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It's time to have a peek at Lenovo's next big crack at the tablet game with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a massive set of built-in apps on a quad-core processor-toting 9-inch tablet by the name of IdeaTab A2109. This device's NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor with 4-plus-1 technology allows it a massive amount of battery life as well a lovely collection of games that are unique to the NVIDIA Tegra architecture. Meanwhile the tablet is one of Lenovo's best - but is it worth the less than perfect display and device weight? This device is 259.8mm x 178mm x 11.65mm (9.3\" x 6.5\" x 0.46\") in size and 570g, that is, just under 1.3lbs. The device is certainly not the lightest 9-inch tablet on the market, nor is it the thinnest - but it sounds great. It's got 2 stereo speakers with SRS Surround Sound, both of them with ever-so-slightly raised bits of plastic near their grilles to assure sound delivery even if the device is flat. You've got a 1.3 megapixel camera on the front for video chat and a 3.0 megapixel camera on the back that takes OK photos and video - don't expect to get too many masterpieces from either unit. See a few examples of the quality of this device's main camera lower in this review.
Lenovo's IdeaTab S2109 emulates the form factor of the iPad, but feels like a cheap imitation.The IdeaTab S2109 is another attempt by Lenovo to make a dent in the personal tablet market, which has thus far left it, and almost every manufacturer besides Apple, out in the cold. Rather than beat around the bush like other Android tablet makers, Lenovo has directly attacked the iPad — but not the new one. Instead, it feels more like Lenovo is trying to compete against the iPad 2 (currently $400) and used editions of the first iPad. Sadly, it has a tough fight ahead of it. See how it stacks up below.The first thing you'll notice about the IdeaTab S2109 is how much it looks like an iPad. Lenovo has made the rare decision to use a screen that is the exact same size, dimensions, and resolution (1024 x 768) as Apple's older iPads. Unlike its Android competition, the IdeaTab is a 4:3 tablet; it does not have a widescreen. The difference is much like the difference between an old TV and an HDTV: your HDTV is a lot wider. Of course, we tend to think Apple's decision to go with a 4:3 aspect ratio was a smart one. Kudos to Lenovo.
Consumers who are partial to the iPad's size but wish to stick to Android should be interested in the Lenovo IdeaTab S2109. This tablet runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and sports the same 9.7-inch 1024 x 768 pixel display as Apple's 1st- and 2nd-gen slate. But considering its other components, is $349 a fair price?Click to EnlargeAlthough it has a 9.7-inch screen, you might mistake the Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 for a smaller slate because of its rounded corners. The tablet checks in at 9.7 x 7.3 x 0.35 inches and 1.3 pounds, on a par with the ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 (10.4 x 7.1 x 0.38 inches, 1.4 pounds) and the new Apple iPad (9.5 x 7.31 x 0.37 inches, 1.44 pounds).We admire the overall look of the IdeaTab S2109, which has a streamlined, curved design. The back of the slate has a smooth aluminum finish in gunmetal gray, while the Lenovo logo sits smack-dab center in white lettering. Also on the back, you'll find four SRS surround-sound speakers, two each on the left and right sides.Our biggest complaint about the S2109's design is that Lenovo couldn't seem to decide whether buyers would use this device in portrait or landscape mode.
If you're one of the few that is looking for a decent mid-range well rounded Android tablet that also manages to come in the same shape as the iPad, we might have something just for you. Today on the SlashGear test bench is the new Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet. Running on a standard build of Android, but rocking an iPad-like 9.7-inch 1024 x 768 resolution display check out if this tablet is for you after the break. What we have here is a tablet that Lenovo has designed to be well built, well priced, and budget friendly. Coming in at just $349 with 16GB of internal storage it's an ideal offering, although the Nexus 7 severely undercuts it — while being more powerful. First you'll need to see our hands-on and unboxing, then lets dive into the tablet and see what we think. Shall we? Hardware In the very recent past Lenovo's hardware and build quality has always been one of the low points of their tablets, but with the S2109 they've surprisingly done a much better job in that department. Offering it at a low price at the same time doesn't hurt either. The build quality and hardware is improved, but it still isn't up to Samsung or Apple standards.
As technology advances, so do expectations and what was good, even three months ago, can be an overpriced waste of money today. Despite the Lenovo IdeaTab S2109A's performance issues (detailed below), price is the major deterrent. It's not terribly expensive and even includes some useful connections for its price. At the end of the day, however, you want to buy the best product, and unfortunately, the S2109A just can't hold a candle to other, similarly priced tablets that more clearly push the envelope in performance and features. Though it shares a few dimensional similarities with the iPad (and more specifically, the iPad 2), I doubt you'd have difficulty distinguishing the Lenovo IdeaTab S2109A from Apple's tablet. First, the similarities: each tablet houses a screen with a 4:3 aspect ratio, sporting a 1,024x768-pixel resolution. Dimensions and weight are also nearly identical, but the S2109A has a wider side bezel. The Lenovo IdeaTab S2109A's 4:3 aspect ratio caught on camera (pictures) 1-2 of 9 Scroll Left Scroll Right Sure, there's glare, but that's inevitable when you combine glossy IPS screens and sunlight.
There are high-end tablets with the latest specs and a price tag to match, like the New Apple iPad ($499, 4.5 stars), and then there are low-end tablets that offer a compelling combination of price, performance, and features, like the Google Nexus 7 ($199, 4.5 stars). The Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 ($399/8GB, $449/16GB direct) is neither, offering only middling components at a price that seems at least $100 too high. It's a decent tablet that will suffice for most apps and tasks, but with more feature-rich options like the Asus Transformer Pad TF300 ($379, 4 stars) available for less, the IdeaTab S2109 just doesn't make much sense. The IdeaTab S2109 measures 9.7 by 7.3 by 0.35 inches (HWD) and weighs 1.28 pounds. It's slightly thinner and lighter than the Transformer Pad TF300 (10.4 by 7.1 by 0.38 inches, 1.39 pounds), but it's also featuring a slightly smaller 9.7-inch screen to the TF300's 10.1-inch display. The IdeaTab S2109's rounded plastic body feels sturdy, and the "gunmetal" gray finish looks nice. Along the edges are Power and Volume buttons, a 3.5mm headphone jack, micro USB and micro HDMI ports, and a microSD card slot.
|Lenovo Idea Tablet S2109 9.7-Inch 16 GB Tablet (Black)||$278.68||See it|
|Lenovo Idea Tablet S2109 9.7-Inch 16 GB Tablet (Black)||$299.99||See it|
|Lenovo IdeaPad S2109 22911EU 9.7 LED 16GB Slate Tablet - Wi-Fi - Texas Instruments - OMAP 4 OMAP4430 1GHz - Matte Gunmetal Gray - 1 GB RAM - Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich - LED Backlight - Slate - Multi-touch Screen 1024 x 768 XGA Display - Bluetooth||$299.99||See it|
|Lenovo IdeaPad S2109 22911EU 9.7 LED 16GB Slate Tablet - Wi-Fi - Texas Instruments - OMAP 4 OMAP4430 1GHz - Matte Gunmetal Gray - 1 GB RAM - Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich - LED Backlight - Slate - Multi-touch Screen 1024 x 768 XGA Display - Bluetooth||$335.99||See it|
|Lenovo - IdeaPad S2109 Tablet with 16GB Memory - Black/Gun Metal Gray||$349.99||See it|