Lenovo Launched 3 New tablets Android & windows 7
Lenovo will be releasing 3 tablets unto the market. The ideapad tablet K1 which is more an entertainment consumer tablet,powered by an Nvidia Tegra 2 processor. mini-HDMI out
The Think Pad Tablet, which is an Android Based business Tablet, with full size USB port, full size SD card slot, mini-hdmi, and comes with an optional digitized pen. 10.1 in screen size with a resolution of 1280×800 and weighs just 1.65lbs
Finally a windows & based Tablet, which is 10.1” in size, powered by an Intel 1.5Ghz processor, HD Playback and full Windows functionality. Plus its only 14.5mm thin.
Check more details in the press release
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – July 20, 2011: Lenovo today announced its first family of tablets
– the IdeaPad* Tablet K1 for consumers, the ThinkPad* Tablet for business customers, and the
IdeaPad Tablet P1 for home and office use. The new Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 and ThinkPad Tablets
are the Company’s first mobile internet devices featuring the Android^ 3.1 platform, and the IdeaPad
Tablet K1 is the industry’s first Android-powered tablet certified to deliver Netflix* video streaming. The
Android-powered Lenovo tablets also provide access to more than 250,000 apps in Android Market^ as
well as apps tested for the Lenovo device in the Lenovo App Shop.*
“Tablets are extremely personal technology devices. That’s why we’ve created a family of tablets that
has something for everyone, including entertainment-friendly features and content for consumers, or
business-friendly features to enhance productivity for professionals as well as security and
manageability for IT managers,” said Liu Jun, senior vice president and president, Mobile Internet
Digital Home business group, Lenovo. “So whether it’s the IdeaPad for entertainment or the ThinkPad
for business, we have listened to our customers and are delivering Android-powered tablets designed
to meet their particular needs.”
As the first Honeycomb tablets certified for Netflix, Lenovo tablets can help
turn every night into “movie night.” With HDMI output and Digital Rights
Management (DRM) built directly into the IdeaPad and ThinkPad tablets,
Netflix members can instantly watch movies and TV shows streaming from
Netflix directly to a big screen TV,
“We’re very excited to see that TV shows and movies streaming from Netflix
will be available on Lenovo’s family of Android-powered tablets,” said Bill
Holmes, Netflix vice president of Business Development. “This is not only an important development for
our company as we seek to expand the benefits of our services to more people, but also means that
consumers now have greater choice in selecting a tablet device that best fits their entertainment needs.”
Building on Lenovo’s heritage of innovation, quality and reliability in PCs, Lenovo’s new tablets deliver
an accelerated mobile experience. The IdeaPad and ThinkPad tablets feature NVIDIA* Tegra* 2
dual-core mobile processors that offer extreme multitasking, noticeably faster web browsing with
built-in Adobe* Flash* Player, console-quality gaming and low power consumption for improved battery
“The Tegra 2 dual core processor is the perfect fit for Lenovo’s tablets,” said Michael Rayfield, general
manager, Mobile Business, NVIDIA. “Consumers can now enjoy the whole web with Flash, console
quality gaming, high definition video, and streaming Netflix. These are a must have for today’s tablets.”
IdeaPad Tablet K1: Open the Box and Play
Weighing just 1.63 lbs, the highly mobile IdeaPad Tablet K1 offers integrated Bluetooth* and 802.11
Wi-Fi connectivity. The IdeaPad Tablet K1 offers several key features and tools as standard, for
flexibility, power and security to enjoy digital content anywhere. Simply put, the Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet
K1 helps users who want:
More out of the box: The Android-powered Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 is preloaded with more than 40
apps from partners like Netflix, Amazon*, Adobe, Electronic Arts**, Rovio*, Zinio*, Dataviz*, and
others (over $50 in value), including favorites like Need for Speed**Shift, Angry Birds*, Kindle*
reading app and Documents to Go*.
More entertainment: Users canbrowse all websites and watch online videos with ease thanks to
Adobe Flash Player 10.3. Plus, with DRM, they can rent movies in every available format. At a later
date shortly after launch, users will also be able to both rent or buy movies to play off-line with a new
application Lenovo will pre-load.
More social networking: Users can access an entire network of friends and social sites all in one
place, with Lenovo’s exclusive SocialTouch* app, which effectively creates a one-stop social connection.
And since one picture is still worth a thousand words, the Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 comes with a
two-megapixel front-facing and a five-megapixel rear-facing webcam.
More true HD: Users can watch movies and videos in breathtaking HD on a 1280 X 800 resolution
screen. The mini HDMI connection allows up to 1080p HD viewing when connected to an HDTV or
monitor, resulting in a powerful visual experience.
More cloud sharing: Users can sync, store and share files, music and photos with more integrated
cloud storage, and less reliance on their local storage.
More Apps: Users can access hundreds of thousands of apps in Android Market and apps tested
exclusively for premium function on the IdeaPad Tablet K1 in the Lenovo App Shop.
ThinkPad Tablet Brings Android to Business
The ThinkPad Tablet combines the superior media and entertainment
experience of the IdeaPad Tablet K1 with the security, reliability and
manageability features ThinkPad is known for, to create the first true
business-class tablet. Designed as a companion computing device for
professionals on the go, the ThinkPad Tablet includes an optional digitizer
pen, a full-size USB port, full-size SD card slot, and mini-HDMI for connecting
to external projectors and displays, as well as an optional ThinkPad quality
Keyboard Folio Case with optical TrackPoint*.
Data remains safe on the ThinkPad Tablet with layered data security, and the device is easily
supported by IT managers thanks to a suite of business partner solutions that include anti-theft
software and the ability to disable the tablet if the device is lost or stolen with Computrace*. Additional
security features include virtual desktop support support with Citrix Receiver*, simple zero-touch
deployment with LanDesk* and secure email support available from Good Technology*.
Offering a 10.1” WXGA (1280×800) display weighing a mere 1.65 lbs, the ThinkPad Tablet also comes
with an IPS display for a 178-degree viewing angle and scratch-resistant Corning* Gorilla* Glass. This
business-class device keeps professionals connected, productive and entertained while they’re away
from the office and their home.
Get more on the go: When work happens on the go, ThinkPad Tablet allows users to view and edit
Microsoft Office documents with the preloaded Documents to Go app by DataViz. Or they can jot down
notes that automatically convert to handwritten text with the optional ThinkPad Tablet Pen. When even
more versatility is required, users can plug in the Keyboard Folio for fast, comfortable and accurate
typing and mouse control.
Get better connected: With WiFi connectivity, 2GB of free cloud storage, a standard size USB port
and SD Card Reader, and Lenovo’s unique file copy utility, sharing media files and documents with
other people and electronic devices is easy. Presentations may look even better when connecting to an
external monitor via the built-in mini-HDMI port. Users can conveniently sync key files and folders with
their tablet every time they plug into their Windows 7 PC. With apps like ooVoo*, dual cameras allow
users to show either themselves or what they are looking at in a video conference. Users can keep in
touch with friends and business contacts using Lenovo’s exclusive SocialTouch* app, which puts social
networks, email, and calendar notices all in one easy-to-use interface.
Get down to business: ThinkPad Tablet can connect to a range of devices and networks without
hands-on help from IT administrators. Users can utilize corporate network passwords to access their
device and connect to corporate email with the specially certified app, Good for Enterprise*. IT
managers can easily create access unique corporate preloads from the Lenovo Image Technology
Center as well as share and distribute company purchased or developed apps to numerous devices
through a custom, corporate-controlled app store. Most importantly, users will have the ability to
protect confidential data with robust security features including SD card encryption, lost device
disablement and anti-theft software.
Get solid protection: ThinkPad Tablet customers will have access to Lenovo’s full portfolio of
enterprise-level services, such as ThinkPlus* Support, which provides business customers direct access
to advanced technicians with tablet specific experience, and Tablet Protection, which gives business
customers coverage for non-warranted damage from operational and structural damage due to drops,
minor spills, electrical surges and other accidental damage incurred under normal operating conditions.
In addition, Lenovo’s Imaging Services help save IT departments from having to do custom images for
each machine, and ensures that even with flash images, the warranty is protected and the tablet is
ready-to-go right out-of-the-box.
IdeaPad Tablet P1 with Windows 7 Does Double Duty in the Office and
on the Couch
Lenovo’s 10.1” IdeaPad Tablet P1 with Microsoft* Windows* 7 features a
1.5GHz Intel* processor so users can be more productive with Office*
documents, or get creative with photos while on the move.
The IdeaPad Tablet P1 boasts a multitouch touchscreen display and optional
stylus pen for added flexibility, easy access to Web content thanks to full
Adobe Flash Player support and HD playback, and Microsoft Security Essentials
for an extra layer of security. At just 14.5mm thin and weighing less than 2lbs,
the IdeaPad Tablet P1 with Windows 7 offers portability, power and versatility
for the office, in the home and on-the-go.
Lenovo App Shop — Premium Ecosystem of Apps and Content Services
In addition to the hundreds of thousands of apps available in Android Market, IdeaPad Tablet K1 and
ThinkPad Tablet users have access to apps in the Lenovo App Shop — a unique app marketplace, which
features popular applications that have been tested specifically for Lenovo IdeaPad and ThinkPad
Tablets. The Lenovo App Shop offers apps within a broad range of categories including music, movies,
books, productivity, social networking, weather, printing and more.
The Lenovo App Shop will also support enterprise applications and a private corporate application store
to help businesses more easily integrate tablets into their daily operations. In addition, Lenovo will
offer country-specific applications, currency, and languages.
Pricing and Availability
The 32GB model IdeaPad Tablet K1 is priced at $499, and can be ordered in the U.S. starting July 20,
2011, through select business partners and retail stores nationwide, or online at www.lenovo.com/tablets
The product will be generally available in the U.S. in August 2011 and generally available worldwide
during the third quarter 2011.
The 16GB ThinkPad Tablet is priced at $479 without the digitizer pen, and at $509 including the
digitizer pen, for Wi-Fi models. The 32GB ThinkPad Tablet (Wi-Fi model) with digitizer pen is $589.
There is also an optional keyboard portfolio carrying case available for $99. At a later date, shortly afterlaunch, ThinkPad Tablets with 3G will become available. ThinkPad Tablet can be ordered in the U.S.
starting August 2, 2011, online at www.lenovo.com/tablets, or through business partners
nationwide. The product will be generally available in the U.S. in August 2011 and generally available
worldwide during the third quarter 2011.
The IdeaPad Tablet P1 will be available in the fourth quarter 2011.
All Lenovo tablets come with a one-year warranty. Lenovo also offers warranty upgrade options that
can extend the IdeaPad product warranty for one additional year, and the ThinkPad Tablet for two
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