The Lenovo IdeaPad K1 is a good mix between flexibility and power; it has a dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and a huge 10.1 display. It also comes pre-installed with various apps, which are essentially improved version of the stock Google apps. It has fairly acceptable price tag and cheaper than the iPad 2, while offering features not available in Apple’s tablet; such as USB port and microSD card slot. The Nvidia Tegra 2 processor gives you more than enough raw power and the 32GB internal storage is adequate for average users. Lenovo took an aggressive approach with apps, for example you’d appreciate the availability of the paid version of Document to Go that’s fully optimized for the large display. However, some users reported inconsistent performance and the display is a bit dimmer compared to other tablets. Many apps are confusingly named and you need to try them to see what they’re for.
Sometimes you feel that the Lenovo IdeaPad K1 locks you out a bit too fast. The lock icon sometimes refuses to budge and you find it more difficult to turn the screen on when the tablet sleeps. Additionally the tablet is a little bigger and heavier than the competition. Just like any Android tablet, it s cheaper than Apple’s offering, but the Lenovo IdeaPad K1 has the same price with the Asus Transformer, so you may need to check it out as well.
To sum up, the Lenovo IdeaPad K1 is a tablet that comes with a few bright ideas, which offers you a solid computing platform without the hassle – from picking it up, you can go straight to email client app or open a webpage in seconds. It’s a good tablet, although it has little issues with improper web page scrolling and a somewhat unreliable power on mechanism.