Lenovo recently announced two new tablets to their range of products, both of which run Android 3.1 and have 10.1-inch capacitive displays. The difference between the two, apart from the design, is that the IdeaPad Tablet K1 (pictured above) is targeted at the average consumer whereas the ThinkPad Tablet (pictures after the break) is built more for the business oriented user.

The IdeaPad Tablet K1 features a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual-Core CPU; 10.1-inch 1280×800 Display, which they say is capable of 10 simultaneous touches; Android 3.1 with what appears to have a subtle skin atop of it; 2MP front Camera and 5MP rear Camera; and all the connectivity you’ll need, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, mini-HDMI out and 3G if you purchase that model. The IdeaPad Tablet K1 will ship in 16GB and 32GB variants along with Wi-Fi only variants. Pricing is as follows:

  • 16GB Wi-Fi – $569
  • 16GB 3G – $709
  • 32GB Wi-Fi – $679
  • 32GB 3G – $809

The ThinkPad Tablet has the same specs as the IdeaPad Tablet K1 above, along with pen input, an IPS display, full size USB & SD inputs, and business specialised applications included out of the box. Here’s the pricing for it:

  • 16GB Wi-Fi – $599
  • 16GB 3G – $729
  • 32GB 3G – $839

Delimiter has pointed out that both these tablets will ship at slightly different times. The IdeaPad Tablet K1 will be available for order during the first week of August through Lenovo’s select business partners and retailers nationally. The ThinkPad Tablet will be sold through business partners and will be available for order on the 16th of August. Both will be available for purchase off Lenovo’s Australian website, with shipping expected to start in September.

Source: Delimiter.
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Paolo Carreon

Thinkpad tablet looks like a winner. Looks better than the Toshiba thrive with all the ports too. Hopefully it has much better battery life than the toshiba.



Geoff Fieldew

Bezel much?



Tomas Donovic

The second one is unique, with the digitizer, it actually looks good.

Paolo Carreon

Another overpriced honeycomb tablet comes to Australia. Imports anyone?


Definitely cheaper to import from either the US or UK… Lenovo stuff is often cheaper in the UK, I find.