nah85 wrote:Pro's and con's to getting this versus a new lenovo A2109 at the lenovo site for 230?
I bought a Lenovo A2109 at Office Depot on sale last month for about that price and it turned out to be a good deal. The Lenovo is fast and works well. Added a compact Bluetooth keyboard (aluminum/white similar to Apple style) for <$20, and it works fine.
The A2109 has drawn reviewer criticism for its display and cameras. The display has good brightness, sharpness and excellent color rendition. What it doesn't have is wide viewing angles. You set it so the angle's right and it's fine, you move around, it's kind of dark and less definite.
I haven't tried the cameras in anything approaching bright, sunny lighting. In typical poor indoor lighting the images are such that you can recognize the subject, and that's about it. Lenovo needs to work on its cameras and has a long way to go. If a great built-in camera is important, you'd surely be happier with the Asus.
Sound from the Lenovo's speakers is wimpy, but that seems to be a tablet thing. With headphones or an external speaker it's pretty good.
Fit and finish are very good. The tablet has a nice, sturdy feel to it.
As for surfing and other basic functionality, the Lenovo is a good tablet at a very good price. I don't think you'd go wrong with the Lenovo or the Asus, but the latter costs $100 more, has the keyboard dock with extra battery power and undoubtedly better cameras. Good luck.