Lenovo has confirmed its upcoming and first ever laptop that runs on Android OS. A 10.1-inch notebook that can switch between laptop and stand mode, the Lenovo A10 ships with 4.2 Jelly Bean on top of a 1.6GHz quad-core processor and 2GB RAM.
Earlier leaks online have already disclosed several specs of the device, but this is the first time we’ve learned about the Lenovo A10’s price: around $249. It’s obviously aimed towards the budget market and offers an estimated nine hours of video playback. It weighs less than 1kg and measures only 17.3mm at its thickest point.
Lenovo A10 Specs
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
- 10.1-inch HD display (1366×768), ~155ppi
- 1.6GHz quad-core Rockchip RK3188 processor
- 2GB RAM
- 32GB internal storage
- microSD support
- VGA webcam
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
- Two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI port
- Stereo speakers
Designed to be a dual-mode platform, the Lenovo A10 comes with a laptop mode where users are shown a custom user interface based on Android, complete with an app launcher, status bar, and task bar for quick access to apps. There’s also a native file manager software to conveniently explore and manage documents and media files. Just like with any other laptops, Lenovo’s offering has a full-size, ergonomic keyboard.
Users can switch to stand mode by flipping the display 300 degrees, with the keyboard facing down and the screen leaning at an angle and supported by the sturdy hinge. Users can then make use of the 10-point multi-touch display to interact with apps. Sadly, the A10 android laptop can’t be folded completely and turned into a tablet.
The Lenovo A10 will be targeting markets in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Pricing and availability will actually vary per country, but let’s hope the Philippine pricing won’t be too far away from the suggested $249.