Lenovo is running a special 20% off IdeaPad A1 Tablet 7.0″ Tablet built with SD LED Glare Multi-touch panel 1024×600, with integrated camera: Front 0.3MP, Rear 3.0MP , 16GB storage, Andriod 2.3 OS, SD card slot to easliy add more storage, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS (trial version), up to 7 hrs battery life, less than 1lb. $199 after eCoupon: USPA2M1104 Ends 11/10 or after 800 uses. Makes a nice gift for the holidays.
Lenovo just released the new IdeaPad A1 Tablet, ultra-portable, entry-level tablet with 7″ display and magnesium roll cage starting at $229 – 10% off with eCoupon: ECOUPONS10C = $207 Currently, the estimated ship date is November 8, 2011.
Specifications: Processor: Texas Instruments OMAP 3622 ( 1GHz ) Operating system: Android 2.3 Graphics: TI Integrated OMAP 3622 Total memory: 512 MB LPDDR2 600MHz Display: 7.0″ SD LED Glare Multi-touch with integrated camera 1024×600 Camera: Front 0.3MP, Rear 3.0MP Battery: 1 Cell Li-Polymer with up to 7 Hours of Battery Life Network Card: Lenovo BGN Wireless Bluetooth: Bluetooth Version 2.1 + EDR Warranty: 1 year
2GB Hard Drive: $229 (Black)
16GB Hard Drive: $249 (White and Black)
Lenovo’s latest Tablet comes on the heels of Amazon’s $199 Kindle Fire, another Android based 7″ device with a release date of November 15, 2011.
On the heels of HP’s $99 TouchPad fire sale, Lenovo announced a new $199 IdeaPad tablet with a 7-inch screen powered by Google’s Android OS. The IdeaPad A1 tablet weighs around 400 grams (0.88 pounds) and is under 0.5 inches (1.27 centimeters) thick, with more details at the end of September, said Nick Reynolds, executive director of global marketing at Lenovo.
“This is a very accessible price point starting at US$199,” Reynolds said. Lenovo views the tablet as a companion to PCs, and a low price will open up demand for tablets, especially in emerging markets, Reynolds said.
Hopefully, Lenovo’s $199 IdeaPad Tablet, (and hopefully with a high quality IPS screen) will be available in time for the Black Friday/Christmas/Holiday Shopping Season.