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Lenovo32GB 10.1" IdeaPad Tablet K1
 
4.3

(based on 64 reviews)

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    (32)

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    (24)

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    (3)

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    (4)

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    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • App availablity (43)
  • Screen (42)
  • Wifi (39)
  • Easy to customize (35)
  • Operating system (35)

Cons

  • Speaker quality (18)
  • Battery life (8)
  • Charging time (7)
  • Screen (6)
  • Button configuration (4)

Best Uses

  • Web browsing (46)
  • Email (40)
  • Entertainment (38)
  • Gaming (29)
  • Social networking (26)
    • Tablet Size:
    • Just right (51), Large (4)
    • Tablet Construction:
    • Feels sturdy (46)
    • Usability:
    • Simple enough (46), Simple controls (18)
    • Media:
    • Easy to download media (36), Easy to use media player (33), Gaming (20), Fast streaming media (15), Good speaker sound (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (28), Business professional (27), Parent (19), Social networker (7), Student (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Outperforms my expectations

I was initially disappointed in the Lenovo K1, until I did the upgrade in the system. That enhanced the performance and also added several new apps.

The Lenovo K1 comes fully...Read complete review

I was initially disappointed in the Lenovo K1, until I did the upgrade in the system. That enhanced the performance and also added several new apps.

The Lenovo K1 comes fully loaded with apps, including Netflix, and Documents to Go. Lots of games and most of the essential Android software. Performs right out of the box!

I've been impressed with the speed and smooth performance. I'm an Android fan,so the settings and menu are identical to my Android smartphone. Camera and Camcorder take high quality pictures and video and the webcam transfers a high quality picture.

32GB internal memory is an ample amount for apps and I would opt for a 16GB SD if you are going to use it for music and photos. The 10.1 inch size is ideal so that the keyboard isn't cramped and web pages can be read with straining the eyes.

The back of the tablet has a nice curved grippy surface so it feels secure in the hands.

I would definitely buy THIS tablet over other brands based on my research and hand-on experience.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good and bad ...

Good performance for the price when on sale. Nice build quality; get the black, NOT the white; white back is slippery and scratches easily. Compared to iPad and Toshibsa Thrive, its ability...Read complete review

Good performance for the price when on sale. Nice build quality; get the black, NOT the white; white back is slippery and scratches easily. Compared to iPad and Toshibsa Thrive, its ability to pick up wireless signal is not as good. Battery life is about 5-6 hrs., not as good as iPad and the rechargeable time is about 4 hrs. Nvidia dual processor is pretty speedy as Android tablets go. I haven't had any software glitches. Overall design and exceution is pretty good. You cannot recharge the unit using USB cord; you have to use the charging cord, which uses the same port. My biggest gripe is poorly designed micro SD port. The door is extremely difficult to open (need to use the supplied door opener and the card has difficult time staying locked in the position). I've had problems with both of my unit's micro SD port.
Sound quality is dismal; all Androis sytems so far are bad compared to iPads. It has front and rear facing cameras with LED flash. No USB port but it has mini HDMI port and mini audio jack. Overall, it does merit consideration, considering it's price, although it is not without faults.

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2.0

Nice, but with huge flaw

By BozemanMark

from Bozeman, MT

About Me Engr software developer, Tech Savvy

Pros

  • App Availablity
  • Web Browsing
  • WiFi

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Email
    • Web Browsing

    Comments about Lenovo 32GB 10.1" IdeaPad Tablet K1:

    The IdeaPad K1 is a reasonable Android tablet, but with a huge flaw - USB support. You cannot connect a USB device (camera to download pictures, flash drive) to the tablet without a USB Host adapter. That adapter is not included, and according to Lenovo, is not available. If you need to connect USB devices, don't bother with this tablet.

    Also, for an Android newbie. Setting up and using the tablet can be daunting. Documentation is poor, and figuring out how to do the initial setup and which of the numerous included apps are worth keeping can be time consuming.

    • Tablet Size:
    • Just Right
    • Tablet Construction:
    • Feels Sturdy
    • Usability:
    • Complicated
    • Media:
    • Games, No native support for WMA

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    5.0

    First and Fantastic

    By Train Guy

    from Macclenny, FL

    About Me Retired business teacher

    Pros

    • App Availablity
    • Battery Life
    • Easy To Customize
    • Operating System
    • Screen
    • Web Browsing
    • WiFi

    Cons

    • Charging time

    Best Uses

    • Camera
    • Email
    • Web Browsing

    Comments about Lenovo 32GB 10.1" IdeaPad Tablet K1:

    This is my first tablet and it does everything I had expected and what Lenovo, print, and video reviews says it does. Bought this from B&H for [$] with a $20 discount with the Buy-Me-Later billing plan (net cost was [$])-- which means that for a 10.1" tablet running Android 3.1 with 32 GB of storage, I could not pass it up. There is an orientation lock button which is handy since I prefer to use the tablet in landscape mode. The volume is a little low, but since I have always used headphones with my notebook and netbook, this is not an issue. One video review said that uninstalling some ArcSoft apps would speed the performance, but I really have not noticed a speed deficiency. The tablet is very fast to start up and shut down. Updates are a breeze and the Lenovo App Shop has all the basic apps that are verified to be malware free.

    • Tablet Size:
    • Just Right
    • Tablet Construction:
    • Feels Sturdy, Great viewing angles, Little heavy
    • Usability:
    • Intuitive, Simple Enough
    • Media:
    • Easy To Use Media Player, External Media Controls

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    1.0

    Please don't waste your money.

    By AprilC

    from Dallas, TX

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Pros

    • Battery Life
    • Easy To Customize
    • Operating System
    • Screen

    Cons

    • Dies after a few weeks

    Best Uses

    • Games

    Comments about Lenovo 32GB 10.1" IdeaPad Tablet K1:

    The title says it all. I do not normally write reviews but I think it's important to review something when it's this expensive and horribly unreliable. My mom and I each bought one of these tablets. She bought one for my dad, I bought one for my husband. We were really excited, they seemed to work really well and the picture was gorgeous. A few days ago, her tablet kept freezing up. Mine was fine, so I thought she just got a dud. Eventually her tablet would not turn on at all anymore. She called Lenovo and they simply said to return it, it's defective. Tonight, my tablet froze and then shut itself off and will not turn back on. I couldn't believe it!!! TWO tablets and BOTH die??? Unbelievable. I'm so upset. Please don't waste your money.

    • Tablet Size:
    • Just Right
    • Tablet Construction:
    • Feels Sturdy
    • Usability:
    • Simple Enough

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    4.0

    Good tablet

    By JJlim

    from Singapore

    About Me Business Professional, Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Screen
    • Web Browsing
    • WiFi

    Cons

    • Screen

    Best Uses

    • Entertainment
    • Social Networking
    • Web Browsing

    Comments about Lenovo 32GB 10.1" IdeaPad Tablet K1:

    Purchased this tablet for basic function of surfing the web before going to bed. Light and easy to bring around anywhere I go as well.

    • Tablet Size:
    • Just Right
    • Tablet Construction:
    • Feels Sturdy
    • Usability:
    • Simple Enough

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    5.0

    An easy to use tablet

    By Raj

    from Secaucus, NJ

    About Me Parent, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • App Availablity
    • Easy To Customize
    • Operating System
    • Screen
    • Web Browsing
    • WiFi

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Camera
      • Email
      • Entertainment
      • Games
      • Out-of-office Productivity
      • Social Networking
      • Web Browsing

      Comments about Lenovo 32GB 10.1" IdeaPad Tablet K1:

      This is my first tablet. It has most of the apps preloaded. It connected with my wireless network very easily. The voice command to search on internet works very well. A separate keyboard may help in typing but I am avoiding it for now. If I need to type so much, I rather use a laptop. This product is good to use while relaxing on a sofa or bed and browse the internet or play some games. Others may find better use for their specific need. The camera is good, too.

      • Tablet Size:
      • Just Right
      • Tablet Construction:
      • Feels Sturdy
      • Usability:
      • Simple Enough
      • Media:
      • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player, Fast Streaming Media, Games, Good Speaker Sound

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      4.0

      Love it!

      By Dana

      from Arkansas

      About Me Parent, Social Networker, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Customize
      • Screen

      Cons

      • Charging time

      Best Uses

      • Email
      • Entertainment
      • Games
      • Social Networking
      • Web Browsing

      Comments about Lenovo 32GB 10.1" IdeaPad Tablet K1:

      Use it daily for multiple purposes. Has some delay in bringing apps back up after getting out of an app but otherwise great! The camera is terrible but that's not what I use it for anyway.

      • Tablet Size:
      • Just Right
      • Tablet Construction:
      • Feels Sturdy
      • Usability:
      • Intuitive, Simple Enough
      • Media:
      • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player, Fast Streaming Media, Games

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      4.0

      I like this product very much

      By Lyann the kidz

      from Kingman, az

      About Me Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • App Availablity
      • Easy To Customize
      • Web Browsing

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Camera
        • Email
        • Entertainment
        • Web Browsing

        Comments about Lenovo 32GB 10.1" IdeaPad Tablet K1:

        I use the ideatablet for movies, camera, & searching the web. It is excellent for all those things I was looking for in a tablet

        • Tablet Size:
        • Just Right
        • Tablet Construction:
        • Feels Sturdy
        • Usability:
        • Simple Enough
        • Media:
        • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player, Good Speaker Sound

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        4.0

        nice functional tablet

        By Tito

        from Grand Rapids, MI

        About Me Business Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • App Availablity
        • Battery Life
        • Easy To Customize
        • Screen
        • Web Browsing
        • WiFi

        Cons

        • Speaker Quality

        Best Uses

        • Email
        • Out-of-office Productivity
        • Web Browsing

        Comments about Lenovo 32GB 10.1" IdeaPad Tablet K1:

        Have used it for about a month now for about 70% business and 30% personal use. It is great that it came with an app to edit common business documents and once loaded with the free AutoCAD ws and a note taking app it has really reduced the amount of paperwork I carry in my job as an engineer. For personal use, it does well with everything i have tried thus far (games, email, internet....). Was a little slow before the os upgrade. Battery life has been excellent for my usage patterns, but I am not doing a lot of sound and video.

        We have an ipad 2 in the house as well and it does have a little more "zip" to it when switching apps or screen orientation, but the extra sd card storage and the HDMI out were big pluses to my usage and the price difference pushed me over the edge. Graphics are comparable, but we haven't really pushed either with movies or high end games.

        • Tablet Size:
        • Just Right
        • Tablet Construction:
        • Feels Sturdy
        • Usability:
        • Intuitive
        • Media:
        • Easy To Use Media Player

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        5.0

        Great Product; Fast shipping

        By Mike

        from El paso, tx

        About Me Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Customize

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Lenovo 32GB 10.1" IdeaPad Tablet K1:

            I got my tablet a day before it was expected to come by ups. The packing was good where bh photo made sure it was secure. The tablet itself seem good and similar to the apple ipad.

            • Tablet Size:
            • Just Right

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            5.0

            It delivers

            By Carlos from Chile

            from Santiago, Chile

            About Me Business Professional, Lawyer, Social Networker, Student, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • App Availablity
            • Battery Life
            • Easy To Customize
            • Operating System
            • WiFi

            Cons

            • Charging time
            • No 3G some versions

            Best Uses

            • Camera
            • Email
            • Entertainment
            • Games
            • Out-of-office Productivity
            • Web Browsing

            Comments about Lenovo 32GB 10.1" IdeaPad Tablet K1:

            I bought this originally to work on my thesis (read and mark documments for editing later), and to browse the internet.
            I ended up using also to watch tv series, and reading ebooks.

            For the price is a great device, it's fast, the data transfer with the included cable is easy and quick, and it comes with a few really good software.

            I had some issues initially with the update from 3.1 to 3.2.1, and lost some programs along (I lost the file manager, that is most useful). I fixed it with a factory reset (It didn't go back to 3.1 though, but it restored all my software).
            The update had a few bugs, including google sky map not working on auto mode.

            yesterday I had a "critical fix update" warning from lenovo, and went with it. This fixed most of the issues (including sky map). Today something similar happened, but I'm still trying to figure out what it fixed :S

            Documents to go APP full and free is a great add-on, the e-reader is very good. Some of the apps don't work for me (like slacker radio), but it's because I'm not in the US (and they do not work in latin america).

            Bottom line, is a very good android tablet, good for leisure and working alike.

            • Tablet Size:
            • Just Right
            • Tablet Construction:
            • Cheap feeling back cover
            • Usability:
            • Simple Enough
            • Media:
            • Easy To Use Media Player

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            4.0

            Great produt for the price.

            By Eli

            from New Jersey

            About Me Business Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Operating System
            • Screen
            • Web Browsing
            • WiFi

            Cons

            • Battery Life
            • Difficult To Customize
            • Speaker Quality

            Best Uses

            • Email
            • Entertainment
            • Social Networking
            • Web Browsing

            Comments about Lenovo 32GB 10.1" IdeaPad Tablet K1:

            Purchased the Lenovo Ideapad K1 tablet from B&H photo. Received the product shortly (< 1 week) after I purchased it on the B&H photo website. Great investment for the price ([$]) with free shipping. The Ideapad itself so far has met all expectations.

            • Tablet Construction:
            • Feels Sturdy
            • Usability:
            • Simple Enough

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            3.0

            Great Value

            By hrdwirk1

            from indianapolis

            About Me Business Professional, Parent, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Battery Life
            • Flash for camera
            • Performance
            • Price
            • Usb capability
            • WiFi

            Cons

            • After market support
            • Camera
            • Screen

            Best Uses

            • Email
            • Entertainment
            • Social Networking
            • Web Browsing

            Comments about Lenovo 32GB 10.1" IdeaPad Tablet K1:

            I like the tablet. It has all the same features as the more costly ones. Decided on this based on price, size, usb capable and it has a flash. The downsides are the colors or screen isnt as vibrant as i would hope, the camera stinks...or at least the color does...and there is little to no aftermarket support so you cant really play with it. I saw a ton of these on sale during the holidays so hopefully it will open up the flood gates for tinkering. They say its on the heavy side but to me it makes it feel like its more solid

            • Tablet Size:
            • Just Right
            • Tablet Construction:
            • Feels Sturdy
            • Usability:
            • Simple Enough
            • Media:
            • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player

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            3.0

            Great buy for my kid.

            By BC

            from St. Cloud, Florida

            About Me Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • App Availablity

            Cons

            • Speaker Quality

            Best Uses

            • Entertainment
            • Games

            Comments about Lenovo 32GB 10.1" IdeaPad Tablet K1:

            -Bought this tablet for my child to use, he is 10, so I could get my laptop back. It is mainly used to stream netflix and play andriod games.
            -Larger size, for the price...great deal.
            -Mini SDcard is hard to get to, speakers have low volume.

            • Tablet Construction:
            • Feels Sturdy
            • Usability:
            • Simple Enough
            • Media:
            • Easy To Use Media Player

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            4.0

            Good product - good price

            By CIODeb

            from Libertyville, IL

            About Me Business Professional, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • App Availablity
            • Easy To Customize
            • Operating System
            • Screen
            • Web Browsing
            • WiFi

            Cons

            • Charging time

            Best Uses

            • Email
            • Out-of-office Productivity
            • Web Browsing

            Comments about Lenovo 32GB 10.1" IdeaPad Tablet K1:

            Used for office mobility.
            Excellent with Microsoft ActiveSync.
            Provides customizable interface for the mobile office user.
            Love the flexability of the Android OS.
            Great deal from B&H for this product.

            • Tablet Size:
            • Just Right
            • Tablet Construction:
            • Feels Sturdy
            • Usability:
            • Intuitive
            • Media:
            • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player, External Media Controls, Good Speaker Sound

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            5.0

            Great Tablet for the price!

            By mvachon

            from Quebec

            About Me Business Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Battery Life
            • Operating System
            • Screen
            • WiFi

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Entertainment
              • Social Networking
              • Web Browsing

              Comments about Lenovo 32GB 10.1" IdeaPad Tablet K1:

              Great Tablet!
              I have it for about a month and no complaint for now!

              JR

              • Tablet Size:
              • Just Right
              • Usability:
              • Simple Enough

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              5.0

              Excellent tablet, Great Price

              By Chief3D

              from CT.

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • App Availablity
              • Battery Life
              • Operating System
              • Web Browsing
              • WiFi

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Email
                • Games
                • Web Browsing

                Comments about Lenovo 32GB 10.1" IdeaPad Tablet K1:

                Great deal, you get 32 gig storage for 16 gig price.
                Looks great, works for email, web, movies and the Android Market Place.
                Apps. Run smoothly.
                Can't really find anything bad to say, it just works great

                • Tablet Size:
                • Just Right
                • Tablet Construction:
                • Feels Sturdy
                • Usability:
                • Simple Enough
                • Media:
                • Easy To Use Media Player, Games, Good Speaker Sound

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                5.0

                Good Honeycomb Tablt

                By Andrew the Tech Boy

                from Rochester, MN

                About Me Student, Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Email
                    • Entertainment
                    • Games
                    • Social Networking
                    • Web Browsing

                    Comments about Lenovo 32GB 10.1" IdeaPad Tablet K1:

                    Plus
                    -fast
                    -honeycomb is smooth
                    -great multi tasking
                    -lenovos mods are very useful

                    Deltas
                    -relatively thick and heavy
                    -might no get update to Android 4.0

                    • Tablet Size:
                    • Large
                    • Tablet Construction:
                    • Feels Sturdy
                    • Usability:
                    • Intuitive
                    • Media:
                    • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player, External Media Controls, Games

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                    4.0

                    Great Tablet

                    By Jigar

                    from San Francisco

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • App Availablity
                    • Easy To Customize
                    • Operating System
                    • Oriantation lock button
                    • Web Browsing
                    • WiFi

                    Cons

                    • Button spacing
                    • Charging time
                    • Cheap plastic on the back
                    • Software Update Glitch
                    • Speaker Quality

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Lenovo 32GB 10.1" IdeaPad Tablet K1:

                      I have used several tables. I didn't expect much from IdeaPad K1. It has been surprising a pleasant experience.It is an overall a good Android table. It has nothing special that separates from others but I have no complaints.
                      Back plastic fills little hollow. You can push it and it easily bend inwards. It wasn't a problem after using the cover.
                      After updating OS from Lenovo, It was constantly giving an error every withing 2 seconds. Thank god Lenovo release a new update to fix that one as well. I am happy about it so far. No major complaints.

                      • Tablet Construction:
                      • Doesn't feel solid, It is not cheap either
                      • Usability:
                      • May be hard for new user

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                      5.0

                      Excellent choice

                      By PapaWoods

                      from Long Beach, CA

                      About Me Business Professional, Parent, Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • App Availablity
                      • Battery Life
                      • Easy To Customize
                      • Operating System
                      • Screen
                      • Web Browsing
                      • WiFi

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Entertainment
                        • Social Networking
                        • Web Browsing

                        Comments about Lenovo 32GB 10.1" IdeaPad Tablet K1:

                        SD card option is great to have. Fast and a beautiful display. Loving it

                        • Tablet Size:
                        • Large
                        • Tablet Construction:
                        • Feels Sturdy
                        • Usability:
                        • Intuitive
                        • Media:
                        • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player, External Media Controls, Fast Streaming Media

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                        2.0

                        Android 3.1 OS Needs Work

                        By Mikey

                        from Magnolia, Ar

                        About Me Business Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Battery Life
                        • Screen
                        • Web Browsing

                        Cons

                        • App Availability
                        • Online banking
                        • Online ordering
                        • SD Card Acessibility
                        • Speaker Quality

                        Best Uses

                        • Camera
                        • Games
                        • Web Browsing

                        Comments about Lenovo 32GB 10.1" IdeaPad Tablet K1:

                        I'm as yet unable to do online banking with the internet browser provided or the downloaded Firefox version . There are no available speech to text apps... and none of the apps for my android phone I've tried to download are compatible with 3.1 OS.
                        The IdeaPad has shutdown suddenly three or 4 times when trying to order online ..... ended up using my old laptop for placing orders... maybe the OS doesn't accept cookies or something.
                        Don't worry about someone trying to steal your micro-SD card as they will have to have a special tool and still be lucky to get in...

                        • Tablet Size:
                        • Just Right
                        • Tablet Construction:
                        • Feels Sturdy
                        • Usability:
                        • Hard to forward email, Hard to save websites, No "Help" button, No User Guide, Simple Enough

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