Lenovo A10 officially debuted as maker's first Android laptop

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Following an appearance on Amazon earlier this month, Lenovo confirmed the existence of the Lenovo A10 laptop, the maker's first notebook computer running Android. Though confirmation was given at the time, details were still slight and are just now coming available, with the laptop receiving its official public debut this evening.

The Lenovo A10 features a 10.1-inch 1366 x 768 HD display that can be rotated 300-degrees as seen below into what Lenovo calls "Stand Mode". Above the display is a 0.3-megapixel webcam, and a couple stereo speakers round it out. The display supports 10-point multi-touch, and the hinge is designed to keep the display stable while being touched.

Inside, the A10 runs on an RK3188 quad-core Cortex-A9 processor clocked at 1.6GHz, something said to be the highest ARM-based quad-core processor frequency presently available. The software is Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and the entire laptop weighs in at a svelte sub-1 kilogram, being a touch over 17mm thick at its largest point. Other specs, such as storage space and memory haven't been detailed.

Said Lenovo's Business division VP Bai Peng: "With the recent explosive growth in Android-based, smart connected devices, customers are relying more on Android apps for both work and play. Why should they be required to switch and duplicate to use their laptop? Lenovo's A10 brings ultra-portability and dual-mode benefits to Android users at a reasonable price. Thin and light, with multiple modes and user-inspired innovations for an outstanding user experience ... the A10 is uniquely Lenovo."

Pricing and availability not yet specified.

SOURCE: Lenovo