Lenovo IdeaPad K1 and ThinkPad Honeycomb and IdeaPad P1 Windows 7 Tablets to release in August; Specs, Price and Pre-order Date
Finally all are here removing wrap off from those rumored and leaked tablets by Lenovo, yes those ThinkPad and IdeaPad K1 as well as an IdeaPad P1. The K1 and ThinkPad Tablets each run on Android 3.1 Honeycomb while the IdeaPad P1 runs on Windows 7. It would be great to see the P1 with Windows 8 on board, anyway who knows if Lenovo prepares another beast with Windows 8.
Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1
When it comes to the specs of IdeaPad Tablet K1, the tablet has curved corners and is powered by NVIDIA’s dual-core Tegra 2 processor and features NVIDIA’s dual-core Tegra 2 processor. For connectivity the tablet has WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth, optional WCDMA/EVDO and a Micro HDMI port, along with microSD slot. There are also audio out and an integrated microphone and twin 0.5W speakers on the rear side.
The tablet has 5MP rear and 2MP front-facing camera on board and the power comes from a battery which Lenovo reckons is good for up to 10hrs runtime. The tablet has 13.3mm thick and coming with external keyboard dock, the KD101, with independent charging and various hotkeys.
According to Lenovo, it will make sure applications as approved by the company’s software engineers and will introduce Lenovo App Shop for curated Android Market experience. Company will start the pre-order for the IdeaPad Tablet K1 on July 20 with a starting price of $399 with 16GB of storage and will release in August in US and globally in Q3 2011.
Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet
While the IdeaPad K1 is a consumer tablet, the ThinkPad Tablet is business oriented tablet with unique design. The tablet is powered by the same NVIDIA’s dual-core Tegra 2 processor and features those same display, RAM, dual cameras and port options along with offering optional 3G. However the tablet will also offer a an optional digitizer pen, which can be used to annotate documents, make handwritten notes and sketch pictures.
Moreover, the tablet boasts enterprise-friendly features such as Cisco VPN and encrypted SD card support, along with the potential to make custom OS images. Lenovo ThinkPad Honeycomb tablet will also employ Tablet Dock, with micro USB, HDMI, stereo out, microphone input and a USB 2.0 port, together with the ThinkPad Keyboard Folio that covers the QWERTY keyboard. The battery life will last 8.7hrs for the WiFi-only model. The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet is also coming pre-loaded with App Shop.
Pre-order for the ThinkPad tablet will begin on July 20th with price tag of $499 for the 16GB model and $529 for the 16GB model with the digitizer pen. This one also expected to be released in August. Keyboard case will set you back an extra $99 will be available at the same time and 3G variant will go on sale shortly after the launch of WiFi version.
Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet P1
The final one is the Lenovo IdeaPad P1 that runs on Windows 7 OS and powered by Intel’s ARM based chipset. The tablet sports 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 display with support for an optional capacitive stylus, up to 2GB of RAM and either 32GB or 64GB of SSD storage. There are WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth, along with optional 3G for connectivity.
The tablet lacks a rear camera while there is 2MP front-facing camera. Ports include a USB 2.0 port, microSD card slot, docking port, microphone and headphone port. Lenovo claims battery life up to 6hrs and also feature a single 1.5W speaker. Lenovo is yet to announce the price and expected to go on sale in the Q3 2011.