Lenovo may not be all that well known
in the Tablet market compared to competitors like Samsung and (of
course) Apple, but the company still seems confident in keeping up
with the others. A new video on the firm's YouTube channel has
unveiled an IdeaTab S2109, a 9.7” device with a extra few
features that help to differentiate it from the storm of other
tablets on the market. Somewhat.
The screen matches the iPad 2 in that
it's boasting a resolution of 1024x768 pixels, and it looks to be an
IPS panel, promising good viewing angles. Along the sides of the
device are a micro USB port, a micro HDMI video output and a MicroSD
memory card slot. There is a 1.3mp camera on the front for all of
your video chatting needs, and mounted on the back of the device are
not one, not two, but four
little speakers. One can probably expect higher quality sound and
more ear-busting power from the IdeaTab S2109 compared to the rest of
the tablet herd. Just a bit of a shame that Lenovo didn't elect to
put two of those speakers on the front bezel instead. Anyway, the
whole thing fits neatly inside an 8.9mm-thick “Unibody” shell and
offers up to ten hours of battery life.
Aside from that,
the S2109 runs the latest version of the Android operating system
(4.0 or “Ice Cream Sandwich”) and will arrive loaded with some of
Lenovo's own little customizations, such as Lenovo App Shop.
Unfortunately, we aren't too sure of the weight, the processor used,
the price tag, or when Lenovo will begin shipping the devices out.
That information should come out sometime during the next few weeks.
UPDATE: Lenovo's IdeaTab S2109 is now available at Amazon and other retailers.