Sep 2, 2011
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IdeaPad A1; a 7” Android Tablet PC from Lenovo for $199

Lenovo prepares to make a debut in the tablet pc market with a best 7-inch IdeaPad A1 Android tablet and is expected to cost less than $200.

Another popular laptop brand name, Lenovo is just entering the already crammed Android tablet market with a yet to announce “IdeaPad A1 tablet”. With a base price of $199, the 7” tablet pc will directly focus on capturing lower-budget consumers.

Looks like Ideapad A1 doesn’t have out-of-the-world hardware specifications, however it may be enough for normal end-users of Android tablet at the given starting price. With a single core 1 GHz model, Lenovo has amplified Gingerbread software (Android 2.3) and managed to keep the starting price low. The 7” screen display holds a resolution of about 1024*600. It will have upto 32GB of hard-drive storage and two cameras.

Lenovo Ideapad A1 Tablet PCLenovo will offer over 200 tablet apps at the official launch optimized for your special needs. And to make an experience worthwhile, you will also have an official Lenovo App Store with an access to Android market.

There is widespread analysis that Android tablets are too high-priced to contend with Apple iPad 2, however it’ll be interesting to see how market reacts to IdeaPad A1 with a low starting price. The $99 rummage sale and market response towards HP’s withdrawn tablet, Touchpad is a good example of how consumers will react to a low-priced tablet pc.

To be honest, the $199 starting price of Lenovo IdeaPad A1 gives it a good chance to compete with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, which is the original 7” Android tablet.

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