Lenovo Honeycomb Tablet to Cost $499

June 23, 2011

Looks like Android tablet followers are going to have to think a bit harder, as it is looking likelier each day that Lenovo’s Android Honeycomb powered 10.1 tablet is going to come on sale soon. Whenever stores start to receive their SKU’s and info from the manufacturers, actually releasing the product isn’t too far behind. While Lenovo hasn’t revealed an actual release date to us yet, we do know that their K1 tablet received FCC certification back in May.

According to the powerhouse blog Engadget, the Lenovo IdeaPad K1 tablet is likely to hit OfficeMax stores very soon. In our opinion, the more the merrier. While some manufacturers like Acer are growing nervous, other major manufacturers are aggressively entering the marketplace, and this is likely to result in a bit of a good ‘ol fashion pricewar. Oh yeah. Anyway, this particular bad boy is going to be selling for an MSRP of $499.

While the release date is, of course, missing, the main features aren’t. 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. Obviously at this price point, it will be competing with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, the newly priced $499 Motorola Xoom Wifi 16GB, the Asus Transformer, and the Acer Iconia A500, and the soon to come Toshiba Thrive. It’s going to be really interesting to see how all of this plays out, people.

Specs

  • Powered by Android 3.0 Honeycomb
  • 10.1-inch WXGA (1280 x 800) multi-touch LCD screen
  • 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core
  • Built-in Wi-Fi b/g/n networking
  • Dual video cameras (front/rear)
  • microSD card slot and micro HDMI out
  • Full support for Adobe Flash
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life
  • Aluminum rear casing
  • 10.4″ H x 7.4″ W x 0.52″ D; 1.6lbs
  • Mfr 1-year limited warranty

Enough to sway you from the tempting, svelte Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1? How about the herculean battery life and productivity skills of the Asus Transformer?

Via Engadget

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