Lenovo launches three tablets - IdeaPad Tablet K1, P1 and ThinkPad Tablet

Lenovo launches three tablets - IdeaPad Tablet K1, P1 and ThinkPad Tablet

IdeaPad Tablet K1 (Image: Supplied)

Lenovo is bringing out three new tablets this year – the IdeaPad Tablet K1, IdeaPad Tablet P1 and ThinkPad Tablet – all running Android 3.1 and all trying to compete against the onslaught of other Android tablets and the popular Apple iPad 2.

The tablets will all feature the NVIDIA 1GHz Tegra 2 dual-core processor, and will offer the standard Android 3.1 features such as multitasking, and full Flash support. In addition, Lenovo is touting that it will have improved battery life.

The IdeaPad Tablet K1 (above) will have a 10.1-inch display, a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 1GB of DDR2 RAM and is said to have 10 hours of battery life. The tablet will also have Bluetooth and 802.11b/g/n support. In addition, it will feature a bunch of applications preloaded, such as Angry Birds and Galaxy on Fire.

It will come out in 16GB and 32GB models in WiFi and 3G options – pricing starts at AU$569 (16GB with WiFi). However, the US site also lists a 64GB model that comes with the tablet, but no news if it will hit Australian shores.

ThinkPad Tablet (Image: Supplied)

The ThinkPad Tablet also features a 10.1-inch screen, protected with Gorilla Glass, and is designed for businessmen on the go. It has a digitiser pen to take notes on the screen, full-size SD card slot, mini HDMI to connect to TVs, full-size USB port, and a range of business-level security options and applications preloaded. It is said to have 8 hours of battery life and WiFi and Bluetooth support.

Like the other tablet, it will come in a 16GB and 32GB model with WiFi and 3G options – pricing starts at AU$599 (16GB with WiFi). A 64GB model is also listed on the US site, but no word if that will be sold in Australia.

In addition, Lenovo launched the IdeaPad P1, which will run on Windows 7 and has a 1GHz processor. It also features a 1.5GHz Intel processor, multitouch display and optional stylus. No word on availability as of yet internationally.

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