Chinese manufacturer Lenovo has cut the price of the Ideapad K1 on Amazon to £199.99 including delivery for the 16GB model. The tablet carried an RRP of £350 and the new price represents a saving of 43 per cent.
Like many of its peers, the Lenovo IdeaPad K1 uses a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor clocked at 1GHz with 1GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage (with a microSD card slot and 2GB free cloud storage), a 10.1in 1,280 x 800 resolution capacitive display, HDMI port, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, a 5-megapixel rear camera, a 2-cell 27.4Whr battery, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and weighs 750g with a 13mm profile.
The tablet runs on Android 3.1 Honeycomb as well as an array of applications including Lenovo's App Shop, a social aggregator called SocialTouch, plus 12 games, a number of apps for music, entertainment, books, reference, news and magazines as well as other communication apps.
The IdeaPad K1 was launched in August last year but failed, like others, to break the stranglehold that Apple has on the tablet market with the iPad brand. Other rivals in the Android tablet market include the Samsung Galaxy Tab, the Motorola XOOM and the Asus Eee Pad Transformer.