Lenovo IdeaTab A1000

Lenovo IdeaTab A1000
Brand: Lenovo
Category: Android Tablet
  • Display: 7.0 inches, 600 x 1024 pixels
  • Chipset: Mediatek MT8317
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • OS: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • Battery: 3500 mAh
  • Released Date: August 2013



Device Type Tablet
Model Idea Tab A1000
Released August, 2013
Status Discontinued


Dimensions 121.00 x 199.00 x 10.70mm
Weight 340.00 grams
Colors Black, White


Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) TFT
Size 7.0 inches
Resolution 600 x 1024 pixels
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 170 ppi


Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. No SIM


Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Mediatek MT8317
CPU Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. PowerVR SGX531u
RAM RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 1 GB
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 4GB
Memory Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. Yes
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Accelerometer
3.5mm jack Yes
Loudspeaker Yes, stereo speakers


Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 3500 mAh
Battery Life up to 8 h talk time


Front Camera 0.3 MP VGA


Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 4.0, A2DP
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
USB microUSB 2.0, OTG
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. No
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.


User Reviews 1 User Reviews I was impressed with what Lenovo packed into an affordable 7-inch tablet. I'm looking forward to playing with it more and would recommend it if you want basic functionality without spending a lot
- Booredatwork.com
User Reviews 2 The keyboard was responsive enough for typing messages. The speakers provided decent audio quality that was ample for videos, though strained at max volume.
- PhoneArena
User Reviews 3 The A1000 delivers good value with its tough construction, long battery life, Android Jellybean OS, and USB OTG support for adding a keyboard and mouse.
- Intellect Digest
Tabletmonkeys Reviews Tabletmonkeys Reviews Pros:
- Good speakers and audio with Dolby surround sound
- Decent display quality and colors
- Smooth gaming performance
- Low display resolution and pixel density
- Slow performance with modest hardware
- No rear camera

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our dedicated team and users.

  • Performance 5 / 10
  • Display 6 / 10
  • Battery 8 / 10
  • Design 6 / 10

Lenovo's IdeaTab A1000 brings basic tablet functionality to consumers on a tight budget. Released in August 2013 and now discontinued, the 7-inch A1000 delivers a solid experience for its low $150 price point. This no-frills tablet stands up as a practical choice for casual users not needing top-end features.

Touting a 1024×600 TFT screen, the A1000 displays adequate image quality with decent colors and viewing angles. While resolution remains unimpressive at 170 pixels per inch, it suits everyday use fine. Gamers enjoy smooth graphics rendering during casual play.

The media experience shines with loud, clear audio output from two front-facing Dolby speakers. For storage, the A1000 provides 16GB internal memory plus microSD expansion.

A 1.2GHz MediaTek dual-core processor and 1GB RAM drive the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. Performance lags at times but handles basic apps and tasks appropriately. Don't expect blistering speed for intensive creative work or heavy multitasking though.

Constructed with tough premium materials, the A1000 feels sturdy and built to last. Users appreciate the durability, making it kid and travel-friendly. An inner metal frame protects components from drops. On the downside, its thicker shape and 340g weight limit one-handed comfort.

Additional perks like USB OTG support, long battery life up to 8 hours during use, and Bluetooth connectivity add functionality for the price.

Lacking higher-end features, the no-camera tablet suits primarily for home entertainment and browsing needs. It won't replace a premium iPad but gives buyers solid value.

Those seeking an affordable secondary or starter tablet find appeal in the A1000. Lenovo packed better-than-expected capabilities into an accessible rugged device.

For just light computing on a tight budget, it delivers the basics many enjoy for personal leisure without extra frills. The IdeaTab A1000 suffices nicely as a wallet-friendly tablet choice for children or less tech-savvy individuals, too.

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