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Lenovo IdeaTab A1000

Announced
Feb 24, 2013
Market status
Released

Pros

  • Dual core processor

Cons

  • No rear camera
  • Low pixel density screen (170 ppi)

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Description

The 7" Lenovo A1000 is an entry level warrior, powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core MTK processor, chewing through the Jelly Bean interface with sufficient decency. It is a fairly thick slab with quite the bezel surrounding the 7" 1024x600 pixels display, which is not IPS, hence with weak viewing angles. The A1000 has a microSD slot in addition to the 16 GB of internal storage, and two front speakers with surround sound technology.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Tablet
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (4.1)
  • Dimensions:
    • 7.83 x 4.76 x 0.42 inches (199 x 121 x 10.7 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 11.99 oz (340 g)
      the average is 15 oz (429 g)

DisplayPopup

  • Physical size:
    • 7.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 170 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor

Camera

  • Front-facing camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA

Hardwarebenchmark

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • MediaTek MT8317T
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Dual core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
  • Graphics processor:
      • PowerVR SGX531
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 1024 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 3500 mAh

MultimediaPopup

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback, Dolby Digital Plus
  • Speakers:
    • Loudspeaker
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

Technology

  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 3.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
    • Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 24 Feb 2013

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