If you're looking for an affordable Android tablet that won't break the bank, look no further than Lenovo's new IdeaPad A1, which was announced today at the IFA Conference. It may not be top of the line, but for the price point, this little guy is definitely going to be a hard one to beat. Have a look at the specs:

  • 7 -inch 1024x600 display
  • 1GHz Cortex A8 processor
  • 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB storage
  • SD Card reader and microSD card reader
  • 3MP rear shooter
  • VGA front camera
  • Android 2.3


The eight-gigger will set you back $199, while the 16GB and 32GB variants will be $249 and $299 respectively. There is one downside -- Lenovo has no plans to release the 8GB version of the A1 in the US, so it looks like we'll have to shell out a little more dough to score this ultra-portable.

Cameron Summerson
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  • Lewis

    wow, cheapest tablet ive seen, but i would like to pay more money, to get a better one. Asus eee pad transformer 2 is what im waiting for

  • Pakann Sihreen

    The price is right, the specs don't.

    • Ribbys

      You want better specs? Get more money.

  • Colin

    Actually, if it had honeycomb instead of gingerbread it wouldn't be bad for a cheap tablet

  • johnny99

    No GPS is a disappointment.
    I don't mind not having Honeycomb at this price point. As long as it supports the regular Android marketplace.
    Can the SD card slot and microSD card slot be used independently? That would be nice for reviewing photos that you just took with your SLR. You could even email or Facebook them directly from the tablet via WiFi.

  • trevmar

    No GPS is the killer for me. It is why I didn't get a Nook... Also, I am not sure if it has Bluetooth, so I can use my headset in Skype and Google Voice

    • Zomby2D

      Atough it's not mentioned here, other blogs (This is my next, Geek.com, CNet) are mentioning that a GPS is included.

  • bigbadmonster

    why pay $100 for 24gb of storage when you can buy a 32gb for $20!

  • DisapointedBuyer

    Does NOT have a full size SD card reader like your review stated, only a microSD reader!!!!

  • Vijay

    Put ICS on this and these tablets are gonna be brought faster than they are made