Lenovo today announced a line-up of new Android tablets, offering configurations and form factors to match consumer needs for both ultra-portable tablets and multimedia performers.
The range starts with two new A-series tablets, seven-inch devices, designed for mobility while still packing a performance punch. The A1000 is ideal for first-time tablet buyers and features enhanced audio, while the A3000 offers quad-core processing. Alongside these models, Lenovo also announced the new 10-inch S6000, which offers extended I/O options, a large screen and a super-slim profile.
The Lenovo S6000 tablet is powered by the MTK 8389/8125 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and features a 10.1-inch IPS 1280X800 display with a wide, 178-degree viewing angle, micro HDMI port and digital microphone. The S6000 also offers a number of additions to optimize its performance as a connectivity tool for social networkers including optional HSPA+ and a substantial battery that allows for more than 8 hours of continuous WiFi web browsing. All these featrues are tied together in a slim (8.6mm) and light (560g) frame.
The A3000 bristles with specifications typically found in a much larger device, all packed into a seven-inch form factor that is thin and light. Powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core, MTK processor, the A3000 has a seven-inch IPS 1024x600 screen, weighs in at less than 340g and is 11mm thick. It can hold a wealth of content with an extensive memory, which can be extended to 64GB with the external micro-SD card. Optional 3G HSPA+ is available.
The A1000 is another 7-inch tablet packed with Dolby Digital Plus and front-facing speakers. It runs Android Jelly Bean 4.1 on a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and has on-board storage of up to 16GB, extendable to 32GB with a micro-SD slot. It also comes in either black or white.
All the new Android tablets come with Lenovo Mobile Access, a service that allows users to connect instantly "out of the box". When users first power up their Lenovo device, they will see an icon indicating Lenovo as their access provider. Without having to set up a special data plan, they can immediately start browsing web pages, accessing their email and sharing content using HSPA+ 3G access or through WiFi according to their specific configuration. When the initial Lenovo Mobile Access service expires users will be prompted with the option to renew their plan or select an alternative service.
The newest Android tablets will be available worldwide from Q2, 2013. LKenovi did not disclose their prices but said that each tablet in the range would be competitively priced.