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Lenovo IdeaPad K1

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad K1Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad K1
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 2 (250)
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2)
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.75kg
Average Score: 74.45% - average
Average of 11 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 82%, performance: 60%, features: 70%, display: 80% mobility: 96%, workmanship: 74%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad K1

84% Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Tablet Review | Notebookcheck
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.
75% Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
Now, the attractive pricing doesn't take away from the fact that the K1 is not without its share of issues, albeit minor ones. The flaps used to cover the SIM and memory card cannot be opened without using a pin, which can be annoying. There also seems to be a slight issue with this custom build of Honeycomb as 1080p videos simply refuse to play smoothly, no matter what. Finally, the optical trackpad button was a bit unneccesary as it doesn't serve any great purpose but simply gets in the way when you're using the tablet in landscape mode. In the end the K1 may not be the best tablet in the market, but it offers good bang for buck.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 75%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1
Source: ITP English
Since the K1 offers loads of software, is a Honeycomb device and sports potent hardware, it’s a great value buy that delivers a smooth experience.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80%
60% Lenovo K1 Honeycomb Tablet Review
Source: T Break English
Priced at AED 1,999 for the 16GB model, the Lenovo K1 is a bit of a hard sell against the similarly priced iPad. Even compared to the rest of the Honeycomb tablets, the K1 is on the higher side of pricing and the lower side of construction quality. I doubt Lenovo will be able to sell many of these.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/12/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
67% Lenovo IdeaPad K1 review
Source: PC Pro English
A good price for a reasonable Android tablet; some niggles, but nothing massively serious
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 83% performance: 67% features: 67% ergonomy: 67%
70% Lenovo Joins the Fray, Pumps Out a Decent Android Tablet
Source: Wired Magazine English
There’s nothing much else to complain about with the K1, but not much to get too fired-up about, either. In a rapidly expanding world of Android tablets, each one seems just about as good as the next. The K1 is a tough and pretty handsome entrant, though, and if you’re trying to extricate yourself from the Appleverse, it’s compelling enough to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Review
Source: Slashgear English
For you to ultimately choose the Lenovo IdeaPad K1, it will be because you desire the storage capacity at the lower price, you don’t mind not having a USB port or difficult access to the microSD card slot, and you like the custom interface features.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/08/2011
70% Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
For $499, the IdeaPad K1 offers a strong mix of style, performance, and uniquely compelling enhancements to the Android 3.1 UI. You also get a lot of handy software for your money. Unfortunately, the lackluster speakers and relatively heavy weight are turn-offs. We were especially annoyed by the ads, even if some will find the offers of interest. Those looking for a slimmer Android slate should opt for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and bargain hunters should go for the $399 ASUS Eee Pad Transformer. However, if you're looking for a better interface than stock Honeycomb and want more storage for less money, the IdeaPad K1 is a pretty good deal.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/29/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 32GB (Wi-Fi)..
Source: PC World English
In a sea of Android tablets, the IdeaPad K1 stands out. It makes a strong case for itself with its usability enhancements and its snappy design. The inaccessibility of the microSD card slot, the poor speakers, and the unit's relative heft are all drawbacks, but they may be minor inconveniences, given the value you get with the useful preloaded apps and the 32GB of storage for about $500.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/29/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 (Wi-Fi)
Source: PC Mag English
The Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 is a quality device, and it does have some minor advantages over other Honeycomb devices, like the multitask app killer. But none of its differences are game-changing enough to crown the K1 as the best Android tablet. The LG G-Slate by T-Mobile ($529.99, 3.5 stars), for example, has a 3D camera, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101 has a laptop-type accessory, and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is extremely thin. Besides the crashes I experienced during testing, there's nothing major to complain about here, it's just that the K1 is not game-changing, and none of the Honeycomb tablets we've seen can beat the iPad 2.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/29/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

73% Tablets im Test
Source: Computerbild - 24/11 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 11/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 73%
100% Lenovo Idea Pad K1
Source: Connect - 10/11 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 09/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 100% features: 80% ergonomy: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2): In Tegra 3 SoC integrated ultra low power GPU. Depending on the model clocked at 300 to 400 MHz.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


2 (250): SoC (System on a Chip) with a integrated Corex A9 Dual-Core, GeForce ULP and other dedicated subprocessors (Audio, Video).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


10.1": The netbook/subnotebook has a quite small display format. Nonetheless, it is a common format for netbooks. The advantage is, that the subnotebook/netbook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes. It is difficult to use high resolutions. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.75 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Lenovo reviews


74.45%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-08-13 (Update: 2012-05-26)