Lenovo has announced three new tablets that are smarter, slimmer and more powerful than their predecessors. Showcased at IFA in Berlin, the S2110A, A2107A, and A2109A Ideatabs are powered by Ice Cream Sandwich, or Android 4.0 if you don’t have a sweet tooth. Geared toward gaming and business uses, the 10-inch S2110A supports a battery-powered attachable keyboard and features a Micro-HDMI port, while the 7- and 9-inch A2107A and A2109A have been designed for casual use and optimized media consumption. All three tablets are 3G compatible.
At a thickness of just 8.69 mm and a weight of only 580 grams (20.5 oz), the S2110A will be one of the thinnest and lightest 10-inch tablets on the market. Its screen has a 178-degree viewing angle and a unique 10-point multi-touch display that is ideal for two-player gaming. Its Micro-HDMI port enables viewing of full HD 1080p video on an HDTV, and its 5-megapixel rear-facing camera has an LED flash. In addition, there is a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, Wi-Fi connectivity, a textured back cover for a more comfortable grip, and support for 1GB of memory.
The S2110A delivers battery life for up to 20 hours of activity when attached to the keyboard dock. It also features an SD card reader and USB ports to connect a thumb drive, external hard drive or mouse.
The 7-inch A2107A is designed to be the size of a standard book page. Built for on-the-go reading, web browsing and email, it is intended to provide "hassle-free entertainment." To ensure this, its specifications include two speakers, a micro-SD card, Bluetooth 4.0, a built-in FM radio, 720p HD video resolution, and power for up to ten hours of active use. The 3G-supported model gives users anytime, anywhere information access and fast A-GPS capability.
With a powerful quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 CPU and graphics card, the A2109A is targeting a middle-of-the-road consumer market. It has a 9-inch, 4-point capacitive display with 1280 x 800 resolution, 1080p output via its Micro-HDMI port, and two speakers with SRS TruMedia audio enhancement. Though it lacks a keyboard, it is clearly designed with optimized media functionality in mind.
Weighing just 570 grams (20.11 oz) and featuring a sleek metal shell backing, the A2109A also includes 1.3-megapixel front and 3-megapixel rear-facing cameras, dual microphones, GPS, a Micro-USB port, and up to 16GB of storage with MicroSD card support up to 32GB.
Prices remain to be confirmed.