Lenovo has silently launched a series of its affordable tablets powered by Mediatek processors and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The tablets were first displayed at Mobile World Congress in February and will provide affordable alternatives to users who find the Galaxy Tab 3 range out of their budget. Ideatab A1000 is the most budget friendly and rudimentary tablet followed by Ideatab A3000 which improves on processing and camera department. S6000 with a big screen tops the range with the best hardware among all.
Lenovo Ideatab A1000
Ideatab A1000 has a 7 inch non-IPS TN display with 1024×600 resolution. It is powered by 1.2 GHz dual core Mediatek MT8317 processor and 1 GB of RAM. The tablet features a Dolby Digital front facing speakers and comes with 16 GB of inbuilt storage expandable via Micro SD card slot up to 32 GB. The tablet is priced conveniently at $149.99, which is $50 less than the Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 7-inch variant.
Lenovo Ideatab A3000
Ideatab A3000 is identical to A1000 in terms of looks, screen and specifications, with the notable difference being the addition of a 5 MP rear camera. Front facing 0.3 MP camera is present on both A1000 and A3000. It also features a boosted quad core processor (MT8125 Mediatek quad core processor at 1.2 GHz). It also comes with 16 GB internal storageand the Micro SD card slot expansion is up to 64 GB. The tablet will cost you $179.99.
Lenovo Ideatab S6000
The Lenovo Ideatab S6000 has a 10.1 inch 4 point capacitive multitouch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. It also comes with a quad core Mediatek processor with old ARM Cortex A7 architecture. It is powered by 1 GB of RAM and a 16 GB internal flash storage that can be expanded via Micro SD card expansion up to 64 GB. In terms of size, it competes directly with Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 or Nexus 10 but cost comparatively less at $279.99. It can also be docked with an external keyboard with magnetic slip in cover that can be purchased separately.
The tablets offer a great value for money, but they don’t come without sacrifices. The Mediatek processors based on old architecture will definitely show up in performance. The non-IPS display in 7 inchers won’t entice too many customers. On the other hand, they do offer some nifty features including the presence of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on all devices. This fact, when combined with the one that they sport the latest Android 4.2 together with a good 16 GB internal storage, will definitely up their stakes to get bought off the shelves faster. You can buy the tablets from Best Buy and Amazon.