Excerpt: Lenovo IdeaTab A2109 is a 9-inch tablet with 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, 3-megapixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front-facing one, Wi-Fi connectivity, GPS, Bluetooth, 16GB of built-in storage and a memory card slot.
Pros: Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape
Cons: Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port
Summary: Budget Performer. Lenovo updates the IdeaTab A series with both 7-inch and 9-inch offerings, each with a Tegra 3 processor, metal roll cage and aluminum housing. For around $269, is this tough tablet enough to convince users on a budget?
Pros: Safety frame made of metal and an aluminium case, High contrast ratio, Good speakers, Mini-HDMI port and a Micro-SD card reader, Two microphones, Front and back cameras, The A2109 does many things right and is a definite improvement over the A1. The speakers and screen contrast are better than average and we love the included microSD slot, dual microphones and micro HDMI-out port.
Cons: Very poor viewing angles, Display is not very bright; Outdoor use is limited, Average User Interface performance, Average battery life, Color reproduction is limited, Flimsy microSD cover, The tablet is screaming for a higher quality display in terms of brightness and especially viewing angles. Tablet experience should never be diminished by simply using the device in a portrait orientation. The roll cage skeleton is a great addition, but it adds just enough girth to ...
Conclusion: This device is a good effort from Lenovo, but put up in a competition against the rest of the Tegra 3 tablets we've seen, it's just a bit lacking. If you're looking for a 9-inch tablet with NVIDIA processing power inside it, this is your best bet, that's for certain - especially if you just want it to be your radio all on its own: the speakers are really worth a listen.
Excerpt: Lenovo is a relative newcomer in the world of tablets, but the IdeaTab A2109 does a decent job at getting their foot in the door and off to a good start. We like the sturdy design of the tablet as well as the speed of the device, but it could use some minor improvements.
Pros: Affordable price, Sturdy construction, Good performance
Cons: Low quality display, Mediocre cameras, Lots of apps pre-installed
Lenovo IdeaTab A2109 Review: The Name Is About As Good As The Tablet
1 October 2012
Excerpt: This is part one of a two-part review of the IdeaTab A2109 and S2110. Part two (the S2110 review) will be published tomorrow. There's no doubt the Android tablet market is heating up much like the phone market was a few years ago. Where before there were relatively few choices, manufacturers are now rolling out new models left and right - sometimes, it seems, with reckless abandon.
Conclusion: Being a relatively new player in the Android tablet space, Lenovo clearly has the formula in conjuring up a respectable tablet – albeit, they still have a lot to learn before being regarded as a contender. When we think of value, there's no denying that plenty of it is found with the Lenovo IdeaTab A2109 , thanks partly to its contemporary hardware and competitive price point of $300.
Pros: $300 price point for a 9-inch tablet, NVIDIA quad-core CPU, Brushed metallic casing
Cons: Low quality display, Muddy quality with photo/video capture
Excerpt: Consumer electronics products from Lenovo are usually expected to deliver plenty of value for the money, and the IdeaTab A2109 tablet is no exception. It’s one of the few Android-powered tablets on the market with a 9-inch HD screen and it ships with what was once the latest version of the Android software, version 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). So what exactly does the A2109 have to offer that’s not available on other tablets? At first glance, very little.