Lenovo has unveiled its first Android-powered laptop, the Lenovo A10. It’s a 10 inch notebook with a touchscreen display, an ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core processor, and up to 9 hours of battery life.

You can also push the screen back 300 degrees to stand it up in presentation mode (so it faces away from the keyboard, which acts as a stand), using the device as a sort of touchscreen mini-desktop or media player.

Details about the Lenovo A10 leaked earlier this month, but now Lenovo has made the Android laptop official.

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The Lenovo A10 isn’t currently available in North America, and the company says pricing and availability will vary by region,.

If you do manage to get your hands on an A10, here’s what you’ll get:

  • 10.1 inch, 1366 x 768 display
  • 10-point multitouch
  • Rockchip RK3188 quad-core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • Up to 32GB storage
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean software
  • MicroSD card slot, HDMI port, 2 USB 2.0 ports
  • VGA webcam
  • Stereo speakers
  • Up to 9 hours of battery life with continuous video playback
  • 0.69 inches thick and less than 2.2 pounds

Lenovo says the notebook also has as customized version of Android with a few extra apps including a file manager and custom app launcher and status bar.

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via The Verge

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14 replies on “Lenovo introduces the Lenovo A10 Android notebook”

  1. I would consider purchasing this if I didn’t have to jump through too many hoops to do it.

  2. The 300-degree hinge is more intriguing the more I think about it. One of the failings of the Asus Transformer and now the HP X2 is that they don’t open far back, let alone flat. Sure, you can just pull the tablet, but sometimes it’s nice to open a laptop almost flat and hold it in one hand. That’s why I have a Thinkpad.

  3. If it flips 300 degrees, why didn’t they just let it flit the whole 360 and make it a Yoga lite?

    Knowing Lenovo, at this price the screen is probably bad. Still, Aussie is right. This trumps Chromebooks; Android on a laptop has the potential to be the thing Netbooks should have been. 2.2 pounds is light enough to use it in one hand like a tablet…for short periods.

  4. If this is comparable to the ARM chromebooks, providing price is right, then I’m very interested….except like all non-mainstream (ie. windows and mac) cool tech it will probably only make it to Australia by the grey import channels. Or be available for $100-150 more than elsewhere in the world…..:(

  5. Prices and availability would be nice, I’ve only found it on amazon.de so far after a cursory search, though the price tag is a bit questionable at 250 EUR for the 16GB/1GB RAM model

    1. A french site, say it will be available in november for 230 €, and a chinese one that speak about the 2 GB version is available for 340 US$ (~250 €), wait few weeks and see…

      1. Mkay, I also had a look at the repair manual, got the option of 1GB or 2GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of storage, 3G (or 4G, idk) or wifi only, HDMI or no HDMI, plus keyboards for every region possible… I hope it’s easy enough to find the right model

  6. All it needs now is an Android version of full Office, or any other compatible suite, to become a real productive machine.

    1. Or replace it with Linux 🙂 2GB is enough for a full GNU/Linux system (like (x/k/l)ubuntu) and full version of Libreoffice. It works already fine on a cubieboard with only 2 cortexA7 and 2 GPU Mali400. Here there is 4 CortexA9 (meaning, more power/core but more energy and some regression, no hw virtualization, etc…), and 4 GPU Mali400 (should be really faster with lima driver than android itself), so about the same power (a little more with opensource driver) than a Samsung Galaxy note II/Note 10.1, but with (after reading the documentation) :

      * keyboard
      * 2 USB (meaning ability to have USB=>ethernet adapter, and lot of other linux supported devices (wacom graphics tablet for example)
      * 1 USB OTG => to charge it or use it as mass storage/mtp/… when connected to a(nother) computer.
      * 1 SIM + wifi
      * 300° mean => standing tablet without the need of a dock.

      So it is also more expandable than Samsung Chromebook arm (or it’s HP clone) and has a tactile screen

      So for me, that’s definitivly a really interesting product :).

      1. No,,, It’s about the same as last year’s ASUS Transformer Pad tf700, with more RAM, so it should perform well, just not Tegra 4 or Snapdragon 800 well.

          1. I know understand why rockchip added windowing system on it’s own android version ^^.

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