Lenovo Ideapad A10
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.
Source: Greenbot Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
Positive: low price; android software; viable keyboard
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/24/2014
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 standard display format for tablet computers or small convertibles. You see more on the screen than on a smartphone but you can't use big resolutions well. On the other hand, mobility is not a problem.» 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.
75.5%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
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