Lenovo refreshes A-series tablet lineup with prices starting at $129

By on April 8, 2014, 6:30 PM

Lenovo on Tuesday revealed pricing for a trio of new Android tablets, a refresher of their 2013 A-series lineup. The TAB A7-50, TAB A8 and TAB A10 as they’ve been named don’t exactly offer the most impressive hardware currently available but Lenovo is hoping an introductory price of just $129 will help buyers overlook that fact.

The new A-series slates are powered by a quad-core MediaTek processor and are outfitted with a 1,280 x 800 resolution display with screen sizes coinciding with the model numbers. They all ship with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean but will be upgradeable to 4.4 Kit Kat.

Other common features include 1GB of RAM, 16GB of onboard storage, an SD card slot and Wi-Fi b/g/n. There’s a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter as well as a 5-megapixel rear camera and they feature 3G mobile broadband although it’s unclear if this is standard equipment or an optional add-on.

Shao Tao, Lenovo vice president and head of Mobile BU, said the latest A-series tablet family is designed to meet the demands of today’s young, active users who are always on the go and have lifestyle requirements that are as diverse as their own personalities.

The A7-50 weighs in at 320 grams and will set you back $129, the A8 is a bit heavier at 360 grams and commands $179 while the A10 is the heaviest and most expensive of the pack at 560 grams and $249, respectively. The tablets will all be available in the US starting next month.

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