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Lenovo - IdeaTab A2109 - 16GB - Black

Model: A2109 - 22901DUSKU: 5667867

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 130 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    very fast

    Posted
    goldindexfinger

    This is a solid tablet.Here are all my experences with tablets. The first one I bought was a a 10 inch that I paid 100.00 on ebay from china.Even though lenovo and many other brands are made in china.The first one that I bought for a 100.00 was so slow that I sent it back. Then I bought a brand new Lenovo - IdeaTab A2109 from newegg .But because I thought the screen viewing angle was not that great I sent that back as well. Then I came here to best buy and purchased an asus transformer tf300t. The screen viewing angle is a lot better than the Lenovo - IdeaTab A2109 but I did pay alot more also.$320.00 plus the camera has a flash and video/picture quality is better than A2109. What happened to the asus tf300t you are probably asking.Well... I bricked it. I unlocked the bootloader, rooted it , installed some other stuff.,and the tablet wouldn't startup . I sent it back to asus and they wanted to charge me $200.00 to install a new motherboard. Once you unlock the bootloader no more warrenty. I told them to send it back without repairing. I tried fixing myself and broke the screen. So now at this point I wanted to get a new tablet. So I purchased a used Lenovo - IdeaTab A2109 .The reason got the the A2109 because of the speed .It is faster than the asus tf300t. The smaller size is just right for me and to think about it ,the screen is not that bad at all once I got used to it. The wifi is great on this .I can pickup wifi 200 ft away even through brick wall.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lots of features for the price

    Posted
    reviewer642

    I picked up one of these a couple of days ago from my local BestBuy. The first 2 reviews here make it sound like the display is horrible. Not so. I also have a Nook Color which has a "VividView IPS display". Honestly, there is not that much difference between the two. Yes, the Lenovo has a "TN" display, and yes, the viewing angles are not as good as an "IPS" display. But, the viewing angle for this tablet is good from the left, right, and below; not so good from above (in landscape mode). Who needs to view from above anyway? Do yourself a favor; go to your local BestBuy and have a look. You may find the display acceptable. This tablet is feature packed, having several things that the hot Google Nexus 7 does not (9" display, dual cameras, stereo speakers w/ SRS sound, and Full HD 1080P output to your TV from its micro HDMI port). I'm keeping mine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent tablet for the price

    Posted
    mcl630
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I've been waiting for a reasonably priced tablet that's bigger that 7" and smaller than 10" and this one fit the bill. It's fast and scrolling is smooth. There is an undocumented (but working) micro-sd card slot hidden under the plate that covers the rear camera and speakers. The screen quality is not as good as some of the other recent tablets (like the Nexus 7), but I've seen worse. Battery life is decent. The cameras stink, but no one has made a tablet with a decent camera yet (and who would lug around a tablet to take pictures anyways). The construction is sturdy (it's not a flimsy plastic thing), but it's a little bit on the heavy side. We need some accessories for this (supposedly Lenovo has a nice case coming) as there aren't any at this point. An upgrade to Jelly Bean would definately be appreciated (no word on this from Lenovo).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    bigger screen than the nexus 7

    Posted
    GRUMPALARRY
    • My Best Buy® Member

    my wife has the nexus 7. the Lenovo A2109 has the same processor, larger screen WiFi upgradable to jelly bean 4.1.1 and external memory slot. it has stereo speakers, so i decided to give this one a try. it has good loudness, and blue tooth 3.0 which accommodates stereo head sets. there is a switch to lock the orientation in either landscape or portrait mode, other wise auto switch. has access to the full Google play store. it is considerably heavier than the nexus 7, it has the same screen resolution 1280x800 but on a larger screen so not quite as crisp, but still a very good screen. lots of brightness. has built in GPS. great for browsing the web, and e-mail. also it has built in Microsoft sync for enterprise e-mail, contacts and calendar. i think this unit is built for business, but it is a great personal tablet. with the ability to add memory through SDHC card, all of my music and a few movies as well as lots of family pics are on the card. all in all a great buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Tablet for Price

    Posted
    mondog
    • My Best Buy® Member

    It's a great tablet for the price. I'm very happy with the speed and screen responsiveness. Jelly Bean doesn't support flash but you can still install flash player for it so it plays flash. They just don't tell you that. You can also extend the storage by installing an SD card which is located in the back of the tablet in between the speakers. You just have to pop off the plate. They don't tell you about that either. The only other thing they could improve on is adding a flash to the backside camera. All in all it's an all around great tablet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Jack of all trades - master of none

    Posted
    TechDude883
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Bought this to replace a defective Nexus 7. Pros: Larger screen size VERY fast processor HDMI output OTG usb host support Sturdy build Bluetooth accessories paired easily and work well. Cons: MicroSD card slot is hidden and EXTREMELY difficult to access. Update to Jelly Bean keeps failing (freezing up and crashing on me [could be unique to my unit]). Manufacturer's support number is disconnected. Manufacturer does not respond to e-mails. Screen resolution is adequate enough but nothing to write home about.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great gift for mom, she loves it

    Posted
    ionikle
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I bought the ideapad as a bday gift for my mom. It's really easy to use and has a lot of apps available; she wanted a simple, easy to use, portable and nice tablet, and she got it, she likes it a lot! the only thing we didnt like is the lack of accesories for this particular tablet. Also the first day she tried to use it, the tablet froze and vibrated for quite a while, eventually it went out of battery and shut down. I was about to take it back to a bestbuy when i decided to fully charge the battery and try again, it worked without an issue and has been like that so far (hope stays like that)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good tablet for average use

    Posted
    Anonymous
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    this is a great tablet so far to me..i have had it for about 3 months...i love it..i have no complaints really so far about the software, apps, battery life, or anything like that..the only thing i have noticed is during the day when outside in the sun , it is not possible to see the screen at all...my daughter is 8 and she plays it alll the time...like i said good tablet so far no complaints except the one ...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Alternative to 7" Tablets

    Posted
    txstr
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Wanting more than a 7" display, but not wanting to spend a bunch of money for my daughter, I bought the A2109. Its thin, and feels solid, not flimsy. The Screen has decent resolution for games, and video and is easier to see than the 7" models we checked out. Performance is ok for games, and apps that she uses.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Value, iPad alternative.

    Posted
    Eddyble
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Does what I need it to do, quickly, efficiently. Outputs helpful, sd card great for adding memory. Andoid software still a little buggy. Frozen up on me twice so far but nothing beyond that. Recommend for someone needing an iPad alternative. Note: cases and covers are hard to find but new kindle fire cases are perfect fit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    excellent for the price

    Posted
    samuele

    it's a very good product at a very low price, compared to other tablet with the same specifics. the CPU is amazing and I also found good the presence GPS antenna, very useful. you can also expand the memory with a microSD card. the only bad point is the screen: is too reflective. but overall is very good object, I'd buy it again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product, but I have some issues

    Posted
    wabasha
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    1. When reading a book, the IdeaPad does not flip from horizontal to vertical when I turn the pad 2. The IdeaPad is set up to switch based -- mine always stays on white background with black letters. 3. I find it difficult to know what all the icons do -- not too user-friendly 4. Couldn't find a case for my IdeaPad. I had to buy a generic bag that is designed for a bigger pad than I have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Undiscovered Gem of a Tablet

    Posted
    Advanced
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This Tablet is Great in Harware Specification, Notebly the Processor and Graphics, it can handle Gaming Good and Streaming Well. It is a good all around everyday tablet that is priced Well. I just that they improve the casing so it will not be so slippery to the handle. This is the only Tablet that can be comparable to Apple and Samsung in terms of Function and Aesthetics.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    This is the 2nd one I have bought.

    Posted
    alanalessa
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    First Lenovo bit the dust when my husband dropped something on it while it was on the counter and severely cracked the screen. Processor was still working but you couldn't see or touch use most of the screen. I liked the first one so much I just went out and bought another the same. I don't leave it on the counter anymore!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet for the Money

    Posted
    Bob1004
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Bought Two of these a2109 tablets for my 11 and 13 year old girls for christmas. They asked for ipads of course but my budget could not do it and I am Not fond of apple. So, at first they were alittle down but once they started using them, within 5 minutes they Loved them and no ipad talk ever again..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Loaded with feature's, plus Tegra 3 processor

    Posted
    Davy49
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I came in the store that day looking for a different tablet, they were out of stock. I kept looking and found the Lenovo IdeaTab A2109, it was on sale. It was actually a better value than the tablet I intended to purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice tablet

    Posted
    oOCollegeStudentOo
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Bought this as a gift for my mother over a year ago, haven't had any problems or complaints. Works great and does everything that it's needed for. Its very easy to navigate and use. It's not too big but not too small either, good for when on the go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Just the right size

    Posted
    ChicoR
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I have two of them. One for the wife (no complaints, must be an awesome product) and one for my daughter, she loves it. The SD card sits inside a cover which is a pain to get to. That's my only beef.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Specs show it has micro sd slot. IT DOES NOT!!!

    Posted
    harry3

    There is no sd slot, even though the specs show there is. Lenovo sold BestBuy a cheaper derivative model. The buying office didn't review the info before posting on website. Is it BB fault or the Nat'l Acct Mgr at Lenovo? BOTH...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Keeper

    Posted
    Computerer

    Juat had this 2 days, but so far I'm pleased. This is my 1st tablet, and I like the format. Feels solid and well-made, not flimsy or plastic-y.

    I would recommend this to a friend