Lenovo today unveiled the Android-powered Lenovo A10 convertible laptop or as it describes it, “an affordable, ultra-portable, dual-mode laptop and the company’s first to run on Android 4.2 OS.”
We’ve seen convertible Android devices before. ASUS has long offered its Transformer tablets with detachable keyboards and HP recently got into the game with the HP Slatebook x2. The Lenovo A10 takes a slightly different approach. It can run in the traditional laptop mode but the display can also flip about 300 degrees to a touch-friendly “stand mode” where the bottom becomes a stand to keep the display standing on an angle. The keyboard though is not detachable.
“With the recent explosive growth in Android-based, smart connected devices, customers are relying more on Android apps for both work and play. Why should they be required to switch and duplicate to use their laptop? Lenovo’s A10 brings ultra-portability and dual-mode benefits to Android users at a reasonable price,” said Bai Peng, vice president and general manager, notebook business unit, Lenovo Business Group. “Thin and light, with multiple modes and user-inspired innovations for an outstanding user experience … the A10 is uniquely Lenovo.”
Lenovo A10 specifications:
- Processor: 1.6GHz quad-core Rockchip RK3188 with Mali-400 GPU
- Operating system: Google Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with Lenovo customizations
- Display: 10.1-inch HD (1366×768)
- RAM: 2GB
- Internal storage: 32GB
- External storage: MicroSD cards
- Rear-facing camera: None
- Front-facing camera: 0.3MP
- Battery: Up to nine hours
- Dimensions: 17.3 millimeters at its thickest point
Lenovo did not announce specific availability and pricing details but AndroidPolice reports that it is unlikely to make its way to North America.
Source : Lenovo