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Lenovo IdeaTab A2109 vs Toshiba Excite 10

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Lenovo IdeaTab A2109 Remove phone

Posted: 27 Aug 2012
Market Status: Released
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Toshiba Excite 10 Remove phone

Posted: 10 Apr 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSAndroid (4.0)Android (4.0) 
Dimensions7.6 x 4.8 x 0.5 inches (259 x 178 x 11.65 mm)10.30 x 7.00 x 0.35 inches (262 x 178 x 9 mm) 
Weight20.11 oz (570 g)
the average is 14.6 oz (416 g)
21.12 oz (599 g)
the average is 14.6 oz (416 g)
 
Display
Physical size9.0 inches10.1 inches 
Resolution1280 x 720 pixels1280 x 800 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

163 ppi149 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

LCDLCD 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensorLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera3 megapixels5 megapixels 
Flash LED 
FeaturesAutofocus  
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (12 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) 
FeaturesVideo calling  
Front-facing camera1.3 megapixels2 megapixels 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30LNVIDIA Tegra 3 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Quad core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9Quad core 
Graphics processorULP GeForce @ 416MHzNVIDIA 12-Core Graphics 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

1024 MB RAM1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB64 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBSD, SDHC 
Battery
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, SRS TruMediaAlbum art cover, Background playback, SRS Sound 
SpeakersStereo speakersStereo speakers 
YouTube playerYes  
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter 
Technology
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPSGPS 
NavigationYesYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth3.03.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage deviceMass storage device 
HDMIMicro HDMI (Type D)Micro HDMI (Type D) 
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncComputer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneSilent mode 
Additional microphone(s)for Noise cancellation  
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice commands, Voice recordingVoice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced 10 Apr 2012 
Shopping information
Warranty period 12 Months 
MSRP price $ 650 

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