Lenovo IdeaPad A2109
SpecificationsNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad A2109
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 3
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3)
Display: 9.0 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: $269 USD, ~200 euro
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad A2109
Budget Performer. Lenovo updates the IdeaTab A series with both 7-inch and 9-inch offerings, each with a Tegra 3 processor, metal roll cage and aluminum housing. For around $269, is this tough tablet enough to convince users on a budget?
Considering it costs £200, Lenovo's IdeaTab is pretty decent. The tablet boasts good build quality, a long battery life, upgradable storage and is powered by a nippy Tegra 3 processor. Were it not let down by a less-than-stellar screen and poor custom user interface, we'd likely be lavishing the IdeaTab with the same praise we did the similarly priced Nexus 7. Still, for those looking for a cheap, close to 10in tablet experience the IdeaTab is still a reasonable choice.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: PC Advisor
Lenovo's IdeaTab costs just £199 and, unlike other cheap tablets, isn't subsidised to encourage Android platform uptake or content sales. As such, we were pleasantly surprised with its performance and sound quality. This tablet is also very solidly built, just not with the best components: both the screen and cameras are a let-down.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/31/2012
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
Source: PC Mag
The Lenovo IdeaTab A2109 doesn't do enough to stand out. Its unconventional screen size may appeal to those torn between the 7-inch and 10-inch form factors, but the low-quality screen should be a concern. And while it's buoyed by a Tegra 3 chip, its overly thick build makes it less appealing. The $299 price point puts it between the $200 Nexus 7 and the $380 Transformer Pad TF300, both of which I'd recommend over the A2109. Both the Nexus 7 and TF300 offer better screens, thinner designs, and the newest version of Android, 4.1 "Jelly Bean." The A2109 isn't a bad choice per se, but there's really no reason to settle for mediocrity when better options abound.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/18/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
This device will run you $299, and for that price you’ll not be finding another tablet like the A2109. You can of course pick up a Nexus 7 for $199 – but that’s smaller than this. You could get an iPad mini (if it does indeed exist in a few weeks), but that won’t have Android, of course, and it certainly wont have a 9-inch display. Basically the final verdict is this: with a unique build, you won’t find Lenovo’s offering here lacking if you want it for a media-delivery system – unless the display will trip you up: check it out in the store, you simply must.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/10/2012
NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3): Integrated Ultra Low Power (ULP) graphics card in the Tegra 3 SoC. Similar to the Tegra 2 GPU but with additional pixel shaders and optimizations.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
3: High-End-SoC for tablets and large smartphones which integrates 4 ARM Cortex A9 Cores and a power saving companion core. Furthermore, a GeForce LP GPU is included that is based on the old GeForce 7.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display diagonal is quite small for tablets.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for small tablets.
Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %
68.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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