One of the informative scenes from the bass-heavy announcement video of Lenovo's new IdeaPad tablet.
Screenshot by Eric Franklin/CNET)
Last week, Lenovo took to YouTube to unveil its first ICS-based tablet. The new tablet sports a 9.7-inch, IPS screen with a 4:3 aspect ratio and an iPad 2-matching resolution of 1,024x768 pixels. This obviously falls short of the new iPad's 2,048x1,536-pixel resolution and even most Android tablets, which usually top out at 1,280x800 pixels.
The S2109 includes Micro-USB, a microSD card slot, and a single 1.3-megapixel front camera. However, say what you will about its unibody design, 8.9mm thickness, or its purported 10-hour battery life; the most intriguing detail has to be its inclusion of quad speakers on the back.
All tablets include speakers -- usually one or two -- but by featuring four, Lenovo is kind of raising my expectations of what I should expect from the tablet's audio capabilities. With most tablet reviews, evaluating tablet sound quality is honestly not first on my checklist, but with four whole speakers, I now expect to be impressed.
The Lenovo IdeaPad S2109 will ship with Android 4.0 installed. No word yet on when that shipment will take place or how much cash Lenovo will be requesting for it.