Lenovo’s new IdeaPad A2109A tablet has silently gone on sale in Europe with a pretty tempting price tag. At €299 it offers a 9-inch 1280x800 screen, 1.2GHz Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. HDMI, GPS, Bluetooth and a microSD slot are also on board and the show is run by Android 4.0. The listings are here.
Meanwhile Acer’s Iconia Tab A210 is going for a couple of euro more, but it’s a 10-incher with a 1.3GHz Tegra processor. Like the Lenovo it has 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, backed by a microSD slot. However, it does not feature HDMI or GPS. Click here for listings.
Both are pretty interesting alternatives to the 7-inch Nexus. They offer more screen real estate and microSD expansion and cost just €50 more than the Nexus 7 16GB. The tradeoff is the software, as both run Android 4.0, while the Nexus 7 rocks Jelly Bean out of the box and it is far more likely to receive timely updates in the future.