Lenovo IdeaTab S2 is designed with detachable keyboard dock, a similar design to Asus’ Transfromer Prime, also an Android powered tablet. Showcased to the public at CES 2012, Lenovo IdeaTab S2 is carrying Qualcomm 8x60A or 8960 Dual Core 1GHz processor, 1GB RAM, either 16GB, 32GB or 64GB internal storage, a 10.1-inch touchscreen display delivering 1280×800 pixels resolution, 1.3 Megapixel front facing webcam and 8 Mpix rear auto focus camera with an LED flash.
Other features on Lenovo IdeaTab S2 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet is optimized for mobile computing demand. You will find WiFi, GPS/AGPS and Bluetooth connectivity, a micro-SD and -HDMI ports, and a SIM card slot that exists on 3G model.
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Similar to Asus Transformer Prime, Lenovo IdeaTab S2 also offers optional chicklet keyboard with the dock for transforming the IdeaTab S2 into one stylish and compact looking mobile laptop while offering 2x USB ports, additional 9 hours of battery hours, multitouch trackpad and SDHC card slot.
This is a bit less than Asus Transformer Prime’s 12 hours on the tablet and 6 hours on the keyboard dock, as Lenovo IdeaTab S2’s tablet offers 9 hours and the keyboard dock also 9 hours of running time. Depends on user’s preference, you could get a longer tablet hours on Asus Transformer Prime or get a balance of power between the tablet and the keyboard dock on Lenovo IdeaTab S2.
No info on pricing and availability yet, but it is going to be exciting to see how the computer giants fight for the market share, after all, cheaper and better mobile devices is the ‘ultimate goal’, don’t you think so?