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Lenovo IdeaTab S5000
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Lenovo IdeaTab S5000 MTK8125 1.2GHz 16GB 7" 3G Tablet

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MTK8125 1.2GHz Android 16GB Jan 2014
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THE DESIGNER 7 TABLET.Be a style leader with the ultra slim and feather light Lenovo S5000 tablet. This Android tablet combines a 7 HD wide-view screen with a 5.0 megapixel rear camera, making it... More
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8 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The expert at Hardware.info concluded that this MTK8125 processor tablet computer was good and gave it their "Bronze" award.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on twelve expert reviews from sites including notebookcheck.net, notebookcheck.biz, notebookcheck.it and notebookcheck.nl the average expert rating of this Lenovo tablet computer is 79 out of 100. Experts are not sure about this tablet computer.

Lenovo Tablet Computers Have Good Reviews

Lenovo has good average reviews for its MTK8125 processor tablets as well as across its entire tablet range compared to other manufacturers.

Good Size

A few customers thought it was thin. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com mentioned “Everything seemed to have been on a diet on the Lenovo stand at IFA 2013 in Berlin, not only was its 6.9mm slim Vibe X smartphone on display.” in their review of the Lenovo IdeaTab S5000. Pocket-Lint.com also mentioned “We were also given a taste of t he 7.9mm slim S5000 tablet”.

One customer who bought it reckoned that it was a good body shape. Expert review site Igadgetnews.com wrote “The new machine also has a 7.9mm ultra-thin body and a weight of only 246g” in their review of this tablet.

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Robust

One Lenovo IdeaTab S5000 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was well made. Whatmobile.net mentioned “Lenovo has always been known for making some pretty solid devices at a low price point”.

Nice Design

One Lenovo IdeaTab S5000 owner said that it was good looking.

Very Thin

Tablets of this age and type have depths of between 7.9mm and 190mm, and the average depth is 100mm. At only 7.9 millimeters, the IdeaTab S5000 has a fairly thin depth compared to most of the other MTK8125 processor tablets that have been around for around the same time as the IdeaTab S5000.

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Very Light

At only 245 grams, the IdeaTab S5000 is fairly light compared to most of the other MTK8125 processor tablets that are a comparable age to the IdeaTab S5000. Across all the MTK8125 processor tablets that were launched around the same time as the IdeaTab S5000 the weights range from 240g to 610g, and the average weight is 480g.

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8 Reasons Against

Not 4G

The IdeaTab S5000 is not 4G, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other tablets of a similar spec and age to the IdeaTab S5000 are also not 4G.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

The Lenovo IdeaTab S5000 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 7 inches) amongst MTK8125 processor tablets of this age. The display diagonals of tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the IdeaTab S5000 range from 7" to 11", and the average display diagonal is 9.1".

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

Across all the tablets that have been around for more than two years the memory clock speeds range from 400MHz to 1,600MHz. The IdeaTab S5000 has one of the slower memory clock speeds (only 533 megahertz) amongst similar spec tablet computers of this age.

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Only One Number of Built-In Speakers

The Lenovo IdeaTab S5000 is a one number of built-in speakers tablet.

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Very Low Battery Capacity

The IdeaTab S5000 has a fairly low battery capacity (only 3,450 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the IdeaTab S5000. Across all the MTK8125 processor tablets that were released more than two years ago the battery capacitys range from 3,400mAh to 9,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 6,800mAh.

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Only One Number of Battery Cells

The IdeaTab S5000 is a one number of battery cells tablet.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The battery life (max)s of tablets of a comparable spec and age to the IdeaTab S5000 range from 8h to 18h. At only 8 hours, the IdeaTab S5000 has a fairly short battery life (max) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the IdeaTab S5000.

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Only DDR2-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Lenovo IdeaTab S5000 has a DDR2-SDRAM internal memory type which is better than most tablet computers of this age and type. Most similar spec tablets that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. The best internal memory type of all tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the IdeaTab S5000 is LPDDR3-SDRAM and the worst is DDR3Lm-SDRAM.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo IdeaTab S5000

Released Over Three Years Ago

This tablet has been on the market for over three years.

Four Processor Coress

Compared to the other five tablets of this spec and age that we have assessed the number of processor coress of, the Lenovo IdeaTab S5000 is a four processor cores tablet which is average.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4 processor cores tablet computers currently available including the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 which has better reviews.

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Average Processor Frequency

The Lenovo IdeaTab S5000 has a relatively average processor frequency (1.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other MTK8125 processor tablets that were launched around the same time as the IdeaTab S5000.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 1.2GHz processor clock speed tablets currently available including the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 which has better reviews.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

The Lenovo IdeaTab S5000 has a fairly average rear camera resolution (numeric) (5 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that were released around the same time as the IdeaTab S5000.

We compared all the other 5MP rear camera resolution tablet computers to this tablet and we think the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

The IdeaTab S5000 has a relatively standard internal storage capacity (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that are a comparable age to the IdeaTab S5000.

We compared all the other 16GB internal storage capacity tablets to this tablet and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 is also worth considering.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Model
Processor Frequency
Processor Cores
Processor Cache
Processor Architecture
Processor Family
Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
Operating System Version
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Storage Media
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Brightness
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Display Technology
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Video Recording
Auto Focus
Rear Camera
Audio
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
3G
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Headphone Connectivity
SmartCard Slot
Headphone Out
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Performance
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
RoHS Compliance
Colour of Product
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Capacity
Battery Technology
Browsing Time (Wi-Fi)
Power
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Manual
Other Features
Docking Connector
Wi-Fi
Total Storage Capacity

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

(33)
19 December 2013

Against the competitors from Amazon and Google, the test machine has its work cut out for it. The S5000-F is one of the current mid-range models from a major corporation. With a suggested retail...

4 December 2013

Why haven?t Lenovo cracked the tablet market? After all, we all know that Lenovo make great laptops, so they know about portable computing. We also know that the likes of Acer and HP haven?t had... Read more…

30 November 2013

The 3G enabled Lenovo S5000 is a 7 inch tablet. It is running on Android Jelly Bean OS and powered by Quad-core 1.2 GHz processor with 1 GB RAM. It is available for a price of $178 at lenovo... Read more…

6 November 2013

Lenovo S5000 is one of the lightest 7 inch tablet with the only 7.9 mm thickness and 246g weight. Its 1280 * 800 pixels IPS screen with the built-in shock-resistant framework?drastically increased...

12 September 2013

Lenovo has always been known for making some pretty solid devices at a low price point, and the S5000 is no different, offering you 7-inch tablet for just ?200 (£168).The 7-inch display isn?t... Read more…

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User Reviews

(8)
Reviewed 17 September 2014 by George M.
(Verified Purchase)

I would have liked the mini M.2 SSD with some kind of metal cover to protect it from ESD. Also when you install any computer electronic equipment like M.2 SSD, Memory, Video Cards etc..,I suggest... Read more…

Reviewed 15 August 2014 by Endless.Technology

Built up 2 of these, 1 as a DT replacement, and the other for low powered Media Server Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H i7-4790S Corsair H75 Crucial Ballistix Elite 8GB [4x2] (N82E16820148496) Corsair... Read more…

Currently the Fastest M.2 on the market
AS SSD BM (on Wi 7U)
Seq-R: 687.09; Seq-W, 614.48; 4K-R: 26.11; 4K-W: 73.31; 4K 64Thrd-R: 250.20; 4K 64Thrd-W: 202.09; Acc. time-R: 0.046; Acc. time-W: 0.049; Score-R: 345; Score-W: 337
Overall Score: 864
Very Responsive- Fast random readwrite speeds
Price
I installed the latest Firmware 1.04 which says it supports secure boot and fixes other errors. You need a MSDOS Boot CD and the Plextor files to flash the drive. This method is old and Plextor needs
Too thick for mt HP EliteBook Folio 1040 1 laptop. It wouldn't lay flat inside without bending the connection board so I ended up using the OEM m.2 SSD that came with it. I would have liked the extra
Price a little high otherwise awesome
Have no idea what's happening but clean Win 7 loading time can be anything from sweet 8s to 1994's 60 seconds. Sad and unexpected
Reviewed 20 February 2015 by Mr M.
(Verified Purchase)

Using in an Asus x99-Deluxe. Wouldn't show up at first but after as a BIOS update, was flying in no time...

Reviewed 25 December 2014 by Vladimir K.
(Verified Purchase)

Seems to me that OS loading time problem have solution and may be caused by X99 motherboard. May be newer BIOS will help but now I have the latest ver. Can't rate higher than 3* until get stable... Read more…

Reviewed 5 September 2014 by William H.
(Verified Purchase)

In my previous system that was 5 years old, I went from a spinning boot disk to a SSD. The speedup was impressive. I had a Crucial SSD that died just after the warranty ran out and I had to... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers s5000h, 59387308, 59387332, 593886871
Barcodes 00021112688061, 00887942698706, 00887942698751, 00887942698775, 00887942698805, 00887942844288, 00887942844479, 00888228016542, 00888228095134, 08879426987064

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