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Lenovo IdeaPad K1 review

6.8/10 AVG.

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The Lenovo IdeaPad K1 currently has an Informr score of 6.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 12 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
1 GHz
Screen Size
5+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...


The K1 provides excellent build quality and great performance in a single package. Lenovo's customisation is far better than those of rival Android tablets. Packed with 32 GB of internal storage, it also covers all the connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and HDMI.On the flipside thou...

- Chandrakant 'CK' Isi, TechTree
Digital Trends

The K1 is a bit too heavy and large for its own good, and Lenovo's Android modifications are a mixed bag, but there is nothing particularly offensive about the design, specs, or operation of the device.

- Jeffrey Van Camp, Digital Trends

There’s nothing much else to complain about with the K1, but not much to get too fired-up about, either. In a rapidly expanding world of Android tablets, each one seems just about as good as the next. The K1 is a tough and pretty handsome entrant, though, and if you’re trying to extricat...

- Christopher Null, Wired

Though Lenovo's IdeaPad Tablet K1 isn't exactly a stand-out product, versus what we've seen from the competition, it does provide a few key optimizations that deliver tangible value to the consumer. Lenovo's subtle UI tweaks and enhancements definitely improve upon the Honeycomb experience. Furthe...

- Dave Altavilla, HotHardware

For you to ultimately choose the Lenovo IdeaPad K1, it will be because you desire the storage capacity at the lower price, you don’t mind not having a USB port or difficult access to the microSD card slot, and you like the custom interface features.

- Rue Liu, SlashGear

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Screen Size

The Lenovo IdeaPad K1's screen size is 10.1 inches with x pixels resolution.

1 GHz

There is a NVIDIA Tegra T20 1 GHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.
16/32/64 GB

Internal memory is 16/32/64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3250 mAh battery. Lenovo's performance ratings are 8 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

IdeaPad K1 Specs

Release date July 21, 2011
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor NVIDIA Tegra T20 1 GHz
Internal Storage 16/32/64 GB
RAM 1000 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery, Stylus
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 3250 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 2 hours
Video Playback Time Up to: 7 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 8 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Red & Silver, White & Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 18.8 x 26.4 x 1.3 cm (7.4 x 10.4 x 0.5 in)
Weight 771 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 10.1 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive Touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.0
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
Main Camera
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes (LED)
Additional Main Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
1+ megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert No
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types BMP, DOC, DOCX, GIF, JPG, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Downloadable, Pre-installed
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments Other Preloaded Apps: Kongregate Arcade, Warships, Talking Tom Cat, mSpot Movies, Netflix, ArcSoft Video Player, ArcSoft PhotoStudio Paint, ArcSoft Movie Story, ArcSoft Media Gallery, ArcSoft Music Center, ArcSoft Photo Workshop, Kindle for Android, ArcSoft eBook Reader, Zinio, SocialTouch, eBuddy Messenger, ooVoo, PokeTALK, PrinterShare, Connectify, Norton Mobile Security, AccuWeather for Honeycomb, ArcSoft PowerMobia ArcSync
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