Lenovo Launches IdeaPad and ThinkPad Tablets
Tablet family gives consumers and business customers a variety of choices; delivers thousands of apps and services
SINGAPORE - Lenovo today announced the first two devices in its tablet family – the sleek and stylish IdeaPad Tablet K1 for consumers and the robust ThinkPad Tablet for business customers. The new Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 and ThinkPad Tablet are the Company’s first mobile internet devices featuring the Android 3.1 platform. 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.
Lenovo’s new tablets deliver an enhanced mobile experience and feature NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core mobile processors that offer extreme multitasking, noticeably faster web browsing with built-in Flash, console-quality gaming, and low power consumption for improved battery life.
IdeaPad Tablet K1: Open the Box and Play
Weighing just 0.74 kg, the highly mobile IdeaPad Tablet K1 features a breathtaking HD display, dual cameras, and integrated Bluetooth and 802.11 Wi-Fi connectivity. The IdeaPad Tablet K1 also incorporates a unique ‘Home’ button and Lenovo ‘Launch Zone’ application to help users easily access their most frequent functions like email, music and web browsing. 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 30 apps from partners like Amazon, Adobe, Electronic Arts, Rovio, Zinio, DataViz, and others (over US$50 in value), including favorites like Angry Birds and the full-version of Documents to Go.
Users can browse all websites and watch online videos with ease thanks to Flash 10.3.
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 1280x800 resolution screen. The mini HDMI connection allows full 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 2GB of free cloud storage, and less reliance on their hard drive.
Users can access thousands of apps in the Android Market and apps tested exclusively for 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 application support with Citrix, simple zero-touch deployment with LanDesk and secure email support available from Good Technology.
Offering a 10.1” WXGA (1280x800) display weighing 0.75 kg, 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.
Simply put, Lenovo’s ThinkPad Tablet helps business professionals:
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 full version of 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. When paired with Apps like ooVoo, dual HD cameras allow for crystal clear video conferencing. 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 and Android 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.
Lenovo App Shop -- Premium Ecosystem of Apps and Content Services
In addition to the thousands of apps available at the Android Market, Lenovo 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 IdeaPad Tablet K1 is priced at SGD 699 and will be available in Singapore from August 2011 through select business partners and retail stores, or via lenovo.com/sg. In celebration of National Day 2011, the product will be priced at SGD 599 only from August 5 – 9, 2011.
At a later date, shortly after launch, the 3G version of IdeaPad Tablet K1 and ThinkPad Tablet will become available.
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 additional years.