Like I said, the built quality is just amazing. It has a nice smooth matte finish to it. It feels great in your hands. The overall design has made it pretty portable and easy to use. It is your usual 7 inch tablet and like most does not come in just one hand. The sound quality should have been much better knowing Lenovo, the speakers are loud but not clear. It is very light for a 7inch tablet and carries without a problem. The colours available are black and white.
Well the 7 inch display is pretty standard and average. With a resolution of 600×1024 pixels it is not really the best or the most beautiful but at the same time it is not terrible either. The pixel density is 170ppi, no visible pixilation but results to a poor gaming performance. Viewing angles are so-so. The reading experience is quiet okay. Video playback is good but not awesome.
Suit yourself, actually don’t because there is NO primary/rear camera at all. But there is a front facing camera crucial for your video calls. But it is a really terrible VGA one, noisy phone calls, difficult streaming experience and just “terrible”. I can’t say terrible enough for this.
Out of the box you get the Lenovo IdeaPad A1000 loaded with Android v4.1 Jelly Bean but today you can update it to Android v4.2 Jelly Bean. I am “for” the openness of Android as on OS but come on, it eats just so much of Ram with application APIs using just anything and everything. Then people complaint Android lags. Root your freaking tablets and rather run the stock Android versions. Google Play has tons of options for you to explore for tablet apps made just tailor made for the tablets. With the current UI, it is fairly easy to go around and use Android’s power for a great experience.
The meditek MTK 8317 Dual Core 1.2 GHz processor has made its way on this tablet. With the 1GB RAM it works just fine. Good response time, good frame rates, satisfactory speed while running apps and okay-ish multitasking. It is available with internal memory options of 4GB and 16GB expandable to up to 32GB. It does not have NFC. Bluetooth latest version v4.0 makes it way on the tablet.
The tablet should have been something wow if Lenovo is actually looking to join the game “along” with the big names but this wont be the case with this tablet. This is just good but with Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 or the Apple iPad Mini, no one would actually think twice before not selecting this tablet. Even though it is little less as per cost it just isn’t “it” in terms of performance.