Lenovo IdeaPad S2 Hands-on [CES 2012]


Our buddies from Lenovo were on hand at CES to show off their newest Android tablet and boy is it a doozy. It’s the 10.1 inch IdeaPad S2, an Android tablet that aims to take on the almighty ASUS Transformer series. The device houses a dual-core processor and can last you up to 10 hours of talk time – make that 20 hours when you hook it up to its laptop dock attachment.

The device had front and rear cameras and we were somewhat surprised to see it running Android 4.0. It wasn’t quite as zippy as the Transformer Prime and that’s, of course, due to the fact that it doesn’t have a quad-core processor. It’s right in line with the original Transformer, though, and it really isn’t a bad experience to stomach at all. Be sure to check it out in the video above.

Quentyn Kennemer
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  1. So it’s basically a Transformer Prime, but less awesome…

    1. No. The prime has more cpu power. and probably gpu also

      1. You suck at reading

    2. Not sure how this tablet will turn out but the SoC can’t be compared to a tegra 2. This is next gen Krait from Qualcomm. It should be approximately as fast as quad core tegra 3.
      Also, for some reason this tablet was demoed without UI acceleration.

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  3. … prime is cooler, prime time

  4. It all depends on price point, but this might be a decent contender to make a little profit for Lenovo. 

  5. I would have to agree the Prime is the way to go but I do have to say if the price is right it could be a great tablet for those who are unable to afford the Prime.

  6. it wasn’t quite as zippy as Transformer Prime, not because it wasn’t QUAD CORE….

    MSM8960 is ON PAR with Transformer Prime. or probably faster. and YES, even if it’s DUAL vs. QUAD…. the dual ones CAN BE FASTER. it’s a whole different architecture.S2 performance sucked because of SOFTWARE issue,  lenovo’s Grid OS like home launcher custom skin layer UX/UI stuff. and plus system itself isn’t probably BETA ready……. like Graphics Hardware Acceleration might not even been working and stuff.  hell , i seen SINGLE CORE tablet run ICS faster than that.
    so yea, my point being  TEGRA3 (40nm arm cortex a9) IS NOT better than dual core arm cortex-a15 (28nm / 23nm) or dual core Krait (28nm , similiar to a15) just because it’s got FOUR CORES…..

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