Lenovo IdeaTab S6000 Review
Lenovo is not the name we think of tablets, at least not until now. Lenovo has come out with a 10 inch, high definition tablet that is both (fairly) affordable and effective. The IdeaTab S6000 meets some the high expectations of other well-known tablet companies, but it has its flaws.
First of all, the Lenovo S6000 comes along with a quick start guide and a USB charger. A cardboard box supports all of the items. As for the design of the 10-inch tablet, there isn’t much to complain about so that’s a plus. The IdeaTab S6000 is solid black in color and it remains that way throughout the entire tablet, from front to back to the buttons, everything is black. The solid black, matte finish is sleek enough to look expensive, but casual enough that it looks
appropriate at any event. The Lenovo logo on the front and back of the tablet is in silver. The back of the IdeaTab S6000 has a solid, fairly thick slip grip, which makes it difficult to drop the device. The front screen however, is prone to fingerprint smudges so we highly suggest using a screen protector or, if possible, a pen that will work with the tablet so smudging is less likely to occur. Other than that, just wipe down the tablet every so often to keep the screen clear. There is a power button as well as a headphone jack on the top of the tablet near the right hand corner (when in landscape position). On the opposite corner there is a USB port, HMDI port, a microSD slot and the volume control rocker. On top of the grip and LENOVO logo, there is also a camera and twin speakers on the back of the S6000. Even though the tablet feels a bit too much like, it still feels durable and stable.
There are several hardware installations that help the IdeaTab S6000 run smoothly. The tablet uses a MRK 8125 Quad Core ARM processor and Android 4.2 software to keep Lenovo customers happy. However, even with the 1.2GHz processor, there is still some lag that occurs fairly often when launching apps. There is only 1GB of memory as well, which is disappointing. The 1GB storage space is enough if you are more interested in using this tablet for simple media browsing, basic app using and playing reasons. However, the battery life of the S6000 is impressive. Users can get 9 hours of heavy use from this tablet and charging sessions do not take too long. The tablet has 1200 by 800 resolution, which is good for a 6 or 7 inch tablet maybe, but not a 10 inch one like the Lenovo S6000. Images were fairly blurry, but, for the untrained eye, there should be no severe problems here.
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