Conclusion: When using this tablet over the past few weeks we decided that for $349 you could probably do worse, but at the same time you could easily do better. Overall Lenovo has designed a decent mid-range tablet with ok specs, and a low price. With the iPad 2 being just $399 these days, and powerful quad-core Android tablets being similarly priced we had a hard time giving this a thumbs up of any kind.
Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 – the $350 tablet built for mobile entertainment
20 August 2012
Conclusion: It’s true that Lenovo made many sacrifices on IdeaTab S2109 for an attractive retail price. The company decided to skip a rear-facing camera, a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, and a design that easily gets smudged and scuffed. Then again, a rear camera is something you may never use and the dual-core processor – although slow at loading – does produce smooth usage on most occasions. Furthermore, the free silicone cover should help you protect the slate.
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.
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.
Summary: The 9.7 inch Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 Android ICS tablet supports 1.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 dual core processor at $299. It has dual cameras for better experience. Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 Design Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 has 9.7 inch capacitive 5-point multi-touch IPS display screen with 1024 x 768 Pixel resolution at 133 PPI. It has dimension of 9.7 Inch x 7.3 Inch x 0.35 Inch and weighs 1.28 lbs (580 gm).
Pros: Good display resolution, Dual camera, Long battery backup
Excerpt: If you think that the Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 is just another Android tablet, well, you’re right. After all, it comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich pre-installed, and runs on a mildly outdated yet still quite capable ARM Cortex A9 processor with 1GB of RAM. It comes in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB configurations, and can easily give you up to 10 hours of battery life per charge.