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Old 11-04-2011, 04:00 PM   #1
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Default Lenovo Black 16GB Ideapad A1 22282EU 7" Tablet: $199.99. Available 11/14/11

$199.99 @amazon Release Date: 11-14-11 Review

Also available from Lenovo.com for $199.20 with coupon code USPA2M1104

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Specs:
Part number: 22282MU
Texas Instruments OMAP 3622 ( 1GHz )
Android 2.3
TI Integrated OMAP 3622
512 MB LPDDR2 600MHz
7.0" SD LED Glare Multi-touch with integrated camera 1024x600
Front 0.3MP Camera, Rear 3.0MP Camera
16GB storage
1 Cell Li-Polymer
Lenovo BGN Wireless
Bluetooth Version 2.1 + (EDR) Enhanced Data Rate. An optional feature that boosts bluetooth's bandwidth if both devices support it.
SD Card reader and microSD card reader
None
One year
Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 4.8 x 0.5 inches ; 14.1 ounces


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My quick comparisans of under $300 Android tablets
This is a very quick, thrown together, list. Please feel free to add your own thoughts, and to correct any mistakes, or omissions. I hope this is helpful.

Edited:
Somewhat cleaned up, slightly more readable, list.

What I want
- Good performance
- Good price
- Real Android, not just an ebook reader
- Expandable storage
- Long batter life
- GPS
- Bluetooth



B&N Nook Color - $249
- PROs:
--- easy to convert to real Android, and you can do so without affecting the installed B&N software
--- high resolution screen
--- solid battery life
--- refurbs avilable for under $150
- CONs:
--- sluggish overall performance
--- completely sub-standard web performance (I suspect the Kindle Fire is much better in this regard)
--- no cameras
--- no GPS
- SPECS:
--- DISPLAY: 7" high resolution
--- CPU: 1Ghz
--- RAM: ??
--- STORAGE: 8GB + expandable to 32GB with micro-SCHC
--- CAMERAS: none
--- ANDROID VER: easy to load latest version of 2.x


Viewsonic G Tablet - $270 (Amazon)
- PROs:
--- best price I have seen for a worthwhile 10.1" tablet
- SPECs:
--- GPS?
--- Bluetooth?
--- DISPLAY: 10.1-inch TFT-LCD with LED driver system and 1024 x 600-pixel resolution
--- CPU: 1 GHz Dual ARM Cortex-A9 processor
--- RAM: 512MB DDR2 memory
--- STORAGE: 16GB internal memory (expandable up to 32GB via SD Card)
--- CAMERAS: 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera
--- ANDROID VER: 2.2
- MISC:
--- Wi-Fi: 802.11b/g/n
--- USB 2.0 (Slave)
--- Mini USB 2.0 (Host)
--- 3.5mm stereo headphone
--- Dock for HDMI/Headphone/USB (optional)
--- Size (LWH): 13 inches, 2.75 inches, 9.75 inches
--- Weight: 1.55 pounds


HTC Flyer - $299 (Bestbuy)
- PROs:
--- GPS
--- Bluetooth
- CONs:
--- no SD slot
--- more expensive than comparable Lenovo IdeaPad A1
- SPECS:
--- DISPLAY: 7" Screen
--- CPU?
--- RAM: 1GB System RAM
--- STORAGE: 16GB (but no SD slot)
--- CAMERAS: 1.3/5 mp
--- ANDROID VER: 2.3


Samsung Galaxy Tab (7") - $299 (Amazon)
- PRO:
--- 1GB RAM - most tablets in this price range have 512MB
--- Bluetooth 2.1 Connectivity
- SPECS:
--- DISPLAY: 7.0" WSVGA Display; 600 x 1024 Pixel Display Resolution
--- CPU: 1GHz A8 Cortex Processor
--- RAM: 1GB DDR2 SDRAM
--- STORAGE: 16GB Internal Memory; Up to 32GB Expandable Memory (microSD)
--- ANDORID VER: Froyo (2.2);
- MISC:
--- Battery: Li-Polymer, 4000mAh
--- WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n; USB 2.0
--- Size (LWH): 4.74 inches, 0.47 inches, 7.48 inches
--- Weight: 13.6 ounces


Lenovo Ideapad A1 - $199 (Amazon)
- PROs:
--- GPS no subscription, need "Navigon" app
--- Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
--- low price for a true tablet
- SPECs:
--- DISPLAY: 7-inch LED Glare Multi-touch screen (1024 x 600)
--- CPU: 1 GHz TI OMAP 3622 Cortex A8 single-core SoC
--- RAM: 512 MB of LPDDR2 memory at 600 MHz
--- CAMERA: Dual camera 0.3/3.0 MP
--- ANDROID VER: 2.3 "Gingerbread"
- MISC:
--- USB 2.0 Ports: 1
--- 1-cell Li-Polymer battery
--- 802.11 b/g/n connectivity


Vizio 8 - $189 (Costco)
- PROs:
--- bigger than average display, smaller than average price
--- Bluetooth
- CONS:
--- no GPS
- SPECS:
--- DISPLAY: 8-inch LED-backlit LCD with multi-touch capabilities
--- CPU: 1 GHz Processor
--- RAM: 512 MB Mmemory
--- STORAGE: 4 GB (2 GB user accessible) + MicroSD memory cards up to 32 GB
--- ANDORID VER: 2.3
- MISC:
--- Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), Front-facing VGA camera (30 fps).
--- Size (LWH): 0.48 inches, 6.6 inches, 8.1 inches
--- Weight: 1.2 pounds


Android Kindle Fire - $199
- PROs:
--- dual-core processor
--- scratch resistant "Gorilla Glass"
--- maybe Silk browser
- CONs:
--- no SD storage
--- no bluethooth
--- no GPS
--- no cameras
--- not real Android, cannot read ePub
- SPECS:
--- DISPLAY: 7" high resolution + Gorilla Glass
--- CPU: dual-core 1ghz
--- STORAGE: no removable storage
--- CAMERAS: none
--- ANDORID VER: Amazon ebook reader

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Old 11-04-2011, 04:37 PM   #2
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Hmmm....this is making me reconsider ordering that Ainol Novo 7 Advanced earlier this week. Any idea how these 2 tablets compare?
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Old 11-04-2011, 04:43 PM   #3
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$176 corporate perks was the last deal. then there was a deal with amex if you bought 6 (>$1000 it would come out at 154/unit).

This is not a deal imo.
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Old 11-04-2011, 05:00 PM   #4
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It's a nice head's-up for those of us who've preordered a Fire or are just shopping for a <$250 tablet.

It's good to see the Fire bringing down tablet prices -- the Engadget review link says this 16 GB version was originally going to be priced at $249. Now people have the Fire, Ideapad and Nook to choose from instead of no-names.
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:43 PM   #5
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a1 -> two cameras
A1 -> real gps
A1 -> bluetooth, microphone,sdhc port

others -> dual core cpu to do what? read ebooks? not for taking video or skype
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:53 PM   #6
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Hmmm....this is making me reconsider ordering that Ainol Novo 7 Advanced earlier this week. Any idea how these 2 tablets compare?
I've got one, and a Koby 1Ghz/512mb 7022 and the difference is huge, Novel 7 rocks and for the $139/shipped I paid for it was a bargain IMO..
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others -> dual core cpu to do what? read ebooks? not for taking video or skype
Games, and maybe better HD video playback. Mostly the games though.
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Games, and maybe better HD video playback. Mostly the games though.
I'm wondering if mobile app games can take advantage of a dual core, are they multi-threaded?, the Novo 7 has the Mali 400 GPU which works very well, my only problem is prying it out of the hands of my wife, LOL..
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The nook color 2 is going to be announced on Monday Nov 7th. Here are the rumor specs for the rumor price of 249. The older nook color price will be dropped to $199

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/gadgetrevi...f-launch/28230

IPS screen at 1024x600, 7 inch
Omap 4 at 1.2 ghz (thus this cpu is pretty much the same as the kindle fire but with a 20% overclock should be model OMAP4430 or OMAP4460)
Double the Ram.
Double the onboard stoarage.
SD card slot so you can add up to another 32gb.
Slightly bigger but slightly lighter.
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Tempting...
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I hope the battery life is good on the A1. $199 is almost a steel.
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Lenovo Ideapad A1 - $199 (Amazon)
- PROs:
--- Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (what's EDR?)
Enhanced Data Rate. An optional feature that boosts bluetooth's bandwidth if both devices support it.
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Tempting...
Well the good is it's backed by a major manufacturer, a big help vs a Chinese no-name and for it's price it's fair. TBO, I would wait to see how it performs, I don't see a GPU listed and it makes a world of difference, our Coby has similar spec's as the Novo I just got (1ghz/512) but the Novo is much, much faster due to it's integrated GPU.
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