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Review of Lenovo Ideapad A1
3.60 stars Good Form 137 Reviews
Reviewed on: October 29, 2012 Author:
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Pros & Cons


  • WIFI connects fast and has good range
  • GPS works very well
  • Good Bundled apps like Docs to Go
  • Good keyboard
  • High definition responsive screen
  • Front and back cameras with free Skype or Oovo
  • Value for money at $199


  • Battery life is not so good for many users
  • Internal speakers are not good
  • Bezel mounted control buttons are hard to spot
Review Summary

This is the summary of consumer reviews for Lenovo Ideapad A1. The BoolPool rating for this product is Good, with 3.60 stars, and the price range is $199.

Lenovo Ideapad A1 tablet is a very good entry level tablet for anyone who has "basic" needs for a tablet. It competes with Amazon Kindle Fire and B&N Nook when many users buy tablet in that price range. Most of the users chose IdeaPad A1 because it comes with 16GB of storage space (2GB+14GB internal SD) and MicroSD expansion slot. It also has a Bluetooth 2.1 in addition to WiFI b/g/n. Front and rear cameras are addendum, which are not present in other tablets of its cost. It has a GPS which works offline as well.

Lenovo can do Facebook, Email, and YouTube as well as an iPad and with FLASH.

Users do not like that fact that the home, back and settings menu buttons light up only when touched. This can be annoying at first because user can't find out where they are if it's dark. It is definitely a design anomaly.

Overall, users are happy with Ideapad A1 tablet and they recommend it for the basic tablet users since it is a good value for money.

User Voice
Lenovo Ideapad A1
Poor product support Good value for money Some users love this device
Review Group #: 1 Rating :
3.50 stars
5 Reviews See Details
Screen is not that good Screen has bad angle views Screen is bright Users complain about hardware failures
Review Group #: 2 Rating :
3.00 stars
6 Reviews See Details
Excellent product at low price Lenovo has brand reputation
Review Group #: 3 Rating :
3.00 stars
12 Reviews See Details
Kindle app, Netflix, Youtube work well Document app for Office based files work well Microphone is not good
Review Group #: 4 Rating :
4.00 stars
14 Reviews See Details
Value for money Great features like -Micro SD slot, 2 cameras, Gorilla Glass, Android Market, GPS, Bluetooth
Review Group #: 5 Rating :
4.50 stars
14 Reviews See Details
Good apps available from app store Built-in news & weather app is really great
Review Group #: 6 Rating :
4.00 stars
14 Reviews See Details
Full Android market support Has Nook and Kindle reading apps Slower compared to iPad 2 but better compared to Kindle fire
Review Group #: 7 Rating :
4.50 stars
21 Reviews See Details
Plays music and video quite well Camera quality is decent 7 inches screen is nice and clear to read
Review Group #: 8 Rating :
4.00 stars
26 Reviews See Details
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Rating : 3.60 stars Form 137 Reviews
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