Lenovo IdeaPad A2107

AT&T today announced that it'll carry the horribly named Lenovo IdeaTab A2107 Android tablet for $199. That's without a contract, by the way, which tells you someone's really trying to move these things.

We took a look at the A2107 back at the IFA conference in the fall of 2012, and note that, well, it's a low-resolution (1024x600) 7-inch tablet that has full access to Google Play.  This one's still running Android 4.0, which is kind of ridiculous when you think about it going up against the Nexus 7, which can be had with double the storage (32GB instead of 16GB), a more powerful processor and the same HSPA connectivity -- all for just $100 more.

If you're really a glutton for punishment, you can pick up the A2107 for $99 on contract, which is how AT&T's presenting it online by default. So careful if you start clicking around. As for us? Our money will be going elsewhere.

More: Lenovo IdeaPad A2107 at AT&T; Press release

 
There are 6 comments

movielover76 says:

It might still sell because AT&T doesn't offer the nexus 7, and most people never go anywhere but their carrier store for cellular devices. If they want Wifi only tablets that's a different story. But a $99 7 inch tablet that costs $10 to add to your share everything plan.
That might tempt some average users who don't know any better. Among AT&T's selection it's a much cheaper option than most of their tablets (mostly ipads)

brendilon says:

Agreed. A $200 tablet plus $10/month for data as opposed to a $300 tablet with a separate data plan (which is what I'd have to do on Straighttalk) for $30-45/month sounds like a win to me. Don't get me wrong, I adore my Nexus 7, but this sounds like a great choice for a lot of consumers (aside from the 4.0 OS)

ajac09 says:

Must agree with Movielover great price and great plan. You guys may hate it but at that price point with HSPA+ it will sell.

smooth3006 says:

off topic but why has corey been MIA lately? is he still with android central?

run1fast says:

The A2107 has an FM radio. I am thinking of buying it. Then replacing my car stereo with it. I can have all my music loaded on it. Then utilize its FM radio in addition to its offline GPS as my nav unit. All without any data plan. I can use the 3g on att, or just us my wifi spot on my nexus to have it connect to the web while driving.
Can the nexus 7 do any of that?

dchawk81 says:

Honestly, I too think this is a pretty good deal. Not as a standalone tablet but the add-on. It actually makes sense to lock yourself down for 2 years on it if you were going to connect it up to the cell world anyway and already have AT&T.

But only if it doesn't kill your grandfathered unlimited data.