Lenovo might not be a name that you instantly associate with Android tablets but, they are a brand that you ought to consider. Sure, none of their tablets have been "amazing" but they do offer some brilliant value for money. Which is exactly what these new tablets offer - value for money. Both the A1000 and the A3000 are 7-inch tablets, while the S6000 grows to the age-old 10.1-inch size. None of them are anything too fancy but, when they start at just $149 and head up to $279 - would you expect them to be?
The A1000 is a solid 7-incher, if not for the 1024 x 600 resolution and has the following specs under the hood:
- 7-inch 1024 x 600 Display
- Dual-Core 1.2 Ghz MediaTek CPU
- 1GB of RAM
- Dolby Digital Plus with Front-facing speakers
- 16GB of Storage
- Android 4.2
The A3000 keeps things much the same but, swaps out the Dual-Core CPU for a Quad-Core one but, still comes in at under $200 at $179.99. It's a shame that Lenovo couldn't squeeze in a 1280 x 800 display into the A3000 but 1024 x 600 isn't too awful at that price.
The S6000 gets a little more interesting with a 10.1-inch display and some extras. The S6000 comes in at $279:
- 10.1-inch IPS Display at 1280 x 800
- Quad-Core 1.2 Ghz MediaTek CPU
- 32GB of Storage
- 5MP rear-facing camera with 0.3MP front-facing Camera
- Android 4.2
While it's nice to see Lenovo offer Android 4.2 as standard, it is a shame that they've skimped on the display resolutions here as 1280 x 800 in a 10.1-inch tablet is beginning to look a little 2011 by now. It's good to see Lenovo still producing Android tablets but, we'd like them to produce something a little more up-to-date, although having said that, the prices here are kind on the wallet, so kudos to Lenovo for that. If you're in the mood for a mid-range offering from Lenovo then head on over to their website to take a look.