The IdeaPad K1 sticks to the tried and true 10.1 inch form factor of the majority of new Android tablet devices today. This size is nearly perfect for web browsing, gaming, and watching video, though some prefer Apple's 4:3 aspect ratio of the iPad for looking at documents and reading eBooks. Unlike the Samsung GalaxyTab and Apple iPad 2, the IdeaPad trades sleek, thin minimalism for unique Lenovo style, making it slightly bulkier and heavier than other tablets.
A 10.1" 1280x800 LCD, also fairly standard among today's tablets, provides sharp picture quality and and good viewing angles, but still lags behind the iPad and GalaxyTab displays. In this respect, it's more akin to the Motorola Xoom: Not bad by any means, but the color accuracy could be a bit better, and the glossy screen makes viewing in sunlight or bright ambient lighting a challenge.
At nearly 1.7 pounds, the IdeaPad is also on the heavier end of the tablet spectrum, but the unique form factor and balanced weight distribution make it fairly easy to hold, though it can get tiresome after a while. Instead of a smooth contoured back like the Xoom or iPad, the K1 has an aluminum and plastic shell, which sounds cheap but looks impressive and comes in multiple colors, such as red or white.