Lenovo has officially taken then wraps off of its upcoming line of Android Honeycomb and Windows 7 tablets. The IdeaPad Tablet K1, the ThinkPad Tablet, and the IdeaPad Tablet P1 are all packed to the gills with high-end specs and should a nice alternative to some tablets out there today.
As far as the Honeycomb tablets (IdeaPad K1 and ThinkPad tablet) are concerned, both will be certified for Netflix out of the gate and come with the application pre-installed. This is definitely good news, especially when the official count for supported devices is only 23 or so (out of 400 different Android devices in the world).
IdeaPad K1: This Honeycomb tablet brings a nice spec list to the table and is aimed at the average consumer. The IdeaPad K1 will ship with NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 1280 x 800 resolution on the 10.1 inch display, mini HDMI out for 1080p video playback, two megapixel front-facing camera, five megapixel rear-facing camera, WiFi, Bluetooth and more.
There will be a handful (more than 40) of pre-installed applications and games for the tablet, and users have access to the Android Market as well as Lenovo’s own App Shop.
Weighing in at 1.63lbs, the IdeaPad K1 is a bit hefty and we’re wondering just how many people will overlook the chunkiness.
The 32GB model IdeaPad Tablet K1 is priced at $499, and can be ordered in the U.S. starting July 20, 2011
ThinkPad Tablet: This Android Honeycomb tablet is aimed for Business users and offers up an optional digitizer pen, full USB port, full SD card slot, and mini HDMI port.
Also shipping with a 10.1 inch 1280×800 IPS display, the ThinkPad Tablet should impress business users who need their data safe and sound. The ThinkPad offers up layered data security, and the option to remotely wipe the device if it’s ever lost.
This tablet is even heftier than it’s consumer-friendly counterpart, weighing in a 1.65lbs.
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. A 3G version of the device will be made available at a later date, but if you’re only looking for the Wi-Fi models, you can order one starting August 2nd.
IdeaPad P1: This Windows 7 tablet packs a serious punch with a 1.5GHz Intel processor, and also has an optional digitizer pen. Weighing in at less than 2 lbs and 14.5mm thick, the IdeaPad isn’t light as a feather but is sure to provide quite a bit of productivity options. Hopefully we’ll see this tablet get bumped to Windows 8 when it becomes available.
The IdeaPad Tablet P1 will be available in the fourth quarter 2011.
We’ll be sure to keep you up to date with more information on these tablets when more light is shed.
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