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Lenovo: The iPad Will Be Destroyed By Its Competition

Posted in iPad, News on 22/08/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Having just released their first tablet and would-be iPad killer, the IdeaPad K1, Lenovo seems to have high hopes, as the company claims that the iPad will be dominated by its competition, and Lenovo will become “one of the strongest” players in the tablet market.

Besides the fact that the media is already calling the tablet “chunky and cheap-feeling,” with software that is “unstable to the point of being unusable,” I can’t help but think that we’ve seen high hopes like this before. From HP in May. Right before releasing one of the biggest all-time failures of a tech gadget in history.

At least HP had something a little bit new and different than before – Lenovo doesn’t even have that much! Talk about pie-in-the-sky optimism, Lenovo. I’ll be laughing it up when I buy one of your tablets for a fraction of retail once they fail horrendously in the market. Especially considering that there isn’t a tablet market – just an iPad market, as big names like HP, Motorola, and RIM have all shown quite clearly.

Perhaps if they priced their tablet at $99 – maybe then they could make a dent in the market. Nah.



  • http://twitter.com/tbhjr Tim Higginbotham, Jr

    is that a headphone jack on the side?? Weird…

    • Breadoflife13

      i think it’s supposed to be a headphone jack on the “bottom” 

  • Christopher Cobble

    Hahahaha…that’s funny! Allow me to make a prediction: IdeaPad K1:iPad as Zune:iPod. Killers all right…

  • Christopher Cobble

    Hahahaha…that’s funny! Allow me to make a prediction: IdeaPad K1:iPad as Zune:iPod. Killers all right…

  • Christopher Cobble

    Hahahaha…that’s funny! Allow me to make a prediction: IdeaPad K1:iPad as Zune:iPod. Killers all right…

  • Christopher Cobble

    Hahahaha…that’s funny! Allow me to make a prediction: IdeaPad K1:iPad as Zune:iPod. Killers all right…

  • Christopher Cobble

    Hahahaha…that’s funny! Allow me to make a prediction: IdeaPad K1:iPad as Zune:iPod. Killers all right…

  • Christopher Cobble

    Hahahaha…that’s funny! Allow me to make a prediction: IdeaPad K1:iPad as Zune:iPod. Killers all right…

  • http://twitter.com/ralocorvette Raul Alejandro

    IBM was one of the companies that started it all, they deserve a little more respect, that they have fallen a little behind in the tablet market yes maybe. Honestly I think ipad sucks, I bought one and I ended selling it to buy an android tablet. The problem with apple is its closed market, even though they have lots of apps it just doesn’t give that sense of freedom of making documents, browsing different folders with folders, documents, pictures or downloads, I can even download full movies via torrents in my android tablet, an can do so much more and watch so much more internet content because of Adobe Flash, plus there are a TON of real good apps in android market that you just cant find in apple store market. For me IPad was like a giant iPhone failure thing. Long Live Google!!

    • http://twitter.com/xraydelta1 John T.

      Same with this comment. Flash, seriously? And I’m surprised you didn’t regurgitate the tired old phrase “walled garden.” My God, people, wake up and join 2011… It’s almost September.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046952047 Rheda Daniel

      It really depend on your needs… If you are a surfer, then yes android is the best gadget for you, i think. But it may different for someone who need taste on every step they made, like an artist for example… Apple was convenient with art, who didnt really care about those features you mentioned but stability quality for performance…

  • Sunburner

    Fact is all these tablets are made for content consumption, there’s absolutely no use for it in the office or business. except to show the client a picture or graph. I can’t create anything with it. The majority of people who get tablets play games, check emails and watch videos.

    Tablets have a long way to go until it serves the Business sector

    • Anonymous

      Business also need great user experience. Already some restaurant use iPad to replace menus. iPad might not fit for a content creating job, but not all job for business is content creating either. 

    • http://twitter.com/xraydelta1 John T.

      This comment is so early-2010 it’s ridiculous. 

    • Anonymous

      i guess that depends on what industry you’re in. Hospitals have found great uses for the iPad in the workplace. As have schools, aviation, restaurants, etc. Now as far as the consumer market goes, you’re absolutely correct, videos and pictures… and music and learning apps for children and bill paying and word processing, spread sheets… oh man, i’m sorry, i tried to throw you a bone but you’re just wrong on this one. LOL, all in good fun,

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J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.