Since the first iPad was released, the existing tablet market across the world is dominated by Apple. Now, it seems like there are other dominators in the tablet market, as the others are trying hard to catch hold of the market with their latest offerings.
In June, Google announced its Nexus 7 tablet – the first device to run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. The tablet has received grave reviews from the users and tech gossipers. Further, it is a budget Android tablet priced at Rs 17,000 approximately.
While many tablets were unveiled by several manufacturers at the IFA 2012, the world's second largest PC manufacturer also came up with a series of tablets including the IdeaTab A2109. This tablet is also expected to have a price tag of around Rs 16,500 ($299), which makes it an attractive offering.
Gizbot has come up with a spec comparison between the Google Nexus 7 and Lenovo IdeaTab A2109.
Display & Dimensions: The IdeaTab A2109 measuring 193 x 122 x 13 mm and weighing around 600 grams is thicker and heavier than the Google Nexus 7, which measures 198.5 x 120 x 10.5 mm and weighs around 340 grams.
Further, the IdeaTab A2109 sports a 9 inch capacitive multi-touch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, which is 167 ppi pixel density approximately.
On the other hand, Nexus 7 sports a 7 inch IPS capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, which is 216 ppi pixel density approximately. Moreover, the Nexus 7 is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.
Processor: Google Nexus 7 is equipped with a NVIDIA Tegra 3 chipset, quad core 1.3 GHz Cortex A9 processor and ULP GeForce GPU. In comparison, IdeaTab A2109 is equipped with a NVIDIA Tegra 3 chipset, quad core 1.2MHz processor and ULP GeForce GPU.
Operating System: While Nexus 7 runs on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, IdeaTab A2109 is flavored with the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.
Camera: Google Nexus 7 sports a 1.2MP front camera which can record 720p videos and facilitate video calling. The major downside of the Google tablet is the lack a of a rear camera with better optics.
On the other hand, IdeaTab A2109 sports a 3MP rear camera, which can record 1080p high definition videos. Moreover, the Lenovo tablet has a 1.3MP front camera for video calling.
Storage: Nexus 7 comes in two variant – 8GB and 16GB, both with 1 GB RAM while IdeaTab A2109 has 16GB internal storage and 1GB RAM.
However, both the tablets lack a micro SD card slot, which supports expandable memory.
Connectivity: Both the tablets have connectivity features like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and micro USB 2.0. However, Google Nexus 7 has the NFC connectivity.
Battery: While the rating of the Li-ion battery in IdeaTab A2109 is not known, Google Nexus 7 packs a 4,325 mAh Li-ion battery, which will offer 300 hours of standby time.
Price: The Google Nexus 7 is priced at Rs 17,000 approximately in India while Lenovo IdeaTab is expected to be priced at Rs 16,500 ($299).
If the customization of the device is not of much importance to you, the Lenovo tablet could be a second choice as compared to Nexus 7, the first device to ship with the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean comes with outstanding features like Project Butter, richer notifications, a new Voice Search feature, resizable widgets, Android Beam, Google Now, improved camera and many more.
However, IdeaTab A2109 is a good offering which rectifies the shortcomings in the Nexus 7, such as the lack of front camera. Further, the price of the IdeaTab is pretty impressive when compared to that of the large screen tablets in the market.