The "1-Minute" Review
If 10 inches is too big and 4 inches is too small, 7 inches is just right. This is, of course, speaking on the matter of tablet display sizes which is exactly what's on offer from Lenovo in the IdeaTab A2107. It’s the little brother of the 9-inch screen-equipped IdeaTab A2109 and features a 7-inch 1024x600 touchscreen display, a 1GHz Cortex A9 CPU, 1GB of RAM, and up to 16GB of internal storage.
The A2107 is positioned as an entry-level Android tablet, much like the B&N Nook HD or the Acer Iconia Tab A110. With that said, it still packs a number of noteworthy features, such as a 2-megapixel rear camera, a front-facing VGA camera, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with A-GPS, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, microUSB connectivity, and a microSD card slot. What’s most interesting about it is the fact that it supports not just one, but two standard-sized SIM cards in its 11mm thin body. It’s a dual-SIM tablet that supports HSDPA data, so users can go online even in the absence of a Wi-Fi network.
With its standard battery, it weighs 400 grams and lasts for up to 10 hours of Wi-Fi surfing per charge (8 hours for 3G). It’s a handy mobile Internet device, for sure. And with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as the default OS, it’s bound to be useful for multimedia consumption. But the thing is, similarly sized devices from other manufacturers are available either for less money or with richer content ecosystems such as Amazon's Kindle Fire.
Need to Know: Lenovo Idea Tab A2107
1. Comes with dual SIM card support. (The Good)
2. Lasts 10 hours of Wi-Fi surfing per charge. (The Good)
3. Doesn’t run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. (The Bad)
4. Low-resolution touchscreen display. (The Bad)