Lenovo gets aggressive with low-cost Android tablet blitz

April 8, 2014
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The new tablets span the three most popular screen sizes, 7-, 8- and 10-inches.

The trio of Android tablet available the beginning of next month, starts with the TAB A7-50, with a 7-inch wide-view HD display priced at $129. The other two models, the TAB A8 and TAB A10, are priced at $179 and $249 respectively.

While budget-priced, all three Lenovo tablets are powered by a quad-core processor. And while aimed at consumers, they could be suitable for a BYOD scenario or other professional uses.

In particular, the Lenovo TAB A10, is touted by the company as “a versatile tablet powerhouse” for productivity. An optional Bluetooth keyboard also acts as a stand for hands-free multimedia viewing and offers a protective cover.

The low price of Lenovo’s TAB series is competitive with Dell, HP and other Android-powered tablet makers who offer alternatives costing hundreds of dollars less than Apple's market-leading iPad. (The cheapest iPad is the 8-inch older iPad Mini model, sans Retina display, at $299; the newer Mini is $399).

Windows tablets from major vendors currently check in at the low end at $299.

“Our Android family of tablets will appeal to users around the world as we’ve built our products to be highly flexible to serve multiple needs and budgets,” said Shao Tao, VP and head of Lenovo’s Mobile Business Unit.  

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