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4.0 out of 5 stars Best Value and great performance
In a marketplace with so many options from $49-$500 it is tough to know what is what and what is good.
As for this Lenovo, you will find this a very good value and very good performance. Lenovo is the third largest computer manufacturer in the world and has a stellar reputation for performance and quality. I have had this unit for about six months and have...
Published 12 months ago by Michael J. Ruffino
20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Things that no one tells you
Just wanted to tell you I'm on my second Lenovo tablet in 14 months. It is easy to use, light weight, easy to take anywhere, great graphics and such.
What they don't tell you is it is will freeze up on you. The first one froze after 3 months and it was exchanged and I was told it must have been a rare lemon. Well yesterday my second one froze twice. must...
Published 7 months ago by Oklahoma Wind Sprite
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178 of 185 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best Value and great performance,
This review is from: Lenovo A2107 7-Inch Tablet (Personal Computers)In a marketplace with so many options from $49-$500 it is tough to know what is what and what is good.
As for this Lenovo, you will find this a very good value and very good performance. Lenovo is the third largest computer manufacturer in the world and has a stellar reputation for performance and quality. I have had this unit for about six months and have enjoyed it with no hickups.
What you will like:
GPS Navigation built in: This feature alone makes this seven inch screen worth the money. I did though download a better nav app, Route66 and would recommend you do the same. The GPS works without a network and is a stand alone feature.
16gb: More than most need but if you do need more buy a larger TF card and just insert it, something Apple has yet to offer their loyal customers.
Resolution: No it isn't a retina display but neither is Apples 7"! At seven inches the display is perfectly fine and displays HD. At this size it becomes merely a selling feature to do more.
Armored casing: What you may not know is the internal design, this has a reinforced armor casing to protect and absorb impact if dropped, Apple? NO!
Android: More apps more choices and a lot less money!
What may challenge you:
Slow boot up: When you do a cold boot this unit takes about 90 seconds to boot up.
Reboots: Hold down the power button for 10 seconds and you can reboot. This is something I have found on all tablets that will be necessary from time to time. This one a little more often.
Operation buttons: These are soft touch and back lit when you touch them. At the beginning you may find this challenging until you learn where these are and then you will have no problem.
Over all this unit has satisfied me and I am sure it will you. You will be using a tablet that has more features and better build than any other for the money and perhaps even more than those costing three times as much.
I hope this helps you.
60 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great tablet for the price- UPDATED- STILL 5 STARS!,
This review is from: Lenovo A2107 7-Inch Tablet (Personal Computers)12/28/2012 UPDATE: After 1 month, I am loving this! I just inserted a 16GB SD card which allowed me to move 2.5 GB of photos and music so I now was able to load Need for Speed! You will need some type of file manager (I am using ES File Explorer) to use the SD card (it took me a while to figure it all out but now that I have, it is working great).
Just a comment- I was hoping to find a Garageband type app. I couldn't find one that worked but I found Reloop which allows me to put .wav files down on different tracks. And the app creator even has different free Reloop track packs on the Play Store which I now store on my new SD card. As for recording voices or music/sound, I purchased Aubade Audio Studio which can save as a .wav file which I can then bring into Reloop. A lot of fun!
ORIGINAL REVIEW: So I bought this after giving the Kindle Fire (not HD version) a try because of some limitations I found with the Fire (a deal at $129 on Cyber Monday) which were as follows: limited memory with no expansion option, no camera or mike for Skype-ing, Amazon Appstore access only.
I got the Lenovo Ideatab A2107 for $149 and am pleasantly surprised. I have 2 Lenovo Thinkpad notebooks and they have been trusty notebooks, so I thought I'd give the Lenovo tablets a try. The Ideatab has a micro-SD card option, two cameras, a mike, and Google Play access. Plus I can download Google Chrome which allows me to use Google Docs.
After three days of using it, I am enjoying it. Internet browsing may not be instantaneous, but it is fast enough for me, especially considering that I only paid $149. Netflix works just fine, sometimes a little fuzzy as it buffers, but again, considering what I paid, the mostly clear video I get is great.
I have a friend who recently spent over $500 on an iPad and who loves it. I would too, for $500. But as I can only afford $150, I must say that the Ideatab has more than exceeded my expectations and works great. I guess I could have put down $50 more for a Google Nexus 7, but hey, that is $50 more worth of apps and accessories for me.
If something changes in the near future, I'll let you know, but for now, I'll give the Ideatab 5 stars.
79 of 86 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Straight Dope...,
This review is from: Lenovo A2107 7-Inch Tablet (Personal Computers)I am a sales rep for a large wireless provider and deal with tablets everyday, from Pantech to Samsung to Apple to Acer.
I purchased the A2107 with wireless service and received it a few days ago. These are my impressions:
Owning a tablet is a subjective experience, as is owning a cell phone, automobile or computer. If you want a computer that plays games exceptionally well, you understand you'll have to pay a little more to get the graphics performance, and if you want a vehicle that's fast and responsive on the road, you don't buy a old rusty pickup truck. It all depends on what the customer is looking for. I was looking for a device that was inexpensive, capable of storing plenty of media, had an HD display, and could browse the web anywhere while maintaining a reasonable battery life. In this, I also realized this is a tall order. This tablet has thus far exceeded my expectations in every way.
The device is slim, light, and soft to the touch, but doesn't feel flimsy or cheap. Contrary to other reviews, I found the longest boot-up took a total of 32 seconds. If you're not familiar with the Android 4.0 ICS platform, it is an intuitive interface with lots to offer. The cameras are nothing to write home about, but should you need to take a few still shots or are in need of a portable device that supports face-to-face video calling, it's satisfactory. The design overall is simple: power button on top with charging port and 3.5mm headphone jack next to it, and a good sized volume rocker on the right edge.
As far as the actually speed and efficiency of the operating system, it is on par with many of the other tablets I have used, such as the Samsung Galaxy 2 10in., the Nexus 7, and the Pantech Element.
If you are someone looking for the fastest, newest, and best tablet out there, do not purchase this device. There are those who I have come to call "tech snobs" who believe if it's not the best, it's not worth anything. Don't be one of those people. This device is a satisfactory tablet for the budget minded and an excellent value given it's price point.
20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Things that no one tells you,
This review is from: Lenovo A2107 7-Inch Tablet (Personal Computers)Just wanted to tell you I'm on my second Lenovo tablet in 14 months. It is easy to use, light weight, easy to take anywhere, great graphics and such.
What they don't tell you is it is will freeze up on you. The first one froze after 3 months and it was exchanged and I was told it must have been a rare lemon. Well yesterday my second one froze twice. must let the battery empty and recharge and it worked for a few minutes and froze again. No matter how many times I tried to turn it off it was frozen. This morning it froze again in only 2 minutes of use. I took it to Best Buy. The Geeks looked at it a second then pressed both the volume button as well as the off button at the same time and da! it turned off, she turned it back on and it was working again.
I was told that happens all the time and to press both buttons at the same time. I asked why I was not informed of this before and pretty much I was told everyone should JUST KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well I didn't know before so if this happens to you this is what Best Buy suggests. Would I buy another, not unless they have fixed this problem on the newer ones
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for some - Not for others.....,
This review is from: Lenovo A2107 7-Inch Tablet (Personal Computers)I was given this device in a trade for work...
I also own a Nexus 7
running ICS 4.0.2 as of today
Camera on front/back
microSD slot (32gb max)
smooth custom rom - unique ui
easy set up
Awesome visual performance
Awesome pdf power user guides & factory maintenance/repair manuals available for free from Lenovo (Mad props to them on this)
not for a power user -
modding would be non beneficial with this device
Heavy (i don't mind this)
lower quality cameras on front/back
sometimes lags on ui
no dual sim slot on lenovo ideatab a2107a-f :-(
kinda funky if not in viewing angle range
touch is functional but....odd...
All this said...
I am giving this device to my mother who will check e-mail ....
watch silly videos on facebook....
and slowly integrate into the googleverse....
she will video chat in hangouts & probably play words with friends....
The perfect Device for an aging deaf woman......
27 of 36 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The 7" Tablet to beat... not so much!,
This review is from: Lenovo A2107 7-Inch Tablet (Personal Computers)Update to below: There is a very good reason why there is very little in the way of support for this tablet. While everything I wrote, in my original review, is somewhat true, the unfortunate fact is my tablet died after only 31 days. While it worked, it do so very well, however I think only doing so for 31 days is, well, frankly, in all honesty, very (insert vulgarisms of choice) disappointing. The only saving grace here is that I bought mine at a Perfect Purchasing store and without the slightest quibble got my hard earned cash back. No shipping charges to return it, yea!
If you are looking for an inexpensive tablet that will last about 31 days go ahead and buy the Lenovo A2107A-F, just don't expect to find any accessories, or any real support on Lenovo's website, they don't even list it unless you search for that model number! There again as it will, in all likelyhood, only last 31 days, who cares?
I am really not happy about this, I had just about got used to it and was beginning to really use it as opposed to just playing with it.
BTW - Perfect Purchasing list it as unavailable online or in store- That should be a clue as to how good it is.
...at this price point. I don't see why not to buy this tablet, even if it did not have built in GPS! Yes that's right it has it's own GPS thingy that keeps track of where you are very nicely. The screen is very good, the processor is not exatly screaming but it works fast enough for most of what you will do with it.
Two cameras to boot! Ok you're not going to be taking the Oscar for DOP home by using the rear camera (best of the pair) but who the heck wants to?
Let's face it at roughly quarter of the price of an iPad 7"... Really? You need to ask yourself if this is right? If you add a 32GB card you'll have more space than the iPad mini!
I could go on....but you could be ordering your own Lenovo instead of reading this.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Price Point For a Decent Tablet,
This review is from: Lenovo A2107 7-Inch Tablet (Personal Computers)Cant beat the $149 price. But ...
1. Too many non- deletable programs running for the limited RAM. You have to root this thing to make it perform decently.
2. No magnetic compass. If you are buying it for the gps feature (like me), you should know this limitation.
3. Factory start program is glitchy after a full shut down. Load the "go" sw from the Google play store and it works fine.
4. Bluetooth keyboard protocol is weird and not compatible with most BT devices.
Bottom line, I got it to work for my needs but for $50 more I would look at the Samsung.
11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not too happy with this tablet.,
This review is from: Lenovo A2107 7-Inch Tablet (Personal Computers)I bought the Lenovo A2107 for my daughter for Christmas. I also bought the 2nd generation Kindle Fire for my other daughter for Christmas. Both claim to have 8GB storage. Plus the Lenovo has a card slot. So I put in a 32GB card. Well, it turns out that is only for storing music and other files, not for android apps and games. Of the 8GB storage that the Lenovo supposedly has, hardly any of that is reserved for android games. I constantly run into the "out of storage space" message, and there are less than 10 games on it that I installed. And less than 10 apps. That is not a lot. I am SO disappointed.
On the other hand, my other daughter's Fire, with the same 8GB (and no card slot) has MORE apps and games installed, and I have NEVER once had the "out of storage space" problem.
Aside from that extremely annoying issue, the display on the Fire (and this is NOT the HD Fire) is MUCH better than the display on the Lenovo A2107, in my opinion. It may have to do with the refresh rate, not sure. The specs are supposedly comparable, but viewing them side by side, there is no doubt that the Fire is much better.
I am so disappointed. I wish I had never have gotten the Lenovo. We would have been much better off with two 2nd generation Fires. My daughter likes it, so that's something. But she's only 9.
So I do not recommend this tablet, even though it works fine.
18 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good Tablet for the Price,
This review is from: Lenovo A2107 7-Inch Tablet (Personal Computers)I've been through multiple tablets and am used to the Android OS. I bought this to give to my parents as a christmas gift and as I'm setting it up, I find that this is an excellent tablet for the price. I have an iPad and have to say I wouldn't mind this tablet. There is a very slight lag, but it is overseable. The only issue I have w/it is the Display. It is a nice display when viewed right on, but if you change the angle slightly it is difficult to view. Other than that it works great. If this tablet gets the Jelly Bean Update, then this tablet would be perfect!
Update: Received a Lenovo firmware update while setting up. After a reboot, the lag is absolutely gone.
Update (a little over a month later): It is still a fairly good tablet for the price, but the display is really starting to bother my eyes. It looks fine when held horizontally, but when held vertically it gets washed out when turned ever so slightly on an angle. I don't know if this is a defect or it is a problem w/the type of display they used. I believe I saw one other review that mentioned the display. I may be returning this due to this issue as it is making my eyes crazy when I hold it vertically.
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lenovo A2 7" Tablet,
This review is from: Lenovo A2107 7-Inch Tablet (Personal Computers)The Lenovo A2 is easy to use, and it works great for my needs. Being my first tablet and Android operating system both at once, I took it out of the box, powered it up and was using it. No propblems connecting to my network, setting up my email or adding it to my Kindle account.
Using it mostly for Kindle books and checking email, it works like a charm. No issues with it so far. I keep the wifi and bluetooth turned off when I'm not using them and get better battery life than I ever expected. It's rated for 10 hours with wifi, my first full charge went well over that using it over several days with a mix of using wifi and having it turned off. I do keep the tablet turn off when I'm not using it since it only takes a few second to boot up.
I've played around with the camera and loaded some music on it. Both worked OK, display quality is very good and sharp, vivid deep colors. The sound quality is acceptable for something so small, sounds even better with a good set of headphones.
Over all, I'm really happy with the A2.
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