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Lenovo A10 Android Laptop Announced for $249

Let’s go back to when Android tablets were still trying to find their place in the market. You might remember when the Asus Eee Pad Transformer made its debut, giving you a laptop-like experience on an Android tablet. Be prepared to relive those memories again, but this time from a different company and at a much lower price point.

Previously leaked and now confirmed, what you see here is the Lenovo A10 Android laptop and it’ll presumably be marketed under the IdeaPad umbrella. From what I can gather, this is a straight-up laptop and the keyboard portion cannot be separated from the tablet portion, though I could be wrong.

As far as specs go, you get a 10.1-inch multitouch HD display, 1.6GHz quad-core Cortex-A9 processor, up to 2GB RAM, and up to 32GB storage. It’s almost like a Chromebook, except it’s running on Android 4.2. The render looks a lot more like Honeycomb, but I’m sure that’ll be updated before the A10 launches. It gets a full-size keyboard, plus a trackpad. Rounding out the specs are a VGA webcam and up to nine hours of battery while playing video. You can also flip it around to get “stand mode” for said video-watching.

It won’t win any performance awards, but it looks more than adequate for some media consumption on the go. The good news is that prices will start at around $249. The bad news is that Lenovo has no plans to bring the A10 to the North American market; instead, it’ll ship to Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.



About Michael Kwan

A freelance writer and tech geek from Vancouver. Find me at michaelkwan.com and follow me on Twitter @michaelkwan.

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