Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Android tablet officially launches.
Lenovo’s IdeaPad K1 Android tablet has now officially launched. The device features most of the same specs as other Honeycomb tablets. You have your 10.1″ 1280×800 display, 1Ghz dual-core Tegra 2 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB through 64GB storage options. The one defining factor for the IdeaPad right now is that is it the only official Android tablet to support NetFlix. The IdeaPad K1 contains a hardware based DRM that makes NetFlix possible. Offline playback was initially a rumored option, but it seems to not be available as of now.
The device measures 10.4″ x 7.4″ x 0.5″ and weighs about 1.65 pounds. The battery life on this tablet should run you just about 10 hours. There is an SD Card slot, and a mini-HDMI. The 16GB model sells for $449, the 32GB for $499, and the 64GB for $599. The device will have stock Honeycomb, but with come custom apps. They are also said to include over 50 apps (bloatware) on the device. Lenovo is stating that most users will be happy with the apps included. A keyboard dock will also be available for this device.
The device is said to be available around July 28th in the USA. Display models have popped up already at some stores. Right now having NetFlix is kinda big for the IdeaPad K1, but we don’t know how long this exclusive will last. The device is similar sized to the Motorola XOOM, ASUS Transformer, Toshiba Thrive, and Acer Iconia Tab A500. Look and feel may be another deciding factor for potential buyers, so if you were about to purchase a Honeycomb tablet you might want to wait just a week more so you can test out the Lenovo IdeaPad K1.