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Lenovo Ideapad A10


Lenovo Ideapad A10
Lenovo Ideapad A10 (Ideapad A Series)
Mediatek MT8121 4 x 1.3 GHz, Cortex-A7
Graphics adapter
1024 MB 
, LPDDR2 600 MHz
10.10 inch 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixel, 10-point touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm, Card Reader: microSD, Sensors: Accelerometer, Vibration, Hall Sensor, A-GPS, FM radio
Bluetooth 4.0
height x width x depth (in mm): 10.16 x 264.16 x 177.8 ( = 0.4 x 10.4 x 7 in)
0 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 6340 mAh?
Operating System
Android 4.2
Webcam: Rear: 5 MP Fixed-focus, Front: 2 MP Fixed-focus
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Dolby Audio, Lenovo Information Guide, Evernote, Kingston Office, AccuWeather, Norton Mobile Security, Skype, Dolby, 12 Months Warranty
544.5 g ( = 19.21 oz / 1.2 pounds), Power Supply: 45 g ( = 1.59 oz / 0.1 pounds)
$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 ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.

From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.

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.


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Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Lenovo A10-70-59409034
SGX544, Mediatek MT8312
Archos 101 Xenon
SGX544, Mediatek MT8389
MSI Primo 93
SGX544, unknown
Acer Iconia A3-A11 3G
SGX544, Mediatek MT8389
Lenovo IdeaTab S6000-F
SGX544, Mediatek MT8125

Devices with the same GPU

Lenovo Tab2 A7-10F
SGX544, Mediatek MT8121, 7.00", 0.27 kg
Acer Iconia Tab A1-841HD
SGX544, Mediatek MT8389, 8.00", 0.36 kg
Acer Iconia Tab 8 A1-841
SGX544, Mediatek MT8389, 7.90", 0.358 kg
Lenovo Yoga 8
SGX544, Mediatek MT8389, 8.00", 0.4 kg
Asus Fonepad 7 FE170CG
SGX544, unknown, 7.00", 0.29 kg
Asus FonePad 7 ME372CL
SGX544, Atom Z2560, 7.00", 0.333 kg
Lenovo IdeaTab A8-50 A5500
SGX544, Mediatek MT8121, 8.00", 0.36 kg
Prestigio Multipad 7.9 inch
SGX544, Mediatek MT8389, 7.90", 0.45 kg
Lenovo IdeaTab A3000 3G 59-374506
SGX544, Mediatek MT8389, 7.00", 0.34 kg
Asus Fonepad ME175CG
SGX544, Atom Z2420, 7.00", 0.34 kg
Archos 79 Xenon
SGX544, unknown, 7.90", 0.32 kg
Gigaset QV830
SGX544, Mediatek MT8125, 8.00", 0.34 kg
Lenovo S5000-F
SGX544, Mediatek MT8125, 7.00", 0.246 kg
Dell Venue 8
SGX544, Atom Z2580, 8.00", 0.4 kg
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8
SGX544, Mediatek MT8389, 8.00", 0.401 kg
MSI Primo 81
SGX544, unknown, 7.90", 0.4 kg

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Iris Xe G7 96EUs, unknown, 16.30", 1.28 kg
Lenovo Pad Pro 2022
Mali-G77 MP9, unknown, 11.20", 0.48 kg
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Mediatek Helio G80, 10.61", 0.465 kg
Lenovo Tab M8-ZA5F0007SE
PowerVR GE8320, Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, 8.00", 0.305 kg
Lenovo Tab M7 TTB-7306F
PowerVR GE8300, unknown, 7.00", 0.237 kg
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, Snapdragon SD 870, 12.60", 0.565 kg
Lenovo Yoga Tab 11
Mali-G76 MP4, Mediatek Helio G90T, 11.00", 0.655 kg
Current Prices
Stefan Hinum, 2014-01-28 (Update: 2014-01-28)