The Lenovo IdeaPad K1 just became the most value for money Android tablet in the market with the recent price cut, which now puts it at just Rs.22,800. If you’re thinking that this is just the base model then you couldn’t be more wrong. For this price, you get the fully spec’d out model which comes with 3G and 32GB of internal storage. The tablet is currently retailing on Flipkart so grab one now before they're all gone. It seems like Lenovo wants to get rid of their inventory, possibly to make way for newer tablets. We don’t think the IdeaPad K1 really flew off the shelves from the time it launched back in October, which is a real shame since we really liked the tablet when we reviewed it. At present, the K1 will come with Android 3.1 Honeycomb, however, Lenovo has said that they do plan on releasing ICS via an OTA update sometime in the future. Don’t stress about that too much though as a quick Google search will tell you that there are a bunch of custom ICS ROMs for the K1 already like this CM9 port. For this price, it’s really hard to complain though as you’re getting a 3G-ready 10.1-inch dual-core tablet for the price of a Wi-Fi only iPad 2. This is a good Rs.10,000 drop since it launched for Rs.33, 990.

At an all-time low!

At an all-time low!

Weighing just 0.74kg, the IdeaPad Tablet K1 features an attractive high definition (HD) display, dual cameras and integrated Bluetooth and 802.11 Wi-Fi connectivity. The IdeaPad Tablet K1 also incorporates a unique ‘Home’ button and Lenovo ‘Launch Zone’ application to help users easily access their most frequent functions like email, music and web browsing. The Android-powered Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 is preloaded with more than 30 apps from partners like Amazon, Adobe, Electronic Arts, Rovio, Zinio, DataViz, and others, including favourites like Angry Birds and the full-version of Documents to Go. You can browse all websites and watch online videos with ease thanks to Flash 10.3. You can also access an entire network of friends and social sites all in one place, with Lenovo’s exclusive SocialTouch app, which effectively creates a one-stop social connection. The Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 also comes with a 2-megapixel front-facing and a 5-megapixel rear-facing webcam. Movies look great on the HD (1280×800) resolution screen. The mini HDMI connection provides full 1080p HD viewing when connected to an HDTV or monitor, resulting in a powerful visual experience. Users can sync, store and share files, music and photos with 2GB of free cloud storage, and have ess reliance on their hard drive.

Here are some of the specifications of the tablet:

  • Android 3.1 Honeycomb running on a 1GHz Tegra T20 processor
  • 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen with a 800 x 1280 pixel resolution
  • 3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi
  • GPS with a-GPS Support
  • Bluetooth and USB 2.0
  • 5MP rear camera and 2MP front camera
  • 32GB internal storage, Memory expandable via microSD card reader
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack

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