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Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Review

The IdeaPad K1 offers middle of the road performance at a price to match.

February 17, 2012
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Science Introduction

The Lenovo IdeaPad K1 is a choice tablet for those who aren't technophiles. Weighing in at over one-and-a-half pounds, this Lenovo isn't very mobile, but it serves its purpose.

Screen Performance

Nothing really sets the IdeaPad's screen apart from those of its competitors

As previously mentioned, the Lenovo IdeaPad K1 has a resolution of 1280 x 800, displayed on a screen that's 5.325 x 8.625 inches, giving it a DPI (dots per inch) of 150. This is about par for the course for tablets of this size, and really, there isn't a huge variance among the bigger contenders.

Like most tablets, the Lenovo IdeaPad K1 doesn't fare so well when compared to the rec. 709 standard. By looking at the chart, you'll notice that it undersaturates and shifts reds and greens a bit, severely shifts the blues closer to a cyan color, as well as the white point being a little messed up. Comparatively speaking, the color isn't horrible, but it's not that great, either.

While we're used to LCD-screened tablets reflecting a ton of light, not many are as bad as the IdeaPad. Reflecting 26% of all light shone on the screen, the IdeaPad's reflection pattern is bold and annoying. We'd advise against taking this outside.

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Battery Life

Acceptable, but not extraordinary

The eReader battery life of the IdeaPad is a little less than inspiring, clocking in at 6 hours and 45 minutes. The IdeaPad has an average battery life in this regard, but not enough to compete with the heavyweight tablets of the prior generation.

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