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The IdeaPad K1 is cute, (relatively) affordable, and easy to use, and we know it'll be a sensible choice for some shoppers. We're just not sure that's you, our dear, tech-savvy readers. See, the K1 has two big strengths: one, it's aggressively priced, starting at $449 for 16GB (granted, that version's not on sale, so if you buy today, it's going to be the $499 32GB model). The other major thing the K1 has going for it is simplicity. Lenovo's tweaked Android 3.1 so that settings are easier to find and apps are a cinch to kill. It also comes with an array of popular apps (or bloatware, if you're cynical). Factor in the attractive design, and we can recommend this, particularly for people with budget constraints, or those looking to give a techie gift to a not-so-techie person. Those things aside, the K1 is heavier than most tablets, and doesn't justify its heft with additional ports, extraordinary battery life or even zippy performance. If you didn't want ports anyway, and know your way around Honeycomb without Lenovo's help (thank you very much), why not just get something thinner, faster, and longer-lasting? Or, you know, at least stick around and see how Lenovo's geekier ThinkPad Tablet fares.
http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/04/l...pad-k1-review/

Pretty paltry entry from a company often heralded for its laptops.
 
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Pretty paltry entry from a company often heralded for its laptops.
not for its idea series
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Pretty paltry entry from a company often heralded for its laptops.
A la sig rig. IdeaPads are no ThinkPads though, even in tablet form.
 
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Pretty paltry entry from a company often heralded for its laptops.

To be fair though, they're only heralded for their Thinkpad line. Everything else isn't much better than the cheap Chinese crap you'd find on sites like DealExtreme or eBay.
    
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To be fair though, they're only heralded for their Thinkpad line. Everything else isn't much better than the cheap Chinese crap you'd find on sites like DealExtreme or eBay.
I hate to say it, but from my experience, every consumer based laptop I've had have been crap (Premium laptops included).

Whether it's plastic or aluminum, they're flimsy as hell.

Business grade laptops are the only way to go for quality.
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my T61 is the most solid laptop have ever owned
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Well this thread was partially derailed pretty quickly.

ThinkPads are the only think Lenovo is good for. Everything else isn't really good.
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Lenovo acquired the Think_____ monicker from IBM. Which explains a lot really.

I've been with Lenovo way back in the dark ages when they were still called Legend. I think I still have a "Legend" Pentium 3 kicking around back in my home in China. 64 MB of RAM. Yey. Yeah they're not a great company. They've only become highly regarded cause of their Think lineup (which again, was originally from IBM).
    
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