Lenovo's computer streak continues. After releasing their successful Yoga line, the tech manufacturer is at it again. Recently, a leak hinted about a new Android tablet-laptop hybrid. The Lenovo IdeaPad A10 is an Android Notebook that might be worth checking out.
Recently, a service manual user guide has been spotted. According to the leak, the service manual hints about the coming IdeaPad A10. Despite the sightings on Lenovo's website and the leaks, the company has not release an official announcement.
Technically, the device is not yet official.
Another interesting thing is the spotting of IdeaPad A10 on Amazon Germany. The device is supposedly available for 249 Euros. Features include 16GB storage and 16GB RAM. Still, Lenovo needs to confirm all the details. Based on several reports, it seems the IdeadPad A10 can be considered a mid-range device instead of a flagship one.
According to compiled reports and sources, people can expect the following specs from Lenovo's upcoming convertible:
- 1.6 GHz Rockchip RK3188 CPU
- 10.1-inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display
- 2 USB 2.0 ports
- micro USB port
- 1GB or 2GB of RAM
- 16GB or 32GB of storage
- microSD card slot
- combo mic/headset jack
- HDMI port
- stereo speakers
- built-in mic
- 0.3-megapixel camera
- 22.6 WHr battery
Another noteworthy thing is that the device will not be a dual-booting Android/Windows convertible or laptop-tablet hybrid. The IdeaPad will likely come out as an Android slate with permanent keyboard. It is not clear why Lenovo is creating such a device and with the given orientation.
As leaked, the screen of the IdeaPad A10 should be able to rotate 360 degrees. This allows users to transform it into a tablet for better usage or viewing. As mentioned, people cannot do anything about the keyboard. It is attached to the device permanently. Unless Lenovo decides to change this, then people will have to deal with a tablet and permanent keypad.
The IdeadPad will have competitors like Windows Surface RT and Sony's Vaio Fit. Lenovo has been successful with its Yoga bid so it should be interesting to see how it will do with its IdeadPad move.
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