Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 Review


Comforting us in a way, its built-in 3500 mAh battery delivers a decent amount of punch with its output. With our normal usage, which consists of mostly surfing the web and sending emails, we’re able to pull in a 2 days, 7 hours of battery life before it’s completely gassed. It doesn’t break new ground to tell you the truth, but nevertheless, it’s a notable tally.


Dirt cheap Android tablets are in abundance, but after the recent Google Nexus 7, it reestablished what it means to be a fantastic budget offering – while at the same time, set the bar higher for everyone else too. Even with its lower $160 base price point, it’s not enough to put the Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 in the same realm. In fact, it’s not even remotely close, as everything about this is just dated and behind the times. To tell you the truth, the only thing going for this is its super affordable price point, which no doubt will attract consumers who are strapped for cash. At the end of the day, though, we’d still recommend just forking over a bit more to pick up even the second-generation Nexus 7 – or if you can snag a deal, the first-generation one for less.

Software version of reviewed unit:
Android version: 4.1.2
Build number: A1000F_A412_01_22_130801_R0W
Kernel version: 3.4.0


  • Dirt Cheap
  • Good battery life


  • Sluggish performance
  • Low quality display
  • Heavy in weight
  • Bland design

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