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Lenovo shows off its best iPad competitor yet

Lenovo showed off its latest Android tablet, the IdeaPad S2109, in a teaser video today.

According to the video, the tablet will have a 9.7-inch display that uses IPS technology for a wider viewing angle (that’s the same technology Apple touted in the iPad 2 last year). It has a 1.3 megapixel front camera, quad speakers, as well as micro HDMI and micro USB ports. The S2109 will be just 8.9mm thick.

It will run Android 4.0, aka “Ice Cream Sandwich,” the latest, tablet- and smartphone-optimized version of Google’s mobile operating system. Lenovo claims it will have a 10-hour battery life.

Most other details about the tablet remain a myster, including price, availability, what processor it contains, or how much memory it will have. However, as The Verge reported, the IdeaPad S2, a slightly higher-end tablet already available from Lenovo, goes for $349, so we can hope that the S2109 will be a bit cheaper.

If so, it could be a worthy competitor to the iPad — even if the IdeaPad does look a bit like one of the slate tiles used on the roof of Hogwarts.

You can check out Lenovo’s teaser video of the IdeaTab S2109 below.

Via The Verge


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