Lenovo IdeaPad A2109
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?
Source: V3.co.uk Archive.org version
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: Tech Advisor Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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%
Source: Slashgear Archive.org version
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.
Large smartphones and a few small tablets are available for this display size. Unlike most smartphones, you can see more on the screen, more details and use larger resolutions. Such formats are better for people with defective vision. However, such devices are no longer easy to fit in a pocket, and they are probably not quite light either.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.
In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.
In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.
68.5%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.