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Lenovo IdeaTab A2107 3G dual-SIM tablet down to £145

Lenovo is quietly making a niche for itself in the “PC-Plus” market. The Chinese firm, which recently became the world’s biggest PC manufacturer, already offers the IdeaTab A2107 at Currys for £145 when you use COMPUT5 at checkout. The device is similar to the Google Nexus 7, but there are some distinctions between the two.

The IdeaTab A2107 uses a dual-core MediaTek 6575 system-on-chip clocked at 1GHz, significantly slower than the quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 on the Nexus 7. In addition, the latter has a a much better front-facing camera and a higher screen resolution than the Lenovo tablet's 1,024 x 600 pixel offering.

But they have the same amount of onboard system memory (1GB) and onboard storage (16GB). What’s more, the A2107 is 3G-capable, with two SIM slots allowing the user to roam globally if needed and swap SIM cards seamlessly.

Other features include a battery life of up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi (up to eight hours on 3G), a microSD card slot, USB port, a rear 2-megapixel camera, AGPS, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a thickness of only 11.5mm.

Vodafone also sells a white labelled version of this tablet called the Smart Tab 2. The A2107 also has a bigger brother called the A2109, which has an HD display and a quad-core system-on-chip.

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