MWC 2013: Lenovo unveils trio of 'aggressively priced' Android tablets

MWC 2013: Lenovo unveils trio of 'aggressively priced' Android tabletsEach year Mobile World Congress sees a splurge of new Android tablets hit the market, and MWC 2013 has already proved true to form, with so far HP, Samsung, Sony, and now Lenovo adding to the mix – and plenty more no doubt still to come.

Lenovo's got a trio of new slates in its bag of tricks – the 7in A1000 and A3000, and the 10.1in S6000, all with Android Jelly Bean on board and being lined up to launch during Q2 2013.

We'll start at the top, which means the larger-screened S6000. Lenovo hasn't dished up the full specs on its tablet triumvirate yet, so we'll have to make do with the basics for now.

On the noteworthy side is Lenovo's claim that the S6000 is a “home entertainment centre” offering “style and convenience” and will be “priced to move” when it does appear on the shelves.

On the mundane side is pretty much all the actual details we have to mull over at this point. That's not to say it's sub-standard, but well it's just a tablet, y'know?

The S6000 measures a decent 8.6mm thin, while the 10.1in IPS display comes with a moderate 1,280 x 800 resolution. The processor, meanwhile, offers 1.2GHz of MediaTek quad-core power, with that home entertainment centre business no doubt a result of the on-board micro-HDMI port.

The 7in A3000, meanwhile, is clearly aimed straight at the Google Nexus 7, offering a MediaTek quad-core CPU and a 1,024 x 600 IPS display. It's 11mm thick and weighs in at a middle-of-the-road 340g, and will have a microSD card slot to add to the 16GB on-board storage.

Lastly, the A1000 appears aimed at the budget media consumer, with Lenovo pointing at the front-facing speakers and the presence of Dolby Digital Plus as its key attractions.

Clearly, that still leaves plenty of blanks, but it seems the chief remaining point of interest will be price, which Lenovo is already saying will be the key difference between its tablets and similarly specced Android rivals. We'll just have to wait and see.

Via The Verge

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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 25, 2013 at 13:07

Well. We needed a budget tablet.
Seriously though, with more and more schools making a tab a semi-requirement, I guess those cheap slabs may eventually sell... (though a few Irish schools i 'deal' with have made 9.7-inch screens the minimum.

jdover  Mar. 22, 2013 at 16:12

If you're looking for a nice tablet at an affordable price [mod edit...NOPE] is one of the better sources I've found. The site is very thorough, so finding the right tablet for school shouldn't be a problem.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 22, 2013 at 20:12

If you're looking for a nice tablet at an affordable price [mod edit...NOPE] is one of the better sources I've found. The site is very thorough, so finding the right tablet for school shouldn't be a problem.

jdover, I deleted the URL... although not an obviously 'dodgy' site, it's mainly popular in Pakistan; and more relevantly: though there is a 'store' tab, for the life of me and my laptop I cannot find actual tablets on sale - which might explain why the average user in Lahore spends an awful lot of time on that site according to Alexa...
So, I'll assume you posted the wrong link... wink ;)

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