Lenovo's first family of tablets: the IdeaPad Tablet K1 for consumers, the ThinkPad Tablet for business customers, and the IdeaPad Tablet P1 for home and office use launched today.
The new Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 and ThinkPad Tablets are the Company's first mobile internet devices featuring the Android 3.1 platform, and the IdeaPad Tablet K1 is the industry's first Android-powered tablet certified to deliver Netflix video streaming. The Android-powered Lenovo tablets also provide access to more than 250,000 apps in Android Market as well as apps tested for the Lenovo device in the Lenovo App Shop.
The IdeaPad Tablet K1 has a 10.4 inch screen, 32 GB of hard drive storage and weights less than 1.7 pounds. The tablet is powered by Nvidia's Tegra 2 processor with 1.0 Ghz. It has both Bluebooth and WiFi wireless support, a MicroDS card reader, a mini-HDMI connection, a 5 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front camera. It's the first Android 3.1 tablet with a Netflix streaming video app and the IdeaPad Tablet K1 also has a number of free games and apps pre-installed including Vendetta Online and others.
The IdeaPad K1 specs include a Tegra 2 processor and an Android 3.1 operating system. However the tablet comes both in 16 GB models ($479) and 32 GB models ($589 with digitizer pen). It also has features such as a full USB port, a full SD card reader and more. A version of the ThinkPad Tablet with 3G access will be released later this fall.
IdeaPad Tablet K1 is also preloaded with more than 40 apps from partners like Netflix, Amazon, Adobe, Electronic Arts, Rovio, Zinio, Dataviz, and others (over $50 in value), including favorites like Need for Speed Shift, Angry Birds, Kindle reading app and Documents to Go.
Also coming later this fall from Lenovo is the IdeaPad Tablet P1 with Microsoft Windows 7 features a 1.5GHz Intel* processor so users can be more productive with Office documents, or get creative with photos while on the move.
The IdeaPad Tablet P1 boasts a multitouch touchscreen display and optional stylus pen for added flexibility, easy access to Web content thanks to full Adobe Flash Player support and HD playback, and Microsoft Security Essentials for an extra layer of security. At just 14.5mm thin and weighing less than 2lbs, the IdeaPad Tablet P1 with Windows 7 offers portability, power and versatility for the office, in the home and on-the-go.
The 32GB model IdeaPad Tablet K1 is priced at $499, and can be ordered in the U.S. starting July 20, 2011.
The product will be generally available in the U.S. in August 2011 and generally available worldwide during the third quarter 2011.
The 16GB ThinkPad Tablet is priced at $479 without the digitizer pen, and at $509 including the digitizer pen, for Wi-Fi models. The 32GB ThinkPad Tablet (Wi-Fi model) with digitizer pen is $589.
The IdeaPad Tablet P1 will be available in the fourth quarter 2011.
Here's the full press release:
[Source: Lenovo Press]