Lenovo IdeaTab S5000 Released – 7″ Quad-Core Android Tablet

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

Lenovo IdeaTab S5000
Lenovo IdeaTab S5000

Lenovo IdeaTab S5000
Lenovo IdeaTab S5000 rear
Lenovo IdeaTab S5000 release
Lenovo IdeaTab S5000 sides
Lenovo IdeaTab S5000 top and bottom
Lenovo IdeaTab S5000 USB
Lenovo S5000
Lenovo IdeaTab S5000 back
Lenovo IdeaTab S5000 bezel
Lenovo IdeaTab S5000 camera
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