Lenovo K2

Intel showed off a pre-production adaptation of Lenovo's K2 book at the Mobile World Congress and offered some hands-on time with the device, which had a Medfield processor inside. See also: New iPad review.

The K2 will address with Intel's Medfield Atom processor, which is advised for both phones and tablets. Lenovo's specs alarm for the K2 to address (in China first) with an Atom Z2460. Medfield, forth with Clover Trail, will be Intel's acknowledgment to ARM-based processors on tablets. The audience of Android 4.0 on the Lenovo appears to set the date for what's looks to be an absorbing antagonism a part of chipmakers for a alcove in the more aggressive book space. Read Apple launches new iPad: abounding details

The tablet's specs cover a 1280-by-800 resolution display, 1GB of anamnesis and 16GB of storage. Around the edges are a micro-USB port, micro-HDMI, SD Agenda slot, and SIM agenda lot. The book appearance an 8-megapixel camera on the back. Plus, it will abutment Intel's Wireless Affectation technology, for less-hassle if abutting to a WiDi-capable display. Visit Group test: what's the best book PC?

In-hand, the assemblage acquainted failing and composed for a 10.1-inch model. It's accepted to counterbalance about 680 grams. The affectation looked acceptable for its resolution, with a acutely basal air-gap. I aswell noticed that Android was acknowledging as I flicked a part of screens, played high-def video -- continued the affliction of Atom's actuality -- and played a bold (though, the Angry Birds aerial through the air seemed a tad slower than I've appear to apprehend from added tablets).

A area of the aback acquainted a bit warm, but abounding tablets I've acclimated are accusable of this, and it could be because the book has been larboard acquainted in all the time, and not because of the calefaction getting generated by the processor.

Although the Lenovo book was the one showed here, Intel aswell has affairs to jump into tablets with its Clover Trail processors in the additional bisected of the year, if it launches Windows 8-based tablets.