Lenovo took the wraps off three new Android tablets today.
Lenovo today announced its 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. 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 IdeaPad Tablet K1 is the first Honeycomb tablet that ofer HDMI output and Digital Rights Management (DRM) built-in. Netflix members can instantly watch movies and TV shows streaming from Netflix directly to a big screen TV.
Other features of the IdeaPad K1 include Android 3.1, NVIDA TEgra T20 1Ghz, 10 hour battery life, 1GBR RAM, up to 64GB SSD and 10-inch screen.
The 32GB model IdeaPad Tablet K1 is priced at $499, and can be ordered in the U.S. starting today.
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. There is also an optional keyboard portfolio carrying case available for $99. At a later date, shortly after launch, ThinkPad Tablets with 3G will become available. ThinkPad Tablet can be ordered in the U.S. starting August 2.
Lenovo has unveiled here a very nice Android tablet line-up that should give them some traction. Still, I do not see an iPad killer here. Just yet another Android tablet. The only thing that stands out it is the Netflix streaming.
Via the Lenovo Tablet page.