Lenovo has recently announced its new tablet which comes by the name of Lenovo Idea Tab S2 109. The tablet offers lots of features similar to those of the Ipad 2 but works on Android. The details of the IdeaPad were released through a video featured on YouTube. The video gives a good review of what is in store for this sleek tablet.
The IdeaTab is aimed to compete with the iPad and other Android based tablets released by Samsung and HTC. There are a lot of similarities between Lenovo Idea Tab and the IPad 2, and the most important is that both have 9.7” display screens with a resolution of 1024 X 768. Other similarities include the weight of 1.3 pounds, same 0.35” thickness, Bluetooth, WI-Fi, a front facing camera, and a battery life which lasts for around 10 hours. The tablet comes with a unibody shell and an attractive gunmetal finish to make its appearance quite attractive and it is one of the thinnest tablets to enter the market. Light weight and thin, it is quite easy to handle and carry around.
The hardware features of the Lenovo Idea Tab S2109 include a microSD card slot to expand memory and a mini- HDMI port. It is powered by a dual-core Cortex A9 processor and 1 GB RAM. The interesting aspect of the Lenovo tablet is that it comes in three versions which are developed according to memory options. The tablet memory options include 8GB, 16GB and 32GB and the price for each version is $329, $349 and $399 respectively. These different versions are all available on the Lenovo website.
Another prominent feature of the Lenovo Idea Tab is that it comes with four speakers embedded on the back side. This is unusual for most tablets which are equipped with just one or two speakers. This excellent feature makes the sound better and richer for tablet users and is an intriguing feature to explore.
Android 4.0 OS gives this tablet access to thousands of apps from the Google Market, but Lenovo also has its own application store which can be easily accessed through the tablet and is exclusive to Lenovo users.
When it is compared to other tablets, Lenovo Idea Tab doesn’t offer many extraordinary features. Lots of tablet manufacturers have slashed down the prices of tablets and made them cheaper than the Ipads, so maybe this is not the perfect time to enter the market with such an expensive tablet.
For $329 and a memory of 8GB, the tablet value is pretty good but if we look deeper, there are several better options available in the same price range. For example, the Asus Transformer TF300 with a memory of 32 GB comes for $399 and embeds a much faster and powerful quad-core processor. It also comes with a rear camera and an optional keyboard pad. However, there aren’t many options for 4:3 ratio screens in the market and that is what gives the Lenovo Idea Pad S2 109 a point to sell in the crowded tablet markets.