The IdeaPad K1 Honeycomb 3.1 10.1" tablet from Lenovo, released in July (not to be confused with the more expensive ThinkPad tablet), has only been out for a bit over a month, but Fry's Electronics is already folding its cards and letting it go for a whole $100 off the $449.99 price sticker. Well, technically, you get a $100 Fry's gift card, but hey - free is free, right?

The only problem - the deal is only good for today, Saturday, August 27th in all Fry's retail locations. Unfortunately, the IdeaPad K1 page has no mention of the gift card, so if you want Lenovo's first Android tablet in your hands tonight, you're going to have to plop in your car and drive to the nearest mall with Fry's in it (hey, that's a good thing - I like to think of Fry's as a magical and happy place - what Disneyland?).

The K1 in this sale sports the following specs:

  • 1GHz Tegra 2 T20 processor
  • Android 3.1
  • 32GB of storage (not 16GB, even though the 16GB version was announced at $449.99)
  • 1GB RAM
  • 10.1" 1280x800 screen
  • 5 MP rear, 2MP front cameras
  • microSD, microHDMI, SIM
  • hardware DRM support
  • 1.65 lb (vs Tab 10.1's 1.25 lb)
  • 0.52" thick (vs Tab 10.1's 0.34")

As you can see, the K1 is no Tab 10.1 in weight and thickness, but then again, it doesn't cost as much either.

Before you buy, though, I would advise you to do some research - read Amazon user reviews first, then see what Engadget had to say.


Source: Fry's [1] [2] via FatWallet