Starting at the lowest end of the range is the Lenovo A1000 with its dual core 1.2GHz processor, 16GB of on-board storage, microSD slot, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The 7-inch tablet also comes with Dolby Digital Plus for improved audio out of the front-facing speakers. Moving up a notch is the Lenovo A3000 (pictured). It also runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but it gets a performance bump with a 1.2 GHz quad-core MTK processor. It shares the seven-inch form factor on a 1024×600 IPS panel and there’s optional HSPA+ for cellular connectivity. The microSD support is also bumped to 64GB cards; the A1000 will only take cards up to 32GB.
The most powerful of the new trio is the Lenovo S6000, dubbed a mobile “home entertainment” center with its 10.1-inch IPS 1280×800 display, 1.2GHz quad-core MTK 8389/8125 processor, micro-HDMI port and optional HSPA+. It’s rated at eight hours of battery life and weighs in at 560 grams.
Pricing has not yet been announced, but Lenovo says all three tablets will start shipping in Q2 of this year. I’d venture to say that the A1000 should list at $199 or lower, based on where we’ve seen IdeaPads slot in the past and where other entry-level Android tablets–like the HP Slate 7 and Google Nexus 7–are heading these days.
Via Lenovo Newsroom