Summary: The $299 Lenovo IdeaTab A2109A has a few things going for it for tablet shoppers on a budget. We like the sound quality and the multitude of useful apps Lenovo bundled. You also get decent battery life. However, if you can live with a smaller size Google's Nexus 7 is cheaper ($199 for 8GB model) and offers better performance. For $30 more, the iPad mini is sleeker and has a larger app store. Ultimately, the A2109A is a good tablet for the price, but not a great one.
Pros: Above-average performance and battery life, Good sound quality, Robust selection of bundled apps
Cons: Some stuttering at times, Poor front-facing camera
Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 – the $350 tablet built for mobile entertainment
20 August 2012
Excerpt: After almost an entire year of being mum, Lenovo has finally followed up its family of tablets with IdeaTab S2109 . Despite being a recent release, it reminds us of the iPad 2 (2011) in many ways. Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 does cater to an entirely different market, particularly the media buffs who want to watch movies and TV series on their tablet. And with a low price point of $350, there’s not much room for complaints even though it has a few shortcomings.
Excerpt: The IdeaTab S2109 is another attempt by Lenovo to make a dent in the personal tablet market, which has thus far left it, and almost every manufacturer besides Apple , out in the cold. Rather than beat around the bush like other Android tablet makers, Lenovo has directly attacked the iPad — but not the new one. Instead, it feels more like Lenovo is trying to compete against the iPad 2 (currently $400) and used editions of the first iPad.
Conclusion: The Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 is a well made tablet with a lovely IPS display (even if it isn't full HD), great quad speakers and solid build quality. At 1.3 pounds and 0.35" it's portable for a 10" class tablet. But the older and slower CPU doesn't impress us and performance could be snappier.
Pros: Sharp and bright IPS display, great speakers.
Summary: While it’s not the fastest tablet or cheapest tablet around, the Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 is a decent tablet with above average speakers. The included case is a nice touch, and if you really can’t stand widescreen displays, the S2109 is one of the only tablets available from a big-name PC maker to feature a 4:3 aspect ratio display.
Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 Review: A Step Behind The Competition
Tablet PC Reviews
20 July 2012
Summary: The Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 is an approachable device. It doesn't have any sort of cluttered or clunky interface laid on top of Android, it has appealing design features (even if I personally don't care for its shape), and it's very much on the affordable side for a 10-inch tablet. At the time of this writing, Lenovo's website has both the 8 GB and 16 GB models listed at prices below their MSRPs; oddly enough, the 16 GB model is currently cheaper at $349.00, while the 8 GB...
Pros: Lenovo's Android UI/skin is light and doesn't get in the way, Display has wide viewing angle, Solid speakers
Cons: Mediocre dual-core processor, Poor battery life, No rear-facing camera
Summary: The $349 Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 offers a bright screen, long battery life, and very good sound, but it's too pricey compared with the Android competition. The ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 offers a quad-core CPU and a sharper 1280 x 800 display for just $30 more. If you don't mind a smaller screen, Google's new Nexus 7 tablet ($249 for the 16GB edition) offers a higher-res display and appreciably more power, too.