"Excellent overall 7" Tablet"4.0 starson by william.e.ward
Full (or nearly so) App Store capability.
The central launcher
Some Stability Problems
Android 2.3 (not listed that it's getting Gingerbread)
Some issues with GPS (isolated to my unit)
Slow response to some inputs
Lack of customization of home screen
Summary: If you look above, you'll see that I listed a lot of Cons, which may lead you to believe I don't like the device. That's not true at all, I love my IdeaPad A1. It's just that it's useful to see the warts of the device if you decide to purchase it. So I'll say this here: even though I'll probably turn mine around for a warrenty repair, I would buy the device again, and if I was told that my stability issues were not indicative of a faulty device, I'd still want it. However, my device is defective, and crashes 100% of the time immediately after activating any GPS enabled app. It also has some minor stability problems (especially with turning on after it's been unplugged from the charger; it goes into a weird freeze when I unplug it, that sometimes requires a reset). It's also been known to spontaneously reboot for no reason at all. But that's because my PERSONAL IdeaPad has a problem. Overall, the product, and the way it was priced and made, is GREAT.
When my pad is working, it's normally fairly snappy, without some of the odd stability problems on WiFi that my DroidX phone has. The apps that I run, even games such as Osmos, are crystal clear and easy to use (I don't have ANY problems with the screen not being clear and easy to use, except what I'll mention later). Movies play smoothly, and sound reproduction is fine.
There are some caveats, though. One is that if sound is turned on, but no sound is being played, there is annoying high pitched whine I can hear very clearly when it's in landscape mode (caveat: even though I have a hard time hearing other things, high frequency electronic noise is NOT something I miss; I can tell if a TV is on in a different room even if muted). Additionally, and more pressing for most folks, is that the screen automatically adjusts brightness based on the ambient lighting (it's using the cameras to determine that). When you hold the tablet in meaty hands like mine, in landscape mode you naturally put your hands over the light sensor.... so the screen dims. If you're in a bright area, that's annoying, because it makes the screen harder to see. Does not happen in portrait mode, obviously.
I like the launcher (CNET complained about it, but did say they at least pulled in some of the top possible apps for it) as it makes it easy pull up the Android web browser, to get my non-gmail mail (Gmail is a seperate app) and pull up my Kindle books, etc. I don't have much music or store videos, though, so it would have been nice to be able to reassign those two buttons, though. And I'm not sure if it's me or not, but I'm not a huge fan of the way they modified the Bookmarks for the Android Browser from the more standard way my wife's pad and our phones do it.
Overall, this is a GREAT pad, and everyone who sees it and plays with it loves it. While MINE is defective with a defect in the hardware GPS, most people don't seem to have that problem, and there are ALWAYS a few problem chips in every batch. If you want a general purpose Android 7" tablet, and are willing to put up with Android 2.3, I HIGHLY recommend this pad.
Oh, and I've had the pad now for about 4 weeks, so I've had time to make it part of my daily life.