Lenovo S6000, A3000 and A1000 are super-cheap tablets

Lenovo's taken the wraps off three new budget Android tablets -- two 7-inchers and a 10-incher. They're all available to buy in the UK now.

It's a cracking day for penny-pinching Android tablet fans -- first the kid-friendly Tesco Hudl , now three impressively inexpensive slates from Lenovo, all for under £200.

The main event is the 10-inch Lenovo S6000, which comes in at £200. For that modest price tag, you get perfectly respectable innards -- a decent quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel camera and 16GB of storage, with a microSD slot to beef that up.

Where it cuts the biggest corner is its 1,280x800-pixel screen, which meagre resolution is stretched out over 10 inches at a pretty blocky 149 pixels per inch. By comparison, Google's £319 Nexus 10 offers a stunning 2,560x1,600-pixel display for a mighty 302ppi.

Next down the pecking order is the A3000, a 7-inch pocket rocket with a similar, but slightly less fancy quad-core chip, 1GB of RAM, 5-megapixel camera, and a pretty grim 1,024x600-pixel resolution. That's not nearly as good as the Hudl's 1,440x900-pixel effort. It's more expensive than the Hudl too, at around £160. One bright spot is that you can expand the 16GB of storage by another 64GB using a microSD.

Both of those have Android 4.2 Jellybean. If you're not bothered about being up to date, you can save yourself £50 with the Lenovo A1000. It's running the pretty aged Android 4.1, and can only extend its storage by 32GB, and has a slower 1GHz processor. Otherwise it's the same as the A3000.

Have you ever dipped your toe in the water of budget Android gear? How did you fare? What do you think of these Lenovo efforts? Give me your budget tablet tips in the comments, or on our reasonably priced Facebook page.

 

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