Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Tablet PC, NVIDIA Tegra 1GHz, 1GB RAM, 16GB SSD, 10.1'' Touch, Wifi, Bluetooth, Black/Silver, Android 3.1 + Dock  for £199.99 @ Ebuyer
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Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Tablet PC, NVIDIA Tegra 1GHz, 1GB RAM, 16GB SSD, 10.1'' Touch, Wifi, Bluetooth, Black/Silver, Android 3.1 + Dock for £199.99 @ Ebuyer

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Posted 13th Aug 2012
Can be upgraded to ICS

NVIDIA Tegra 1GHz
1GB RAM
16GB SSD
10.1'' Touch
Wifi
Bluetooth
Black/Silver
Up to 10 hours Battery
Android 3.1

Start your tablet experience right when you open the box. More than 30 popular apps - including ones that you would typically have to pay for like Documents To Go - are already preloaded onto your device. Also take advantage of everything Android has to offer with the Android Market and the Lenovo App Shop, which contains apps tested specifically for Lenovo tablets

Do More Entertainment
The Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Tablets is one of the first Android tablets with full support of Flash so you can enjoy your favourite online videos and websites or buy and rent your movies and TV shows with Digital Rights Management (DRM). With a true 10.1” (1280x800) HD display you can enjoy your HD movies and video to their fullest. And with the HDMI connection, you can view them on your other HD displays in full 1080p.

Do more social networking
Connect to your entire social networking empire with Lenovo's breakthrough and exclusive SocialTouch app. Video chat with your circle from anywhere in the world with the front and back mounted webcams.

Do Inspire Creativity
The 10.1" HD full capacitive 10+ point multi-touch screen ensures a great on-screen experience from every angle. The aluminium rear casing with a robust and smudge proof casing provides an eye catching design which looks and feels sleek and cool. The Lenovo IdeaPad K1 is the ultimate ultraportable tablet at only 13mm thin and weighing only 750g, don’t be fooled it is still powerful enough to provide fun and productivity anywhere

Do more with NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual Core Processor
The Lenovo IdeaPad K1 is powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 (1.0GHz) processor, the first mobile dual core CPU, that delivers up to two-times faster browsing, for the best web experience. You'll also be able to experience amazing graphics, for optimised HD viewing, great console-quality gaming, and multimedia playback anywhere thanks to the ultra-low power (ULP) NVIDIA GeForce GPU with Flash support.
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Seems a great alternative to an Asus Transformer TF101! What's the Screen technology? IPS LED?
WOW. that's VERY impressive! and lenovo's hardware is generally pretty great!
seems to be good , but is this a new release from Lenovo ? or old model ?Just confusing which one to go for ... Is this having home BUTTON or soft key ? my 2 yr son makes me worried by pressing my phone home button so hardly that it might break :-) ,so if this has soft key then should be very helpful for me.
Air you views guys , but comapring with 10.1 displays like Samsung 10.1 tab 2 please , which will be good , ofcource , 50£ + for samsung ,but features ?
Edited by: "SimplyBest" 13th Aug 2012
ShaunnyBwoy

Also available on Amazon for the same price, and with larger capacities.


Dock not supplied ?
RajUK

Dock not supplied ?



Snap, you're right. My mistake. Thanks for spotting it.
Sam Tab 2 vs Lenovo K1 , came across this site , seems good

compareindia.in.com/com…442

negatives seems to be weight 750 gms vs 596 gms , Not full HD video recording, but lot of positives like Battery life , 5 MP camera , HDMI , upto 64GN upgradeable , Lot of Lenovo apps etc etc ... Too good ?
Edited by: "SimplyBest" 13th Aug 2012
RajUK

seems to be good , but is this a new release from Lenovo ? or old model … seems to be good , but is this a new release from Lenovo ? or old model ?Just confusing which one to go for ... Is this having home BUTTON or soft key ? my 2 yr son makes me worried by pressing my phone home button so hardly that it might break :-) ,so if this has soft key then should be very helpful for me.Air you views guys , but comapring with 10.1 displays like Samsung 10.1 tab 2 please , which will be good , ofcource , 50£ + for samsung ,but features ?




has microsd and hdmi out which the samsung doesn't have although it is slightly heavier.
it has a physical home button
display apparently isn't very bright compared to IPS ones
youtube.com/wat…o3c

Seems like it has OFN button only

andreapedrazzini

has microsd and hdmi out which the samsung doesn't have although it is … has microsd and hdmi out which the samsung doesn't have although it is slightly heavier.it has a physical home buttondisplay apparently isn't very bright compared to IPS oneshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ublXmuMuo3c


another tablet deal, the only reason i havent bought one is there is too many to choose from and too many specs to compare

where would this one rate on scale of 1-10
deanos

another tablet deal, the only reason i havent bought one is there is too … another tablet deal, the only reason i havent bought one is there is too many to choose from and too many specs to comparewhere would this one rate on scale of 1-10


Your input is also highly welcomed :-)
Ebuyer ? oO

Still never ordered from them after hearing negative reviews in the past.

Have they improved now ?
Its getting ICS as well (if not already): lenovo.com/new…tml
deanos

another tablet deal, the only reason i havent bought one is there is too … another tablet deal, the only reason i havent bought one is there is too many to choose from and too many specs to comparewhere would this one rate on scale of 1-10


Here is a comparison to the N7:

gsmarena.com/com…443

The K1 also comes with a dock.
Will this output games on to a TV?
SesameStreetKid

Ebuyer ? oOStill never ordered from them after hearing negative reviews … Ebuyer ? oOStill never ordered from them after hearing negative reviews in the past.Have they improved now ?



Been using them for 10 or so years and not had a problem. There was a period where they were slated for support a few years ago, but then I've grown accustomed to poor support from everyone (step forward Apple and Samsung)

This post by steve 252 on a previous thread had me worried

steve252

Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4) Vanilla"Lenovo is providing a basic … Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4) Vanilla"Lenovo is providing a basic non-customized, region-independent release of Android 4.03 aka Ice Cream Sandwich for customers who wish to install this OS on their IdeaPad K1 Tablet systems.This release differs from the factory-installed Honeycomb 3.1 release and subsequent OTA (Over The Air) updates to Honeycomb 3.2, and it does not include Lenovo customizations such as the launcher, pre-installed Apps or an App store, nor the underlying framework. Installation of this release will erase ALL data on the system including all factory Apps as well as any customer installed applications, music, pictures, etc.This release is generally not recommended for the casual or mainstream user who is unfamiliar with the Android OS and customizing it."

That sounds good to me. A nice clean Android install with none of the Lenovo bloatware on top.
shadders139

This post by steve 252 on a previous thread had me worried



Actually I quite like the idea of pure Android without the crap vendors put on - but probably not for those who don't want to tinker.
The ICS for this tablet from Lenovo is kinda BS. You will need to go third party to get a good ICS experience on this tablet.
I would stay away from this one. Uses old and pretty bad processor/gpu and its not a big seller so will have next to no support from manufacturer or the community so I doubt you will ever see jelly bean and all other android tablet os are laggy and annoying.
I have one and I can say it has been more useless than my HTC One X and Previous mobile phones for various reasons including for browsing the internet due to lack of support from Lenovo and xda developers..... The official software used to freeze for a good 5-10 seconds on webpages before I could use it again. About one developer on xda did help by sorting some of the issues. Going to try and sell mine on ebay soon.
KTF

Its getting ICS as well (if not already): … Its getting ICS as well (if not already): http://www.lenovo.com/news/mp/en/2012/03/thinkPad-K1TabletUpgrade.html



Sadly they have been promising an update to ICS for a long time now, I think the first target date for its release was march this year and it has moved further and further away, they seem to be having problems getting ics to work for some reason, if they do as they did with there K1 10" tablet they will release a clean version of ICS with no extras as most suppliers do, this includes possible upgrades to drivers to improve functionality. I was looking at this tablet a few days ago and did a lot of research as there 10" tab is going for around £100 on e bay. It looks like a really nice tablet and gets some amazing reviews, even from people that don't like tablets. I would go for this at around £150 with no problem but if it cannot get ics it is only worth £75 at most.It looks like the technicians Lenovo hire are not that good at there job and if that is a sign of how the company works I am not sure I would buy something that was not first fully updated and tested and reviewed. That being said if you are into rooting your tablet I am sure there will be a nice ics package for this, the only one I saw had a problem with noticing the sd card, but I am sure there are people out there working on fixing it.
I just purchased a Asus Slider from PC World and soon as I connected it to WiFi it downloaded Android 4.0.3 and I find it much better than the iPad to use the slide out keyboard is brilliant.
flubaluba

Sadly they have been promising an update to ICS for a long time now, I … Sadly they have been promising an update to ICS for a long time now, I think the first target date for its release was march this year and it has moved further and further away, they seem to be having problems getting ics to work for some reason, if they do as they did with there K1 10" tablet they will release a clean version of ICS with no extras as most suppliers do, this includes possible upgrades to drivers to improve functionality. I was looking at this tablet a few days ago and did a lot of research as there 10" tab is going for around £100 on e bay. It looks like a really nice tablet and gets some amazing reviews, even from people that don't like tablets. I would go for this at around £150 with no problem but if it cannot get ics it is only worth £75 at most.It looks like the technicians Lenovo hire are not that good at there job and if that is a sign of how the company works I am not sure I would buy something that was not first fully updated and tested and reviewed. That being said if you are into rooting your tablet I am sure there will be a nice ics package for this, the only one I saw had a problem with noticing the sd card, but I am sure there are people out there working on fixing it.



So is the ICS link on Ebuyer's advert (right at the bottom of the spec) not the ICS for this pad?
it says "* Upgrade to Icecream Sandwich Click Here" and this then downloads a file called K1_ICS_Source_code.tar.gz
Great tablet which i've had for a few months now, its just a shame that Lenovo have been really awful and discontinued it with no support and no more updates. The "official" upgrade to ICS didnt include google play or any google apps, but as others have said, the xda forums have fixed that and I am using ICS from there.

Really well built and is a little heavy and the battery life is really good. If Lenovo had been better i would have bought another, but since they've been pants, never again for me.... which is a shame as the product is good.
flubaluba

Sadly they have been promising an update to ICS for a long time now, I … Sadly they have been promising an update to ICS for a long time now, I think the first target date for its release was march this year and it has moved further and further away, they seem to be having problems getting ics to work for some reason, if they do as they did with there K1 10" tablet they will release a clean version of ICS with no extras as most suppliers do, this includes possible upgrades to drivers to improve functionality. I was looking at this tablet a few days ago and did a lot of research as there 10" tab is going for around £100 on e bay. It looks like a really nice tablet and gets some amazing reviews, even from people that don't like tablets. I would go for this at around £150 with no problem but if it cannot get ics it is only worth £75 at most.It looks like the technicians Lenovo hire are not that good at there job and if that is a sign of how the company works I am not sure I would buy something that was not first fully updated and tested and reviewed. That being said if you are into rooting your tablet I am sure there will be a nice ics package for this, the only one I saw had a problem with noticing the sd card, but I am sure there are people out there working on fixing it.



This is their K1 10" tablet and they have released ICS for it... I call BS on it going for £100 on the Bay. You can ICS it without rooting.
fayraz

I just purchased a Asus Slider from PC World and soon as I connected it … I just purchased a Asus Slider from PC World and soon as I connected it to WiFi it downloaded Android 4.0.3 and I find it much better than the iPad to use the slide out keyboard is brilliant.


how much was it mate?
I paid 150 for it.
Thats one big bezel!
fayraz

I paid 150 for it.



Do you have link please i can't find it.

Thank You
jp5017

Do you have link please i can't find it.Thank You



I got it instore, it was under the clearane section.
Do not buy this tablet
Looks great on paper but implementation is terrible. I've had nothing but woes with it. In fact only gotten about 4 hours use of it before the touch screen started acting up.. lenovo tried everything but couldn't fix it so my money went down the drain.

Horrible horrible piece of hardware
Why dont you return it and/or get it fixed under warranty then?
could this run Ubuntu ? Like the tosh ac100?
KTF

Why dont you return it and/or get it fixed under warranty then?



Like i said, they keep trying to fix it and send it back but it's an intermittent problem. Plus they have stopped supporting this product as it is hard to get spares, etc as they no longer sell this
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