The screen on the IdeaTab is just like the iPad 2's, measuring 9.7-inches across and with a 1,024x768-pixel resolution. That doesn't come close to the retina display found on the new iPad, but it's still pretty decent. It also features in-plane switching, giving you a wider viewing angle.
Above the screen sits a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for self-portraits and video conferencing calls, but there's no rear-mounted snapper. That's ok by my reckoning -- who uses their tablet as a camera anyway?
Fours speakers -- count 'em -- sit on the back, and should provide more sonic oomph than most tablets
The battery should be good for 10 hours, and the device has a microSD slot, as well as micro-USB and micro-HDMI sockets. There's no word on how much on-board storage it'll come with, but at least that microSD slot will make the memory expandable. Design-wise it features a unibody shell with gunmetal finish, and measures just 8.9mm thin, which is slimmer than the third-gen iPad.
There's no word on a price or release date, or what kind of processing grunt we can expect, but the IdeaTab S2 features a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 and a higher resolution screen, and goes for $349 (£220), so the S2109 shouldn't cost an arm and a leg. Check out the video below.
Google is preparing its own tablet with Asus, though it's not expected to launch until July. It'll pack a 7-inch screen, Ice Cream Sandwich, a Wi-Fi-only connection, and cost close to £125, if the rumours are to be believed.
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