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iPad 2 Rival Alert : Lenovo K1 Available From £300

Android tablets continue to march on; Lenovo is the latest firm whose Android tablet has appeared on Amazon.

The Ideapad K1 - with 16GB storage - is now available for £300 (opens in new tab), with the 32GB and 64GB models available at a premium.

Like the competition, the tablet comes with a 10.1-inch 1280x800 pixel capacitive screen, 1GB RAM, an HDMI port and Android 3.1 Gingerbread.

At 13mm and 750g, the tablet is significantly thicker and heavier than many of its competitors, and the fact that it has a large bezel doesn't help.

Powered by an Nvidia Tegra 2 SoC clocked at 1GHz, it also features Bluetooth, a two megapixel front facing camera, a five megapixel rear one, two speakers, a microSD card reader, an HDMI port, a two-cell battery that has a stated ten hour battery life.

Lenovo has also bundled 1GB free Cloud storage plus over 30 free preloaded apps including games, mSpot music app, entertainment apps, Zinio, ooVoo, eBuddy, Norton Mobile security and many more.

Still, the Eee Pad Transformer is potentially a better buy than the Ideapad K1 because it is £20 cheaper and can be transformed into a rather cool looking laptop thanks to the add on docking station.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.