Lenovo to be the second company with a Tegra 3 Android tablet by year-end, complete with 2GB of RAM

Lenovo to be the second company with a Tegra 3 Android tablet by year-end, complete with 2GB of RAM
Lenovo is allegedly planning to launch a 10.1" quad-core Android slate of its own before 2011 has passed, and it is to sport some unique features like a fingerprint reader. The reader is located on the back of the device and also serves as an optical joystick.

Moreover, the rumor is that Lenovo has graced its Android Ice Cream Sandwich Tegra 3 slate with the record 2GB of DDR3 RAM, which should further enhance productivity, but might take a toll on battery life, since the memory consumes juice even when on standby.

Another useful feature is the presence of a full-size USB slot, covered with a flap, and we also have a "Specual Fusion-Skin Body", whatever that means. There is seemingly a rear camera as well, but of unknown resolution.

The Lenovo Tegra 3-touting Android ICS-running tablet actually looks pretty classy with this chromed rim surrounding it, and the specs are promising, so we can't wait for further details on price, availability and physical dimensions.

via Engadget



1. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

Finally some 1 setting new standard on RAM..

5. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

is 2Gb Ram a big difference on tablets? Should I get the Transformer Prime this december or wait for this unknown product?

6. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

ram is a difference on everything in os's it allows you to have more apps oopen without your device slowing down. it also allows your device to operate smoother ALOT smoother

12. Trainer

Posts: 23; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Honestly, you won't be able to detect a difference in 1 or 2GB of RAM during normal use. Additional RAM will help future proof the tablet and extend its life. Future programs like a real Photoshop app might need more RAM to function smoothly. The same is true with future games. Should you wait for this? Why not wait and see what reviews say? Assuming it really will be out by the end of the year. Make a decision close to Xmas, or ask for the Asus as a gift but ask for the receipt as well, just in case. This Lenovo Tab is a rumor, but a juicy one!

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i think the only part of it that is rumor is the ram, since the pix show the finger scanner. either way, its just bringing more name brand competition from computer parts makers. I guess watching Asus and samsung (both computer makers) take the bulk of the non ipad tablet market with just 1 good device is tempting enough for others to throw their hats in the ring. This is good for all of us :) Better quality + more competition = lower prices. :) give me light, powerful, and future resistant and im interested.

2. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

There goes the battery issue again, well its not an issue anyways. . .

9. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

more ram doesnt make that much of a battery difference. New RAM technology , if it uses it, is generally lower power consumption anyways.

3. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

battery isnt an issue to me. im usually at home where i have a charger :3

4. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Android is certainly the industry leader in innovation and technological advancement these days

7. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Not for me but looks like a winner for lenovo.

8. Phullofphil

Posts: 1762; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I was reading the as advances in DDR 3 is power consumption while more bandwidth alowed. I would not be surprised to see the same battery drain as today's tablets. Especially if the software actually uses it.

10. Firedrops

Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

I don't like flaps like the one in this that cover the USB port. They're so wriggly and pull-off-able. I prefer sliding ones like those found on Samsung's Galaxy line. They don't jut out at any time and movement is much more sturdy and rigid, rather than having to pull out a floppy... wad.

11. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Waaa... mommy i saw a monster... it has Lenovo printed on it... XD

15. cncrim

Posts: 1586; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Weeeeee 2gb RAM...... cant wait manufacture implement on phone. Then I will get one.

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