Lenovo has made a name for itself as the biggest PC maker on the planet, but today the Chinese company struck out in a new direction, unveiling the A10, its first ever Android-powered laptop. Lenovo hasn’t revealed how much the A10 will cost or when it will launch, but it did have some bad news for Android fans in the U.S. The new computer will sell in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific region, but won’t reach North American shores.
— Lenovo Press (@lenovopress) October 18, 2013
The A10 doesn’t run a totally pure Android experience. Lenovo’s been known to tinker with the operating systems it uses, and the A10 is no exception. The new laptop offers a customized version of Google’s 4.2 Jelly Bean OS with an added app launcher, task bar, status bar and even a file manager. The touchscreen display can be controlled using the device’s full-sized keyboard, and the entire thing can be flipped around for Stand and Tablet modes similar to the Windows-based Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga.
Now for the specs. The A10 comes equipped with a 10.1-inch 1366 x 768-pixel HD display, a 1.6GHz quad-core Cortex-A9 processor, 2GB of RAM, up to 32GB of internal storage, and a battery that Lenovo claims can play nine hours of video straight. The device also includes built-in stereo speakers and an unimpressive 0.3-megapixel webcam.
The cost? Lenovo didn’t detail it just yet, but promised that it will launch “at a reasonable price.”