Lenovo Announces ThinkPad Tablet, Details IdeaPad K1


Lenovo has finalized plans for their IdeaPad K1 and along with it detailed a new Android slate with the business user in mind. The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet is an Android Honeycomb device with a 1GHz dual0core Tegra 2. Shocker, I know. The tablet also features a 10.1-inch screen, 1GB of RAM, and storage options ranging from 16GB to 64GB. storage is further beefed up with 2GB of cloud storage being provided with each ThinkPad. Dual-cameras (2MP front, 5MP rear) round out the hardware. An optional keyboard folio takes advantage of the full-sized USB port found on the slate.

And what of that IdeaPad K1? It’s everything we’ve already heard: 10.1-inch display, Android 3.0, 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2. It will launch with the Lenovo App Shop (the ThinkPad will, as well), the manufacturer’s own Android apps marketplace. The IdeaPad K1 will also ship with a new build of Netflix designed to work with the tablet’s native DRM.

The Lenovo IdeaPad K1 will ship at the end of the month with prices starting at $449 for the 16GB model. The ThinkPad is expected in August starting at $499.


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  1. Ok not directed towards you the author but why is it there seems to be alllll this complaint that Android tablets are all the same with the same specs. Then folks turn right around and praise MS for demanding the same specs out of OEMs for WP7 as an anti-fragmentation measure. If this makes Android dill does it now make WP7 dull as well?

    On another note it would be nice to have a matching Thinkpad tablet and T series lol.

    1. WP7 is already dull, as is MS. People expect more out of Android. That’s actually a good thing.

  2. Please help, I’m confused. So the IdeaPad K1 is a 10.1inch TABLET right? So what is the ThinkPad, another TABLET?

    1. I know it’s a little too late of a response…I just barely realized there is a tablet out there that combines the Asus Eee Pad Transformer and HTC Evo View 4G in one neat package. I’m trying to buy my very first tablet and I’m torn between those two. I will definitely need the Evo’s scribe ability, but the physical keyboard from the Transformer is really nice too. So to answer your question, yes, the ThinkPad Tablet IS another tablet. It does get pricey because of the peripherals, but I think it’s well worth it, contrasting it with the two other tablets I mentioned before.

  3. I’ve been waiting for this. WANT!

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