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Lenovo To Offer $200 Budget Tablet 178

Posted by samzenpus
from the discount-computing dept.
First time accepted submitter khellendros1984 writes "Amazon's not the only big-name company planning on a budget-level tablet release; Lenovo recently announced their Ideapad A1 tablet as competition. It includes a 1GHz Cortex A8 CPU, along with other features more commonly seen on higher-priced tablets, such as dual cameras, bluetooth, GPS, wifi, and a MicroSD slot. Is this the start of the Android tablet price avalanche?"
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Lenovo To Offer $200 Budget Tablet

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  • by Microlith (54737) on Sunday September 04, 2011 @12:04PM (#37302744)

    Based on ARM926EJ

    ARM9. That's even older than ARM11, which is what most pre-Cortex-A8 devices were based on. I'm impressed that they swapped out the compiler to make use of this extremely low end (think Nintendo DS) processor.

    800 x 600

    Ouch.

    Touch Panel: Resistive touch pad

    While my N900 has a resistive touch screen, I trust Nokia's quality controls (and have never needed to calibrate.) This has nothing to vouch for it.

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