Lenovo Ideapad S2110 goes on sale, immediately gets discounted
There’s generally very little point in paying attention to companies like Acer and Lenovo when it comes to tablets, as some companies simply can’t seem to innovate themselves out of a wet paper bag. While that is inherently true for the Ideapad S2110 too, the price of it makes this one a lot more interesting than it would have been – as long as the release sale goes on, that is.
The S2110 is basically a clone of the Transformer series from ASUS. It features a 10.1-inch tablet and an optional keyboard dock with a touchpad, USB ports, card reader, and extra battery. The tablet part features a Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8060A chip with a dual core 1.5GHz processor and Adreno 225 GPU, 1GB of RAM, 16 to 64GB of storage, an optional 3G model with GPS, 1280 x 800 screen, Bluetooth 4, 5 and 1.3 megapixel cameras, and Android 4.0. Mini-HDMI is in place, but there’s no mention of a card slot on the tablet itself.
In other words, a fairly typical Android tablet, with a fairly ASUS-style keyboard dock. With a MSRP of $449 without the dock and $569 with, I doubt many people would look twice at this if it wasn’t for the heavy discount at Lenovo’s online store. Starting at $343 for the 16GB model without dock and going to $431 for the 32GB model with dock, you can in other words grab the high capacity version and the dock for $20 less than the MSRP of the low end model. With the 32GB version of the Transformer Pad TF300 going for $379 on Amazon though, I don’t think Lenovo can ever raise these prices again if it wants to get rid of the stock at all.[Lenovo via Engadget]