The Lenovo IdeaPad K1 tablet is one of the latest tablets to hit the market and is seeing Lenovo go the same route as HP, Apple, Toshiba, Acer and other tech companies. The IdeaPad K1 has a few great features, but the following poor features of the Lenovo IdeaPad K1 might just give it a bad rep.
Bulk and Weight
The Lenovo IdeaPad K1 has a very stylish design with a 10.1 inch display, a silver bezel that goes around it’s sides, and a glossy back that comes in three colors (red, black, and white). While the IdeaPad K1 is a bit stylish, it’s also pretty heavy at 1.6 pounds and bit bulky as well. With the many thin and sleek tablets on the market, the Lenovo IdeaPad K1 leaves quite a bit to be desired.
At first glimpse the Lenovo IdeaPad K1 seems like a blazing fast machine with Nvidia Tegra 2 1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage space, but real-world use of this tablet proves different. While the Lenovo IdeaPad K1 tablet isn’t always problematic, it can be a bit sluggish at time when navigating between apps and when running processor intensive apps.
Lack of Accessories
Buying a tablet is one thing, but to get the most out of any tablet it must also have great accessories. Accessories allow users to personalize their tablet, protect it from dust, scratches, and fingerprints, and are used to expand the experience of a tablet, but the Lenovo IdeaPad K1 has virtually no accessories. The only way to really customize this tablet is to choose between the three back colors that’s available at purchase.
The IdeaPad K1 tablet has a beautiful 10.1 inch display, but it also has a very poor user interface. With bulky icons, unorganized apps, and a somewhat cluttered Home screen, the user interface of the Lenovo IdeaPad K1 is a bit amateurish and really takes away from an otherwise great user experience. The interface of this tablet was designed to help new users navigate more easily, but it only serves to “dumb-down” an otherwise great tablet.
No Added Ports
Tablets as bulky and as heavy as the Lenovo IdeaPad K1 are usually given a break because the extra bulk and weight make for more ports and added buttons, but the Lenovo IdeaPad K1 is just fat for no reason. This tablet doesn’t offer USB, HDMI, SD, an added battery or any other worthy port, so it’s hard to understand why it’s design is set up the way that it is.