Lenovo K2

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Lenovo Idea Tablet K2

Lenovo on Sunday January8th, 2012 announced the 10-inch IdeaTab K2 gaming and multimedia tablet, which has a quad-core ARM processor and a premium IPS display similar to the one found on Apple’s iPad.

The tablet has Nvidia’s quad-core Tegra 3 processor and Google’s Android 4.0 OS, said Nick Reynolds, director at Lenovo. The tablet also packs some new technologies such as DDR3 memory and SRS surround sound, making it one of Lenovo’s fastest and feature-rich tablets to watch video or play high-definition games, Reynolds said.

The price was not immediately available, and it will initially be launched in China “soon”, Reynolds said. He declined to comment on international availability, but the device will be shown at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

“Lenovo continually assesses the international market dynamics and consumer needs and we may consider launching outside of China later in 2012,” Reynolds said.

Tablets with strong brand recognition like Apple’s iPad 2 and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab come with dual-core processors, and the IdeaTab K2 will be one of the few with a quad-core processor. The combined processing power of four cores should allow the K2 to run multimedia and applications faster than its dual-core counterparts.

“It’s a high-performance, premium device,” Reynolds said.

The tablet’s closest competitor will be Asus’ Eee Pad Transformer Prime, which shipped in November and was the first tablet available with a quad-core processor. The Asus tablet was dubbed the fastest tablet on the market and received positive reviews, partly due to long battery life.

K2 will display images at a 1200 by 800 pixel resolution, and will have cameras on the front and back. Other features include an HDMI port to connect the tablet to high-definition TVs and a full-size USB port. The tablet will come with 1GB or 2GB of DDR3 memory, and up to 64GB of storage. In the future, the tablet will also have 3G and 4G LTE mobile broadband capabilities. Source: PC World.com

At a glance

  • NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 Dual-Core 1GHz processor
  • Android 3.1™ (Android 4.0 over-the-air upgrade coming May 2012)
  • 10.1” HD multitouch display with pen input
  • Starting at 725g
  • Up to 8 hours (with WiFi enabled)
  • Up to 64GB storage
  • Up to 1GB DDR2 memory

DO LIST

  • IPS wide-viewing angle display built strong with Corning® Gorilla® Glass
  • Security features: SD card encryption, lost device disablement and anti-theft software
  • Digitizer pen support
  • Save, sync and share large files between team members and offices with integrated cloud storage (2GB free)
  • Participate in superior video conferences with front (2M) and back (5M) mounted webcams
  • Micro-USB port, full-size USB port and full-size SD card reader
  • Mini-HDMI output displays your presentations on an external monitor in HD
  • Full support for Flash® content
  • Bluetooth®, WiFi and 3G* connectivity
  • Access unique corporate preloads from the Lenovo Image Technology Center
  • Buy or rent movies with Digital Rights Management (DRM)

A sampling of the apps preloaded on your device:

Documents To Go: View, edit and create Word, Excel and PowerPoint files, plus high-fidelity viewing of PDF files. Supports password protected Word and Excel 97-2007 files, Google Docs and includes a desktop Application (Windows) for bi-directional synchronization.
PrinterShare: Print office documents, email, photos, contacts, agenda, sms/mms, call logs and Web pages from your device directly to a nearby printer or over the internet anywhere in the world.
MyScript Notes Mobile: Create notebooks in which you can write, annotate, draw and insert pictures. Benefit from handwriting recognition in 27 languages and share notes through social networking tools installed on your tablet.
FlexT9: FlexT9 by Nuance delivers an integrated keyboard experience, allowing you to choose how to communicate and stay connected. Input options include tracing, writing, tapping or a combination of all three.
McAfee Mobile Security: This powerful combination of McAfee VirusScan Mobile, McAfee WaveSecure and McAfee SiteAdvisor® for Android protects your mobile device if it’s lost or stolen; backs up and restores your data; safeguards against mobile viruses and spyware; and lets you safely surf the Web.
Lenovo SocialTouch: Your one stop social connection. Access your entire network of friends and social sites all in one place with our breakthrough app. Everything you need, streamlined for when you need it.
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