Lenovo IdeaTab A2107 and A2109 UK prices revealed

Lenovo IdeaTab A2107 and A2109 UK prices revealedHave we mentioned the Lenovo IdeaTab A2107 (pictured) and A2109 before? *Quick search*… No we have not.

I’ll get to specs and that in a moment, but for now rejoice with the news that UK prices have been revealed. Huzzah? Meh, not really.

The Lenovo IdeaTab A2107, first of all, has a 7in display, 1GHz Cortex A9 processor, dual stereo speakers, 16GB internal storage and 1GB of RAM.

It also runs Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0), and promises up to 8 hours battery life on 3G.

As for the Lenovo IdeaTab A2109, it builds on the aforementioned specs (minus the 3G) with a 9in display (1280 x 800), quad-core Tegra 3 processor at 1.2GHz, 3MP rear camera and 1.3MP front webcam.

Interestingly, both tablets feature an internal roll cage, which should hopefully minimise damage following eggnog-induced falls, and also microSD slots.

The more modest chap, the Lenovo IdeaTab A2107, will cost £149, a smidgeon cheaper than the £159 Google Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire HD.

The beastlier Lenovo IdeaTab A2109, meanwhile, will cost £199, going head-to-head in the price stakes with the 32GB Google Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire HD.

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Pondlife  Nov. 30, 2012 at 18:06

Roll cage, whatever will they think of next...

AhmadCentral  Nov. 30, 2012 at 19:07

I like Lenovo as a company a lot. Their business is very efficiently run and the Business ethics commitment is very strong. Their CEO has led the company very well and this is one of the main reasons their market share for PC's and other products is growing.

Pondlife  Nov. 30, 2012 at 20:28

That's nice but this 7" tab is rather dated compared with the n7 and KFHD7, has 3g for those desperate for it I guess. So better value than the vodafone one we saw a while back at least.

AhmadCentral  Nov. 30, 2012 at 20:34

Yeh i wouldn't buy this haha. But their other products are excellent value for money and very well thought out and designed.

Plus the A1209 is much better at the £199 price point. 9 inch 720p screen, quad core etc...

Pondlife  Nov. 30, 2012 at 20:39

Nope they nixed the 3g on that one. Otherwise definitely more interesting, disappointing screen resolution at that size though and shame that it's only 4.0 too.

AhmadCentral  Nov. 30, 2012 at 20:51

Yeh haha, edited that 3G part out just before your post.

But i don't see how 1280x800 is low res. There are very very few 2560x1600 tablets. Most in the 9/10inch range are 720p. Especially for the price.

AhmadCentral  Nov. 30, 2012 at 20:56

Slightly different point here but what i don't understand is that we're now getting smartphones with 1920x1080 res. Tablets with 2560x1600 res, yet i can't name a single laptop with a resolution of these screens that costs under £1000.

Pondlife  Nov. 30, 2012 at 20:59

When you can get 1080p 5" phones, and the nexus 7 has 1280x800 then for me it's a low res for a 9" screen...

Damn can't keep up with your posts and edits lol

Can I cheat and say the Surface Pro with a keyboard at slightly less than £1000?

AhmadCentral  Nov. 30, 2012 at 21:00

I'm a Ninja!

and my point is for £199 no you can't get FHD res screens.

Pondlife  Nov. 30, 2012 at 21:05

Hmm maybe but I'd still want more pixels than a 7" tablet, still it's more than a certain 7.9" screen I guess.....

AhmadCentral  Nov. 30, 2012 at 21:09

When you can get 1080p 5" phones, and the nexus 7 has 1280x800 then for me it's a low res for a 9" screen...

Damn can't keep up with your posts and edits lol

Can I cheat and say the Surface Pro with a keyboard at slightly less than £1000?


Since when did Windows 8 products mean anything....


ooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhh I went there.....

Pondlife  Nov. 30, 2012 at 21:13

Damn that rules out this beast too
http://www.johnlewis.com/231756350/Product.aspx

AhmadCentral  Nov. 30, 2012 at 21:17

Ok fine there is one haha. But at 17 inches at only 1080p not 1600p. Same with Surface, only 1080p and i'd consider it more a tablet PC. Not a laptop.

I really struggle to find a 15" or 13" standard laptop or ultrabook under £1000 with a 1080p or 1600p screen. Yet tablets and Phones can do it for £400 in a much much smaller enclosure...

Pondlife  Nov. 30, 2012 at 21:26

Yeah it is a bit odd. Puts me off buying a netbook replacement too

AhmadCentral  Nov. 30, 2012 at 22:39

Exactly.

Pondlife  Nov. 30, 2012 at 22:42

Nook HD 9" puts this in shade a bit too though seems to need work to get Google Play going

Pondlife  Nov. 30, 2012 at 22:43

Exactly.

It's why I said I'll take a surface pro when it gets to €350 on another thread ;)

Treab  Nov. 30, 2012 at 23:04

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/nook-hd-9-full-hd-1920-x-1280-android-tablet-16gb-microsd-slot-only-194-65-9-quidco-1385479?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=txt&utm_campaign=Hourly%2BHot

cough... full hd tablet (well 1920x1280) and 9" for 195 quid poss 178... and you said you cant get full hd for under 200 ;)

Pondlife  Nov. 30, 2012 at 23:21

Only 23 mins late to make that point ;)
See that more as a Fire 8.9 alternative than real android tablet.

Mulva42  Nov. 30, 2012 at 23:27

I put the A1 & K2 to test on HUKD but wasnt impressed with results, I am seriously thinking about this 2107, I work for IBM and when they sold off there laptop business to lenovo they seemed to keep up with the excellent build quality, both companies have a long history with one an other. Be different and get yourself one of these..

Mulva42  Nov. 30, 2012 at 23:28

Offline GPS too

Pondlife  Nov. 30, 2012 at 23:31

If the above is right the 2107 is single core so I'd definitely skip that.

Pondlife  Dec. 1, 2012 at 00:36

Ok fine there is one haha. But at 17 inches at only 1080p not 1600p. Same with Surface, only 1080p and i'd consider it more a tablet PC. Not a laptop.

I really struggle to find a 15" or 13" standard laptop or ultrabook under £1000 with a 1080p or 1600p screen. Yet tablets and Phones can do it for £400 in a much much smaller enclosure...


Not that big :( but http://www.sony.co.uk/product/vn-duo/sv-d1121c5e?cid=14003817

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