Last week, I was fortunate to have been invited to the unveiling of two budget-minded tablets that Lenovo will release into the Philippine market. One of them, the Lenovo A1000, is a budget-minded tablet with a 7 inch WSVGA screen, 1.2GHz processor and Jelly Bean 4.1 out of the box. However, it also has a trick up its sleeve to help differentiate it from its competitors in the budget 7 inch tablet segment.
Unlike other budget tablets that try to compete by offering entry level specs at rock bottom prices, the Lenovo A1000 combines superior sound output and competitive specs while still keeping the price quite low. The A1000 features dual front-facing speakers for a more immersive multimedia experience while using the loudspeakers. On the other hand, if you prefer listening through your earphones, you’ll be able to appreciate the Dolby Digital Plus-enhanced sound.
Of course, if you’re more interested in the specs, the Lenovo A1000 is powered by a 1.2GHz dual core MediaTek processor and comes with 1GB RAM and 4GB of internal storage (2.6GB usable). If you find storage to be limited, it’s expandable up to 32GB via micro SD. One major plus is that you can also text and call on the Lenovo A1000 because it has a SIM slot and GSM capabilities. Unfortunately, if you plan to surf the net using mobile data, you’ll be limited to 2G speeds, but having telephony capabilities is nice enough already.
The Lenovo is already available through major computer and electronics stores and can be had at an SRP of just Php6,499. If you’re looking to get one, try checking out PricePandaPH to find out where you can get the best possible price in the country.
Lenovo A1000 Specs
- 7″ WSVGA capacitive LCD display (1024 x 600, 170ppi)
- 1.2GHz dual core MediaTek processor
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- 1GB RAM
- 4GB internal storage (2.6GB usable)
- dual front-facing speakers
- Dolby Digital Plus stereo sound
- VGA front camera
- SIM support (up to 2G data speeds), call and text capable