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Lenovo IdeaPad K1 / Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 427 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad K1 / Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and durability. The price and performance are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the apps, and there are some less positive reviews about the portability and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo IdeaPad K1 / Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Chris Hall (

Lenovo IdeaPad K1 pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint


Lenovo surprised us with the IdeaPad U300s, its Ultrabook that guns firmly at consumers. But we were also pleasantly surprised by the IdeaPad K1, its take

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Matthew Bolton (

Lenovo IdeaPad K1 review


Can this Android tablet impress like some of Lenovo's laptop offerings?

Good spec list ; Nice range of apps ; Android 3.1's features ; Reasonable price (in theory)

Inconsistent performance ; Freezes and lock outs ; Big and heavy ; Dim screen

Lenovo is going on an all-out assault on the world of tablets, creating a new division specifically for them and announcing a new range.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Melissa Perenson (

Lenovo IdeaPad K1 review


The Lenovo IdeaPad K1 strives to be more than just another Android tablet. From its Honeycomb tweaks to its plethora of preloaded apps – many of which are actually useful – to its inclusion of Microsoft ReadyPlay DRM, Lenovo puts forth a tablet that...

In a sea of Android tablets, the Lenovo 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...

Aug, 2011

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Lenovo IdeaPad K1 review


A good price for a reasonable Android tablet; some niggles, but nothing massively serious

Despite the niggles, though, this is a decent tablet at a decent price. There’s a generous helping of preinstalled apps and games, a good 32GB of storage and general performance is fine. Other tablets offer superior hardware, and a better quality...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (

Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1


Lenovo has arrived late to the party, but the company better known for its business notebooks and PC's has finally released an Android tablet.

Android Honeycomb 3.1 ; HDMI-out ; Preloaded with up to 40 apps

13.3m thick ; Nothing new or innovative

Lenovo is late to the tablet party, but better late than never, right? Its IdeaPad Tablet K1 is aimed directly at consumers, but on face value it seems like yet another Android tablet that screams "me too".

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Jeffrey Van Camp (

Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Review


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 nothing particularly offensive about the design, specs, or operation of the device.

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...

Sep, 2011

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Lenovo IdeaPad K1 review


The K1's easy-to-use skin and useful apps make it an acceptable option for low-tech types, but geeks will likely demand faster performance and longer battery life.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Donald Bell (

Lenovo IdeaPad K1 review: Lenovo IdeaPad K1


Lenovo IdeaPad K1

Lenovo's ; packs in all of the best features found in today's modern Honeycomb tablets (upgradeable to Android 4.0) and offers some unique Android optimizations and preloaded apps.

The design is thick and heavy compared with the latest from Apple and Samsung, not all of the Android tweaks pay off, and the screen isn't as bright as it could be.

Lenovo plays it safe with the IdeaPad K1, delivering a solid tablet that does little to stand out from the Honeycomb herd.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Christopher Null (

Review: Lenovo IdeaPad K1


With everyone trying to muscle into the tablet market, Lenovo's entry is a credible contender.

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

Navigation can be difficult. Just shy of six hours of battery life under full load. Volume buttons are tough to reach

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : JoannaStern (

Lenovo IdeaPad K1 review


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...

Netflix included ; Optical home button ; Some useful software tweaks

Application crashes, unstable software ; Thicker and larger than competition ; Glossy, plastic back feels cheap

The IdeaPad K1 has been in development in one form or another for a year and a half, yet it still isn’t ready

Aug, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio system:High Definition (HD)
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:1.5


Battery Capacity:7400
Battery life (max):10
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:2


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Main camera resolution (numeric):2 / 5
Maximum Video Resolution:1280 x 800 / 1920 x 1080
Rear camera: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2 / 5
Video recording: Yes


Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Black, White / Brown / Brown, Grey
Device Type:Full-size tablet
Form factor:Slate
Kids tablet: No
Product colour:Black / Black,Grey / Black,White / Brown / Brown,Grey


Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display brightness:350
Display diagonal:25.6
Display Resolution:1280 x 800
Display Technology:
LED Backlight: Yes
Pixel density:149
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Graphics adapter:GeForce Graphics
Graphics adapter family:nVidia


Internal Memory:1
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:1


E-mail: Yes


3G:No / Yes
3G standards:HSPA+ / UMTS
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1 / 2.1+EDR
Data network:3G / No
Ethernet LAN:No / Yes
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Docking connector:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
ExpressCard slot: No
Full HD: No
HD-Ready: Yes
Material:ABS synthetics, Aluminium, Plastic
Maximum internal memory:1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1
Networking features:Fast Ethernet
Power supply type:AC/DC
Solid-state drive capacity:16 / 32 / 64
SSD capacity:16 / 32 / 64
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 32
Volume Control:Digital
Weight:0.74 / 0.75
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Keyboard Included:N
Keyboard supplied: No
Manual: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Position location:N / Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone Out:No / Yes
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): No
SmartCard slot: No


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240


Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A9
Processor cache:1
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:ARM / NVIDIA Tegra
Processor frequency:1
Processor Model:CORTEX-A9 / TEGRA 2

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:3.0 / 3.1


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 64
Storage Media:Flash / SSD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.3 / 18.9
Height :1.33 / 18.9
Weight:740 / 750 / 770