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Lenovo IdeaPad K1 / Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 427 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad K1 / Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and durability. The price and performance also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the apps, while some have doubts about the portability and reliability.

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

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad K1 / Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 165 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad K1 / Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the screen and durability. The price and usability are also appreciated. The portability and reliability get critical reviews. There are some mixed views about the camera.

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65% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo K1 Ideapad 130422U 10.1-Inch Tablet (Black)Lenovo K1 Ideapad 130422U 10.1-Inch Tablet (Black)

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Jeffrey Van Camp (digitaltrends.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Review

 

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.

If you’re looking for an affordable 10.1-inch tablet, the Lenovo IdeaPad K1 is not the cheapest tablet, but at about $450, it does come in at less than most other 32GB models. The K1 is a bit too heavy and large for its own good, and Lenovo’s Android...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad K1 review

 

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 : Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad K1 review: Lenovo IdeaPad K1

 

Lenovo IdeaPad K1

Lenovo's ; packs in all of the best features found in today's modern Honeycomb tablets (upgradeable to Android 4.0) 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.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: Lenovo IdeaPad K1

 

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 0 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 (theverge.com)

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...

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

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad K1 review

 

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 (upgradeable to Android 4.0) 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 : Melissa J. Perenson (pcworld.com)

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 : David Pierce (pcmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 (Wi-Fi)

 

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.

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

Prone to crashes. Thick. Lots of bloatware.

There was but one performance issue with the K1: In my tests, apps, along with the browser, crashed a number of times. Once, the tablet crashed completely and required a reboot, a problem I’ve never had with another Android tablet.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

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.

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

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

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:High Definition (HD)
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5

Battery

Battery Capacity:7400
Battery life (max):10
Battery performance:7400
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:2

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Main camera resolution (numeric):2 / 5
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 800 / 1920 x 1080
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2 / 5
Video recording: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Black, White / Brown / Brown, Grey
Device type:Full-size tablet
Form Factor:Slate

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display brightness:350
Display Diagonal:10.1
Display Resolution:1280 x 800
Display Technology:
LED backlight: Yes
Pixel density:149
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240

Graphics

Graphics:GeForce Graphics
Graphics adapter:GeForce Graphics
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA

Memory

Internal memory:1
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:1

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Networking

3G:No / Yes
3G standards:HSPA+ / UMTS
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1 / 2.1+EDR
Data network:3G / No
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Docking connector:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
ExpressCard slot: No
Full HD: No
HD-Ready: Yes
Material:ABS synthetics, Aluminium, Plastic
Maximum internal memory:1
Maximum memory:1
Memory layout:1 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1
Networking features:Fast Ethernet
Power supply type:AC/DC
Solid-state drive capacity:16 / 32 / 64
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 32
Volume Control:Digital
Weight:1.63 / 1.65
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Keyboard supplied: No
Manual: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Gyroscope: Yes
Position location:N / Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone out:N / Y
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
SmartCard slot: No

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240

Processor

Processor:Cortex-A9 / Tegra 2
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A9
Processor cache:1
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Arm / NVIDIA Tegra
Processor frequency:1
Processor model:Cortex-A9 / Tegra 2

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:3.0 / 3.1
Platform:Android

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 64
Storage media:Flash / SSD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.24 / 7.44
Height:0.524 / 7.44
Weight:26.1 / 26.5 / 27.2
Width:10.4