Lenovo IdeaTab A1000
Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaTab A1000
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?
Source: Engadget Archive.org version
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
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
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%
Source: TechHive.com Archive.org version
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%
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
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%
Source: Tecbuy DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 90%
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
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.
It is a small display format for smartphones. You shouldn't be severely defective in vision, and you won't see much detail on the screen and only have a small resolution available. For that, the device should be small and handy, easy to transport.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.
In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.
In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.
63.83%: Such a poor rating is rare. There are only a few notebooks that were rated even worse. The rating websites do not give a purchase recommendation here.
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