Lenovo is refreshing its Lenovo Tab A7 line of entry level 7-inch budget tablets with Android:
Last years Lenovo Tab A7 actually looked and behaved better than expected despite the low specs. The anti-glare filter on the predecessor was something to appreciate.
Now the new 2015 Lenovo Tab 2 A7-10 and A7-30 tablets are refreshed, but they are still low in specs. The specs they have in common are a 7-inch screen, Android 4.4 KitKat, a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT8382M processor, 1GB of LPDDR3 RAM, a mono front speaker yet still features Dolby Audio, a battery life of 8 hours (3450 mAh battery), and a weight of 269 gram.
Here’s a clear breakdown of the reamining specs that differentiate these two tablets:
|TAB 2 A7-10||TAB 2 A7-30|
|Display||1024 x 600 IPS display||1024 x 600 IPS infinity display|
|Storage||8GB ROM, up to 32GB Micro-SD||8GB or 16GB ROM, up to 32GB Micro-SD|
|Camera(s)||0.3MP front camera||0.3MP front camera, and 2MP rear camera|
|Colors||Ebony Black||Aqua Blue, Cotton Candy, Pearl White, and Ebony Black|
The cheapest of these two are naturally the Lenovo Tab 2 A7-10 which have a MSRP launch price of $99 and a January launch time, while the “luxury version” of the two, the Lenovo Tab 2 A7-30 will be launched in March, for $129.
Lenovo’s Tab A7 series may have been cheap last year, but considering the kind of specs you get in the $99 HP Stream 7 these days, Lenovo should either increase the specs or lower the price of their own tablets.
– Tom Bowen