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    News - Lenovo A1 tablet now £150 as Q180 mini desktop launches

    Lenovo brings news of cut-price tablet and world's smallest desktop.
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    Re: News - Lenovo A1 tablet now £150 as Q180 mini desktop launches

    if the lenovo didn't have a locked bootloader and there was a decent following for it on XDA, i would be straight on it.

    I don't understand why companies releasing cheap tablets dont co-operate with the modding community, surely it would do nothing but boost their sales?

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    Re: News - Lenovo A1 tablet now £150 as Q180 mini desktop launches

    nice bit of design is the A1, but i'd rather pay £20 more and get a playbook. i did just that in fact.

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    Re: News - Lenovo A1 tablet now £150 as Q180 mini desktop launches

    what's the point in releasing it with 2.3 on it, why would anyone want one with the old OS on it that you probably can't update.

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    Re: News - Lenovo A1 tablet now £150 as Q180 mini desktop launches

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    if the lenovo didn't have a locked bootloader and there was a decent following for it on XDA, i would be straight on it.

    I don't understand why companies releasing cheap tablets dont co-operate with the modding community, surely it would do nothing but boost their sales?
    The modding community are the minority

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    Re: News - Lenovo A1 tablet now £150 as Q180 mini desktop launches

    perhaps, but what genuine harm does it do them?

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    Re: News - Lenovo A1 tablet now £150 as Q180 mini desktop launches

    the modding community is what makes a device a success when comparing it to a closed system i.e Apples mobile devices.

    My optimus 2x would have been straight back to the shop / binned if it wasnt for xda/modaco with custom roms, the software was utter tripe but the hardware was solid so the community fixed that brilliantly, now i have a reliable phone at a stellar price.

    Seriously it takes more effort to lock a bootloader and you reduce access and sales, with an open bootloader you up your PR for allowing it and grab more sales.

    Simple really, i would be tempted to pick one up if it was unlocked too!
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    Re: News - Lenovo A1 tablet now £150 as Q180 mini desktop launches

    Really like the Q180,looks perfect for an HTPC then I read some reviews and it cannot cope with 1080p video thanks to the Atom processor.

    Epic fail.

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    Re: News - Lenovo A1 tablet now £150 as Q180 mini desktop launches

    Quote Originally Posted by cjs150 View Post
    Really like the Q180,looks perfect for an HTPC then I read some reviews and it cannot cope with 1080p video thanks to the Atom processor.

    Epic fail.
    If you pick one up with the Radeon i reckon it probably would, assuming you had your codecs set up properly.

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    Re: News - Lenovo A1 tablet now £150 as Q180 mini desktop launches

    The locking of the bootloader was because its aimed at Businessmen, so its more secure.

    the Q180 will do 1080p i think, petty it wasnt an i3

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    Re: News - Lenovo A1 tablet now £150 as Q180 mini desktop launches

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    If you pick one up with the Radeon i reckon it probably would, assuming you had your codecs set up properly.
    Zotac announced something at CES with a E-450 inside which looks interesting, will wait for reviews as key is likely to be fan noise (or lack thereof)

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    Re: News - Lenovo A1 tablet now £150 as Q180 mini desktop launches

    Hexus - you have posted the incorrect spec. Probably because you trusted Amazon's product page. The A1 uses a Texas Instruments OMAP 3622 ( 1GHz ) Single Core. It's not a Nvidia chip.
    http://shop.lenovo.com/us/tablets/ideapad/tablet-series/a1

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    Re: News - Lenovo A1 tablet now £150 as Q180 mini desktop launches

    yup same as my N9, but with half the memory.

    one of the reasons why i prefer the blackberry as it uses Omap4

    two A9 cores at 1GHz rather than one A8 core at the same.

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