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. Like so many other tablets released this year, it uses a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 CPU, has 1GB of RAM, and has 8 or 16GB of internal storage. Take a look at the size though. Since the 2109 uses a 9-inch screen, it’s a little smaller and therefore lighter and somewhat easier to carry around than most alternatives. Also notice the price. You can buy this tablet for up to $200 cheaper than others with similar specs. That alone makes it a very attractive proposition.
The thing that seems to be the most irksome about this model is the quality of its touchscreen display. According to most reviewers, it offers narrow viewing angles, so it’s good for watching movies or playing games but not for serious reading on the go. For many users that may not be an issue and we think that, as long as Lenovo keeps this one attractively priced, its definitely worth a look.
Need to Know: Lenovo IdeaTab A2109
1. Boasts a 1280x800 9-inch touchscreen display. (The Good)
2. Ships with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich by default. (The Good)
3. Uses a not-so-powerful version of the quad-core Tegra 3 processor from NVIDIA. (The Bad)
4. Jelly Bean upgrade is unclear. (The Bad)