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Lenovo IdeaPad tablet spotted at Office Depot for $499

Lenovo IdeaPad tablet spotted at Office Depot for $499
Lenovo IdeaPad tablet spotted at Office Depot for $499
New leak hints at a close release date and sub $500 price point

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While the Lenovo IdeaPad K1 tablet has yet to have a formal release date, at least one brick-and-mortar chain store in the U.S. may already be advertising the tablet along with its launch price.

According to Engadget, Office Depot has reportedly prepared a placard for the Lenovo tablet, showing a price tag of $499. A report earlier last week revealed that the IdeaPad tablet could be as low as $450, so the sub $500 price range is very reasonable and almost necessary in order to compete with other Android and iOS tablets.

The leak also confirms some specs for the IdeaPad K1 tablet, including its 10.1-inch multi-touch screen, Android 3.0, dual front-and-rear cameras, Adobe Flash support and up to 10 hours of battery life. Whether or not the tablet will be upgradeable to Android 3.1 or even the recently announced 3.2 is still unknown.

The tablet itself is quite clichéd in terms of internal hardware, especially for a 10-inch class device, but Lenovo is hoping that its heavily customized UI will place the IdeaPad K1 above the rest in terms of functionality and usability.

A solid release date is still not known, but if the Office Depot leak is true, it shouldn’t be too long before we can see Lenovo’s tablet on store shelves here in the U.S.

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Allen Ngo, 2011-06-23 (Update: 2012-05-26)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.