Android Tablet Army is Growing Fast: Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Listing Appears

by: Darcy LaCouveeMay 28, 2011
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Tthe Lenovo IdeaPad K1 is one of the newest Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets to hit the ‘scene, as of late. It’s got some fairly impressive specs, and has a unique UI that is sure to impress some while frustrating others. Either way, it’s going to be coming on sale at some point in June, with several online stores eagerly jumping the gun, creating product pages with screenshots, specs, and price.

While all sites say basically that it’s currently “not in stock,” or “sold-out,” we know better. It is going to be on sale in a very short period of time. Some folks will actually prefer the thicker bezel, as anyone that has owned a tablet before knows, it’s actually a good thing to have sometimes, despite not being the most aesthetically pleasing. It looks to be classic design, with nice, curved rounded edges, and a thin profile.

Specs include some fairly standard fare:

  • 10.1″ display (1280 x 800 pixels resolution) (also no idea whether it’s an IPS panel, or if it has Gorilla Glass)
  • Tegra 2 T20 dual core CPU at 1GHz
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 32GB of internal storage
  • two cameras: 5MP on the back / 2MP front facing
  • Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS (likely to take some time to upgrade to Android 3.1 because of custom UI overlay)
  • micro SD card slot, micro HDMI, SIM card slot for data
  • 10 hours battery life from a 2-cell power unit

How’s everything sounding so far? Either way, if it can launch for $499, with these specs, we’re pretty sold.

How about you? What hit’s the sweet spot in the tablet world? Screen? Battery? Connectivity? Storage? Let us know – we do this for you every day and love feedback, and you know the manufacturers are always watching!

  • fid

    The “sweet spot” price would be less than $450.00 … but … as you rightly pointed out, the heavily customized UI would preclude speedy subsequent upgrades to the OS … and therein lies the determining factor – at least for me. Lenovo has a reputation for producing solid quality products, so at the very least, it would be interesting to see how this tablet affects and influences the general android tablet market.