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11-22-2011

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K1 Model Confusion

2011-12-16, 21:35 PM

Does anyone have a "leather" K1?  Please reply with the model number and describe the texture of the "leather."

 

I received my second K1 today.  These are gifts for family xmas.  Even though I ordered two different model, they are both the same.  I purchased a 1304-22u from Newegg and a 1304-2du from Lenovo.  They both have an identical rubber or vinyl like black back.  The texture is a very precise pattern of rows of black dots.  The 2du is suppose to have a leather back and I thought the 22u was the plain black back.

 

The device serial numbers match the boxes and the boxes are labeled as different models.  Unfortunately, Lenovo only has the "leather" model listed right now because of availability so I can't find the less expensive models on their webb site.  I know list price has nothing to due with purchase price but I am curious about what the list price premium is for leather.   The list price for the leather is $619.  Please reply if you remember list for other models.  Thanks.

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Re: K1 Model Confusion

2011-12-20, 19:51 PM

Thank you for the reply.  I've finally accepted that I paid more for something they call leather that looks like no leather I have ever seen.  Other than this, I really like the K1.  WiFi reception is a little weak but not a show stopper.  Santa is giving four tablets this year.  Wife, daughter, son, and granddaughter.  In addition to the two K1's I also have two Acer A100's.  They are fine little tablets also.  Much stronger performance than A1 (which I returned) and Honeycomb to boot at almost identical price.

 

 

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Re: K1 Model Confusion

2011-12-19, 19:11 PM
I need some help to determine if I got the right product. I edited my initial post to be more clear that I was looking for a reply. I need a description of the leather on the leather K1. Thanks for you help.
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Re: K1 Model Confusion

2011-12-20, 15:14 PM

Google searches for "1304-22U" and for "1304-2DU" both return results for black leather (or at least black) K1s.

 

For what it's worth, my white smooth-back K1 is model 130425U from Best Buy in Canada, and they list the black one as 130422U.

 

Online stores aren't always good at matching the photos to the models. Another part of the issue is that some stores alter manufacturers' model numbers to make a model seem unique to their store. So when customers complain that they found an item for a lower price elsewhere, the store can claim it's not the same model. "So what if you found Model 12345 cheaper next door? This is Model 12345-X!"

 

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Re: K1 Model Confusion

2011-12-20, 19:51 PM

Thank you for the reply.  I've finally accepted that I paid more for something they call leather that looks like no leather I have ever seen.  Other than this, I really like the K1.  WiFi reception is a little weak but not a show stopper.  Santa is giving four tablets this year.  Wife, daughter, son, and granddaughter.  In addition to the two K1's I also have two Acer A100's.  They are fine little tablets also.  Much stronger performance than A1 (which I returned) and Honeycomb to boot at almost identical price.

 

 

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2011-12-20, 20:40 PM

Good ideal for Christmas!  I have a K1 I got for myself ($319) .  One son is getting an Asus TF101 EEEpad ($299) , Daughter a Xoom Family ($359)  and the final son a Coby 7" unit ($179). I wanted to get another Lenovo rather than Xoom or Asus, but simply pricing is all over the place and availability limited.  I ordered the Asus the day before Newegg had the Lenovos for $299. They sold out fast.

 

I am anxious to see how these all compare with my K1. I love the K1!  I have had no issues with WIFI anywhere.

 

Just my brower keeps stopping and shutting down, which is an Android issue, not Lenovo.

 

I have the Faux leather back, its just a new pattern on the back plastic. Easy on your hands though.

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12-25-2011

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2011-12-25, 0:49 AM
Is your "leather" smoothe? I too have purchased a "leather" K1 but on arrival it appears to be textured and rubberish?
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Re: K1 Model Confusion

2011-12-27, 3:46 AM

I just checked my invoices.  The original invoice stated black leather.  The word leather was removed from subsequent invoices on Lenovos site and follow up emails.  Lucky I made a pdf of the original before it was changed.

 

At the moment the k1 is not available directly from lenovo.

 

Anyone else have similar situation?

 

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12-15-2011

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Re: K1 Model Confusion

2011-12-29, 15:33 PM

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PQXU2 LCD COVER LEATHER-BLACK

31050819

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PQXU2 LCD COVER LEATHER-BROWN

31050820

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PQXU2 LCD COVER IMR-WHITE

31050821

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PQXU2 LCD COVER IMR-RED

31050822

 

 

I've got the black cover, with honeycomb plastic design,  this is what they are calling the "leather" cover based on what I found on a listing for part #'s for the cover, there is black, brown, white and red. So if you have black, you have the "leather" also mine has "leather" molded in the inside of the cover, but don't ask and I won't tell how I know that :smileyhappy:

 

http://download.lenovo.com/UserFiles/UserGuide/en/User's%20guides%20and%20manuals/K1/Lenovo%20IdeaPad%20Tablet%20K1%20Hardware%20Maintenance%20Manual.pdf

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Re: K1 Model Confusion

2011-12-30, 21:16 PM

Thanks for the link to the service manual.  

 

You may enjoy this; http://www.techrepublic.com/photos/cracking-open-the-lenovo-ideapad-k1/6286020?seq=8

 

 

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