What could Lenovo possibly come up with to surprise and amaze us after several Yoga convertibles, IdeaPad Flex models and ThinkPad laptops with 3K displays? How about a convertible mini-laptop taking a page out of Yoga’s playbook, but instead running Android on the software side of things?
That’s not quite an amazing product, but it’s certainly surprising, since no top dog in the PC business has had the guts to put Google’s OS on a full-fledged notebook so far. And by the looks of it, the IdeaPad A10 will indeed be a laptop in the true sense of the word, not just a tablet with optional keyboard dock, like the Asus Transformer Pads.
Sounds a little boring, I know, but I did mention the A10 is set to be a convertible and I meant it. Apparently, while it won’t be as malleable as Yogas, it will rock a screen that’s foldable… up to a point.
Since unofficial documentation for the IdeaPad A10 (namely, a comprehensive service manual and user guide) has slipped to the press a couple of days ago, Lenovo has seen its arm twisted to confirm the thing. Which the company has done, though no further details have been made official.
Based on the leaked docs, the 10-inch netbook mini-laptop is light years behind high-end computing machines of the 21st century, coming with a 1,366 x 768 pix res screen in tow, 1.6 GHz quad-core Rockchip CPU, 1 and 2 GB RAM, 16 and 32 GB on-board storage, USB 2.0, microSD, HDMI, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 0.3 MP camera and 22.6 Whr battery. Sounds like you’ll need to price this really, really low, Lenovo.