Lenovo Ideapad P1 Windows tablet reviews

Are you looking for a Windows based tablet PC? Don't rule out Lenovo, even though they are new to the tablet PCs. If you are Windows lover, read more about the upcoming Ideapad P1 tablet computer from Lenovo. Read my initial reviews.

Lenovo realized if it wait for Windows 8, it may miss the tablet PC buzz. Steve Jobs idea of iPad changed the way people use computers. When iPad was launched, many people turned a blind eye towards it saying it is too delicate, too expensive and not much use. But who had the last laugh? Apple!

Currently iPad is one of the most popular technology product. Thousands of bloggers are talking about this new buzz word. Most laptop manufacturers are switching their attention to tablet market. Dell and HP recently announced their big plans to introduce several new tablet models.

Even though all computer manufacturers are talking about getting in to tablet market, very few have been bold enough to get in to Windows based tablets. One of the primary reasons was, Windows was not optimized for tablet computers.

Lenovo has been silent on their plans on tablet market. They dominate the laptop market but did not show their presence in the tablet world until recently they announced few new tablets. The new tablet models announced by Lenovo are:

  1. IdeaPad Tablet K1

  2. ThinkPad Tablet for business customers

  3. IdeaPad Tablet P1

The first two are Android based tablets but the IdeaPad tablet P1 is a Windows 7 based tablet computer.

IdeaPad tablet P1 is expected to be released only by end of this year (2011). Lenovo states that this is going to serve dual purpose - as an office computer at work and a personal use device at home.

Specification of IdeaPad Tablet P1

Even though it is not the most powerful tablet PC, it comes with a decent 1.5GHz Intel processor which is good enough to deal with office documents, presentations, browsing, playing basic games, communication, photo editing etc.

It comes with a multi touch screen, but be aware that it runs on Windows 7 which has very limited touch capabilities. To make it more flexible, you can use an optional styles with the IdeaPad P1. I really like to use a stylus with a tablet since it will help me make quick notes rather than typing and correcting on the small and tiny soft keypad on tablets.

Other specification of Lenovo IdeaPad P1

- Full Adobe Flash Player support
- HD playback
- Microsoft Security Essentials
- 14.5mm thin
- 2 lbs weight
- Windows 7 operating system

Price of Lenovo IdeaPad P1
IdeaPad P1 is coming to the shops by end of this year and price is not yet announced. We are expecting it to be between US$500 to US$600. If it priced higher than that, Lenovo may not be able to compete with Apple iPad and the huge array of other competing tablets in the market.

If you are thinking about buying a tablet PC but not in a hurry, it may be worth waiting for Windows 8 based version of Lenovo IdeaPad P1. You can find more about best Windows 8 tablets. There are several other Windows 8 based tablets waiting for the official Windows 8 release.

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