Lenovo to Sell Its 7-inch IdeaPad A1 for $199
Posted on October 9, 2011
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.