Lenovo IdeaPad K1 The IdeaPad K1 is one of two tablets from Lenovo, each with the same processing guts and the same size of displays, but with very different physical designs.Lenovo's IdeaPad K1 packs in all of the best features found in today's modern Honeycomb tablets (upgradeable to Android 4.0) and offers some unique Android optimizations and preloaded apps.The Lenovo IdeaPad K1 does have good specs. Tegra 2 should provide plenty of power, the 32GB of on-board storage is great and it's got a big, high-res screen. For under $500, that's not bad value for money.
But, The design is thick and heavy compared with the latest from Apple and Samsung, not all of the Android tweaks pay off, and the screen isn't as bright as it could be.
The bottom line: Lenovo plays it safe with the IdeaPad K1, delivering a solid tablet that does little to stand out from the Honeycomb herd. Specifications
Display type10.1 in TFT active matrix - LED backlight - Yes
OSAndroid 3.1 (Honeycomb)
RAM1 GB - DDR2 SDRAM
ProcessorNVIDIA Tegra 2 1 GHz
Wireless connectivityIEEE 802.11nIEEE 802.11bBluetooth 2.1 EDRIEEE 802.11g
Dimensions (WxDxH)7.4 in x 0.5 in x 10.4 in
Weight1.6 lbs Price;$499.99 VS BlackBerry PlayBook The BlackBerry PlayBook is certainly a more refined tablet now that it has its OS 2.0 update, but it only really worked to bring the tablet closer to the standards of its rivals, rather than offering something you can't get elsewhere.RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook is a fast, powerful 7-inch tablet with HDMI output, advanced multitasking and security, and a browser that integrates Adobe Flash 10.2 for a desktop-style Web experience.
But, The 7-inch screen cramps the powerful browser; the wake button is difficult to push; and app selection trails the competition.
The bottom line: The BlackBerry PlayBook ably showcases RIM's powerful new mobile operating system, but its middling size diminishes many of its best features. Specifications
Display type7 inTFT active matrix - Yes
OSBlackBerry Tablet OS
Wireless connectivityBluetooth 2.1 EDRIEEE 802.11aIEEE 802.11nIEEE 802.11gIEEE 802.11b
Dimensions (WxDxH)7.6 in x 0.4 in x 5.1 in
Weight15 oz Price;$138.99 to $499.00 VS Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 has zippier navigation than its 7-inch counterpart, a beautiful high-definition screen, incredibly fast 4G LTE speeds, seamless streaming performance, and access to one of the best media eco systems available. The new Fire HD interface feels better suited on the 8.9-inch screen.
But, Web performance is lacking compared with that of other tablets. Its physical design is fairly plain with buttons that are too flush with its chassis. The curated Appstore means many games and non-entertainment quality apps are not available. There's a $15 opt-out for ads.
In video playback test, which uses the default video player (the Personal Videos app) to continuously play video at full brightness with Wi-Fi enabled, the Kindle Fire HD lasted for 7 hours and 42 minutes. It's a pretty respectable result, although short of the 11 hours that Amazon claims. The bottom line: If you're looking for a pure media consumption experience, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 delivers better than any tablet before it. People looking for something more utilitarian, however, will want to look elsewhere.
Display type8.9 in- Yes
ProcessorOMAP4470 1.5 GHz
Wireless connectivityIEEE 802.11nIEEE 802.11bIEEE 802.11aIEEE 802.11g
Dimensions (WxDxH)6.4 in x 0.35 in x 9.4 in
Weight20 oz Price;$299.00