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First Look: The Lenovo IdeaTab S2109A is about six months too late.
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First Look: The Lenovo IdeaTab S2109A is about six months too late.

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The Lenovo IdeaTab S2109A seems like a good deal...that is, until you consider other tablets choices currently available.

When I first looked at the -- noble idea -- asked to be one or nine AD it would look like a heck of a bargain. It's a ten inch tablet with a useful number of connection expansion options for only 350 dollars. Sounds exciting. But then I -- excitement rug right from -- do you by mentioning that the tablet market moves fast. What may have seemed like a great deal even six months ago. Isn't so much compared to the competition up to date. I'm Eric Franklin and today I'll take -- First look at -- and noble idea -- as 2109. -- The -- of the -- tablet running Android four point old point three with a very iPad like 43 aspect ratio. Need more specifically an iPad two -- resolution of 1024 by 768. What this gives you with a more square shaped tablet that the noble -- -- been pretty light compared to others. -- -- -- -- -- We've seen here that actually feels more electric -- And comes office shot. -- reports via -- its hat sports a micro SD slot micro HDMI. And a micro USB port. There's also a volume rocker a one point three megapixel front camera and four speakers on the back. Inside it houses need dual core all -- CPU which I know dual core get to all excited. But seriously it's now. Launching apps is fast and screen transitions are actually -- -- But sometimes when you're navigating through menus there -- some what I call -- pauses. Also -- download speeds were a lot slower than other tablets in its class. While the screen was -- response of the vast majority of the time there were instances when I spent -- in seconds attempting to swiped the lock screen open. Most movies run smoothly including some 1080. One of -- -- bids that runs like butter on most tablets. Stuttering mess here. -- had achieved playable frame rates but I gotta say -- I don't get -- -- three specific effects. Kind of miss. The camera is lacking in quality say the least but does it. -- -- -- -- The Lenovo is a good tablet 350 dollars is an appealing price -- to your attention to what else is out there and started doing that. Really hard to recommend it -- completely -- tablets out there -- just didn't want money. Once again I'm Eric Franklin and it's been a first look at the noble idea to have actually want or night.

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