Chinese computer maker Lenovo is now officially shipping its new 10.1” Transformer-like tablet. The new gadget is more affordable than ASUS’ own Transformer, while claiming longer battery life and better performance.
Lenovo’s new tablet is designated IdeaTab S2110 and is built around Qualcomm’s powerful Snapdragon S4 “Krait” dual-core processor. Don’t be mistaken, the S4 is an ARM Cortex A15 architecture that has roughly the same performance as a quad-core Cortex A9 processor like Nvidia’s Tegra 3. Not only does Qualcomm’s “Krait” come with the same performance as an ARM Cortex A9 in quad-core configuration, but it also excels in single- and dual-threaded applications and often achieves longer battery life. Lenovo claims a 10-hour battery life for the new IdeaTab S2110 and, considering what we know about Qualcomm’s Krait, we’re inclined to believe them.
Moreover, Lenovo also offers an optional keyboard/battery dock just like ASUS’ Transformer, which will prolong the battery life to an amazing 20 hours. When coupled to the keyboard dock, the IdeaPad S2110 looks very similar to the Transformer, but Lenovo’s tablet is priced at $343 (€283), while the combo dock is just $54 (€45). This makes the IdeaTab S2110 considerably more affordable than the ASUS original, while offering better battery life and significantly better performance in most applications. The new gadget has a 5MP rear camera and a 1.3MP front facing one, and the operating system of choice is Google’s Android 4.0.
The integrated dual-speakers are SRS TruMedia-certified and the 3G model also has a built-in AGPS that helps you find your location in as little as 10 seconds. The 32 GB version is a bit pricier than this 16 GB model we described here, but it’s also priced below $400.
|Lenovo IdeaTab S2110 SnapDragon S4 10.1" Tablet|
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