Lenovo has debuted the IdeaTab A2109 tablet for £199.99 at PCWorld. But until tonight, you can get £5 when you use COMP100 at checkout. In addition, buy a case like the Belkin New iPad Folio case for £9.99 and get £20 off the price of your tablet.
The overall price is therefore £184.98 including delivery. The tablet, which was first introduced at IFA 2012 in Germany back in September, is an interesting inbetweener product that is a worthy upgrade from its little brother, the A2107.
It is actually not a bad tablet for what it offers and is possibly a better purchase compared to the Google Nexus 7 16GB version which costs £160. Like the latter, it has 1GB of RAM, a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 system-on-chip, 16GB onboard storage and a 1,280x800 display.
But its display is slightly bigger at 9in, plus it has a microSD card slot (which means that 64GB cards can be added for around £30), a microHDMI port, a 3-megapixel rear camera and a front facing HD one. Lenovo claims that the tablet can last for up to eight hours which is average. Other notable features include a thickness of 11.6mm and a weight of 570g.
We don’t like the bezel and the fact that it runs “only” on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. But otherwise, it provides with a compelling alternative to other tablets including the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Motorola XOOM 2 families.