IdeaPad A1

Lenovo Unveils IdeaPad A1 – for only $199

IdeaPad A1Thursday, Lenovo unveils the details of its new tablet, the IdeaPad A1 Android tablet, with its very surprising price in the market – $199 only! Gets the attention in the crowded market right?

Right after HP lets the price go down of its WebOS TouchPad Tablet to $99, consumer went crazy in having one and getting a feel of it, which means a very strong market for cheaper tablets. Apple which sells its iPad with a minimum price of $499, other tablet makers enjoys the opportunity to conquer in the lower end – sad to say no one has been better than Apple’s iPad.

According to a Forrester Research analyst, the Amazon tablet could become the number two on the market by 2011 by with its $300 tab.

With this, Lenovo’s actions to sell the IdeaPad A1 for $199 is a great timing. The two features that this tablet boasts and makes it standout amongst the rest is its 1024 x 600 pixel resolution which is very sharp and the screen is capacitive touch. Other cheaper tablets have resistive screens which is not that responsive than a capacitive screen.

Check out the Lenovo’s IdeaPad A1 specs:

  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) software
  • Single-core 1-GHz Cortex A8 processor
  • 3-megapixel camera on the back
  • 3-megapixel camera on the front
  • GPS receiver
  • 2GB of internal storage
  • MicroSD card slot for adding up to 32GB of extra memory
  • Measures 0.47 inches thick and weighs 0.88 pounds

IdeaPad A1 will be in the market in the mid-September and it will come in different colors – white, black, blue, and pink.