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Initial brief thoughts.
1) Very attractive unit, which multicolored base. Uses mix of aluminum and plastic on back and glass front. Tiny flex in back, none in front.
2) Screen is bright and well colorated. Viewing angles are good. It is a HD display but not IPS (but the angles are good nonetheless). Sound is good quality but a little low volume.
3) Has Mini HDMI and proprietary port. Proprietary port has USB cable included as well as charger (and can draw charge from powered USB as well as its own adapter). Also standard size earphone/microphone jack.
4) Has Micro SD slot as well. Slot is protected behind metal hatch.
Physically this is an impressive unit. It is thicker than the Galaxy Tab and heavier, but so well balanced you don't really feel the weight.
Software wise, Lenovo unleashed their expertise in laptops and Honeycomb here has been both skinned and has its functionality extended. The skin is VERY attractive, featuring eye pleasing colors and well thought out functionality improvements. For example:
- Honeycombs scroll function where you can see running applications now has full task manager functionality. Each running app has an X in the upper right hand corner. Click the X and the app is shut down and unloaded from memory.
- Buttons tend to be programmable by the user. Also, extra selections have been added to the bottom task bar to let the user change keyboards on the fly or easily access an apps special controls.
- Screen Capture is built into the IdeaPad
- Printing is built in
- Full version Documents to Go is baked in.
- Full featured File Manager built in.
Seriously, there are a ton of included apps, many of which are not free in the Market (and some not in the Market). Lots of included games as well. Netflix is fully operational.
I'll have more later, but the overall take so far is that this is a VERY strong tablet entry. I would rate it superior to all the other Android tablets easily.