Lenovo IdeaTab S2110 and keyboard dock hands-on

August 30, 2012
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Lenovo announced and brought a trio of new and improved Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablets to IFA 2012 here in Berlin, Germany, and today we're taking a look at the fanciest of them all. This is the IdeaTab S2110 and has had a few changes since we first saw it earlier this year. This tablet hybrid just like many recent Transformer tablets comes with a keyboard dock for added usage and battery life. Check it out below.

Lenovo first introduced this Transformer-like tablet back at CES but it never made it to market. It looks like they've managed to improve the build quality, design, and internals all in one fair swoop to make this a much better product. So what about those specs you ask? Lets take a look shall we.

The Lenovo IdeaTab S2110 comes with a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 resolution IPS HD display, and then where things differ from most tablets is the CPU. No Tegra 2 or 3 here and instead rocks the same 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 as many popular 4G LTE smartphones as of late. Then we have 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, dual cameras and of course SD and HDMI ports for additional options.

Sadly according to the folks on the ground the aluminum-like plastic design isn't quite as nice as it looks, and it was a little quirky here and there. On the other hand the Transformer-esque keyboard dock did have a good feel with the chicklit style keyboard and provides an additional 10 hours of battery life to the currently rated 10 hours the tablet already gets. That makes for over 20 hours of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich goodness.

Lenovo does offer their own App Shop with custom business friendly applications, and now they offer their own alternative to the Transformer series. If this is the device for you over the similarly priced yet more powerful Transformer TF300 -- that is up to you. Starting today the new Lenovo IdeaTab S2110 is available for just $399, and then you can add that optional keyboard for another $100.

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