HomeLaptopsLenovo's laptop portfolio is now home to the Android powered A10

Lenovo’s laptop portfolio is now home to the Android powered A10

The widespread of Android continues into the laptop segment as another manufacturer, Lenovo, has designed a notebook to run solely on Google’s mobile platform. Called the A10, this system falls in the convertible category and it is being touted as an affordable and ultra-portable companion.

The A10 laptop falls in the same segment as the Ativ Q from Samsung, the SlateBook x2 from HP and the Transformer Book T100 by Asus, albeit it isn’t as powerful as its competition. Lenovo highlights that the device is powered by a RK3188 chipset that has a quad core Cortex A9 running at 1.6GHz and Mali-400 MP graphics. The notebook features a dual mode convertible design which is made possible by a rotating screen.

Lenovo A10

Under the lid, the company has fitted a 10.1-inch 1366 x 768p screen with 10-point touch input. The display can be turned by up to 300 degrees and a stable hinge has been placed to keep it steady in stand mode. There’s an integrated 0.3MP webcam as well. In laptop mode, you’ll be presented with a full-size AccuType keyboard and a multi-touch trackpad.

The notebook operates on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and comes with access to Google Play services. The device also houses Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules as well as 2 USB 2.0 ports, a microUSB slot, a microSD card bay and optional microHDMI output. The A10 weighs under 1kg and it’s 17.3mm at its thickest. You can expect up to 9 hours of video playback on a single charge.

Lenovo hasn’t provided any price or availability details as yet for the A10 laptop and it notes that the information will vary by location.