I like this trend. The Lenovo IdeaPad K1 is the latest non-iPad tablet to find deep discounts as soon as it’s announced. Similar cuts were made to the TouchPad and other Honeycomb tablets shortly after launch.
This affilate deal comes by way of LogicBuy.com who is offering a clean $100 off the MSRP of the just-announced 64GB Lenovo K1 tablet. That brings the 64GB flavor down to the price of the 32GB model. Both models of course stream Netflix and have all the goodies normally associated with Android 3.x.
Honeycomb tablets might soon go the way of the PC notebook with retailers selling the products under the manufacturer’s suggested retail price. Simply put, the MSRPs are generally too high and not competitive against the iPad. More times than not, consumers will opt for the iPad over Honeycomb tabs if the price and feature set is nearly identical. If retailers (and makers) want to move Honeycomb tabs, they need to be priced right.