Lenovo IdeaTab Tablet Comes with Ice Cream Sandwich
Personal technology company Lenovo has announced the IdeaTab S2109 – a slim tablet built for entertainment with features like four SRS surround sound speakers, Micro HDMI output, extra bright 9.7-inch IPS HD display and running the new Google Android 4.0 operating system (Ice Cream Sandwich).
The IdeaTab S2109 kicks multitasking up a notch with its brisk new Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 dual core CPU and 1GB of system memory, which offers users a powerful multimedia experience, says the company.
The extra-bright IPS display makes viewing images, videos, photos and websites a pleasure in 720p HD playback, or full 1080p HD via Micro HDMI output to an external HDTV or monitor, according to the company. For those who are serious about sound, Lenovo says, the IdeaTab S2109’s quad speakers with dual bass means gaming, music and videos have never sounded better on a tablet.
The amount of interest that buyers and sellers are showing in tablet devices indicates that tablets are poised to leave even hot cakes behind, as their sales are surging in almost all markets of the world. (Read: Are Tablets Really Selling Like Hot Cakes?)
Injecting a healthy dose of swagger into Lenovo’s tablet line, the IdeaTab S2109’s thin, curved, unibody design measures just 1/3 of an inch thin. It’s also easy to tote around in a bag or jacket at a feather-light 1.27 lbs, making it one of the lightest 9.7-inch tablets in the market.
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“The IdeaTab S2109 tablet is an entertainment maven’s dream device, boasting powerful processing and graphics for multimedia use,” said Yao Li, director of Innovation Product Operations, Lenovo.
Running Lenovo’s user-friendly interface, the IdeaTab S2109 displays customized content and includes easy access to the Lenovo App Shop and the Android Market for thousands of popular and useful apps.
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The device can deliver up to 10 hours of battery life for web browsing and video playback (or 700 hours on standby). The IdeaTab S2109 also includes all the connection ports users expect on a tablet like a micro-USB for charging and connecting to other digital devices, a micro HDMI connector and a micro-SD card for swapping videos and photos directly with a camera, or for storing movies.
The IdeaTab S2109 starts at $349 and will be available for purchase in early June at select Office Depot retail locations and Lenovo.com.