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Lenovo IdeaPad K1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 198 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad K1. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and design. The screen and price are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the connectivity and apps.

usability, price, screen, design, durability

size, apps, connectivity

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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Review analysis

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Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Tablet Review


First timer: Along with the X Series and ThinkPad Tablet, Lenovo's IdeaPad K1 is the company's first major salvo into the tablet marketplace. With a competitive price tag and strong features, the K1 is aimed straight towards casual users.

Low price, Speedy specifications, Low weight and smaller price tag

Gingerbread still an early platform, Poor OS X support, Mixed build quality, Decent app stability and non-flexing displays

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Jeffrey Van Camp (

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.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Christopher Null (

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

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: JoannaStern (

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 (called Skylight) and...

Netflix included ; Optical home button ; Some useful software tweaks

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

Lenovo's IdeaPad K1 enters a very crowded tablet market with an outdated look, but does an exclusive Netflix app and other unique features keep its head above water?

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Donald Bell (

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.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Rue Liu (

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...

The Lenovo IdeaPad K1 offers some unique features at a $499 price tag for a 32GB tablet that, for some, could make it worth the minor trade-offs. Plus, it does sport competitive specs that yield good performance and excellent battery life. It may not...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (

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.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Melissa J. Perenson (

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...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Tablet Review


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

Innovative interface enhancements, Tons of preloaded software, Stylish design, Good price for 32GB of storage

Weak sound, Heavier than some competitors, Occasionally buggy performance, Annoying ads

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: (

Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1


There are some unique design elements in play on the K1, and they're mostly good things. The colored back, along with a small bump on the bottom where the speakers are, provides a nice punch instead of the sleek-but-boring all-black look. The Volume...

Fast performance. Good multimedia features. Clever button and camera layout. Physical Home button. Netflix is preloaded

Prone to crashes. Thick. Lots of bloatware

The Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 is as good as its Android Honeycomb tablet competition, but doesn't offer any game-changing differentiators that make it stand out in the ever-expanding tablet space.

Product Specifications

Built-in Camera:Double Camera


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


Bluetooth: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Technology:TFT Display
LED Backlight: No
LED Technology: No
Number of Displays:1
Touchscreen:2-Point Touch / Multi-touch

General Features

Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Convertible: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 3 Honeycomb


GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic
OnBoard Graphic Chip:OnBoard Graphic


Processor:TEGRA 2
Processor Brand:nVidia / Nvidia®
Processor Number:T20 TEGRA