In keeping the current Lenovo momentum going, the tablet manufacturer released the Lenovo IdeaTab S5000 tablet today, with a launch price of $199.
For that money you get a lightweight 16GB quad-core Android 4.2 (with 4.3 OTA upgrade) tablet, with a 7-inch screen and a 1280×800 display resolution.
Lightweight? Yes, at 246 grams Lenovo S5000 is the lightest tablet on the market today. S5000 is also slim with a thickness of 7.9 mm.
Lenovo S5000 is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek 8125 processor on the Wi-Fi model and a MediaTek 8389 processor on the 3G model and has 1GB of DDR3 RAM. And while that’s not a bad combination in itself, the $199 price warrants more than that.
The same applies to the 1280×800 resolution of the 7-inch screen. Despite the 350 nit brightness and full HD 178 degree wide-viewing angle display.
In addition it has a 1.6MP front camera and a rear 5.0MP camera. And a micro-USB port, which Lenovo points out for some reason.
Lenovo claims an 8 hour battery life from its 3450mAh battery, or 6 hours if viewing HD video.
You have to be a real die hard Lenovo fan to buy this in order to save $29 over the better tablets Google Nexus 7 FHD or Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7. But if you are one of those people, Lenovo S5000 is available starting today at: http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-IdeaTab-S5000-7
– Tom Bowen