Lenovo Announces Sub-2lbs Entertainment Tablet

On Wednesday, Lenovo announced the upcoming IdeaTab S2109, an Android-based tablet with "amped up" multimedia features. It's also one of the lightest 9.7-inch tablets on the market, weighing in at just 1.27 pounds and measuring just 1/3-inches thick. The pricetag is rather lightweight too, starting at $349.

"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. "The tablet’s Ice Cream Sandwich OS and amped-up features give consumers something that will keep them conveniently entertained anywhere, anytime in an incredibly slim package."

Lenovo's new tablet features a unibody shell with a gunmetal finish. Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" is the OS of choice, backed by a Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 dual core SoC. Additional specs include up to 1 GB of RAM, an extra-bright IPS display, HDMI output, four SRS surround sound speakers, and a battery life of up to 10 hours.

Also on the hardware list is a microSD card slot, a microUSB port for charging and connecting other devices, and a 1.3MP front webcam for crystal-clear video chatting. Running on top of Google's Android 4.0 will be Lenovo's own user-friendly interface, displaying custom content in addition to providing easy access to the Lenovo App Store and Google Play.

Presently Lenovo doesn't offer a detailed list of specs, as the tablet isn't due to arrive until early June. That said, storage capacities and pricing is unknown at this point. The product website states the tablet will offer "up to 1 GB LPDDR2 memory" and "up to 32 GB storage," so we expect to see multiple options next week.

Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 Tablet tour

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  • wasabiman321
    I would hardly call an OMAP 4430 powerful >_> Multimedia is supposed to include gaming right? Seems like this is just a glorified general use tablet with a focus on watching movies and videos. For the price it seems fair, but misrepresented, bad marketing IMHO.
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  • HopelessNoob
    gonna have to check my bag every 2 seconds to make sure it's still there
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  • amuffin
    wasabiman321I would hardly call an OMAP 4430 powerful >_> Multimedia is supposed to include gaming right? Seems like this is just a glorified general use tablet with a focus on watching movies and videos. For the price it seems fair, but misrepresented, bad marketing IMHO.

    Tablet gaming, NOPE!
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