Lenovo shows off Android 4.0 ICS powered 9.7-inch IdeaTab S2109by Amman Sood on April 9, 2012 5:07 PM EST
Just a few months after announcing the IdeaPad S2, Lenovo has brought the Android 4.0 ICS powered 9.7-inch IdeaPad S2109 to light.
In a YouTube video, Lenovo teased some of the specs of the tablet; it wields a 8.9mm-thick gunmetal unibody case wrapped around a 9.7-inch 1024x768 IPS screen. That's not a very impressive resolution, but it does match the iPad 2--which of course has now been superceded by the new iPad with it's 2048x1536 resolution LCD.
The S2109 comes with the now fairly standard setup of a micro-HDMI port, micro-SD expandable memory card slot, and a micro-USB port. Lenovo opted to only equip the S2109 with a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, with no rear camera present. Lenovo also claims the battery life for the S2109 will reach 10 hours. The final bit of info we’ve been given is that the back of the device features four SRS TruMedia-branded speakers. Just to leave us eager in anticipation, Lenovo has not yet revealed the SoC nor the onboard memory capacity for the S2109.
With Lenovo having just recently announced the IdeaTab S2, comparisons are begging to be made between the two. The IdeaTab S2 is just a hair larger than the S2109 at 10.1 inches and packs the brand new Qualcomm S4 MSM8960. That’s just a fact to keep in mind while we wait for further details about what the S2109 may possess. For now price and availability are unknown, but we’ll keep you updated as further details arise.
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mavere - Monday, April 9, 2012 - linkWith the iPad 2 at $400, this needs to be priced at $400 to be non-insulting or less than $350 to be actually competitive in any meaningful way.
Visual - Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - linkExcept, the iPad 2 is not $400. The cheapest one is around $700, the cost is just hidden in contract payments and for some reasons people like you are buying into that trick.
xype - Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - linkThe iPad 2 starts at $399. No contracts. You are confused.
Visual - Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - linkWell, glad to hear that Apple is only screwing my part of the world then.
The cheapest option in Bulgaria is 1030 BGN
Scannall - Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - link$399 is a lot less that $700.
Chudilo - Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - linkiPad2 WIFI is in fact $399
Latzara - Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - linkYes it is "in fact $399" -- for not a fully featured product - the WIFI (only) iPad is great for home use or in dense populated areas (in the US probably and a few countries in the world in larger metropolitan areas), but not everywhere is blanketed by a WiFi signal so having a 3G or similar conectivity is a must if you want to use it to it's potential on the go -- so waving the lovest price without a feature that's not purely cosmetical is pointless
Scott66 - Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - linkThis tablet is wi-fi only as well so a $399 price ipad 2 is a valid comparison
GotThumbs - Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - linkRegardless of WIFI or not. The IPAD2 is OLD technology/equipment. The ONLY thing the IPAD2 had going for it..For those buyers with blinds on.....is the draw of being an Apple product.
Android phone and tablet work great for me, but to each his own.
robinthakur - Thursday, April 12, 2012 - linkActually, the iPad2 is still the second best tablet in the world, as regardless of pointless specs, it allows access to the Apple AppStore, which is the whole point of buying any iPad. Without Apps, it would be a fairly boring device. Anybody buying other devices loses out on that entirely, and competing solutions like Android have a paltry selection of Apps designed for a tablet's extra space. This is why the iPad is cleaning up, shame some people seem still not to realise why.