Summary: The IdeaPad Tablet K1 is an inexpensive alternative to the iPad that's also extremely capable, thanks to its powerful processor. It packs tons of space at an extremely competitive price to Apple's tablet and the customized interface that Lenovo has made with Honeycomb turns the device into a...
Excerpt: Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet is an Android Honeycomb tablet with a 10.1-inch 1280x800 pixels touchscreen, Wi-Fi connectivity, NVidia's 1GHz dual-core processor, 64GB of built-in storage, integrated front (2MP) and back (5MP) mounted webcams.
Pros: Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape
Cons: Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port
Summary: The Lenovo IdeaPad K1 has a 10.1-inch display with 1280 x 800 resolution pixels. Powered by 1.0GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor, the tablet uses Android 3.1 operating system with its own skinning on top of it.
Conclusion: 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.
Pros: Fast performance. Good multimedia features. Clever button and camera layout. Physical Home button. Netflix is preloaded.
Summary: 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.
Conclusion: 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 modifications are a mixed bag, but there is...
Pros: Good pre-loaded apps, Good price for 32GB of storage, Lenovo App Shop good for productivity apps, Physical Back button works well
Cons: Heavy & big, No microUSB port, Crappy charging port, Android UI modifications are ugly, Plastic backplate is hollow & attracts fingerprints
Excerpt: I paraphrase Andy Warhol when I say: Eventually, everyone will build their own tablet computer. Like the scourge of reality television, manufacturers far and wide are trying to muscle into the tablet world, each producing a machine about the same as the last.
Pros: 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.
Cons: Navigation can be difficult. Just shy of six hours of battery life under full load. Volume buttons are tough to reach.
Excerpt: 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 when inserted into the dock it booted Windows 7.
Pros: Netflix included, Optical home button, Some useful software tweaks
Cons: Application crashes, unstable software, Thicker and larger than competition, Glossy, plastic back feels cheap
Summary: If you were looking for a 10-inch Android tablet just a few short months ago, you'd be hard-pressed to find them for sale and Android 2.2 was the only game in town. However, with the release of Google's Honeycomb OS in late February, the floodgates began to open.