Secret laptop confirmed
Lenovo hadn't intended to reveal its upcoming IdeaPad A10 just yet, but after some user manuals leaked online, the world's No. 1 PC maker decided it would go ahead and confirm the device, since the cat was out of the bag anyway. What makes the IdeaPad A10 laptop unique is that it's running Android, a mobile operating system that's usually found on smartphone and tablet devices.
In this case, it's a full-fledged laptop with a 10.1-inch HD touchscreen display. It opens all the way up to 300 degrees so that users can rest the keyboard face down and read on the device. You'll also find dedicated Android keys for the "home screen," "previous," and "apps screen" on the IdeaPad A10.
"This product has not been canceled. It will be going to market," Lenovo spokesman Chris Millward confirmed to PCWorld .
The IdeaPad A10 won't win over any power users with its spec sheet. It's a relatively toned down notebook with an ARM-based quad-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz, 1GB or 2GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, 0.3MP webcam, microSD card slot, and HDMI output.