Lenovo IdeaTab S2110A Series Tablet & Keyboard Dock Review
17 April 2014
Summary: With its workstation capabilities, is a tablet of this size worth the price tag or is it better to just get yourself an ultrabook or laptop for a little more? That is one decision you will have to make on your own, but if you are going for a tablet than this one does not disappoint. With a variety of ports, a lightweight design, a long battery life and bright display this IdeaTab will tackle your workload and help give you some downtime, all without breaking the bank.
Conclusion: I have to say that I have very mixed feelings about the S2110A. The screen is beautiful, and bright colors, sharp images, and wide viewing angles make the tablet a pleasure to use. The optional keyboard dock is also a winner in my book, and I like it so much that I can’t recommend picking up the S2110A without one. There we run into a problem though: the keyboard dock is an optional accessory, but as far as I’m concerned, it’s an integral part of the S2110A experience.
Summary: Thinnest in its category. The IdeaTab S2110 is one of the thinnest and lightest amongst its 10.1-inch peers, complete with a dual-core Qaulcomm CPU and even a docking station for keyboard and touchpad support. The complete package can be had for under $500, but is it a worthy contender against the current crop of Android tablets?
Pros: Bright IPS display, Extremely thin and lightweight, Great for outdoor use, Classy looks and texture, Good battery life, Keyboard Dock support, The S2110 is a real eye candy with physical features that perfectly reflects its price point. Due to its extreme portability, thinness, bright IPS display and long battery life for its size, the Lenovo tablet is very easy to use in outdoor environments. The docking station is a huge plus that extends the usability of the tablet...
Cons: Average build quality, Unimpressive UI performance and multi-tasking, Very slight input delays with Keybord Dock, Poor speakers, No SIM card or GPS support just yet, Card reader only available with optional Keyboard Dock, Increased system performance is a must for future iterations. Multi-tasking is not as smooth as we had hoped and the homescreen UI responds slowly. The keyboard dock, while satisfying to type on, faces input delays at times. U.S. models with WWAN/GPS...
Conclusion: The Lenovo IdeaTab S2110 is Lenovo's best tablet yet. It's slim, light, has an unlocked GSM 3G option and a fast Qualcomm S4 CPU. The IPS display is warm and rich, making it a wonderful movie playback device and the keyboard dock--well, it's just superb. As an alternative to the similarly priced Asus Transformer TF300, it makes a strong showing with good stability, a much better keyboard, better extended battery life and a more practical and robust industrial design.
Summary: Lenovo's $499 IdeaTab S2110A is a snappy 10-inch tablet with great battery life and capable rear-facing camera. The included keyboard dock adds a further dimension of functionality. However, we don't like the flex in the tablet and the keyboard dock, nor the fact that the tablet lacks an SD card slot. For $50 more, you can pick up the ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 and its keyboard dock, both of which felt a little sturdier.
Conclusion: The IdeaTab S2110 is the kind of tablet that looks good on paper, but doesn’t quite deliver once you get it into your hands. The main issue is the build quality of the hardware. We’re not completely against plastic construction, but the fact that the tablet literally bends and makes a noise if you squeeze it a bit is a problem. The slightly sluggish performance is also an issue, albeit one that could be fixed by software updates.
Pros: Excellent display, Good battery life, Dock adds to productivity for a low price, Well-designed interface skin
Lenovo IdeaTab S2110 Review: Good Display, Bad Everything Else
1 October 2012
Excerpt: This post is part two of a two-part review of the IdeaTab A2109 and S2110. Accordingly, the intro and software sections apply here as well. For your convenience, I've copied them here.
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.