Lenovo IdeaTab A1000

Released June, 2013
  • 7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.1
First and foremost, detail isn’t a strong point with this one, which is quite evident from the onset with its 170 ppi pixel density.
by PhoneArena (Aug, 2013)
6.9 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of the Lenovo IdeaTab A1000

Performance

Processing power and speed

IdeaTab A1000
6.1
Kobo Arc
6.1
Slate 7
6.9
Passmark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

IdeaTab A1000
n.d.
Kobo Arc
n.d.
Slate 7
n.d.
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

IdeaTab A1000
6.6
Kobo Arc
7.0
Slate 7
6.6
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

IdeaTab A1000
7.9
Kobo Arc
9.0
Slate 7
8.4
Reviews from phonearena.com and reviews.cnet.com

6.9

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

IdeaTab A1000
6.9
Kobo Arc
7.4
Slate 7
7.3

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Lenovo IdeaTab A1000

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

IdeaTab A1000
2,041
Slate 7
3,606

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

IdeaTab A1000
15,994 ms
Iconia Tab A500
1,988 ms
MeMO Pad
2,410.2 ms

Reviews Word on the street for the Lenovo IdeaTab A1000


5.7
The IdeaTab A1000 ships with Android 4.1.2 and most of its special features lean more toward practical than spectacle; you can schedule when the tablet turns on and off, easily tune into FM radio, and change or customize audio profiles.

4.0
More than equipped to play high definition videos, which is evident by its smooth playback, we wouldn’t necessarily say that the IdeaTab A1000 is the most ideal thing to use for watching videos.

Overall

5.8 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

Mainly due to its low quality display, it doesn’t make for the best experience.
by PhoneArena (Aug, 2013)
These days a 1,200x800-pixel resolution is average for a budget 7-inch tablet, but the Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 bucks the trend and embraces an even lower 1,024x600-pixel resolution screen that is plagued by bad viewing angles and washed out color.
by c|net (Aug, 2013)
Images are noticeably dull in sharpness and HD videos fall flat, lacking any visually stimulating qualities.
by c|net (Aug, 2013)

Apps

When it comes to music, the equalizer provides fuller, more balanced sound to all genres and successfully prevents some songs from sounding too screechy or tinny.
by c|net (Aug, 2013)
Lenovo says the A1000 is optimized for music, so it would have been nice to have seen a more thoughtful integration of its sound features.
by c|net (Aug, 2013)
With the right combination of song and setting, subtleties in the music are illuminated with melodic oomph and instruments or vocals that are too pronounced are equalized to meld better with the entire song.
by c|net (Aug, 2013)

Storage

The Lenovo IdeaTab A1000's 16GB of internal storage is partitioned in a particularly odd way; only 1.5GB are designated for app downloads, with the rest allocate to "USB storage" for saving more content such as music, movies, and photos.
by c|net (Aug, 2013)
During my time with the tablet I never filled the app storage - it's called "internal storage" in the settings menu - but it is a weird decision that could definitely put a damper on the activities of any app-addict.
by c|net (Aug, 2013)
With comparable budget tablets in abundance that provide better video, gaming, and browsing capabilities, enduring the A1000's baseball-sized pixels and internal storage limitations just to save a few bucks is unnecessary.
by c|net (Aug, 2013)

Camera

Yes, there’s a camera on board with this, but it’s only a front facing VGA one.
by PhoneArena (Aug, 2013)
In keeping it low cost in price, the tablet lacks a rear camera.
by PhoneArena (Aug, 2013)
Secondly, its color reproduction is bland, washed out, and devoid from any attractive tones to reel us in.
by PhoneArena (Aug, 2013)

Ports

The front-facing speakers aren't particularly impressive for a device geared toward audiophiles and provide typical audio performance from a tablet.
by c|net (Aug, 2013)
The audio profiles don't control the overall audio of the tablet, but their value lies in the ability to set different volume levels or ringtones for alarms and notifications.
by c|net (Aug, 2013)
A difference in quality is also evident while using many of the movie audio settings.
by c|net (Aug, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Size 7"
Technology TFT LCD
Resolution 1024 x 600
PPI 169 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11g
  3. 802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0
Supports 3G No

processor

Cores Dual core
Clock speed 1.2 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS Yes
Has a compass No
Has an accelerometer Yes
Has a gyroscope No
Has a light sensor Yes

storage

Internal storage 16 GB
RAM capacity 1.02 GB
Supported card formats
  1. microSD
  2. microSDHC
Maximum capacity 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No
Webcam 0.3 MP
Rear camera None

ports

USB support USB 2.0
Hdmi support None
Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a microphone jack No
Has a built-in microphone Yes

form factor

Weight 340 g
Size 199 x 121 x 10.7 mm
Thickness 10.7 mm
Battery life 8 hour
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