, features: 35%, display: 70% mobility: 86%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: 73%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Lenovo Ideapad A10

81% Lenovo A10 Tablet Review | Notebookcheck
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.
70% Lenovo A10 review: Fun to listen to, not to look at
Source: Greenbot English
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%

Foreign Reviews

Die Android-basierte Reinkarnation des Netbooks
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Positive: low price; android software; viable keyboard
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/24/2014
Lenovo Ideapad A10 – Трансформер В Стиле Yoga
Source: RU→EN
Positive: Modern quad-core processor; compact size. Negative: Poor webcam.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/26/2014
Lenovo IdeaPad A10: pici notebook Androiddal
Source: 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.

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

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.

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

0.5445 kg:

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 %

Lenovo reviews

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.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Lenovo A10-70-59409034
SGX544, Mediatek MT8312, 0.56 kg
Archos 101 Xenon
SGX544, Mediatek MT8389, 0.63 kg
MSI Primo 93
SGX544, unknown, 0.62 kg
Acer Iconia A3-A11 3G
SGX544, Mediatek MT8389, 0.57 kg
Lenovo IdeaTab S6000-F
SGX544, Mediatek MT8125, 0.6 kg
Lenovo IdeaTab Yoga Tablet 10-59387956
SGX544, Mediatek MT8125, 0.61 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Acer Iconia Tab A1-841HD
SGX544, Mediatek MT8389, 8.0", 0.36 kg
Acer Iconia Tab 8 A1-841
SGX544, Mediatek MT8389, 7.9", 0.358 kg
Lenovo Yoga 8
SGX544, Mediatek MT8389, 8.0", 0.4 kg
Asus Fonepad 7 FE170CG
SGX544, unknown, 7.0", 0.29 kg
Asus FonePad 7 ME372CL
SGX544, Atom Z2560, 7.0", 0.333 kg
Lenovo IdeaTab A8-50 A5500
SGX544, Mediatek MT8121, 8.0", 0.36 kg
Prestigio Multipad 7.9 inch
SGX544, Mediatek MT8389, 7.9", 0.45 kg
Lenovo IdeaTab A3000 3G 59-374506
SGX544, Mediatek MT8389, 7.0", 0.34 kg
Asus Fonepad ME175CG
SGX544, Atom Z2420, 7.0", 0.34 kg
Archos 79 Xenon
SGX544, unknown, 7.9", 0.32 kg
Gigaset QV830
SGX544, Mediatek MT8125, 8.0", 0.34 kg
Lenovo S5000-F
SGX544, Mediatek MT8125, 7.0", 0.246 kg
Dell Venue 8
SGX544, Atom Z2580, 8.0", 0.4 kg
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8
SGX544, Mediatek MT8389, 8.0", 0.401 kg
MSI Primo 81
SGX544, unknown, 7.9", 0.4 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Lenovo Tab 2 A10-70L
Mali-T760 MP2, Mediatek MT8165, 10.1", 0.5 kg
Lenovo A10-70 A7600-F
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT8312, 10.1", 0.56 kg
Lenovo Tab 2 A8-50F
Mali-T720, MT8161, 8.0", 0.36 kg
Lenovo IdeaTab A7-30
unknown, unknown, 7.0", 0.269 kg
Lenovo Tab S8-50LC
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3745, 8.0", 0.3 kg
Lenovo IdeaTab A3300
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT8312, 7.0", 0.327 kg
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 8 inch
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3745, 8.0", 0.419 kg
Lenovo Yoga 2 8-59426324
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3745, 8.0", 0.42 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-01-28 (Update: 2014-01-28)