A Look At Lenovo IdeaPad A1: An Affordable 7inch Tablet

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In one of our previous post we took a look at the most affordable android tablets that you can purchase and among them 7inch tablets was the most affordable without being too bulky for a normal tablet user.

Well after taking a look at the tablet we can say that is the tablet that offers you the greatest value for your money. You get everything from it that you would normally expect from a high end tablet. Most of all it is able to fulfill your needs very efficiently and smoothly.

Well now lets take a brief look at the tablet.

Form Factor

These days the high end tablets are trying to set up a trend that higher price tag means you get lots of features and low price tag means you end up sacrificing some of the vital features for a tablet that just offers basic functions.

But is it really true? Because Kindle Fire is setting a trend in the low price tablet market and is able to do what most users expect from a tablet without breaking a sweat.

Lenovo IdeaPad A1 is the most comfortable and nice looking tablet that I have ever used. The rounded edges around the sides and also the shape of the device give it a very decent and comfortable look.

The weight of the device is just less than 1 pound and as a result when I was using tablet to watch a movie my arms never got fatigued from holding it. Moreover I didn’t adjust the viewing angle or the way I was holding it even once because it felt so comfortable.

Overall IdeaPad A1 is designed nicely and beautifully which is more than what you expect at the price of the tablet.

Controls And External Port

You get all the standard port and controls that you can find in all the other android tablets which are:

  • Headphone jack
  • Volume rocker keys
  • microSD card slot
  • Power button at the top right side as a result you can avoid accidental presses.


Display is the most important part of the devices and you must be aware about Kindle Fire and Nook suffering due to their display quality which has apparently let it down.

The display on IdeaPad A1 is ok with normal viewing angles. Now you can’t expect that wow factor that you can expect from a display of a high end tablet but the display does its good job and delivers nice colors.

The sensitivity of the screen is also good it’s quite responsive and UI transition is smooth and nice.

Battery Life

Battery life is an important aspect of a device which every user looks for and according to official specs IdeaPad A1 can provide you with:

  • 6hrs of video watching
  • 7.5hrs of using various apps
  • 8hrs of listening to music

The good news is the battery lasts as it was mentioned in the spec sheet and you can tweak it bit more to get the maximum out of the battery life.


The IdeaPad A1 comes preinstalled with Android 2.3.4 with some UI modifications especially the launcher. At times the launcher is annoying but you can install any custom launcher from the android market and modify it to your liking.

The software performance is good considering the value for money.


Well the tablet is a very good piece of hardware with good performance that you can purchase within a price range of $200. It has everything that you ever want from a tablet.

The only thing I found wishing for is little better hardware and software because of the advancements that are available in the market but that would be me nitpicking at the tablet.

Overall the tablet is a decent performer and will always get the job.

If you have used Lenovo IdeaPad A1 then do let us know about your experience.

Video Review

Key Features:

  • 1Ghz processor with 512Mb of RAM
  • 2Gb internal storage which can be expanded to 32Gb with microSD card
  • 3350mAh Battery
  • Assisted GPS
  • 7inch LED display with a resolution of 1024×600
  • Multi touch capacitive display
  • Bluetooth v2.1, Wi-FI 802.11 b/g/n

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About Sarvesh Darak

Sarvesh Darak is a blogger, an online marketer, a social media specialist and an Android Lover. At Best Android Blog, he writes Android news & tutorials for Android Rooting. He is the tech head and ensures that the blog keeps running at good pace. He also looks after all the SEO and promotion work. He’s from Surat, India and keep contributing regularly at the blog.

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