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Goodbye K1

2012-02-22, 1:52 AM

As a longtime IBM Thinkpad and Lenovo customer, I tried the K1 after a bad experience with the Asus Transformer Prime. It is a nice looking tablet, but I am really disappointed with it's performance and the arrogance of Lenovo. We should not have to beg for things as simple as a USB host cable, source code and information concerning the future of this apparently orphaned device. The lack of support is amazing. My K1 was also noticeably slow and laggy with weak WFi. I finally gave up and returned it while I could. Good luck to all the K1 owners still hanging in there!

 

 

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Re: Goodbye K1

2012-02-22, 10:35 AM
I envy you because you have an option to return the k1.


K1 is indeed an atrocious product. It has made me feel crappy everytime i use it. Addiing insult to injury is the way lenovo this whole fiasco.


There is no day or hour i dont get an force close or disappearing windows. I bet the return rates of the k1 is insanely high also. I hope these rejected k1 dont find its way to other countries to be dump.
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12-18-2011

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Re: Goodbye K1

2012-02-23, 11:26 AM

I have left the Lenovo camp as well.  I sold my entire K1 bundle (tablet, keyboard and case) on eBay last week to a very happy customer.  

 

After buying the K1 around the holidays at Office Depot, I had since purchased a Xoom wifi and a Transformer Prime.  Honestly, I like the Xoom best over all due to the pure Google experience and quality of build,  but the Prime is my primary tablet now due the speed, weight, keyboard dock, etc. - plus, ICS is so much better (especially browsing) with the stock browser or Chrome Beta).  ICS is available for both the Xoom and Prime.

 

So good luck to the K1 owners.  I think ICS will be coming soon (especially due to the fact that they put it on the their store now as availalbe).  

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Re: Goodbye K1

2012-02-23, 18:17 PM

rcatron,

 

Glad that you found a product that you like now.  I've found some of the force close issues myself and agree that the wifi is at times weaker than I would expect.  One of the earlier code releases improved it a lot, but having taken it to airports and been a bit frustrated that it connected to the wifi with a very low data rate (like Mb/s) while some other wireless devices I had with me seemed to fair better.

 

All in all, I still like the K1, but I'm obviously biased...

 

We are working on the host cable - we actually have stock on the part, and our sales team is working through some snag to get the part on the web.  Calling before it shows on the web probably won't help since the reps are using the web as well.

 

Source code is now available... (although there may be additional updates on that).

 

Sorry that the K1 didn't work out for some  ...  but hopefully your critical feedback will help us better understand what it takes to be successful in this market.

 

Thanks

 

Mark

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2012-02-23, 18:54 PM

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Re: Goodbye K1

2012-02-24, 3:58 AM
can the mods message me why my small appeal to justice was-deleted.


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Re: Goodbye K1

2012-03-17, 18:09 PM
Dropped in just to see how things are going with the K1. Wow! Sure glad I returned it when I had the chance. It appears nothing has changed......no usb host cable, no usable source code, no ICS, plenty of unhappy users, and no info from Lenovo. I'm sure that I am not the only customer they have lost for life.

BTW, the original Asus Transformers are really dropping in price. and ICS has already been released. I purchased a used mint condition TF101, 32GB with keyboard dock locally for for $325. It does everything I've tried quickly, and problem free. It also has plenty of developer support for those looking to root, etc.

It's a shame Lenovo just can't seem to get it together. Good luck to all.
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Re: Goodbye K1

2012-03-17, 19:30 PM
I have had my K1for a few weeks and I have not had these problems discussed here. I am however new to the tablet world and was impressed with what this unit would do for me compared to the others. The Letools feature is what i was looking for the most. Being able to pass work from laptop to tablet without clumsy cables.

I will be watching these posts with interest.
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Re: Goodbye K1

2012-03-18, 0:55 AM
If you need to transfer files, I usually find Wifi Explorer (available from the market), much more convenient. When you run it, it gives you a local ip address so you can just tap into the file folders over your wifi (you just enter the ip address given into your browser and it opens it in a web page) - no hard connection necessary. For basic file transfers its much more convenient unless its a huge file that might take long over wifi.
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Re: Goodbye K1

2012-03-18, 3:33 AM
Thanks for that info walter1313.
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