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A1 Ideapad - SO FRUSTRATING!

2011-10-05, 15:45 PM

When and where?

 

There is a lot of hype and many articles, but the fine print -- only in CHINA right now, no date set for USA and only the $250 model (16gb) not the $199.00 (8 gb)

 

HELP!!!

 

I WANT AN A1 8 GB !!!  [Mostly for the built in GPS (chip) function.

 

Must I go to CHINA to save $100????

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Re: A1 Ideapad - SO FRUSTRATING!

2011-10-06, 12:45 PM
I just checked and they now have a 2gb for $199.

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?GroupID=243&Code=22282KU
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Re: A1 Ideapad - SO FRUSTRATING!

2011-10-06, 12:45 PM
I just checked and they now have a 2gb for $199.

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?GroupID=243&Code=22282KU
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A1 Ideapad - Super Helpful

2011-10-06, 14:13 PM

Peter -- thanks for that insight.  You were 100% right.

 

With your help, I jumped on it and ordered one.  I went with the 16gigs for the extra $50 bucks coz the 2 gigs seemed just too little hd space.  The phone rep said they only just went on sale (9:00am edt) this morning and phones were lighting up.

 

Not a big content/video guy -- or social networker type -- so still not sure I need a tablet but it was the (offline) GPS feature that sold me.  Maybe I will make it useful in other ways too.

 

Thanks again for the note.  Cheers.

John

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2011-10-06, 14:16 PM
Your Very Welcome!

I'm glad it worked out for you. :)
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Re: A1 Ideapad - Super Helpful

2011-10-11, 21:43 PM

I just ordered a White 16gb A1.  I was able to use my employee discount, and also got free shipping - the price point was awfully competitive in the end.

 

Unfortunately the pink and blue options are not yet available, so I went with the white... Although my order is currently showing as being for the black model - I have sent a request to have that updated.

 

Has anyone seen any accessories for this yet?  I am pretty sure that it will wind up as a gift for my daughter, and she will need a case and screen protector for the inevitable accidental drops it will see.

 

The Estimated ship date is Nov-8, but the sales rep I spoke with expects it to ship earlier.

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Re: A1 Ideapad - Super Helpful

2011-10-16, 1:38 AM

Mr Peter,

 

I am looking to order a Ideapad A1 on the Lenovo site, but it shows as not available.  Any idea when orders will be taken again?  Any idea on why the hold-up or when all colors will be available?

 

Thanks!!

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A1 Ideapad - 2 new things

2011-10-18, 13:17 PM

Hi Peter:

 

Hope all is well. 2 quick things: GPS & earbud/mic info

 

1.GPS -- I see the thread about GPS difficulty.  Isn't there a software toggle between Offline & Online GPS...?  Is that the problem for these K1 users?  Not my problem yet, just a thought.

 

2. ...on the A1  -- do you know if an Earbud with Mic will be an accessory?  That is to say: would it go into the mini-USB slot like my Motorola Razr; or use the 3.5mm earphone jack for audio and only use the built-in Mic?

 

I could not find the manual online and I am so excited to get my A1 I am already thinking about accessories.

 

Thanks, John in Boston

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