The tablets feature 7 to 10 inch displays, quad-core processors, and prices starting as low as $129 — although in typical Lenovo fashion, that’s the price after “instant savings,” suggesting that the cheapest tablet actually has a retail value of $169.
The Lenovo A7, Lenovo A8, and Lenovo A10 tablets each feature 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT8121 ARM Cortex-A7 quad-core processors, 1280 x 800 pixel IPS displays and 1GB of RAM.
The 7 inch model has a 3450mAh battery for up to 7.5 hours of use and comes in two versions. For $129 you get a tablet with 8GB of storage and a 2MP front camera but no rear camera. For $139 you get a 16GB model with a 5MP rear camera plus a 2MP front-facing camera.
All three sizes feature 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, micro USB ports, and microSD card slots. And all of the new tabelts run Google Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Lenovo is also continuing to sell the 7 inch A1000L tablet for $99. That model has a slower 1.2 GHz MediaTek MTK8137 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of storage, and a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display.
It’s worth spending a little more for the new A7 tablet… or if you have your heart set on a $99 tablet you might be better off with the HP 7 Plus which has more memory and a quad-core CPU.