Lenovo to Sell Its 7-inch IdeaPad A1 for $199

Posted on October 9, 2011

Lenovo IdeaPad A1 Tablet

Tablet prices are dropping well ahead of Black Friday in response to August's HP TouchPad firesale and Amazon.com pricing its Kindle Fire at $199. Tom's Guide reports that Lenovo has priced its new 7-inch IdeaPad A1 at $199 so it will be competitive with the Kindle Fire's price. Originally, Lenovo was planning to sell the tablets for $349.

The Lenovo IdeaPad A1 runs on Android 2.3. It has a 2GB hard drive, TI OMAP 3622 Cortex A8 1GHz single-core processor, Bluetooth, WiFi, stereo speakers and micro SD and micro USB slots. Unlike the Kindle Fire, Lenovo's IdeaPad does contain front-facing and rear-facing cameras.

A 16GB version of the tablet is being sold for $249. The estimated ship date for the tablets is November 1st.

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