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Lenovo IdeaPad A8
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Lenovo IdeaPad A8 MTK8121 1.3GHz 16GB 8" Tablet

MTK8121 1.3GHz Android 16GB Jun 2015
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8 Wideview IPS DisplayThe A5500's HD multitouch display offers a clear and colorful viewing experience whether indoors or outside, plus 30% more screen real estate than a 7 tablet. The in-plane... More
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6 Reasons For

Good Brand

Lenovo is one of the superior tablet computer manufacturers according to average expert and owner review score data that we have collected for all tablet computers.

Flash Storage Media

This tablet supports a Flash storage media, which is the most commonly supported storage media on comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Four Processor Coress

The IdeaPad A8 is a four processor cores tablet computer. Most of the other tablets that came out around the same time as the IdeaPad A8 have between one and seven processor coress.

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Multi-Touch Touch Technology

The multi-touch technology of this tablet computer is Multi-touch, which is typical of many tablets of this age and spec.

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

Most tablet computers of a similar age and type to the IdeaPad A8 have between one and three number of built-in speakerss, including the IdeaPad A8 which has two number of built-in speakerss.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

At 11 hours, the IdeaPad A8 has a quite long battery life (max) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar type and age to the IdeaPad A8. Across all the tablet computers that were released one year ago the battery life (max)s range from 1h to 220h, and the average battery life (max) is 13h.

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9 Reasons Against

Not 3G

The Lenovo IdeaPad A8 is not 3G. Most of the other tablets that have been around for a similar time to the IdeaPad A8 are also not 3G.

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Not 4G

Like most of the other tablets of a similar age and spec to the IdeaPad A8, the IdeaPad A8 is not 4G.

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Very Short Standby Time (3G)

The average standby time (3G) of comparable spec tablet computers that came out around the same time as the IdeaPad A8 is 860h. With a standby time (3G) of only 480 hours, the IdeaPad A8 has one of the shorter standby time (3G)s amongst comparable spec tablet computers of this age.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of tablet computers that are a similar age to the IdeaPad A8 is 2.3MB. At only 1 megabyte, the IdeaPad A8 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that were released around the same time as the IdeaPad A8.

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Only One Number of Battery Cells

The IdeaPad A8 is a one number of battery cells tablet. Most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that came out around the same time as the IdeaPad A8 have between one and three number of battery cellss.

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Very Quiet Speaker Power

The quietest speaker power of tablet computers of this type and age is 0.5W and the loudest is 10W. The IdeaPad A8 has one of the quieter speaker powers (only 0.5 Watts) amongst similar spec tablet computers of this age.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

At only 32 gigabytes, the IdeaPad A8 has a fairly small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other tablet computers of this spec and age. The maximum memory card sizes of tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the IdeaPad A8 range from 6GB to 2TB.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 1 gigabyte, the Lenovo IdeaPad A8 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other tablets of this age and type. The average internal memory of comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the IdeaPad A8 is 2.2GB.

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Only DDR2-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The IdeaPad A8 has a DDR2-SDRAM internal memory type which is better than most comparable spec tablets that were launched around the same time as it. Most comparable spec tablets that have been available for around the same time as it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. Across all tablet computers of this spec and age the worst internal memory type is DDR-SDRAM and the best is LPDDR3-SDRAM.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo IdeaPad A8

Released Over a Year Ago

This tablet computer was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Frequency

The IdeaPad A8 has a pretty typical processor frequency (1.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar type and age to the IdeaPad A8.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

With a rear camera resolution (numeric) of 5 megapixels, the Lenovo IdeaPad A8 has a relatively typical rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that were released more than a year ago.

Alternative 5MP rear camera resolution tablets currently available that you might also want to consider include the Apple iPad Mini[plb_2917739_price], or the Hannspree SN14T72[plb_2891426_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

The IdeaPad A8 has a fairly average internal storage capacity (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablet computers that are a similar age to the IdeaPad A8.

If you want a tablet computer with a larger internal storage capacity then you might want to consider the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-B2[plb_2593348_price] (32GB).

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 8 inches, the IdeaPad A8 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the IdeaPad A8.

If this Lenovo tablet display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Google Nexus 9[plb_3140274_price] (8.9").

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Specification

Processor
Processor Model
Processor Frequency
Processor Cores
Processor Cache
Processor Architecture
Processor Family
Memory
Internal Memory Type
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Version
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Maximum Memory Card Size
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Storage Media
Display
Display Diagonal
Aspect Ratio
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Display Technology
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Video Recording
Rear Camera
Audio
Audio System
FM Radio
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
3G
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Headphone Connectivity
Microphone in
Headphone Out
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Performance
Proximity Sensor
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
Personal Info Management (PIM)
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Battery
Standby Time (3G)
Battery Life (max)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Capacity
Battery Technology
Browsing Time (Wi-Fi)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Manual
Other Features
Wi-Fi

Expert Reviews

23 December 2014

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Looks good and feels sturdy
Good battery life
Build quality, excellent display, onetouch viewing modes, great battery life, voice calling
Upgradeable to KitKat
Good battery support
Average performance
Substandard camera
No TV out, thick bezels, average cameras, no notification LED
NEW DELHI Lenovo has been launching tablets across different price ranges
We liked the premium Yoga tablet as well as the entry level Lenovo 1000

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 59407798, lenovo 80211, lenovo 80211n, lenovo 80211b
Barcodes 00000059407798, 00888440138251, 00888440138305, 00888440138572, 00888440138619, 00888440138695, 00888440138732, 08884401387326
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