The "1-Minute" Review
The Lenovo IdeaTab S2110 is Lenovo’s answer to the transforming Android tablets first introduced to the world by Asus. It comes as a successor of sorts to the IdeaTab S2109 and features support for an optional keyboard dock that gives it extra points in terms of functionality and up to 10 hours of extra battery life. Why is it worth springing for this tablet from Lenovo and use a so-called Gobot instead of an Asus Transformer? Well, it mostly boils down to one thing… which is price.
The IdeaTab S2110 improves on its predecessor by packing a 10.1-inch 1280x800 pixel resolution touchscreen LCD in a body that measures a mere 9mm thin. There’s a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapgradon APQ8060A processor under the hood and 1GB of RAM to help make sure that navigating menus and using apps feels snappy. Its other features include 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and built-in GPS with A-GPS. It also boasts a 1-megapixel front-facing camera as well as a 5-megapixel main snapper located at the back.
The included battery on the tablet offers up to 10 hours of Wi-Fi web surfing and 10 hours of video playback. Either way, you’re sure to make it through at least a full day of usage before you need to recharge. And once you connect it to the optional keyboard dock, you’ll get an extra day’s worth of charge with an SD card and touchpad, to boot.
Lenovo manages to truly set the S2110 apart from similar offerings in the market by discounting its retail price of $449 to as low as $343 online. That’s one heck of a deal for a feature-rich tablet running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Need To Know: Lenovo IdeaTab A2110
1. 10.1-inch 1280x800 pixel resolution screen and 10-hour battery life make it easy to enjoy high-definition content and extensive periods of Web browsing. (The Good)
2. Online store discounts make the Lenovo IdeaTab S2110 a more affordable alternative to similar models in the Android tablet market. (The Good)
3. Default operating system is no longer the latest version of the Android software, which is Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. (The Bad)
4. Native resolution of built-in touchscreen display falls short of full HD-capable counterparts from competing products. (The Bad)