Lenovo has launched its first Android-based dual-mode notebook – the IdeaPad A10. This is a mid-range notebook with a modest set of features and is priced at Rs 19,990 in India. The display can flip by 300 degrees to provide a tablet-like experience where the keyboard becomes the stand.
The IdeaPad A10 comes with a 10.1-inch HD touch display with 1366×768 pixels resolution and is powered by a quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It has a 0.3-megapixel camera on the front, which can be used for video chatting as well.
For connectivity, the notebook offers a microUSB port, two USB 2.0 ports and a micro HDMI slot, and in addition to that houses a slot for a microSD card to expand the memory. The 1,600mAh battery housed in the device is claimed to run for up to 10 hours. The notebook runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with Lenovo’s customized skin on the top.
With these features, this notebook will be good for those looking for a low-cost laptop but prefer Android over Windows. With the increased number of Android devices in laptop designs and dual-OS laptops announced at CES, it would be interesting to see how Microsoft responds.