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Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Tablet Review

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

February 17, 2012
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Device & Specs

Device & Specs

While both have similar software platforms, the devices of the Xyboard and the Lenovo IdeaPad K1 are extremely different. While the Lenovo IdeaPad K1 is thick, heavy, and fairly standard in its features, the Xyboard has things like the latest bluetooth connectivity, an IR blaster, and an extremely thin and ergonomic profile that most tablets can only dream about.

Screen

Though both screens have the same size and resolution, the Xyboard lags a tiny bit in color gamut score, but it absolutely destroys the Lenovo IdeaPad K1 in contrast performance and peak brightness.

Battery

Though neither tablet's battery performance is what we'd term "good," the Lenovo IdeaPad K1 lasts a bit longer than the Xyboard on average, though the difference could be solved with turning the Xyboard's screen brightness down (which would still be brighter than the Lenovo IdeaPad K1).

eReader

Here too, the Xyboard is the better option, as you are far less likely to suffer fatigue or have difficulty holding the unit itself.

Internet

With loads of productivity software, extra applications (not merely "crapware"), and better support for multiple services, the Xyboard edges out the Lenovo IdeaPad K1, but mainly because we've never really seen anything quite as wel-equipped as the Xyboard yet. It's possible that Lenovo might upgrade its software, but it would still be unable to do many of the things that the Xyboard does.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Music & Audio
  7. Movies & Video
  8. Email & Web Browsing
  9. Internet Apps
  10. Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet Comparison
  11. Apple iPad 2 Wi-fi & 3G / AT&T / 16 GB Comparison
  12. Motorola Xyboard Comparison
  13. Conclusion
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