77 of 96(80%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for A1107
Review 1 for A1107
Fantastic value for money
Date:February 23, 2012
"(didn't mean to write a 2nd review, but I had some things to add to my original review)
I’ve owned my Lenovo Ideapad A1 for about a month and it is absolutely fantastic! The tablet is much thinner than I had pictured, but is very solidly built and the “perfect” size for portability. The-on screen keyboards are very responsive (especially with the "click" sound), the entire interface is intuitive and simple to use, and the tablet allows full access to Android Market (over 400,000 apps!)
The processor seems more than adequate for this product; game graphics, streaming Netflix, and MP4 movies are fluid with no staggering. An important point to remember is: the Lenovo A1 Ideapad is not an iPad, nor is it a laptop. It bridges the gap between a smart phone and a computer. It's useful for web browsing, games, reading e-books, viewing PDF's, Docs, Excel Files, Powerpoint, etc. Some 3rd party software will let you create and edit Microsoft Office files, as well. (I've made some small edits to some documents, but find it easier to create documents on a device with a full-sized keyboard, such as a laptop or desktop; however, certainly having the ability to do so on the tablet is appreciated.)
Screen brightness is great (mine is set to about “1/3” brightness; I find this is the best mix of brightness/battery conservation—giving me about 5-6 hours of use per charge). The screen is not IPS and is best viewed within a 45 degree angle when the unit is in portrait orientation. In landscape orientation (i.e.: when watching a movie or playing some games), the tablet can be viewed at a greater than 45 degree angle without any noticeable cutoff. The screen is a nice size, clear, and easy to read.
Speaker quality is good (I believe there are 2 speakers, although very close together)—and adequate for listening to music or a movie. Headphone sound quality is good.
Micro SD card slot accepts up to 32GB Micro SD card and accepts High Capacity cards. For price reasons, I opted for a 16 GB Micro SD card and currently have 13 full-length movies I can access on my Lenovo A1 at al times. (very handy for waiting rooms, airports, hotels, or just sitting around at home) Video quality is great (ripped the movies using Freemake Video Converter @ 1024x600, Bitrate 1200, Audio 48000Hz/160 kbps—and played on MoboPlayer) with no noticeable stutters, delays, or choppiness; smooth.
The cameras are a nice touch (3mp rear camera and .3mp front-facing camera), but aren’t going to win any awards. They’re nice to have, though, and are decent quality. Pictures are best taken in good light, however, as there is no camera flash.
A better selection of accessories from Lenovo would be appreciated (most cases I found on-line were “generic,”) however, so far, so good—very impressed and satisfied with the tablet itself. The only thing I would change would be to have an option for keeping the function, home, and back "buttons" on the tablet case backlit while the screen is on. (no one's developed a "fix" for this yet?) Battery life = minimum 5 hours (mixed use) so far; I turn-off WiFi, though, when I'm not using it and keep the tablet in "Airplane Mode" to help conserve battery power. Looking forward to installing more software and I wouldn't be surprised if I don’t wind up taking the A1 with me on trips and leaving my laptop at home. So far, I haven’t noticed much that can’t be done on this tablet and love the ability to create/edit/access Microsoft Office files and PDF’s for school.
Excellent value for money and extremely versatile. (and--a tablet from a reputable computer company I've heard of--for under $200!) Very useful for web browsing, e-mail, reading e-Books, Netflix/streaming video, movies, Microsoft Office file viewing, editing, and creating; games, Android Market apps, etc. Perfect for someone who wants to get their feet wet with a tablet but doesn't want to throw away $499+; but isn't just for beginners. Perfect combination of price and functionality; bridges the gap well between a smartphone and desktop/laptop computer. While it does use Android Gingerbread and a 1ghz processor with 512mb RAM, this is necessary to keep the unit at a $199 price-point--and is adequate for what this tablet was designed for. I find new uses for my A1 every day."
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Review 2 for A1107
great little tablet
Date:April 25, 2012
"I am not the position to afford an ipad so when i saw that my daughter got a kindle, i thought that might be perfect for me. Then I reserched and found the Lenovo ideal pad a107. I am so glad I got it. It puts the Kindle to shame with all that it has to offer. This has front and back cameras, video, 16 gig memory, and speech recognition. Thats just some of the features. I must say though, there is so much it can do that I have to pull up it's own help app but it isn't very clear. So I called the tech on advice about something, and although he helped, he was very curt and short. Other than that, I love this product and use it constantly even on vacation. It fits in my purse or backback. If you want larger, more intricate, heavier and more expensive , get the ipad. If you want fun, convienience, and worth the money, get the Lenovo."