Summary: I did a fair bit of research on this, and ended up buying it on sale for $199 from Staples. I just couldn't justify the cost of an iPad or iPad mini, and while our Coby 7" Android did yeoman's effort for our little ones (7 and 3), the battery life was just abysmal.
Really wanted to like this item...Really did... UPDATE 06/03/2013
11 May 2013
Summary: Bought and had this delivered May 9th, and used it minimally till May 11th. With it being fully charged, and ready to install and make it mine to use, it shut off and will not turn on again whether I plug it in or not.
Summary: likes: speed -- quad core and ram is snappy! micro-sd slot -- hidden, but i added a 32gb microsdhc usb otg -- i use a thinkpad keyboard with this and it works great. recent android release not a lot of bloatware installed dislikes: thickness -- a bit thick, but its masked a bit when you put a case...
Summary: I waited to write my review for the initial "OMGTHISISAWESOME" to wear off. Now that it has, I use the tablet daily. It has replaced my kindle fire as my default reader & game tablet. The graphics are very good (no, not exellent), the performance is excellent.
Summary: Update: 05/29/13 After a week, it came back with factory reloaded and it seemed to be working. Then a week goes by and it's the same thing. This time I noticed that the volume up button was not working just before it died, so I suspected that the volume button is stuck and is causing it to...
Summary: I read many reviews on this tablet before ordering. Most reviews focused on what they considered to be a lackluster screen, not nearly to the resolution they expected from Lenovo. However, already owning a Lenovo laptop helped me recognize the quality this tablet would exhibit.
A great piece of hardware held back by a weak display.
Amazon Customer, Amazon
11 January 2013
Summary: From a hardware point of view, the A2109 is a top notch tablet. Processor, RAM, and storage are excellent. It's quick and responsive. Build quality is solid, but maybe a little lacking in polish. The 9 inch screen is a perfect size (for me). The ONLY place this tablet falls short is the display.