Lenovo IdeaPad A1 is available for purchase online for $199 - free keyboard dock for a limited time

Lenovo IdeaPad A1 is available for purchase online for $199 - free keyboard dock for a limited time
There’s no kidding that the Kindle Fire tablet is going to attract some people with its Kindles services and killer pricing, but it’s not the only new 7” tablet on the block to flaunt killer pricing. We’ve already had the opportunity of getting a hands-on look at the Lenovo IdeaPad A1, but now you can go fetch yourself a unit if you’re interested in an Android 2.3 Gingerbread tablet.

In a time when Honeycomb flavored tablets are clearly the platform of choice for Android driven tablets, it’s rather strange to see something new packed with Gingerbread instead. So yeah, if you’re intent on picking up this affordable $199 7” tablet, just be aware that you’ll be living with Gingerbread for the long haul – especially when it’s reported that it won’t see a software update to bring it up to Honeycomb.

So what do you get with this cheap tablet? Specifically, it features a 7” display with a resolution of 1024 x 600, single-core 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 5-megapixel rear camera, 2-megaixel front-facing camera, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. Unlike some of those unknown and super cheap Android tablets out there, you have the full fidelity of the Android Market to enhance its functionality.

Currently, the cheapest model, which is available in a standard black paint job, which will cost you that $199 price – though, it’s only packing 2GB of internal storage. However, for $50 more, you can upgrade to the 16GB version that’s available in your choice of white, blue, black, and pink paint jobs. Granted that you can purchase one right now, it won’t start shipping out until October 27th – meaning, you’ll be twiddling your thumbs in the meantime waiting for it. Oh yeah, Lenovo will even include a free keyboard dock for a limited time when you use the eCoupon code “K1KEYFREE” at checkout.

source: Lenovo (1& 2) via Unwired View

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IdeaPad A1
  • Display 7.0" 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Camera 3 MP
  • Storage 16 GB + microSD
  • Battery 3550 mAh

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3 Comments

1. vader unregistered

The keyboard is for the k1 only, not the a1.

2. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

The reason these manufacturers that create tablets with gingerbread, use gingerbread is because you can see that most of them heavily customize the ui, which you cant really do with honeycomb, according to grid10, who created gridos with froyo. I read that, and they probably customize their ui so much is because they want to make their product unique with software to make up for their inferior hardware...

3. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

Off topic and no one asked lol, but I just thought i'd share this new information i just learned along with my theory..

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