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Lenovo's K71 smart TV launching in China on April 10th

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Lenovo has announced pre-orders for its K71 42-inch LED smart TV in China will start on April 10th, marking its first entry into the TV market.

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Lenovo will begin taking orders for its Android 4.0-powered smart TVs in China this Tuesday, according to a teaser page on the company's Chinese store. The range comprises four LED TVs, from the 42-inch K71 to the 55-inch K91, all except the K71 are 3D-capable, and include Wi-Fi, a number of preinstalled apps for the Chinese market like instant messenger Tencent QQ, and a second remote controller designed for gaming. For now, only the K71 is listed on Lenovo's site for an asking price of 6,499 yuan (or a little over $1000), with a spokesperson telling PC World that pricing and availability for the other three models is yet to be determined.

We tried out the larger K91 back at CES, and found the performance snappy (likely due to the 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 that powers the TV), with Asphalt running smoothly on the 55-inch panel, and other features like the face unlock-like app restriction also working well. There's no update from Lenovo that suggests that the US will see the TVs any time soon, with the company using China as a test market for now.