Tablet manufacturers offer a wide range of Tablet PC. Among them, there are different devices in terms of performance, functionality. Do not forget about the fact that the tablets may have screens of different sizes. We consider the 10.1-inch gadget from the Chinese company Lenovo, which is currently the thinnest and lightest in its class. It was first seen at the annual CES 2012, and presented as IdeaTab S2. Later this tablet and presented at the IFA 2012 held in Berlin. There’s this Android-device demonstrated called IdeaTab S2110.
|Processor:||Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8060A 1500 MHz|
|Memory:||1 GB LPDDR2-600 MHz|
|Storage:||16 GB built-in memory|
|Display:||10.1 “1280×800 WXGA LED IPS, glossy touchscreen|
|Video:||Qualcomm Adreno 225|
|Wireless:||Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0|
|Audio:||SRS TruMedia, 2 speakers|
|Interfaces:||micro-USB, micro-HDMI, a slot for SIM-card, docking station – micro-USB, 2xUSB 2.0, card reader, 3-in-1|
|Additionally:||1.3-megapixel webcam, 5-megapixel camera, FM-tuner|
|Dimensions, weight:||260x178x8.7 mm, 580 g, with a docking station 260h190h19.1 mm, 1.2 kg|
|Operating System:||Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich|
The plate has dimensions 260x178x8.7 mm. In this case, it weighs 580 g with dimensions dock are 260h190h19.1 mm. In any case, the device is compact and light, despite the 2 mm thicker in the attachment hinge. Form IdeaTab S2110 closer to the square, corners of the tablet is only slightly rounded. Despite the small and seemingly little fragile structure, devoid of metal, the gadget is relatively stable to pressure and twisting. Although, in general, the stiffness of the body, of course, is not perfect.
Display, sound, webcam
In the tablet IdeaTab S2110 mounted 10.1-inch screen created by IPS-technology. The resolution is 1280×800 pixels. Display features a high brightness of 400-nits, and wide viewing angles – 178 degrees, in which comfortable just look at the image from any angle. Except that, if you look at the tablet very large angle, it will be barely noticeable purple tint in the corners.
Keyboard and Touchpad
In tablet Lenovo S2110 has a virtual keyboard, but the physical buttons are located only on the docking keyboard.It is provided and touchpad. In other words, by connecting the docking station, you can get full use of the netbook.This solution occurred to us before, when testing came ASUS Transformer Pad TF300TG.
Like other models Lenovo (7 “(A2107A), 9″ (A2109A) and 9.7 “(S2109)), tablet IdeaTab S2110 runs on current operating systems, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Among its features to be pointed out user interface, improved multitasking and improve the voice input feature facial unlock. At the heart of the Tablet PC is a dual-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8060A with a clock frequency of 1.5 GHz and a cache of 512 KB. It is quite productive, applications open without a hitch, delays in work programs, we have not noticed. only thing reduced performance when running both applications and widgets. course, comparisons with NVIDIA Tegra 3, standing in Transformer TF300TG, is not in favor APQ8060A, however, at his level, he is also quite good.
Note that the tablet from ASUS also provides a standard memory with lower power consumption, but faster DDR3L. 16GB of internal flash memory may not be enough for everyone, so Lenovo has developed the foresight and with 32 GB of memory, and a docking station equipped card reader. This allowed the use of a suitable memory card. By the way, buying a tablet without the keyboard dock will cost the owner of $ 400, while it is more expensive at $ 100. However, you can pay another $ 30 and get IdeaTab S2110 with 32 GB on board.
Ports and Communications
Consider the location of ports and connectors first on the tablet IdeaTab S2110, based on the landscape. So, bottom plate, center, located port micro-USB. There is also a connector for a docking station.
By measuring the heating of the case, we noticed that in the simple plate remains relatively cool, average – 28 ° C in the display and on the bottom. Even a threshold of 32 degrees Celsius is not exceeded. But if the load IdeaTab S2110 with video playback and download multiple applications, the situation is not so optimistic. Center of the top and bottom panels will remain warm, while in other places will mark a significant rise in temperature up to 44 ° C. In comparison with the tablet TF300TG, where the maximum temperature under load was 35.8 degrees, this model is hotter. Overall, the heating plate Lenovo quite uneven, and the cooling system is not too active. I do not think this gadget is heavily loaded, it will be a long and comfortable to use.
In the tablet has a 2-cell lithium-polymer battery. Also have an extra battery and docking station. Thus, IdeaTab S2110 with a docking station can work without recharging 18-20 hours. If we talk about the autonomy of the tablet, to work on a single charge of the network will last for 9-10 hours. In any case, on such terms mentioned developers.As demonstrated by testing? In simple with minimum brightness and off Wi-Fi tablet is discharged only after 20 hours. Working time gadget at 50% screen brightness and web surfing was reduced to eight hours, which is too bad. The maximum brightness “take” more of the time, allowing the tablet to work no more than 4 hours. Overall, the results suggest that the Lenovo IdeaTab S2110 can safely take a long trip. Of course, the operating time will depend on the load.
This tablet has the potential to be successful, because the price IdeaTab S2110 is relatively small, he is rather thin, and the performance will be sufficient for a variety of standard tasks. Of course, users will be enjoyed not only the battery life and IPS-display with excellent visibility, and good performance. Should not sidestep the presence of two interfaces: micro-HDMI and micro-USB, as well as the bottom of the tablet textured, who is also with decoration design conceals part of the fingerprint. What really should not be ignored, it is heating the tablet under load. In addition, we should not idealize the hull strength. Despite this, this gadget is perfect for long and frequent travel.