Lenovo's new line of mid-range tablets is now on sale pretty much without warning, and they might fill the low-cost niche fairly well. Samsung is also looking to sell you a mid-range tablet, but they don't quite have the pricing right. Lenovo's new slates start at a mere $149.99 and top out at $279.99.

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The A1000 is a 7-inch tablet with a 1024x600 screen, 1.2GHz MTK dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and Dolby Digital Plus with front-facing speakers. This device comes with 16GB of storage for just $149.99. The A3000 is an almost identical 7-inch device with the same 1024x600 panel, but it substitutes a quad-core 1.2GHz MTK processor. It might be a little more snappy, but the cost jumps to about $179.99. The S6000 is a 10.1-inch tablet with a 1280x800 IPS display, 1GB of RAM, 1.2GHz MTK 8389/8125 quad-core processor, and 32GB of storage. This device is the $279.99 unit at the top of Lenovo's pricing. All these tablets run Android 4.2.

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These aren't devices set to compete for the title of "best Android tablet 2013." That crown with included bouquet and sash will go to a different device. But the price on these tablets is about in-line with the hardware. Links to pick these devices up are below.

[A1000: Best Buy, Lenovo via Amazon – A3000: Best Buy, Lenovo via Amazon – S6000: Best Buy, Lenovo via Amazon]