$199 Tablet: Lenovo Is the First Tier 1 Manufacturer to Produce a Sub $200 Tablet

“Lenovo announced a new US$199 (that’s about $194 in Canadian dollars) IdeaPad tablet with a 7-inch screen and Google’s Android OS in response to the surge in demand for inexpensive tablets, the company said on Thursday.

The IdeaPad A1 tablet weighs around 400 grams (0.88 pounds) and is under 0.5 inches (1.27 centimeters) thick, and will become available in specific starting around the end of September, said Nick Reynolds, executive director of global marketing at Lenovo. The tablet provides seven hours of battery life…

…The device runs on a chip equipped with a single-core Cortex-A8 processor design from ARM, which is old compared to the latest dual-core Cortex-A9 processor found in many new smartphones and tablets.

Other features include up to 32GB of storage and MicroSD and micro USB slots for expandable storage. The tablet has two cameras: one in the front and one in the back…

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