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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, 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.

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