Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 vs Thinkpad Tablet
Lenovo, which is the third largest PC maker in the world had been lying low for quite some time but has come back with a bang announcing two latest Android based tablets, sensing opportunities in this segment. The two tablets are named IdeaPad and Thinkpad, and both being Android devices, comparisons between them are inevitable. These tablets are loaded with features and this article attempts to find out differences between IdeaPad and Thinkpad to enable new buyers to select one that is more suited to their requirements.
IdeaPad Tablet K1
Lenovo is known more for its business notebooks and laptops, and the fact reflected in the way Lenovo showed almost reluctance to jump on to the bandwagon of tablets. Finally, it decides to join the tablet market with its IdeaPad Tablet K1 that is consumer friendly, and not just looks after the needs of corporate customers.
IdeaPad measures 264x188x13 mm and weighs 771 g. These are not specs for the company to boast of, and one has to use the tablet to become aware of its capabilities. The tablet has a 10.1 inch touch screen that produces a resolution of 1280×800 pixels, and looks like a photo frame really. IdeaPad runs on Android 3.1 Honeycomb, an operating system made especially for tablets by Google, has a powerful 1 GHz dual core processor (NVIDIA Tegra) and packs 1 GB RAM. IdeaPad is a dual camera device with a 5 MP camera at the rear and 2 MP camera at the front to make video calls.
IdeaPad is Wi-Fi802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth v2.1+EDR, HDMI, and allows for micro SD cards for memory expansion. IdeaPad comes preloaded with more than 40 apps with games like Need for Speed and Angry Birds. Lenovo’s legendary UI called SocialTouch makes the performance of this tablet smooth and user friendly. It allows quick access to social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook. It also has a unique feature of free 2 GB of cloud storage.
Thinkpad is another masterpiece from Lenovo as it gives many applications right off the box such as Documents to Go, Printer Share, Accu Weather, Citrix Receiver, and many more which one needs to download when he buys any other tablet from the market. Thinkpad has a huge 10.1 inch touch screen that uses Gorilla Glass technology and runs on Android 3.1, which the company has promised to upgrade to 3.2 soon. It has a powerful 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra dual core processor. The tablet weighs just 1.65 pounds which is light in comparison with many other tablets in the market. Thinkpad is available in two versions with 16 and 32 GB onboard memory.
One unique feature of Thinkpad is that it has a DRM module that allows one to stream the content through the internet, download and store locally on either onboard storage or on the flash memory that has been provided. One gets 1 year warranty with the tablet that can be extended to 3 years. It comes along with 2 GB free cloud storage.