Lenovo originally introduced us to its IdeaTab S2109 back in early April, but at the time the manufacturer didn't have any availability details to share. Fast-forward to today, and Lenovo has finally spilled the Ice Cream Sandwich-flavored beans. The company today announced that the IdeaTab S2109 will be launching in "early June" at select Office Depot stores and at Lenovo's website. Pricing for the IdeaTab S2109 starts at $349.
As a quick spec refresher, the IdeaTab S2109 features a 9.7-inch 1024x768 IPS display, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, micro-HDMI, micro-USB and a microSD slot and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in a body that measures 8.9mm thick. Buried inside that body, you'll find a 1GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. The IdeaTab S2109 may not have quite as high-end a spec list as some of its Android tablet brethren, but its combination of Android 4.0 and a $349 price tag could seal the deal for some folks in the market for a new slate. You can find Lenovo's video tour of the IdeaTab S2109 and the press release announcing today's news below.
Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 Tablet Makes Debut
Fast, Slim and Light Tablet Hits the Market with Android 4.0 Operating System, Up to 10 Hours of Battery Power and Enhanced Entertainment Features
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – May 30, 2012: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced the IdeaTab S2109 – a strikingly 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. The beautiful 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. For those who are serious about sound, the IdeaTab S2109’s outstanding quad speakers with powerful dual bass means gaming, music and videos have never sounded better on a tablet.
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.
“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 – whether they’re consuming or sharing their favorite websites, books, videos or music. It’s as nimble and convenient as toting a magazine, but it offers much more than the contents of one.”
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. For uninterrupted multimedia enjoyment, 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.
Pricing and Availability
The IdeaTab S2109 starts at an affordable $349 and will be available for purchase in early June at select Office Depotretail locationsand Lenovo.com.
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $US21 billion personal technology company – and the second largest PC company in the world, serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, see www.lenovo.com.