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Lenovo IdeaPad K1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 186 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and responsiveness. The usability and screen are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the connectivity and apps.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Lenovo IdeaPad K1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Review

 

Lenovo failed to deliver on their promise of the Le Pad but at least we have a part of it in the form of the IdeaPad K1 tablet. If you look at the pictures more closely, you'll notice the K1 and the tablet portion of Le Pad are virtually identical. The...

With a price tag of Rs. 33,990, the Lenovo IdeaPad K1 is officially the cheapest and most feature rich tablet in the market with the most amount of onboard storage. There's really no reason to buy the Motorola Xoom as the K1 offers everything the Xoom...

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Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Tablet Review

 

First timer: Along with the X Series and ThinkPad Tablet, Lenovo'

Low price; Speedy specifications

Gingerbread still an early platform; Poor OS X support; Mixed build quality

No integrated file transfer support on OS X?

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Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Review

 

Since buying IBM's computer business in 2005, Lenovo has slowly crept its way into the U.S. market by staying on top of computer trends and delivering reliable devices with the old, brick-like styling IBM made famous. Not anymore. With the blooming of...

Good pre-loaded apps ; Good price for 32GB of storage ; Lenovo App Shop good for productivity apps ; Physical Back button works well

Heavy & big ; No microUSB port ; Crappy charging port ; Android UI modifications are ugly ; Plastic backplate is hollow & attracts fingerprints

The K1 is a bit too heavy and large for its own good, and Lenovo's Android modifications are a mixed bag, but there is nothing particularly offensive about the design, specs, or operation of the device.

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Lenovo Joins the Fray, Pumps Out a Decent Android Tablet

 

With everyone trying to muscle into the tablet market, Lenovo's entry is a credible contender.

Available in black, white or red. Largely thoughtful list of preinstalled apps will be of value to novice users. Solid performance. Textured back provides a nice grip; easy to hang on to. Relatively inexpensive at just $500 for 32 GB

Navigation can be difficult. Just shy of six hours of battery life under full load. Volume buttons are tough to reach

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Lenovo IdeaPad K1 review

 

Two months before Steve Jobs revealed the original iPad in 2010, Lenovo arrived at CES with a product called the IdeaPad U1. The U1 was a tablet with an innovative keyboard dock — the tablet itself ran a custom Linux interface...

Netflix included ; Optical home button ; Some useful software tweaks

Application crashes, unstable software ; Thicker and larger than competition ; Glossy, plastic back feels cheap

The IdeaPad K1 has been in development in one form or another for a year and a half, yet it still isn’t ready

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Lenovo IdeaPad K1

 

An attractive design and uniquely compelling interface make the IdeaPad K1 a standout Android Honeycomb tablet.

Though it doesn't come with the tablet, Lenovo.com has a very useful application called LeTools available for download. Once we had installed LeTools on our Windows PC and connected the IdeaPad K1 by USB, we were offered the opportunity to not only...

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Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 1304 (tablet, Android 3.1, Honeycomb, 32 GB, 10.1", white, high gloss with aluminum frame)

 

Since the release of the first Android Honeycomb tablet (the Motorola Xoom), we've seen a parade of more or less identical devices. Some are thinner or sport better cameras or extra ports, but they all run the same software on the same 1GHz dual-core...

Lenovo's IdeaPad K1 packs in all of the best features found in today's modern Honeycomb tablets and offers some unique Android optimizations and preloaded apps

The design is thick and heavy compared with the latest from Apple and Samsung, not all of the Android tweaks pay off, and the screen isn't as bright as it could be

Lenovo plays it safe with the IdeaPad K1, delivering a solid tablet that does little to stand out from the Honeycomb herd.

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Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Review

 

The IdeaPad K1 is one of the first two Android tablets to come from Lenovo. It's a competitive 10.1-inch Android 3.1 Honeycomb tablet with almost all the specs you'd anticipate from a slate equipped with the NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, but attempts to...

It may not be as productivity-oriented as the Toshiba Thrive with all its ports, but it also doesn’t carry the undesirable bulk. However, starved of ports, it’s still not quite as thin and light as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 or the iPad 2. And if...

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Lenovo IdeaPad K1 review

 

Let's do a roll call, shall we? Who doesn't have a Honeycomb tablet to shill in the states? Acer, ASUS, Motorola, Samsung, Sony, and Toshiba all have

Aggressively priced ; Cute design ; Comes with some useful apps

Relatively heavy ; Sluggish performance ; Display is occasionally unresponsive

The K1's easy-to-use skin and useful apps make it an acceptable option for low-tech types, but geeks will likely demand faster performance and longer battery life.

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Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Tablet Review: Rising Above the Android Tablet Fray

 

Useful interface enhancements to Android 3.x ; Stylish design

Among the larger and heavier tablets ; Speakers produce thin, tinny audio

The IdeaPad K1 makes a strong case for itself with its usability enhancements and snappy design. The inaccessibility of the microSD card slot, the poor speakers, and the tablet's relative heft are all drawbacks, but may be minor inconveniences given...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Embedded 3G/4G:3G / No
Embedded UMTS:No / Yes
Fingerprint Reader: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Keyboard: No
Phone Function: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
USB: No
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Technology:TFT Display
LED Backlight: No
Number of Displays:1
Touchscreen:Multi-touch

General Features

Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 3 Honeycomb

Graphic

GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic
OnBoard Graphic Chip:OnBoard Graphic

Processor

Processor:TEGRA 2
Processor Brand:nVidia
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