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]