The new Lenovo tablets are quite similar on the hardware front. The most noticeable difference lies in the screen-size and inclusion or exclusion of IPS.
Lenovo has started its MWC 2013 journey with the introduction of three new mid-range Android tablets dubbed as A1000, A3000 and S6000.
The vice president of Lenovo and GM Mobile BU, Chen Wenhui, revealed the idea behind the production of Lenovo’s latest Android tablet Family, and quoted:
Lenovo’s latest Android tablet family is designed to meet the demands of a wide range of customers, particularly young, active users who are always on the go, and have adopted the seven-inch form factor as their own. With these latest additions to our tablet portfolio, we’ve created devices that address these customers’ needs, as well as devices for more demanding gamers and multimedia users.
A1000 fetures a 7-inch display with 1024×600 resolution. This fairly thick and heavy slab lacks IPS display, hence comes with weak viewing angles. Apart from this, the tab sports a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, a 16GB of internal storage that is expandable up to 32GB via microSD card, and runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
In addition to the integration of Dolby Digital Plus, A1000 takes into account large front-facing speakers which offer users the best audio experiences. Customers who are fond of music and those looking forward for a pocket studio for either music or movies can grab the device either in black or white color.
Just like A1000, Lenovo’s A3000 also features a 7-inch display with 1024×600 resolution. Furthermore, it incorporates the functionalities of IPS display, which offers more pleasant viewing experiences to the users. Inside, it has a 1.2 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, a microSD card slot that supports expansion up to 64GB, and runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The tab is 11mm in width and weighs less than 340g. It offers seamlessly fluid navigation, speedy performance as well as enhanced user experiences. Moreover, the 3G compatible variants of the tab will be made available in the near future.
Among the three newly introduced tablets from Lenovo, S6000 has the best features available. It comes with a 10.1-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280×800 and wide viewing angle of 178 degrees. It is powered by the MTK 8389/8125 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and runs android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
S6000 sports a micro HDMI port, a digital microphone, a large battery that offers more than 8 hours of continuous WiFi web browsing. It weighs 560 grams and is 8.6 mm wide. The sleek, slim and powerful S6000 offers extended I/O options along with vibrant screen features to its users.
In general, these tablets are quite similar on the hardware front, and the most noticeable difference lies in the screen-sizing along with inclusion or exclusion of IPS. Also note that all the three devices come with Lenovo Mobile Access service, which allows users to connect instantly & acess the network without setting up a special data plan using Optional 3G HSPA+ support or via Wi-Fi.
Pricing and Availability
The arrival of these new Lenovo’s tablets is scheduled for the second quarter of this year. Unfortunately, the company did not hint anything about the exact timing or the pricing of the tablets, but the Chinese manufacturer revealed that the prices will vary according to the market, configuration and model of the devices.