|Operating System||Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)|
|Dimension (in)||9.3 x .5 x 6.5|
|Resolution (px)||1280 x 800|
Front and rear cameras; Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, HSPA+; Micro SD card, micro HDMI ports;
|Battery Life||8 hrs|
Lenovo may not exactly be the first name one thinks of in tablet technology, but the company’s IdeaTab S6000 makes a decent case for ranking among the class of 10” devices – particularly at the price. This one’s priced to move, as they say, with starting suggested retail prices at around $250 but still maintaining some decent specs to keep things interesting.
The look of the Lenovo IdeaTab S6000 is your basic-black generic with plastic body and textured plastic back for a nicely light 1.23 pound weight; at 0.3”, this tablet is also on the slim side of the 10” device range. Up to date with the Android 4.2 operating system, the S6000 isn’t exactly loaded with apps, though direct linkage to the Google Play Store is here – as is 16 GB or 32 GB of space depending on model plus another 64 GB available with micro SD cards.
Screen resolution is bland at 1280 x 800 pixels, though sadly to be expected in a budget-range tablet, one supposes; at least it’s got an IPS panel to reduce glare. And the quad-core Nvidia 1.2 GHz processor provides above-average speed for the price.
Since the IdeaTab S6000 makes for an ideal first-timer’s tablet, Lenovo may yet become more widely known among the bigger brand names. One wonders about the company’s next more prestigious offering(s)…