Back in February, Lenovo started its MWC 2013 journey with the introduction of three new mid-range Android tablets dubbed as A1000, A3000 and S6000. The company also shared its plans to release the tablets globally in the second quarter of this year, but surprisingly these tabs are now available for sale in Q3 of 2013.
It appears that the Chinese manufacturer hasn’t much-publicized and silently pushed the devices to the market. The trio is currently available on BestBuy and Amazon, though the prices may vary from retailer to retailer. Noticeably, the black color variant of these tabs are available at the BestBuy while Amazon is offering both black and white variants of the devices.
The A1000 sports a 7-inch display having resolution of 1024 x 600p, 1.2GHz MT8317 dual-core processor, 16GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, and runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
A1000 measures 7.8 x 4.8 x 0.5 inches and has support for Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, and microUSB for connectivity for data transfer. In addition, it features Dolby Digital Plus with large front-facing speakers, so it’s a perfect choice for the music lovers. Even customers looking forward for a pocket studio for either music or movies can grab the device from the online stores of BestBuy or Amazon for $149.99 or $151.20 respectively.
Unlike A1000, Lenovo A3000 also features a 7-inch display having 1024×600 resolution, but it further incorporates the IPS technology that offers more pleasant viewing experiences to the users. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz MediaTek 8389 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 5-megapixel main camera & 0.5MP front-shooter camera, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out-of-box.
A3000 measures 7.6 x 4.7 x 0.4 inches and supports microUSB, Bluetooth 4.0, and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n connectivity. The interested consumers can buy the tab from the online retailers BestBuy or Amazon at a price of $179.99 or $183.20 respectively.
Among this new mid-range lineup introduced from Lenovo, S6000 has the best features available. It comes with a 10.1-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280×800p and wide viewing angle of 178 degrees. It sports MTK 8389/8125 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage with microSD card slot, a 5-megapixel rear camera & 0.3MP front-facing camera and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
It has support for microUSB, Bluetooth 4.0, and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n connectivity. The sleek, slim and powerful S6000 measures 10.3 x 7.1 x 0.3 inches and offers extended I/O options along with vibrant screen features to its users. You can get the S6000 from BestBuy or Amazon for $279.99 or $255.20 respectively.
In general, the trio shares quite similar specs, but the most noticeable difference lies in the screen-size with inclusion or exclusion of IPS technology. Remarkably, Lenovo A1000 and A3000 don’t come with a microSD card slot right now. Perhaps Lenovo don’t have to struggle enough to sell these tablets as they fit well in the low-cost niche and hence appeal the folks.