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Lenovo IdeaPad A1 / Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet A1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 820 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad A1 / Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet A1. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the design and durability are on the whole positive. The performance and usability also get good feedback, but opinions about the apps and storage are mixed. There are some less positive views about the camera and screen.

price, usability, performance, durability, design

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo IdeaPad A1 / Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet A1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Eugene Kim (

Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet A1


With both the Kindle Fire and the Nook Tablet available for $50 less, the Lenovo Ideapad Tablet A1, with its middling performance and low-quality screen, is a tough sell.

Phone apps look fine and work well. Decent battery life.

Subpar screen. Middling performance. Rapidly aging OS.

Conclusions If you're sold on the 7-inch form factor and want an affordable, capable tablet, the Kindle Fire or the Nook Tablet, which is now available in an 8GB version for $199, are better (and less-expensive) bets. Below-average performance, an...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Donald Bell (

Lenovo IdeaPad A1 review


The tablet market is quickly dividing into two camps: those competing against the iPad on the high end, and budget-minded products that compete with the Amazon Kindle Fire .

The Lenovo IdeaPad A1 includes front and rear cameras, Bluetooth, memory expansion, and a full-fledged Android experience, at a great price.

The screen has a bad viewing angle, the design is chunky, and the Android OS isn't the latest and greatest.

The Lenovo A1 is a classic Android tablet, at an attractive price, but its subpar screen gives the competition an edge.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Daniel Schuster (

Review Lenovo Ideapad A1 Tablet


Solid entry-level tablet? The new Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet A1 was an

Good manufacturing quality; Price/performance ratio; Handy size; No crashes during the tests; Good battery life

No HDMI out; Short illumination of menu buttons; Reflective screen; Only 12 month manufacturer warranty; Needs a second to wake up from standby

In our opinion, the Sony Tablet P/S because of the ease of handling on the Android side. The Dell Streak 7" is also handy, but doesn't have a viewing angle strong screen. The HTC Flyer 7" WiFi +3G excels with Access Point function and Magic Stick for...

Jan, 2012

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Lenovo IdeaPad A1


Lenovo IdeaPad A1 is a 7-inch (1024x600 pixels) tablet running Android 2.3 Gingerbread. In addition, it also comes with Wi-Fi connectivity support, 3-megapixel camera, GPS, 16GB of built-in memory and a microSD slot.

Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape

Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port

May, 2013

Expert review by : (

Lenovo IdeaPad A1


If you're on the lookout for a full-featured Android tablet with decent specs and a low price tag, say hello to the Lenovo IdeaPad A1. Priced just a little bit more than Android-powered devices like the Amazon Kindle Fire and the Nook Color e-reader...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Adam Mills (

Lenovo IdeaPad A1 Review


It's clear that the tablet market has become a two horse race. We have the likes of the iPad , which starts at $499, competing for marketshare with tablets that check in under $250. One of those sub $250 tablets is the Lenovo IdeaPad A1 which the...

The Lenovo IdeaPad A1’s $199 price point makes it an exceptional value. It has specifications that while not mind-blowing, get the job done.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Brandon Sobotta (

Lenovo IdeaPad A1 7″ Tablet Review


A well-rounded tablet for the price. The Lenovo IdeaPad A1 has everything you could need from a slate, including a decent screen, GPS, Bluetooth, and a front and back facing camera.... It's a fully-functional, ultra-portable, and very affordable tablet.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : (

Lenovo IdeaPad A1


Affordable full-featured Android tablet

Outdated CPU and OS

The Lenovo IdeaPad A1 tablet is by no means a bad product; in fact it's a good alternative to those no-name tablets we see at Fry's and MicroCenter (Azpen, ChinaMart, even some Coby's aren't so hot). But the tablet's OS and CPU are already dated, and...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Eugene Kim (

Lenovo IdeaPad A1


With the IdeaPad Tablet A1, Lenovo has attempted to make a fun and easy-to-use 7-inch tablet for the masses. Unfortunately for Lenovo, Amazon has already cornered that market with the Kindle Fire. The IdeaPad A1 is not only $50 more, but it offers up a...

Phone apps look fine and work well. Decent battery life

Subpar screen. Middling performance. Rapidly aging OS

With both the Kindle Fire and the Nook Tablet available for $50 less, the Lenovo Ideapad Tablet A1, with its middling performance and low-quality screen, is a tough sell.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Adam Mills (

Lenovo IdeaPad A1 Tablet Review: First Impressions


The Lenovo IdeaPad A1 tablet has just come in for review and we are going to be putting it through the paces over the next week or so.

Right now, I have high hopes for the IdeaPad A1 tablet and I’m looking forward to digging in deeper to see if it can indeed compete with the Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet for the hearts and minds of consumers looking to get fully featured tablet without...

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio system:High Definition (HD)
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1


Battery Capacity:3550
Battery life (max):7
Battery performance:3550
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:1


Built-in camera: Yes
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Main camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 3
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):3
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3 / 3
Video recording: Yes


Color of product:Black / Black, Blue / Black, Pink / Black, White
Device type:Mini tablet
Fingerprint reader: No
Form Factor:Slate
Product color:Black / Black,Blue / Black,Pink / Black,White
RoHS compliance: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:250
Display Diagonal:7
Display Resolution:1024 x 600
Display Technology:TN+Film
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:7.5
Energy Star certified: Yes


Graphics:PowerVR SGX540
Graphics adapter:PowerVR SGX540

Media Formats

Audio formats supported:MP3,OGG,WAV
Video compression formats:3GP,AVI,MP4,RMVB


Internal memory:0.5
Internal memory type:DDR-SDRAM / DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:0.5


3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1 / 2.1+EDR
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

64-bit computing: No
CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Contrast ratio (typical):700:1
Depth (imperial):4.9
Docking connector: No
ExpressCard slot: No
Full HD: No
HD-Ready: No
Height (imperial):0.47
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Total Storage Capacity:16
Video playback: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wi-Fi: Yes
Width (imperial):7.7

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Audio formats supported:MP3, OGG, WAV
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Gyroscope: Yes
Position location:Y
Video compression formats:3GP, AVI, MP4, RMVB

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone out:Y
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
SmartCard slot: No


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:7.5
Energy Star certified:Y


Processor:CORTEX-A8 / OMAP3622
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A8
Processor cores:1
Processor family:Arm / Texas Instruments
Processor frequency:1
Processor model:CORTEX-A8 / OMAP3622

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N


Fingerprint reader:N


Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:2.3


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / SD
Internal storage capacity:16
Storage media:Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.472 / 4.92
Height:0.472 / 7.68
Width:4.92 / 7.68