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MWC: Lenovo reveals Ideatab A1000 and A3000 7in Android tablets

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Mon Feb 25 2013, 14:57

BARCELONA: CHINESE HARDWARE MAKER Lenovo has announced three Android-powered tablets at MWC, with two 7in devices, the Ideatab A1000 and A3000, joined by a larger "premium" device, the Ideatab S6000.

The A1000 and the A3000 both boast 7in screens, but while Lenovo said that the A1000 is a budget device "ideal for first-time tablet buyers", the A3000 is built for speed, with a quad-core processor for faster gaming and web browsing.

Lenovo Ideatab a3000

Powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz processor with 1GB of DDR2 RAM, the A3000 sports an IPS 1024x600 resolution display and weighs less than 340g.

At 11mm thick, the A3000 has specifications that "you would expect from a much larger device", Lenovo claimed.

Lenovo said the A3000 is available with up to 32GB of onboard stoage, which can be extended to 64GB via a microSD card. The A3000 also comes bundled with optional 3G support if you want it.

Lenovo touted the cheaper A1000 tablet as a device focused on good audio performance, integrating Dolby Digital Plus.

"Front-facing speakers that ensure the sound is directed at your ears rather than the floor, the A1000 is perfect for music lovers and those seeking a 'pocket studio' for either music or movies," Lenovo said.

The A1000 runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on a dual-core 1.2GHz processor with 1GB of DDR2 RAM and has up to 16GB of internal storage, extendable to 32GB with a microSD slot. It will come in black and white colour options.

As for the Ideatab S6000, Lenovo said that the tablet is its highest specification Android tablet to date, measuring 8.2mm thin and running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

Lenovo claims that the tablet's standout feature is its quad-core Mediatek processor, which gives the tablet "high performance, a premium multimedia experience and power efficiency".

The firm will roll out its lineup of Ideatab tablets across Europe in June. Pricing has yet to be finalised but is likely to range from €129 to €299 depending on model and specifications, Lenovo said. µ


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